DOYLESTOWN, PA – With a $2.5 million gift from the family foundation of Angela and Dick Clark and their daughters, the Women’s Diagnostic Center at Doylestown Hospital will be named the Clark Center for Breast Imaging, and ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health surpasses its originally stated goal of $75 million.
Angela and Dick Clark are longstanding benefactors and chairs of the One Vision Campaign. They were most recently recognized in April during the dedication of the Clark Center for Critical Care Medicine at Doylestown Hospital, another campaign priority.
This latest gift from the Clarks brings One Vision to the original campaign goal of $75 million—a goal suggested, in part, by Dick Clark himself during the campaign’s early silent phase. In January, having reached just over $70 million in gifts, Doylestown Health announced that the Boards of Trustees had approved the increase of the campaign goal to $100 million on the recommendation of the campaign committee, under the Clarks’ leadership and that of honorary chairs and visionary donors, Alex and Pat Gorsky. The campaign is scheduled to conclude in 2023 with the centennial of the hospital’s founding.
“When we publicly launched this campaign three years ago, $75 million seemed an almost unattainable feat,” says Jim Brexler, president and chief executive officer of Doylestown Health. “Yet here we are just past the halfway point and we have achieved that initial goal. It is thanks to the incredible generosity of partners like Angela and Dick Clark that we have arrived at this historic moment for Doylestown Health.”
Plans to expand and relocate the Women’s Diagnostic Center were announced in January when Doylestown Health was awarded a $1-million grant from the Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). Slated to open in spring 2022, the Clark Center for Breast Imaging will offer improved space and more room for new technologies, and help meet the rising need for breast imaging and diagnostic services for both men and women in the community in an advanced and welcoming facility.
With the increased goal, the One Vision campaign has expanded to encompass new priorities, including the rebuilding of Children’s Village on the Doylestown Hospital campus. After a tornado damaged the structure in August 2020, Children’s Village relocated to a facility nearby to resume operations.
Children’s Village has received the support of another signature gift to the campaign from Jeanne and John Hubbard of Doylestown, who have pledged a $1-million gift in addition to earlier support. The Hubbards are both members of the One Vision campaign committee.
All told, the campaign has generated an unprecedented $75.4 million in donations—achieved through more than 20,000 individual gifts from nearly 7,000 donors. More than 40 percent of campaign contributors are new donors who never made a gift to Doylestown Health before the campaign’s silent launch in 2016.
“The success of the campaign is a testament not only to the quality of healthcare delivered by Doylestown Health, but to the enthusiastic partnership of our community,” says Laura Wortman, vice president and chief development officer. “Their belief in our vision is a constant source of pride and inspiration as we press onward in this last leg of a marathon campaign.”
Ongoing priorities of the One Vision campaign have evolved with the campaign’s progress, and now include:
- A conference suite and learning center to promote community education and events as well as medical education and continued training for Associates of Doylestown Health
- Renovations and campus enhancements at Pine Run Retirement Community with new amenities and programs designed to enrich active senior living
- Plans to renovate and expand to enable the transition to an all-private bed hospital
- The growth of the Doylestown Health Legacy Endowment Fund, securing a permanent source of funding and safeguarding the independence and future of Doylestown Health
Additional naming opportunities are still available at Doylestown Hospital and Pine Run Retirement Community. Continued support is sought in the next two years to meet the campaign goal and the health system’s evolving priorities.
About ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health
Doylestown Health is beginning a bold new chapter as we approach our second century of healthcare delivery. To honor our centennial, Doylestown Health launched an ambitious comprehensive campaign, ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health, to elevate the patient experience to new heights and unlock our full potential to deliver exceptional care.
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. For more information, visit the Doylestown Health Foundation website or call 215-345-2009.
About the Clark Center for Breast Imaging
With advanced screening options, the Clark Center for Breast Imaging (previously known as the Women’s Diagnostic Center) at Doylestown Hospital offers state-of-the-art medical imaging technology for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of breast disease. Philanthropic support of Clark Breast Imaging will have an immediate and direct impact on the delivery of cancer care in our community by supporting the expansion of programs and facilities critical to the early detection and prevention of breast disease.
About Children’s Village
Formerly located on the Doylestown Hospital campus, Children’s Village is a fully licensed and nationally accredited early childhood education center, offering programs for children at least six weeks of age, up to and including kindergarten. On August 2, 2020, an EF2 tornado touched down in Doylestown and caused significant damage to the hospital campus and Children’s Village. The building was safely evacuated but deemed unusable after the storm. Thanks to early community support and quick administrative action, Children’s Village was able to reopen within a week in a temporary facility nearby on Ferry Road. Continued support of this campaign priority will allow the program to return to Doylestown Hospital in a new and upgraded facility commensurate with Doylestown Health’s reputation and standard of excellence.