The Annual Fund supports areas of greatest need within the hospital. This type of gift is critical because it gives the hospital the flexibility to direct funds toward urgent patient care priorities. Gifts are welcomed throughout the year and applied to a number of areas throughout the hospital. A gift to the Annual Fund is the easiest way to impact the overall operations of the hospital and make sure that each patient receives Complete connected care.
We are pleased to announce the Gil and Marilyn Campbell Intensive Care Unit will be opening in the winter of 2017. This new 12,000 square feet unit, located directly underneath the existing ICU, will create an additional 11 beds to allow us to provide care for our sickest patients close to home. The renovation includes an outbound family corridor, which allows families separate, private access to patient rooms. This area is vital for families in helping to provide a quiet healing environment for loved ones, as well as maintaining privacy and easing the stress of coping with serious illness.
In addition, there will also be a new 5,500 square foot Healing Garden in the adjacent outdoor space. It will be a reflective place to offer peace and tranquility while providing a quiet, meditative area to ease the stress of illness. The garden will have a labyrinth, bench seating, and flowing gardens to be enjoyed by its visitors.
This project would not have been possible without the generosity of the Campbell family and countless other members of our community, who cumulatively have raised over $1.5mm to support this project.