Rochester Regional Health today announced a $1 million charitable donation from The Wegman Family Charitable Foundation (the Foundation) to fund community health and workforce development initiatives.
“We are grateful for The Wegman Family Charitable Foundation’s support of Rochester Regional Health,” said Eric Bieber, MD, the health system’s president and CEO. “This gift by one of the region’s most generous foundations is a tangible affirmation of our commitment to our community and will provide critical support for the programs and services we are developing.”
“Rochester Regional Health’s vision is aligned with our foundation’s focus on both young people and health,” said Danny Wegman, president and chairman of the board of the Foundation. “For this reason, we are confident that they will invest this gift in ways that will show positive and measurable results.”
“Thanks to their generosity and vision, the Foundation has laid the groundwork for a phase of growth that we will be introducing shortly,” Dr. Bieber said. “This great community demands and deserves superior healthcare, and Rochester Regional is committed to delivering just that with every dollar invested.”
Formed last July through a merger between Rochester General Health System and Unity Health System, Rochester Regional Health is focused on improving access to acute, preventative, rehabilitative and long-term care throughout the region. Now with five hospitals and more than 150 locations from Clifton Springs through Rochester and into Batavia, Rochester Regional Health is investing in people, technology and infrastructure to make high-quality healthcare more affordable, effective and convenient for everyone in the region.
Rochester Regional Health is an integrated health services organization serving the people of Western New York, the Finger Lakes and beyond. The system includes 150 locations: five hospitals; more than 100 primary and specialty practices, rehabilitation centers and ambulatory campuses; innovative senior services, facilities and independent housing; a wide range of behavioral health services; and ACM Medical Laboratory, a global leader in patient and clinical trials. Rochester Regional Health, the region’s second-largest employer, was named one of “America’s Best Employers” by Forbes in 2015. Learn more at rochesterregionalhealth.org.
The Wegman Family Charitable Foundation (The Foundation), a charity headquartered in Rochester, New York, was created by Robert Wegman in 1991 and is funded by assets from his estate. The Foundation’s areas of focus are healthcare, education, workforce development and United Way. The Foundation does not accept grant applications.