Bayhealth Foundation Commits $11.5 million to Health Campus


The Bayhealth Foundation partnered with Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton to host an event in honor of the generous donors who have contributed to the Campaign for Bayhealth – Phase III. The campaign is a capital fundraiser that will primarily support the new health campus in southern Delaware.

Bayhealth Foundation President Lindsay Rhodenbaugh said the event was a way to say thank you and an opportunity to update supporters on the progress and status of the campaign. “It was a party to celebrate donors and express our appreciation,” he said. “We are also grateful for our partnership with Dogfish Head who graciously hosted the celebration.”

Guest speakers updated the attendees on the status of the campaign and future plans.
Board member and vice-chair of the Campaign for Bayhealth – Phase III Bill Strickland was pleased to announce the Foundation has commitments of $11.5 million toward the $15 million goal for the campaign. “This is a significant achievement for the largest fundraising effort that has ever been undertaken by Bayhealth,” he said. “We are grateful to everyone who has been part of attaining this milestone.”

Bobby Fischer, a member of the Bayhealth, Inc. Board and the Campaign for Bayhealth – Phase III Committee, spoke about his passion for Bayhealth and the campaign. He also thanked the guests for their commitment to the new health campus project and asked them to share their passion with others in southern Delaware. “Our community has supported the hospital for nearly one-hundred years,” Fischer said. “This three-hundred million dollar investment by Bayhealth continues the important history of healthcare in our area and will help us add another one-hundred years to this legacy.”

Delaware State Senator and former member of the Bayhealth, Inc. Board, F. Gary Simpson shared his perspective on the history of healthcare in southern Delaware and the impact the new Bayhealth facility would make in the future. Senator Simpson mentioned the physicians, community leaders, hospital leadership, and others who have built a strong foundation of top-notch patient care in Milford. “My wife, Debbie, and I have supported Bayhealth for more than twenty years,” he said. “We chose to make another financial commitment to this new health campus because we believe in the work that’s being done by Bayhealth in service to everyone in our communities.”

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