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Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women's Center

“Holy Cross has a special place in my heart as that is where my mother spent her last days until she passed away in 2007,” says Nancy L. Brown of the Fritch Foundation. “I was very pleased with the care she received and wanted to give something back in her memory. I wanted to honor my parents and I felt The Reverence Wall was a very fitting way to do so.”

The Reverence Wall at the new Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center will showcase the sentiments of 20 very special donors whose inspirational messages will be inscribed on a spectacular installation of wood and stone with glass panels. These $50,000 donors will comprise a group dedicated to the mission of the Center to bring quality and compassionate care to all the women in our community. It will be installed in the next phase of the Center at the entrance to a broad, sweeping hallway gallery filled with artwork from local women artists.

Each donor will provide a personally fulfilling quote, something that resonates in their hearts including tributes to loved ones, lines from a favorite poet, a passage from the Bible, something to inspire others or simply something that makes them smile. Rita Case has already selected her quote:

“When your community is healthy, your family will grow in a positive, safe and balanced environment.”

This level of support also designates donors as Mercy Circle supporters of Holy Cross Hospital. Their names will also be recognized in the rotunda donor recognition area adjacent to the main lobby of the Hospital, on the major donor wall of the Women’s Center and on the Girlfriend’s Wall.

The Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center at Holy Cross HealthPlex was designed by women, for women, to better address their healthcare needs and to make their experience more pleasant and fulfilling. So it is no surprise that so many generous donors in our community including the Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation, Jan Moran, the Jeane M. Dorini family, Marti Huizenga, Holy Cross Hospital Auxiliary, the Hudson Family Foundation, Rita Case, the Fritch Foundation, Gail Kaplan and the Helen Ingham Foundation have contributed to the creation of the Center. Thanks to them and donors like you, Phase 1 of the Center opened last year providing comprehensive women’s services in a healing, serene environment. The Center currently offers advanced breast imaging including digital mammography, minimally invasive diagnostic procedures, stereotactic breast biopsy, bone density studies, ultrasonography and a patient navigator.

Like Phase 1, Phases 2 and 3 of this $15 million, 55,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility will be funded solely through philanthropy. When the last phases are completed, the Center will also include special programming, a medical spa, a meditation chapel and garden, a boutique, a lifestyle center, an education center and a café. Holy Cross has created several ways for our community to help support and complete this important Women’s Center.

If you’d like to be a part of “The Reverence Wall” or support the Women’s Center by taking part in a naming opportunity or becoming a “Girlfriend,” please call 954-229-8562 or email donations@holy-cross.com.