Co-Chairs of Hospital Redevelopment Fundraising Efforts Commit $1-Million to Project
Brighter Days are certainly on the horizon in 2022 for the South Shore Regional Hospital’s Redevelopment Project.
Local businessmen David Himmelman and Tim O’Regan are co-chairing the Health Services Foundation’s fundraising initiative for the Redevelopment and are giving back in a big way. They and their families have pledged $1-million towards this once-in-a-generation project.
“When we accepted the roles as co-chairs of the Foundation’s fundraising portion for the South Shore Regional Redevelopment Project, we both knew we wanted to be more than volunteers” said Tim. “Each of our families understand how important the redevelopment of our regional hospital is to the future of our South Shore communities and we want to help ensure the project’s success with our donations.”
For David, the South Shore has been home to his family for nine generations. “It has been ingrained in us how fortunate we are to live and do business on the South Shore. I know it’s time for all of us to support and invest in our local hospital system through this major redevelopment and help raise the funds to acquire the necessary equipment and services our communities deserve. With the support of medical teams at Fishermen’s Memorial, Queens General and Roseway Hospitals, South Shore Regional serves residents from Hubbards to Shelburne. It’s important that South Shore Regional remain a regional hospital and we are excited to be doing our part.”
Upon completion of the $115.7-million expansion and renewal of South Shore Regional Hospital, the patient and guest experience will be totally transformed. Health care will be delivered in spacious, modern and efficient facilities, meaning more efficient use of medical staff. This will also assist in the attraction and recruitment of all medical professionals.
South Shore Regional will grow in size by nearly 30%. The Emergency Department will triple in size while modern Day Surgery, Endoscopy and Dialysis units will be added. Also, the South Shore will have a MRI Scanner, long called for by its residents.
The Health Services Foundation of the South Shore is very excited and committed to be supporting the South Shore Regional Hospital Redevelopment Project. It will have more news to share on its volunteer-led fundraising effort in the coming months.
Manager, Strategic Engagement
Health Services Foundation of the South Shore