Sandra and Malcolm Berman donate $1 million in support of Boca Raton’s Keeping the Promise Capital Campaign
Bermans the Latest Seven-Figure Gift to Keeping the Promise
BOCA RATON, FL – July 23, 2020 – Boca Raton Regional Hospital has received a seven-figure gift, from Sandra and Malcolm Berman, towards Keeping the Promise…The Campaign for Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The campaign supports the hospital’s campus redevelopment plan and has already raised $163 million toward its goals, thanks to the leadership gift by the Bermans combined with the tremendous support of other philanthropists in the community. In recognition of Sandra and Malcolm’s generosity, the new Elevator Lobby on the first floor in the new patient tower will be named in their honor.
“Sandra and Malcolm represent the best of Boca Raton Regional Hospital,” said Lincoln Mendez, CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. “They have been active philanthropically with us for nearly 20 years, and understand the value of their partnership with the hospital and how it benefits the people of our community. We are deeply grateful for their support.”
Sandra and Malcolm Berman have been active in philanthropy for several organizations in their hometown of Baltimore and in the surrounding area. The couple established the Sandra & Malcolm Berman Charitable Foundation there many years ago and Sandra serves as President.
“We are thankful they believe in our long-term vision, and share in our spirit, passion, and organizational mission,” said Christine E. Lynn, Chair of the Hospital Board of Directors. “The Bermans join so many others in pushing this historic initiative and campaign forward.”
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 expansion is 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 MNI the Marcus Neuroscience Institute once the new tower construction is complete. Also included in the plans is a new Medical Arts Pavilion with an outpatient surgery center, physician offices and additional parking. These investments are the initial steps toward an even broader vision for the campus with greater access points and even more specialties.
“Our healthcare in Boca Raton, and that of our family and friends, is a significant motivation in our giving to this extraordinary organization,” said Malcolm Berman. “Sandra and I care about this community and want to be part of this next generation of groundbreaking innovation and care.”
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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