Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee Donates $250,000 to Mercy Health - Anderson Hospital and The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that the renovation and expansion projects at Mercy Health - Anderson Hospital and The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health were financially assisted by Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee.

Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts has donated $250,000 to the Mercy Health Foundation for use toward capital improvements at the hospitals. Mercy Health Foundation raises funds that empower and equip the Mercy Health network to extend its healing ministry with compassion and innovation.

"The significant renovation and expansion projects taking place at Anderson Hospital and The Jewish Hospital are bringing important new and expanded services to Kenwood, surrounding neighborhoods and the East Side of Cincinnati. We’re proud to support these projects that will improve access to care for our communities and locally-based employees," said Heidi B. Jark, Senior Vice President, Managing Director of the Foundation Office at Fifth Third Bank.

"On behalf of the physicians, nurses and staff at The Jewish Hospital, I thank Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts for its generous donation," said Pat Davis-Hagens, Mercy Health Central Market President and CEO. "These funds are helping us make needed improvements and expand our capabilities to serve patients near and far."

"I echo Pat’s thanks on behalf of everyone at Anderson Hospital. This generous donation from Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts helps ensure that East Side residents have access to great quality healthcare located conveniently in their community," said Jeff Graham, Mercy Health East Market President and CEO.

The $80 million expansion project at The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health is due to be complete this summer. It remakes and creates one main entrance to the hospital and adds a 154,000 square-foot six-story patient tower and a 32,000 square-foot renovation to the existing facility. It includes upgrades or new construction for the intensive care unit, blood and marrow transplant center, emergency department, orthopaedic unit, cardiology, neuroscience and medical education center as well as making all patient rooms private and improving parking.

When the $74 million construction project wraps up in the fall of 2016, Anderson Hospital will have an additional 90 private patient rooms, 18-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit, 21-bed, medical-surgical intensive care unit, expanded surgical suite and three new 30-bed units devoted to surgical and orthopaedic patients. The hospital will also offer more dining options and a new lobby.

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