Bayhealth surpasses $15 million for Sussex Campus

November 21, 2017

Bayhealth surpassed its $15 million fundraising goal to support the Bayhealth Sussex Campus.

Bayhealth Foundation President Lindsay Rhodenbaugh made the announcement during a campaign celebration at the site of the Bayhealth Hospital Sussex Campus, currently under construction near Route 1 in Milford.

“Our sights were set high, higher than any capital campaign in the history of Milford, and as high as just about any effort of its kind in Sussex County,” Rhodenbaugh said. “But as lofty as our goal was, we believed the faithfulness and generosity of the citizens of Sussex County were equal to the task. We are thankful and humbled by the community response.”

The Campaign for Bayhealth - Phase III has raised $15.5 million to date in support of the new hospital and outpatient center on the Bayhealth Sussex Campus. More than 800 individuals, families, businesses and charitable foundations joined the fundraising effort.

“Your gifts are making a profound impact on the lives and well-being of those living in southern Delaware,” said Bill Strickland, campaign chairman. “The campaign’s success is a reflection of a community that is genuinely appreciative of what Bayhealth is doing to strengthen healthcare in southern Delaware.”

The Bayhealth Sussex Campus will feature a 440,000-square-foot hospital and outpatient center, including emergency and trauma services, cardiovascular services, operating rooms and private patient rooms on a 169-acre campus. Nemours Children’s Health System will provide specialized care for children in a separate building on the health campus.

“This is a more than $300 million reinvestment in the communities of southern Delaware, and the Campaign for Bayhealth – Phase III has helped to defray some of the costs associated with a project of this magnitude,” said Bayhealth President and Chief Executive Officer Terry Murphy. “It is the largest, most comprehensive healthcare project ever undertaken in Sussex County. And this is just the beginning. The new Bayhealth Sussex Campus allows for room to grow, so that it can continue to serve patients today and countless future generations.”

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