Mason Slaine Donates $1.5 Million in support of Boca Regional’s Keeping the Promise Capital Campaign
Hospital Will Name Patient Admissions Area to Recognize Gift
BOCA RATON, FL – June 30, 2020 – Boca Raton Regional Hospital has received a significant commitment from Mason Slaine, in the amount of $1.5 million, towards Keeping the Promise…The Campaign for Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Mason joins other notable philanthropists throughout our community who have generously contributed seven and eight-figure gifts to the capital campaign that now boasts $163 million raised thus far. In recognition of Mason’s generosity, the new Patient Admissions Area in the new patient tower will be named in his honor.
“Mr. Slaine has been an extraordinary advocate and very active in our plans since he became involved with Boca Regional a few short years ago,” said Lincoln Mendez, CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. “We are delighted to have him as a member of our family, as a Foundation Board member and as a lead donor to our Keeping the Promise campaign.”
Slaine has served on both the Executive and Audit Committees since he joined the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation in 2016. His $1.5 million gift is his second major philanthropic effort for Boca Raton Regional Hospital: Mason made a similar generous gift to the Marcus Neuroscience Institute a few years ago. In exchange for that gift, the Courtyard adjacent to the Institute bears his name and welcomes staff and visitors to a convenient and enjoyable outdoor space for a break and some respite.
“Our community’s healthcare is vital, and that has been particularly understated in the last few months as we all navigate through COVID-19,” said Slaine. “I have always believed that Boca Regional is uniquely qualified to provide the highest quality of care we all need. I have personally utilized medical services, as well as family members have been cared for at the Hospital, so the facility and the people hold a special place in my heart. I believe in Keeping the Promise and in the next generation of healthcare it will bring. I am proud to be part of it.”
The $250 million Keeping the Promise campaign is the largest campaign in the hospital’s history. It is supporting major campus redevelopment plans including at the centerpiece, a new patient tower featuring all new surgical suites, an inviting patient lobby and all private patient rooms exceeding the latest safety standards for patient care. The Marcus Neuroscience Institute staff and capital investments are underway targeting all neuroscience programs with an emphasis on neurovascular/stroke, central nervous system, tumor, spine and epilepsy/seizure disorders. In the current hospital building, all existing rooms will be converted to private in a comprehensive renovation of all patient units. A new 972-car parking garage opened recently and will be connected to the Marcus Neuroscience Institute and the new tower when construction is complete. These investments are the initial steps toward an even broader vision for the campus with greater access points and even more specialties including a new Medical Arts Pavilion with an outpatient surgery center, physician offices and an additional parking garage.
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation
The Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization for Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center (BRRH.com) with 400 beds, 2,800 employees and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The Hospital is a recognized leader in Oncology, Cardiovascular Disease and Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Orthopedics, Women’s Health, Emergency Medicine and the Neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). BRRH is recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 – 2020 Best Hospitals listing as a Top Ranked Regional Hospital, for the fourth consecutive year, and the highest ranked hospital in Palm Beach County. Boca Raton Regional Hospital is a part of Baptist Health South Florida.
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