Bayhealth Health Campus Committee Appointed

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Photo caption:  Front Row from left to right (seated): Margaux Azzanesi, Pat Fisher, Connie Fisher, Sara Kate Hammer, and Cynthia Jones.  Back Row from left to right (standing): David Rutt, Lois Studte, Jamie Masten, Dawn Kenton, Dean Johnson, Bill Strickland, Johnny Hopkins, Dr. Jose Guzman, Ben Jones, Garrett Grier, Judy Grier, and Bob Voshell.
Photo caption:
Front Row from left to right (seated): Margaux Azzanesi, Pat Fisher, Connie Fisher, Sara Kate Hammer, and Cynthia Jones.
Back Row from left to right (standing): David Rutt, Lois Studte, Jamie Masten, Dawn Kenton, Dean Johnson, Bill Strickland, Johnny Hopkins, Dr. Jose Guzman, Ben Jones, Garrett Grier, Judy Grier, and Bob Voshell.

Staff Report

In June, Bayhealth President and CEO Terry Murphy, FACHE, announced that Bayheath, Inc. board member Bill Strickland will serve as chair of the Campaign for Bayhealth – Phase III. The Campaign for Bayhealth – Phase III is a capital fundraising campaign that will primarily support the new health campus in Milford. The health campus is slated to open in 2019 and will redefine health care in Southern Delaware.

The $250 million health campus, which will be located along Route 1 at the corner of Wilkins Road and Cedar Creek Road, will include a hospital, outpatient center and physicians’ offices. Bayhealth hopes to break ground in mid- to late 2016 and hopes to have the new facility operational in 2019. The health campus will include a state-of-the-art inpatient hospital and emergency department. The 165-acre property will also provide convenient outpatient services such as primary care, specialty physicians and diagnostic testing, all in one location.

In his role as chair, Strickland is helping guide the campaign and working with the staff of the Bayhealth Foundation. Another key function of his role is to recruit and support members of the campaign committee. The Campaign for Bayhealth – Phase III Campaign Committee has begun its work. The following individuals have agreed to serve on the committee: William “Bill” Andrew, Margaux F. Azzanesi, I.G. Burton, Robert A. “Bobby” Fischer, Jr., Connie Fisher, Patricia “Pat” Fisher, Garrett L. Grier III, Judy Grier, Dr. Jose A. Guzman, Sara Kate Hammer, John A. Hopkins III, Dean Y. Johnson, Ben Jones, Cynthia Jones, Dawn Kenton, James “Jamie” Masten, Paul Mills, David N. Rutt, William J. “Bill” Strickland, Lois Studte and Robert J. “Bob” Voshell

“The campaign committee is comprised of community leaders who will invite others to be part of something historic,” said Strickland. “This project in no small way will change how Bayhealth provides health care in Central and Southern Delaware.”

Strickland, who was born and raised in Milford, has been involved with Bayhealth for many years. Many of the newly appointed campaign committee members have contributed their time to other Bayhealth fundraising initiatives. “I am proud and excited to serve Bayhealth in this effort along with this great group of accomplished people who believe in the mission and vision of Bayhealth and this project,” said Strickland.

“The members of this outstanding committee represent a broad cross-section of the communities we serve,” said Bayhealth President and CEO Terry Murphy, FACHE. “The common thread that unites them is a passion for their communities and for the excellent healthcare that the new Bayhealth campus will bring. This wonderful group of people will propel the Campaign to success.”

To participate in the Campaign for Bayhealth – Phase III, Bayhealth encourages individuals to contact the Bayhealth Foundation at 302-744-7015 or visit www.bayhealthfoundation.org.