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Campaign For A New Century


Campaign for a New Century

Campaign Steering Committee

Campaign for a New Century Steering CommitteeSeated, left to right:
Stephen Crane, Pamela Bown, H. Lewis Klein, Edith Dixon, Honorary
Chair, Bruce Entwisle, Gail Faulkner. Standing, left to right: Jill Kyle,
Steven Barrer, M.D., Bruce Goodman, Chair, Laurence M. Merlis, John
Russell, M.D., John J. Kelly, M.D., Robert Riethmiller. Not pictured:
MaryAnn Watson and Honorary Chairs, Edward Asplundh and Bruce Toll

Message from Our President

Message from Our President

Laurence M. MerlisOne hundred years ago Abington Memorial Hospital was founded by charitable community members who wanted outstanding healthcare close to home. Today, we have been able to achieve that vision as a nonprofit organization due to the philanthropic support of our community.

To continue to foster the top-quality care, people and facilities that define Abington, we have launched our Campaign for a New Century. This important $32 million fundraising effort is being chaired by Bruce Goodman, a devoted and long-time friend of Abington, who in the accompanying letter outlines the importance of this campaign.

Abington Memorial Hospital is now the heart of an expanded network of healthcare professionals, clinical programs and facilities with the sole mission of improving the health and wellbeing of the communities we are privileged to serve.

We invite you to join with us as we transform healthcare today and for the future. With your support, Abington Health will continue to pioneer new treatments, recruit and retain healthcare professionals who are second to none and thoroughly renew our campuses and facilities to foster a healing environment for patients and families.

We are excited both to celebrate our centennial year and to look ahead to our second century of excellence.

Thank you for being our partner as we embark on a new century of outstanding care.

Laurence M. Merlis
President and CEO | Abington Health

Message from Our Campaign Chair

Message from Our Campaign Chair

Bruce GoodmanPhilanthropic leadership established Abington Memorial Hospital 100 years ago, and it will continue to strengthen Abington Health for the century ahead.

Our Campaign for a New Century seeks to raise $32 million for three core initiatives that will position us for a future of excellence:

  • Investing in people – including attracting the best physicians, supporting nursing education and leadership, enhancing medical residency and training programs and expanding continuing education opportunities. These efforts will enable us to deliver the most advanced care in the areas our community needs most, including cardiac care, cancer care, orthopaedics, neurosciences, women’s health and evolving disciplines like genetic medicine.
  • Advancing care – by supporting new institutes and centers, outpatient programs, advanced technologies, population health management programs and other aspects of care. These efforts will help to build an ever stronger primary care and ambulatory network that will promote wellness and better manage chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and heart failure.
  • Enhancing our healing environment – including renewal of our main hospital buildings, creating a new Orthopaedics Unit and developing new integrative medicine programs. These efforts will ensure that Abington continues to promote healing in every aspect of our attractive and functional buildings and landscaping and throughout our patient- centered amenities.

With your gift to the Campaign for a New Century, you join in the footsteps of Abington’s founding philanthropists who, 100 years ago, made possible a charitable institution that is still vital to the communities we serve.

Be a part of Abington’s history.

Help us shape its future. Thank you.

Bruce A. Goodman
Campaign Chair

Abington’s commitment to providing advanced medicine and compassionate care has not wavered since the doors of the hospital opened 100 years ago. With the changes that are now occurring in healthcare, Abington physicians and leaders are proactively working to assure that better care can be provided to populations, and that care can be provided at a lower cost.

We invite you to partner with us as we transform healthcare today and for the future. With your support, Abington Health will pioneer new treatments, recruit and retain healthcare professionals who are second to none, and renew its campuses and facilities to create a healing environment for patients and families.

With the continued leadership and philanthropy of our community, we will invest in outstanding people, advanced technology and patient-centered facilities in order to strengthen our ability to provide the best care close to home.

With your gift to the Campaign for a New Century, you join Abington’s founders, who 100 years ago, invested in a nonprofit institution that is still vital, and still belongs to its community today.

Every gift counts…every gift is appreciated.