Two foundations representing the Blaustein, Rosenberg and Thalheimer families have given Sinai Hospital grants totaling $3 million to strengthen women's health services, completing the first half of the hospital's $60 million 2nd Century Campaign.
Dr. Wayne A. Cohen, Sinai's new chief of obstetrics and gynecology, said yesterday the "important" gifts support two initiatives that have begun and another to start serving women:
The Institute for Special Pelvic Surgery, a mid-Atlantic center that supports the medical and social needs of women requiring highly sophisticated gynecological surgery.
Expansion of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, a center for high-risk pregnancy management.
A future women's health center in a satellite facility in Northwest Baltimore, the location to be announced later.
The gifts by the Louis and Henrietta Blaustein Foundation and the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation complete Sinai's raising of $15 million since 1993. The total by various donors answered a $15 million challenge gift by the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.
Women's health services have been the focus of Blaustein philanthropy at Sinai for four decades. In the 1950s, family gifts helped create the Blaustein Building, where women's services are centered.
Since 1993, the hospital has completed an employee and physician resource center and expanded patient facilities in the Blaustein Building. Previously announced plans for a new inpatient tower with 160 to 215 beds and an outpatient wing were deferred.
On Tuesday, the hospital will announce that the second $30 million phase of its 2nd Century Campaign, originally disclosed in 1993, will be used for a new emergency center.
The hospital will then unveil in its Brown-Crane lobby the Biblical Garden, a 14-by-5-foot mural depicting an imaginary garden in Israel by artist Karen Singer of Philadelphia. The names of major Sinai donors will flank the mural.
Pub Date: 5/31/96