Doylestown Health launched a fundraising campaign this week to help pay for $100 million in capital projects, including the Center for Heart and Vascular Care scheduled to open next year.
The projects include the $42 million center, a 100,000-square-foot building under construction on the Doylestown Hospital campus; a new outpatient pavilion at the hospital that includes rehabilitative medicine; renovation and expansion of surgical suites; a new main entrance and community education center on the campus; and construction of a community center at Pine Run Retirement Community.
CBRE Heery is the architect and project manager. The center is expected to create 252 construction jobs, 209 indirect jobs and 35 permanent jobs, including nurses, vascular ultrasound technicians and respiratory therapists, according to Ron Watson, a spokesman for Doylestown Health.
Doylestown has raised more than $30 million toward its $75 million goal.
Richard Clark, retired chairman and CEO of Merck & Co., and his wife, Angela, chairs of the fundraising campaign, pledged $5 million. Alex Gorsky president and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, and his wife, Pat, honorary chairs, also pledged $5 million.
“Philanthropy accelerates the pace at which our nonprofit health system can innovate and bring new technology and programs to benefit our patients and community,” said Laura Wortman, vice president of development.