On Thursday, August 27, 2020, the Byers family gathered to celebrate the ribbon-cutting and dedication of the Byers Reflection Garden – named in honor of the family’s generosity to Doylestown Health – outside of the Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion.
Jim Brexler, President and CEO of Doylestown Health, and Rev. Maggie Ainslie, Director of Pastoral Care, spoke about the significance of Joyce and Bob Byers’ 30 years of support, the new reflection garden, and the sculpture at its center. Bob Byers, Jr., also spoke about the importance of Doylestown Health for his family and the community, and his family’s gratitude for their longstanding partnership with Doylestown Health.
At the center of the garden stands the “Dance of the Cranes”, a sculpture created by John Raimondi, to honor the flight of the sandhill crane and the Native Americans to whom the bird was culturally important. The fluid design of the sculpture suggests different things from different angles and was installed so that the first thing visitors see when approaching the building is a heart, representing the dedication of this building to cardiovascular care. The installation at Doylestown Hospital is one of several smaller models made by Raimondi after the original, a 60-foot bronze outside the Omaha International Airport and one of the tallest sculptures of its kind in the United States.
When Bob Byers, Sr., first saw this sculpture, he said it lifted his spirit up, and made him think of something joyful. It originally stood in the sculpture gardens at Byers Choice, until Bob offered it as the centerpiece to the garden. The Byers have supported Doylestown Health for 30 years in many ways, most recently with custom-made personal protective equipment (PPE) during the pandemic.
The 100,000-square-foot Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion houses the new Woodall Center for Heart and Vascular Care and the Clark Center for Critical Care Medicine. With flexibility for future expansion, the Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion incorporates features and amenities that seamlessly integrate the highest levels of clinical care and patient privacy with special focus on wellness and comfort
The Woodall Center for Heart and Vascular Care spans the second floor of the Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion and includes an endovascular hybrid procedural suite, upgraded equipment, and advanced technologies. A new pre- and post-operative suite and a 28-bed cardiovascular unit enhance patient safety, comfort, and privacy.
In addition to housing the comprehensive cardiovascular program, the third ﬂoor of the Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion will accommodate the Clark Center for Critical Care Medicine, serving as a new home for the hospital’s 32-bed state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unit.
ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health is our unprecedented $75 million comprehensive campaign. With ONE VISION, we are ready to begin a bold new chapter as we approach our second century of healthcare delivery. To honor our centennial, we are growing to meet the expanded health and wellness needs of our community.
Philanthropic support of ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health will fund transformational renovation and expansion across the Doylestown Hospital and Pine Run campuses and will help chart the course for the next generation of patients, providers, and technology.
The Woodall Center for Heart and Vascular Care is now operating on the second floor of the Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion—but we still have work to do. Your gift is critical: join us to support the advancement of critical care at Doylestown Hospital and opening the third floor of the Pavilion, which will house the Clark Center for Critical Care Medicine.