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Shipley Cardiothoracic Center is under development on Lee Health’s HealthPark Medical Center campus. This new Center offers a revolutionary approach to surgical treatment of the heart and lungs. Drawing upon Lee Health’s 100 years of exemplary patient care – including 40+ years of cardiothoracic surgery excellence – the new Center will bring together in one location all the medical and research services vital to the health and well-being of cardiothoracic patients.
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the US with more than 375,000 deaths per year.
The goal of the Shipley Center is to improve patient outcomes. Of special interest will be research into frailty screening to identify patients who are deconditioned and provide prehab therapies that decrease the risk of complications or death.
The Shipley Center is made possible by a $2.5 million gift by the Shipley Foundation, which is headed by Richard C. Shipley of Sanibel. Generous donor support will help the Center grow into a nationally and internationally recognized center of excellence. Shipley’s donation will be supplemented by endowments established for Education & Training and Patient Care Optimization.
Why Donate? For Richard C. Shipley, namesake and major benefactor of the Shipley Cardiothoracic Center at Lee Health, it was simple…
“I think when you have an entity this strong, in this region, that we may need one day, it’s important to support it. I found a great center of excellence within the hospital and so frankly it was a very easy decision.” Richard C. Shipley