The gift will help support construction of a $260 million, 278,000-square-foot tower, an expansion and renovation of the hospital's surgical suite, an enhanced and expanded surgical intensive care unit, a medical intensive care unit, a new cardiovascular intensive care and stepdown unit, and the addition of private patient rooms and a parking garage. In recognition of the gift, the seven-story facility will be named the Gloria Drummond Patient Tower, honoring the memory of Drummond, founder of Boca Regional and a lifelong friend of Wold.
Wold recently donated $10 million for construction of the hospital's Gloria Drummond Physical Rehabilitation Institute and previously supported an expansion and modernization of the hospital's emergency department, which today treats more than fifty thousand patients annually, as well as various patient care initiatives.
"Elaine and Gloria were two determined and compassionate friends. Their shared desire to make a difference has had a profound impact on our community," said BRRH president Mark Larkin. "Elaine's generosity, and the generous support of so many others, has made Boca Regional all that it has become today...something I'm sure that Gloria never imagined but would make her so very proud and grateful."