Schwartz stroke center dedicated at Kernan

Maryland Watch

August 29, 1996

The University of Maryland Medical Center last night dedicated the Joseph and Corinne Schwartz Stroke and Brain Injury Center at Kernan Hospital to honor a $1 million gift from the Schwartzes.

A local developer, Joseph Schwartz was treated at Kernan during his rehabilitation from a stroke three years ago.

Longtime Lutherville residents, the Schwartzes now divide their time between Ocean City and Palm Beach, Fla.

The Schwartzes became interested in the William Donald Schaefer Rehabilitation Center during its planning phase. The Schwartz center is a 64-bed unit within the 128-bed Schaefer center at Kernan, which replaced the 40-year-old Montebello Rehabilitation Hospital. It opened in March.

The $30 million, 155,000-square-foot Schaefer facility makes Kernan the largest rehabilitation center in the state.

"Their gift will help the many patients and families whose lives are affected by tragic illnesses and injuries," said Dr. Morton I. Rapoport, president and chief executive of the University of Maryland Medical System, of which Kernan is a part.

Pub Date: 8/29/96

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