27 hospitals that named facilities after their donors in 2021

After receiving large donations, by 2021, several hospitals and health systems named buildings and centers after their donors or loved ones of their donors.

Here are 27 facilities named after their backers, as reported by Becker’s:

1. Cedars Sinai Health System (Los Angeles)
The donor: Shapell Guerin Family Foundation. Vera Guerin is the president of the foundation and the board chair of the health system.
The amount: $100 million
The name: The children’s center will be named Cedars-Sinai Guerin Children’s.

2. Michigan Medicine (Ann Arbor)
The donor:
Ron Weiser, a member of the Board of Regents at the University of Michigan.
The amount: $30 million
The name: The donation will be used to establish the Ronald Weiser Center for Prostate Cancer.

3. Atrial Health (Charlotte, NC)
The donor:
Howard R. Levine Foundation. Mr. Levine was the chairman and CEO of Family Dollar in Matthews, NC
The amount: $25 million
The name: The landmark academic building of the new Wake Forest University School of Medicine will be named Howard R. Levine Center for Education.

4. Houston Methodist
The donor:
Ron and Mary Neal, MD.
The amount: $25 million
The name: The cancer center will be renamed the Houston Methodist Dr. Mary and Ron Neal Cancer Center.

5. Philadelphia Children’s Hospital
The donor:
Stanley Middleman and family. Mr. Middleman is the president and CEO of Freedom Mortgage.
The amount: Unknown
The name: CHOP’s second clinical hospital will be called the Middleman Family Pavilion.

6. Boca Raton Regional Hospital (Fla.)
The donor:
Michelle and Michael Hagerty, philanthropists and residents of Boca Raton.
The amount: $5 million
The name: The graduate medical center will be called the Michelle and Michael Hagerty Center for Graduate Medical Education.

7. South Shore University Hospital (Bayshore, NY)
The donor:
The Entenmann family, owners of a bakery business on Long Island.
The amount: Unknown
The name: The hospital renamed its 20-acre campus the Entenmann Family Campus to South Shore University Hospital.

8. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (Washington, DC)
The donor:
Grant Wise and his foundation. He is an entrepreneur and venture capital investor.
The amount: $50 million
The name: Unknown

9. Atrial Health (Charlotte, NC)
The donor:
Howard “Smoky” Bissell and his wife, Margaret, in honor of late friend David Conlan. Mr. Bissell is a developer in Charlotte. mr. Conlan was a patient of Atrium’s rehabilitation medicine.
The amount: $30 million
The name: The system will call its new rehabilitation center the David L. Conlan Center.

10. Providence St. Vincent Medical Center (Portland, Oregon)
The donor:
Phil and Penny Knight. mr. Knight is the co-founder of Nike.
The amount: $75 million; over $100 million in total
The name: The hospital is renaming one of its pavilions after the Phil and Penny Knight Pavilion.

11. Wolfson Children’s Hospital (Jacksonville, Florida)
The donor:
Borowy Family Foundation
The amount: Unknown
The name: The hospital’s new intensive care tower will be named Borowy Family Children’s Critical Care Tower.

12. Sarasota (Fla.) Memorial Healthcare Foundation
The donor:
Brian Cornell and his wife, Martha. Mr. Cornell is the Chairman and CEO of Target.
The amount: $10 million
The name: The new behavioral health facility will be named Cornell Family Behavioral Health Pavilion.

13. Saint Barnabas Medical Center (Livingston, NJ)
The donor:
Cooperman Family Foundation. Leon Cooperman is a successful financier on Wall Street and his wife, Toby, devoted her life to working with people with developmental disabilities.
The amount: $100 million
The name: The hospital’s name was changed to Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center.

14. Boston Children’s Hospital
The donor: Benderson Family Foundation.
The amount: $20 million
The name: The cardiovascular programs have been renamed the Benderson Family Heart Center.

15.Mount Sinai Health System (New York City)
The donor:
James and Merryl Tisch.
The amount: $60 million
The name: The donation will establish the Mount Sinai Tisch Cancer Center, which includes Tisch Cancer Hospital and the Tisch Cancer Institute on Icahn Mount Sinai.

16. Summa Health (Akron, Ohio)
The donor:
Retired physician Gary Williams, MD, and Pamela Williams.
The amount: $15 million
The name: A seven-story tower on the health system’s Akron campus has been renamed the Dr. Gary B. and Pamela S. Williams Tower.

17. University of California Irvine Health
The donor:
The Chao family, a longtime benefactor of UCI Health.
The amount: $20 million
The name: The cancer center is called the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and Ambulatory Care.

18. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
The donor:
The Wood family, who founded the Wawa supermarket chain.
The amount: $25 million
The name: The fetal treatment center has been renamed the Richard D. Wood Jr. Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment.

19. UCSF Health (San Francisco)
The donor:
Hyatt heir John Pritzker and his ex-wife Lisa Stone Pritzker.
The amount: $60 million
The name: The new psychiatric building is named the Nancy Friend Pritzker Psychiatry Building, in honor of Mr. Pritzker’s sister, Nancy, who committed suicide in 1972.

20. Chesapeake (Va.) Regional Health Care
The donor:
Denis Ellmer, president and CEO of Priority Automotive and Toyota USA.
The amount: Unknown
The name: The expanded cancer facility is called the Priority Toyota Cancer Center.

21. City of Hope (Duarte, California)
The donor:
The Lennar Foundation.
The amount: $50 million
The name: The donation will be used to establish the Lennar Foundation Cancer Center.

22. Providence Tarzana Foundation (Calif.)
The donor:
Donald and Andrea Friese. Mr. Friese is the CEO of CR Laurence for glazing supplies company.
The amount: $50 million
The name: The new patient tower at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center in Los Angeles will be named Frisian Family Patient Tower.

23. Special Surgery Hospital (New York City)
The donor:
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.
The amount: $35 million
The name: The new medical tower will be named Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Medical Tower.

24. Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.)
The donor:
Philanthropist Helene Houle.
The amount: $60 million
The name: The recently completed patient tower at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus, was named the John M. Nasseff Tower after Mrs. Houle’s late husband.

25. Mohawk Valley Health System (Utica, NY)
The donor:
The family foundation of billionaire real estate developer and casino owner Steve Wynn.
The amount: $50 million
The name: A new hospital under construction in Utica will be named The Wynn Hospital.

26. Cleveland Clinic
The donor:
Charles L. Shor Foundation. Mr. Shor is a Cincinnati businessman and philanthropist who was diagnosed with epilepsy in his twenties.
The amount: $15.5 million
The name: The epilepsy center is called The Charles Shor Epilepsy Center.

27. UCLA Health (Los Angeles)
The donor: Allen Ginsburg, MD, and his wife Charlotte. dr. Ginsburg is a retired ophthalmologist who completed his residency at UCLA.
The amount: $29 million
The name: The gift created the Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Center for Precision Genomic Medicine.

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