Lourdes Foundation Receives Generous Gift for Endovascular Hybrid Operating Room
--August 23, 2012
Schroeder Publishing’s Bill Schroeder and his wife, Meredith Schroeder, have committed $200,000 to the Lourdes Foundation. In commemoration of their gift, the new Lourdes Endovascular Hybrid Operating Room will be named The Schroeder Endovascular Hybrid Operating Room.
Bill Schroeder is a former patient who is thankful for the care he received at Lourdes. Schroeder had a heart catheterization and triple bypass heart surgery in 2008.
“I always say unshared good fortune leaves life empty,” says Bill Schroeder. “I am so indebted to Lourdes, the physicians, the nurses, and all the staff. I truly believe Dr. David Hogancamp and Dr. James O’Rourke saved my life. This donation is my way of saying thank you to an outstanding hospital and staff who demonstrated their total commitment into caring for me.
”Bill and Meredith founded Schroeder Publishing, a leading publisher in the field of antiques. The couple has now joined Lourdes Foundation's Legacy Society by indicating Lourdes is included in their will and estate plans.
The Schroeders’ gift honors the physicians and surgeons of Lourdes’ cardiovascular team and is an investment in the progress and advancement of cardiovascular care at Lourdes.
“We are very grateful to Bill and Meredith for making this commitment to our cardiovascular program,” says Lourdes President and CEO, Steven Grinnell. “With the new hybrid operating rooms, our specialists are equipped to provide the most advanced care available, regardless of what cardiovascular condition presents in our facility.”
Lourdes Foundation also received another generous gift in December. Retired surgeon, Dr. Wally Montgomery and his wife, Mrs. Geraldine Montgomery, donated $200,000 to name the Montgomery Cardiac Hybrid Operating Room.
Lourdes is proud to be the only hospital in Kentucky, and one of only a few locations in the country, to offer both cardiac and endovascular hybrid operating rooms.
Donations to Lourdes Foundation improve the health of our community by providing support for advanced technology and other projects and services that enhance patient care. For more information, please contact executive director Tara Miller at 270-444-2353.
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