FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 5, 2020
Saratoga Subaru Donates $25,000 to Saratoga Hospital
Gift is Mackey Auto Group’s second “Share the Love” contribution for mother/baby unit
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY, Oct. 5, 2020—Saratoga Subaru recently donated $25,000 to support renovations to Saratoga Hospital’s William J. Hickey Women’s Health Services unit and help get babies and families off to a healthy start.
The gift, which was presented Oct. 2, is the dealership’s second significant contribution for the mother/baby unit project. Last year, Saratoga Subaru donated $18,444, for a combined gift of $43,444.
“These contributions from Saratoga Subaru will help us provide families and babies with the best possible birth experience,” said Angelo Calbone, Saratoga Hospital president and CEO. “The gifts also are a wonderful reminder of how fortunate we are to serve a community that has been unwavering in its support for Saratoga Hospital for 125 years. We thank the team at Saratoga Subaru for their generosity and for continuing that proud tradition.”
Both gifts are funded by Subaru of America’s annual Share the Love Event. During the holiday season, Subaru of America “shares the love” by donating $250 for each new Subaru that’s purchased or leased at a participating dealer—in this case, Saratoga Subaru, which is part of Mackey Auto Group.
“What makes these gifts so special is that they represent the hard work and dedication of the entire Saratoga Subaru team,” said Mary Solomons, executive director of Saratoga Hospital Foundation. “This is an extraordinary example of what happens when people go the extra mile to ‘share the love.’ We couldn’t be more grateful.”
The mother/baby unit renovations include updates to patient rooms and the family waiting area; new diagnostic testing, exam and treatment rooms; a remodeled nursery, including exam and treatment space; and new, larger staff support space.
“Mackey Auto Group is proud to support the renovations to enhance the mother/baby unit at Saratoga Hospital, a project that makes a difference for our youngest community members and their families,” said Chris Mackey, managing member of Mackey Auto Group. “Our first priority is to be a good neighbor, and our contributions to Saratoga Hospital and other organizations reflect that commitment.”
Dr. Jennifer Lefner, chair of the Department of Pediatrics and chief of newborn medicine at Saratoga Hospital, emphasized the impact of the renovations—and Mackey Auto Group’s generosity—on families during an emotional, memorable time.
“As a neonatologist and a mom, I know that childbirth can be stressful and anxiety producing—and that the environment in which these momentous life occasions occur can and does impact the patient experience,” she said. “Mackey Auto Group has shared the love with Saratoga Hospital so that our patients can share their love in a modern, tranquil and comfortable space from the moment they arrive.”
About Saratoga Hospital Foundation: Saratoga Hospital Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga County’s leading healthcare provider. As such, the foundation secures, manages and distributes charitable gifts to support the mission of Saratoga Hospital. Over the years, the foundation has raised more than $60 million for Saratoga Hospital programs and facilities, all of which benefit the people of the Saratoga region. For more information, visit www.saratogahospitalfoundation.org.
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