Hospital Celebrates $8 Million Raised for Capital Campaign
On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, Saratoga Hospital celebrated the closing of its Capital Campaign for Surgical and Intensive Care Services with a brief formal program and self-guided tours of two of the 10 new operating rooms and the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU). The campaign supported the largest capital project in the hospital's history—its new Surgical Pavilion and the Marylou Whitney and Desmond DelGiacco, MD, Intensive Care Unit.
More than 2,200 donors supported this campaign, including 663 Saratoga Hospital employees resulting in the largest number of employee donations in the history of the hospital. More than 38 percent of the total number of gifts were less than $100. In total, the five-year campaign raised $8 million toward the total project cost of more than $32 million, which produced 54,000 square feet of new construction and 50,000 square feet of renovated space.
The hospital also acknowledged with gratitude the generosity and support of leadership donors Gary and Nancy DiCresce, Stewart”s and the Dake family, the Riggi family, Michael and Linda Toohey, Saratoga Hospital Volunteer Guild, Frank and Colleen Messa, Jeffrey K. Pintuff, and Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson.
In posthumous recognition of two surgeons who epitomize the quality and care of Saratoga Hospital, Operating Room 1 was dedicated to Dr. Arthur N. Isenberg in appreciation of his 43 years as a skilled surgeon and dedicated member and leader of the Saratoga Hospital community. Operating Room 7 was re-dedicated to orthopedic surgeon Dr. Edward “Ted” Gallagher, a decorated U.S. Army veteran who served in leadership positions in Saratoga Hospital's Department of Surgery.