Memorial HealthWatch Winter 2008
Believe You Can Make a Difference
Your Support for Memorial's Capital Campaign Will Help Keep World-Class Care Available For Generations to Come
Memorial has been a fixture in South Broward, providing high-quality medical services for over 50 years. To meet the increasing demand from our growing community, we are starting a new chapter in our history—an expansion plan that will carry us into the future.
On October 9, we officially launched a new capital campaign called "Believe—You Can Make a Difference." To date, we have received pledges of $24 million toward our $36 million campaign goal. Please join us in supporting the capital campaign so that together, we can continue to provide worldclass healthcare.
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital
Our unprecedented success in providing outstanding pediatric care has made Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital the fastestgrowing children's hospital in the state. With your support, we can build a new four-story children's hospital pavilion with pediatric operating rooms, a 24-bed medical and surgical unit, a 24-bed oncology unit and a walkway connecting the new hospital with the Memorial Regional Hospital campus. In addition, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit will be expanded and renovated to include private rooms, upgraded technological systems and a multi-purpose room for educational classes.
Memorial Cancer Institute
Last year, patients made over 50,000 visits to Memorial Cancer Institute, the only cancer program in South Florida to provide access to cancer therapies, clinical trials and studies developed by the Mayo Clinic. To meet the growing needs of our patients, we are planning to build a new four-story Memorial Cancer Institute at Memorial Regional Hospital. It will provide radiology and clinical research services, acupuncture and massage therapy, spacious exam rooms and convenient parking. Memorial Hospital West will open a Breast Cancer Center in early 2008.
Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute
Rapid response is critical in saving the lives of cardiac patients. Last year, Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute recorded more than 7,000 patient visits. Memorial Cardiac & Vascular Institute performs more cardiac catheterizations and angioplasties than any other hospital in Broward County. The expansion of the Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute includes a new catheterization laboratory, two interventional radiology laboratories, pre- and post-procedural patient beds, expanded noninvasive cardiac imaging and echocardiography services, a stress lab and CT scanner for CT angiography.
How to Give*
With your generous support, Memorial Healthcare System can continue to be a leader in public healthcare. To make a tax-deductible gift of cash or securities, or to discuss naming opportunities or a giving plan, please contact our Foundations at (954) 265-3454 or donate online at mhsfoundation.org or jdchfoundation.org.
*A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (800) 435-7352 within the state of Florida. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' registration number for Memorial Foundation is CH-4059 and for Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Foundation is CH-4990.