Susquehanna Health publicly announced an effort to raise $7.5 million to build new facilities, enhance technology and attract and retain top medical professionals.
Susquehanna Health Foundation has already raised $5.9 million in donations and pledges from more than 1,700 supporters in the campaign's silent phase, a two-year period of intense internal planning and preliminary gift solicitation.
Under the leadership of Keith Kuzio, campaign chairman, 52 volunteers began this fundraising effort in June 2012. This effort makes possible the construction of the Health Innovation Center, the expansion of surgical services and robotics at Williamsport Regional Medical Center, the renovation and expansion of the Muncy Valley Hospital emergency department and the creation of Susquehanna Health Bone and Joint Institute.
The campaign, Continuing the Innovation, follows the successful Project 2012 campaign, when Susquehanna Health completed renovations and expansions of the Susquehanna Health Cancer Center at Divine Providence Hospital, Susquehanna Tower at Williamsport Regional Medical Center, as well as inpatient services, physical therapy and the Susquehanna Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at the Muncy Valley Hospital. The total investment in Project 2012 was $250 million.
"The quality care Susquehanna Health provides relies on our ability to continuously invest in our people, our facilities and our programs," said Sherry Watts, vice president of development. "It is through the immense generosity of our donors that we are able to provide the highest level of care for our patients. We know that we cannot rest on the accomplishments of our past, and we must continue to move forward and bring about the necessary advancements to meet the needs of our community."
"Susquehanna Health has positioned itself for continued growth. This campaign builds upon our past success to ensure that we have a solid foundation for the future," Kuzio said. "We are poised to be able to continue to meet the needs of our community. I want to thank all of the donors for their support and commitment to Susquehanna Health."
"Putting updated facilities and new technology in the hands of our exceptionally talented physicians and service partner teams is one of the most important things we can do to ensure the best care for our patients," said Steven P. Johnson, president and CEO of Susquehanna Health. "Health care service delivery models are changing dramatically and the facilities used for these new delivery models must also change dramatically. The importance of having the right facilities and technology in the right hands at the right place and time simply cannot be overstated."
Over the next several months campaign volunteers will be reaching out to solicit support from the community.
For additional information about the Continuing the Innovation campaign or to make a donation to the campaign contact the Foundation at 570-320-7460, or visit SusquehannaHealth.org/Donate.