$15 million Women's Center funded entirely through philanthropy
The third and final phase of the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center at Holy Cross HealthPlex is now complete with the opening of the Patricia R. Guerrieri Pavilion.
Thanks to a generous $4 million gift from the Guerrieri Family Foundation, the Pavilion offers community education rooms for groups varying in size from 10 to 150 people; a café and teaching kitchen; medical spa; lifestyle counseling rooms; art gallery; volunteer office; and additional physician suites.
“The Patricia R. Guerrieri Pavilion is an amazing resource for the women in our community," said Holy Cross Hospital President and CEO Patrick Taylor, M.D. "As we talked to women about our plans for a women's health center, it was clear what they wanted. An educational component, counseling rooms and rehabilitative services all were important, and those are among the needs we addressed in building the Patricia R. Guerrieri Pavilion.”
The Guerrieri family was recognized for their support during a recent reception to celebrate the opening.
“My family and I are privileged and honored to be here to honor the memory of our mother,” said Michael Guerrieri, who spoke on behalf of his father Alan, his brother and 3 sisters. “Mom would have been honored to have her name on this facility.”
Guests were invited to tour the 55,000-square-foot Women's Center which includes, in addition to the Patricia R. Guerrieri Pavilion, the Hudson Family Foundation Physicians Suite; the Jan Moran Reception Suite; the Jeane M. Dorini Women’s Imaging and Diagnostic Suite, which serves as the nucleus of the comprehensive center, offering advanced breast imaging including digital mammography, minimally invasive diagnostic procedures, stereotactic breast biopsy, bone density studies and ultrasonography; and the Marti Huizenga Meditation Chapel and Healing Garden, available to patients for quiet reflection, meditation and prayer, that also serves as a place of peace and serenity away from the concerns and worries of the day, which is critical to healing.
“We are humbled by the support from the Guerrieri family and our other caring, compassionate donors including the Huizenga Family Foundation, Jan Moran, Jeane M. Dorini, the Hudson Family Foundation, Holy Cross Hospital Auxiliary, Girlfriend’s Club and our Reverence Wall donors,” said Dr. Taylor. “Together we have built an extraordinary Women’s Center that promotes women’s health in our community and one that serves a woman’s healthcare needs physically, emotionally and spiritually.”
The $15 million Women's Center is funded entirely through philanthropy, including $1 million from 200 women in the community who each pledged $5,000 as lifetime, founding members of the Girlfriend’s Club in support of the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center. Donor opportunities are still available.
The Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center is located at 1000 NE 56 St. in Fort Lauderdale. To schedule an appointment, call 954-351-7800. To learn more, visit HolyCrossWomensCenter.com.