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Current Foundation Projects and Fundraising Initiatives

The Broadlawns Medical Center Foundation is committed to raising community awareness and financial support for Broadlawns Medical Center.  As the community hospital, we are dedicated to serving the most vulnerable populations and providing access to high quality healthcare to the underserved and at-risk individuals within our community.

In recent years, the Broadlawns Medical Center Foundation has been focused on securing funding for major initiatives that will enhance our facilities and expand our servicing capacity.

The Family Birthing Center at Broadlawns Medical Center

Broadlawns Medical Center intends to construct a new Family Birthing Center to provide an enhanced environment for our delivering mothers and their newborn babies. All of the LDRP {labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum} patient suites will be equipped with new furnishings and updated medical equipment. The C-Section operating suite will provide a state-of-the-art environment for surgical deliveries. The healthy baby and isolation nurseries will be designed to provide exemplary care, and the nursing station and medical staff areas will be configured to optimize patient care. The existing Family Birthing Center unit has not undergone a structural remodel since the unit opened in 1991, and the new Family Birthing Center will better accommodate patients and visitors in a medically current environment.  The Family Birthing Center construction project will commence in the fall of 2018 with an anticipated completion date of summer 2020.

Donate to the Family Birthing Center initiative

Oncology Center Remodel

Dr. Bradley Lair, a highly regarded oncologist, left private practice and established the Broadlawns Oncology and Hematology Center in October of 2013. The current facilities are not optimally equipped to accommodate the needs of cancer patients, and a plan is being developed to address some of the facility's shortfalls.  The proposed renovations to the Broadlawns Oncology and Hematology Center will provide easier access to the clinic, ensure more privacy in treatment areas and greatly improve patient and staffing accommodations.  The renovation project will commence in August 2018 and the anticipated completion date is late spring 2019.


More than three quarters of our Oncology and Hematology patients are covered by Medicaid, Medicare or have no access to healthcare coverage.  The Broadlawns Oncology and Hematology Center earns exceptionally high scores from Press Gainey for the exemplary clinical and compassionate care that is administered. We look forward to renovating the Broadlawns Oncology and Hematology Center so that our facilities are commensurate to the level of care that is provided.

Donate to the Oncology and Hematology Center initiative

Family Medicine Residency Housing

For alumni of the Broadlawns Family Medicine Residency program, the onsite housing brings back fond memories of friendship, fellowship and support.  The apartments were your home during the three years that you spent training at Broadlawns prior to embarking upon your career in medicine.

Broadlawns removed the outdated residency residency housing units that were in dire need of replacement. In August of 2016, Broadlawns Medical Center completed construction of one of two proposed residency apartment buildings. There are fifteen units within the new residency housing building. Fundraising for the second building is still underway as the goal is to once again house all of the residents onsite so that there is ease of access to the medical campus and its emergency department, urgent care clinic and ob/gyn services during residency training.

Will you consider supporting this project with a gift?  Your gift supports the Family Medicine Residency Program and paves the way for the future medical leaders.


Donate to the Residency Housing initiative


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