Donation Makes Difference for Cardiac Patients

Crittenton Foundation donors Forest and Rosalyn Farmer will be recognized for their contribution to the Cornerstone Campaign within the Center for Cardiovascular Medicine, located in the hospital’s new South Tower. The Center will feature 29 private patient rooms with innovative technology designed specifically for cardiac patients.  “Forest and Roz truly have a heart for Crittenton and for making a difference in the lives of others. They are passionate about making sure each patient receives the very best care,” said Melinda Conway Callahan, Crittenton Foundation President.

The couple chose to direct their donation to the Center for Cardiac Medicine because of their own heart-related experiences.  “Crittenton has always been there for us – through heart surgeries and rehabilitation.  More than anything, the hospital has given us the support to live healthy, full lives,” said Mr. Farmer.

A Grand Opening for Crittenton’s South Tower is planned for January 8, 2014.  Mr. and Mrs. Farmer will be honored during a special reception with other donors who have made the project possible.  The new facility includes a total of 87 patient rooms with Smart Technology, and floors dedicated to Orthopaedic, Joint and Spine, Family Medicine and the Center for Cardiac Medicine. The tower will also feature innovative nursing stations, a learning center for Wayne State University’s School of Medicine graduate residents and a larger pharmacy with technologies, such as an error-reducing bar code scan system for prescription medication.  The tower will open to patients in late January 2014.

The couple’s gift compliments Crittenton’s current cardiovascular program, which includes the Shelton Heart Center, made possible through a donation from Russell and Kathy Shelton.  The Hospital is a certified Chest Pain Center and Advanced Primary Stroke Center.