To deliver the level of care the Central New York community has come to expect from Crouse Hospital, the Foundation conducts strategic capital campaigns — for the most sophisticated equipment to the new Witting Surgical Center. Learn how you can be part of major initiatives that support Crouse Hospital's plans to meet our community's future healthcare needs. We invite you to call 315/470-7004 or e-mail Carrie Berse, president of the Crouse Health Foundation.
Crouse Hospital is a regional leader in general and specialty surgical services. Each year, more than 8,200 procedures are performed in our inpatient surgical suites. The hospital's combined inpatient and outpatient surgical volume is more than 18,000 procedures annually, which accounts for the majority of all inpatient and outpatient volume in Onondaga County.
Several innovative procedures not performed in other area facilities take place here at Crouse, including surgery on premature and critically-ill newborns. Also, Crouse's board-certified surgical specialists perform more ophthalmology, ENT (ear, nose and throat) and gynecological procedures than any other Syracuse hospital.
To address our community's growing need for surgeries, Crouse Hospital mounted a capital project to renovate and expand its inpatient surgical center. This 90,000 square foot multi-level addition, known as The Chris J. and Marshia K. Witting Surgical Center, features a contemporary design and provides many benefits for Crouse patients, physicians and staff.
To defray some of the costs of this $50 million project, the Crouse Health Foundation embarked on a $6.5 million capital campaign. The theme for the campaign was Operation: Innovation – Designed for the Surgeries of Tomorrow and a wide range of donors throughout the Greater Syracuse region contributed to this effort.
The Kienzle Family Maternity Center Campaign was a $5.6 million campaign to revitalize maternity and neonatal care services at Crouse Hospital. The Marjorie D. and Lester C. Kienzle Family Maternity Center, which opened in September 1999, provides mothers-to-be and their families with the best of all worlds: compassionate, personalized care and the availability of the latest medical technology. Not only does this ensure the appropriate care for all levels of maternal and newborn patients, it utilizes the hospital's resources most cost-efficiently.
Another major accomplishment of the foundation was the $8 million capital campaign for construction of the Harry and Lillian Marley Education Center, which houses the Crouse Hospital School of Nursing, the Crouse Hospital Library, inservice and continuing education programs and community service and health education programs.