May 23, 2008, Ithaca,
– Cayuga Medical Center Foundation announced today that it received a $15,000
gift at the Cayuga Medical Centers’ Auxiliary Dinner Wednesday evening.
president, Marie Powers, presented Dr. Rob Mackenzie, president and CEO at
Cayuga Medical Center, with the donation for the new Emergency Department and
Intensive Cardiac Care Unit. With this gift a treatment room in the new
Emergency Department at Cayuga Medical Center will be named in the Auxiliary’s
honor. This gift is in addition to a $100,000 contribution made earlier that
led to the naming of the family waiting room in honor of the Auxiliary.
newly constructed emergency department offers twenty treatment rooms. These
private treatment rooms have solid walls (not curtains) that afford patients
more privacy. They are also larger and easily accommodate a family member or
friend. Other enhancements of the new emergency department include separating
the ambulance and walk-in entrances, having the capability of bedside
registration in each room, a large trauma room, and a comfortable family waiting
room with a children’s play area that is named for the auxiliary because of
their generous donation of $100,000 that was pledged and paid in increments
over the past few years.
gift to Cayuga Medical Center's Foundation for the ED/ICCU campaign will raise
the total to over $1.7 million of the $2 million philanthropic campaign.
volunteer members contribute in many ways to the medical center. They are
essential to the day-to-day operations here," says Dr. Mackenzie. "We
are very grateful for the time and talent they give to improve our medical
center, and to make our community a better place to live. Their generous
financial support for this campaign is deeply appreciated by our employees, our
physicians, and our patients. We are very grateful to the Cayuga Medical Center
2007, more than 225 active volunteer members of the Cayuga Medical Center
Auxiliary donated in excess of 19 thousand hours of their time, providing many
services throughout the medical center for patients and staff. Volunteers
include people of all ages who help out on a regular basis - working in a
variety of settings according to their personal preferences and individual
anyone is interested in becoming a Cayuga Medical Center Volunteer, please call
the Volunteer Coordinator’s office at (607) 274-4323 or visit our Web site at
to the capital campaign can be made to the Cayuga Medical Center Foundation.
There are still a few naming opportunities in the emergency department and the
ICCU. If you would like more information about giving options please contact
Janice Hertel, Executive Director of the Cayuga
Medical Center Foundation at (607) 274-4284 or e-mail her at
Medical Center is a 204-bed, state-of-the art regional medical center and is
affiliated with many prestigious health care organizations including Cornell
University's Weill Medical College in New York City, the Rochester Heart
Institute, Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY, and Mayo Medical
Laboratories. For more information on services available at the medical center
and its satellite campuses, please visit cayugamed.org or call (607) 274-4498.