Crouse Hospital’s Cardiac Care Center was named today in honor of the Central New York couple, Diane and Bob Miron, who have donated a significant gift to benefit cardiac care at Crouse now and in the future. The Diane and Bob Miron Cardiac Care Center at Crouse Hospital will benefit significantly from their gift to the Crouse Health Foundation.
“We celebrate a new name —and a new era —for Cardiac Care at Crouse Hospital,” announced President & CEO Paul Kronenberg, MD, during a ceremony this morning in the newly named center. “None of this would have been possible without the vision, caring and generous spirit of two very special Crouse friends, Diane and Bob Miron.”
The Miron’s gift was made with much forethought and appreciation for Crouse that began over a decade ago. When Bob Miron began having heart problems in 2002, it was the start of an evolving relationship with cardiologist Joseph Battaglia, MD, medical director of the Diane and Bob Miron Cardiac Care Center and partner with Cardiology, PC.
“Each time I needed access to cardiac services at Crouse, we’ve been continually impressed with not just the treatment provided, but also with the teamwork and skill of the physicians, nurses, technicians and staff,” said Bob Miron. “Diane and I decided to make this gift to Crouse so the lives of others may be saved and improved through the amazing work of this cardiac team.”
The Miron’s philosophy of charitable giving is to do it during their lifetimes, rather than after they have passed away. “We’ve been very fortunate over the years, and it gives us much satisfaction in seeing how our contributions benefit others,” said Diane Miron.
More than 36,000 procedures take place in Crouse’s cardiac care center each year. “The Miron’s financial support will allow us to replace one of our three Catheterization Labs, as well as purchase new ultrasound equipment for our Echocardiography Suite,” said Dr. Kronenberg. “Their gift is also allowing us to establish an endowment fund to support the needs of the facility for the future. Bob is chairing an effort to raise additional funds to grow this new endowment, another gift of his time and talent to further the work of Crouse Hospital.”
Bob and Diane Miron are long-time residents of Central New York. Married for more than 50 years, they have three married children, Nomi (Bergman), Steve and Lisa (Sidel), and nine grandchildren. Diane retired from the Fayetteville-Manlius School District, where she was a teacher for many years. She also served as the Cable in the Classroom Coordinator at NewChannels and Time Warner Cable.
Bob Miron retired in 2010 after a 50-year career in broadcasting, with 44 of those years spent in the cable industry. He had served as Chairman and CEO of Advance Newhouse Communications and its predecessor companies. In 2001 he was inducted into the Cable Television Hall of Fame, and in 2002, to the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame. He currently is a member of the Board of Directors of Crouse Hospital and Discovery Communication, Inc., having served in that capacity since 1985. He is also a member of the Syracuse University Board of Trustees and is a past Vice Chairman.
About the Diane and Bob Miron Cardiac Care Center at Crouse Hospital
Crouse Hospital has been providing high-quality interventional and diagnostic heart care services for patients of all ages for decades. Crouse was the first hospital in New York State to earn dual chest pain and heart failure accreditation and is home to the region’s only pediatric cardiac catheterization program. The following procedures are performed in the Cardiac Care Center: heart catheterizations, pacemaker implants, electrocardiograms (EKGs), echocardiograms, and electrophysiology studies.