The Titusville Area Hospital will begin a capital campaign on Monday to
raise funds for renovations to the emergency room.
According to Holli Wolfe, director of marketing and foundation, the campaign
will start with a Week of Giving, from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2.
Wolfe said the hospital will host a wellness event on Tuesday in the cardiac
rehab department, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event is open to the public.
She said the wellness event will include free screenings, offering blood
pressure, body mass index, lung capacity screening and balance assessments.
In addition, there will be educational information and a massage therapist
will be providing mini-massages for a donation.
All proceeds will benefit the capital campaign.
Wolfe added that individuals will be able to donate to the campaign during
She said that while contributions to the campaign can be made until August
2018, the foundation is encouraging donors to contribute during the Week
of Giving. All personal donations will be matched by 50 percent. The match
was provided by the John Nesbit Rees and Sarah Henne Rees Charitable Foundation.
The emergency department renovation is the first campaign since the TAH
Foundation restructured,” Wolfe said. “We are truly excited
to launch the campaign.”
She added that the campaign aligns with the foundation’s mission
to raise funds for TAH and to continue supporting the needs of the hospital
and health care in the community.
“While the anticipated cost of the renovation is nearly $1.3 million,
the foundation set a campaign goal of $250,000,” Wolfe said. “It
is our hope to exceed the goal so we can provide the funds necessary for
TAH to complete the renovations and continue serving our community for
generations to come.”
Wolfe said once the renovations are completed, features will include new
sliding glass doors, and the ambulance back-in area at the department
will include an overhang to protect patients from the weather.
Hospital CEO Lee Clinton said an emergency department is essential in any
“The emergency department at TAH has not been updated for many years,”
Clinton said. “Patient safety and privacy was a key factor when
determining the new layout for the emergency department. It will include
private patient rooms, as well as many other upgrades to ensure we are
providing our patients with the highest level of care possible.”