TriHealth receives $10 million gift for new heart hospital

TriHealth receives $10 million gift for new heart hospital

TriHealth, an integrated health system serving the Cincinnati region, has announced a $10 million gift to the Bethesda Foundation from Harold and Eugenia Thomas in support of a new heart hospital on its Bethesda North campus.

The project will add forty thousand square feet of clinical space and modernize eighty thousand square feet of existing space on the north campus. TriHealth will use a portion of the gift to build a hybrid operating room that accommodates multidisciplinary procedures for structural heart conditions, atrial fibrillation, and stroke, and to build additional cardiac catheterization, vascular, interventional radiology, and neurosurgery and electrophysiology labs. The first phase of the project is slated to be completed in the summer of 2022.

The Thomases previously gave a $10 million gift to establish the Harold & Eugenia Thomas Comprehensive Care Center on the campus of Bethesda North Hospital.

"This investment in cardiac care will be a game changer for the region," said cardiovascular system chief Stephen Lewis. "Patients needing hospital care in the future will increasingly require a multidisciplinary team approach as age and acuity increases, and the TriHealth Heart Hospital will be perfectly positioned to make this innovative care model a reality."

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