This Week
  • The new Golisano Children's Hospital will be dedicated next week.

  • Citizens Bank leader outlines plans in visit.

  • The last six years have brought quite a transformation to Mirror Show Management.

  • For Christopher Thorpe of Darien Lake Theme & Water Park Resort, work is about having fun.

  • Local banks are getting ready to migrate to the global standard for secure payments.

  • Aprille Byam launched StoryChick to help people begin conversations.

Golisano to make $20M gift to Florida children's hospital

Associated Media The Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida Capital Campaign
Watch video Permalink
Rochester Business Journal
October 30, 2012

Thomas Golisano has made a $20 million matching gift to build a new children’s hospital in Florida.

The donation is a challenge grant to the Fort Myers and Naples communities in southwest Florida to raise $20 million of its own, which Golisano then will match. The hospital, which would be named Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, would be part of the Lee Memorial Health System.

The existing children’s hospital is inside another hospital, HealthPark Medical Center.

“I have deep admiration for the heroic work of the physicians and clinical staff of the Children’s Hospital, who every day provide skilled and passionate care, and are saving the lives of sick and injured children in Southwest Florida,” Golisano said in a statement. “This gift comes as my personal commitment to help Lee Memorial Health System build a hospital where all children in Southwest Florida will receive the best possible care close to home.”
 
His gift had been initially announced as an anonymous donation on Aug. 3 by the Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. When fulfilled, the gift would be the largest single philanthropic gift in the hospital’s history, officials said.
   
The hospital is expected to open in 2016.

(c) 2012 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or email service@rbj.net.


What You're Saying 

There are no comments yet. Be the first to add yours!

Post Your Own Comment

 
Username:
Password:

Not registered? Sign up now!
 

To Do   Text Size
Post CommentPost A Comment eMail Size1
View CommentsView All Comments PrintPrint Size2
ReprintsReprints Size3
  • E-mailed
  • Commented
  • Viewed
RBJ   Google