High Point Medical Center Announces Capital Campaign & $10 Million Gift from The Earl & Kathryn Congdon Family Foundation


High Point Medical Center is pleased to announce the public phase of their most ambitious capital campaign in the history of the organization.  In the first year of the campaign, approximately $26 million has already been raised including a $10 million lead gift from The Earl & Kathryn Congdon Family Foundation.  In recognition of this gift, High Point Medical Center’s Heart Center will be renamed in honor of the Congdon Family.   

“This is a very exciting time for High Point Medical Center with major renovations occurring throughout the hospital and we are extremely thankful for this very generous gift from the Congdon family,” said Ernie Bovio, President & CEO.  “The capital campaign will provide critical support to a $55 million need that will completely expand and renovate the third floor of the hospital, consolidating all of the cardiology services, cardiac cath labs, electro physiology labs and diagnostic testing into our Heart Center.  All of our operating rooms will be renovated, modernized, and enlarged to accommodate the latest and most advanced surgical equipment in the region. In our Hayworth Cancer Center, we are also developing a new urgent care clinic for cancer patients as well as acquiring new technology for radiation therapy treatments.”

“Our capital campaign launched in early 2016 and has a highly successful start thanks to the leadership of Ned & Katherine Covington & Dr. Paul & Barbara Coughlin, our Co-Chairs who have worked diligently on this campaign.  Molly Young, who has served as our honorary chairman, has contributed to the success of this campaign as well. The combined generosity of the Congdon Family and several major donors including Ned & Katherine Covington, David Hayworth, Ronnie & Molly Young, The McMichael Family Foundation, The Foundation for a Healthy High Point, Fred & Barbara Wilson and the Ann & Vann York Family” and others has been awe-inspiring”  said Denise Potter, Vice President of the High Point Medical Center Health Foundation.  “The Congdon Family gift is the single largest gift contributed in the history of the hospital!”  

“Katherine and I are proud to help lead this important effort and believe that a thriving hospital is an integral part of a thriving community” said Ned Covington. “This is our hospital and with the level of support for this campaign we have received to date, we are well poised to meet not only the need outlined in this project but also the future health care needs of the people in this community. “   

“We believe the time is now to invest in our hospital and the latest technology to help retain and attract medical staff of the highest caliber to our medical community. A great hospital is essential for our personal health and the vitality of our community” said Paul Coughlin, MD.      

Renovation and expansion of the hospital’s operating rooms is already underway and the new Day Hospital unit is scheduled to be open in April 2017.  Renovations of the heart center cardiac cath labs will begin this spring.
“We have an opportunity to ensure an exceptional future of high quality health care for our families, our community and our region through this critically important effort,” said Bovio.  “This capital campaign is certainly a collaborative effort.  UNC Health Care supported us with an investment of $150 million upon our consolidation and now through this capital campaign we are seeking the community’s support and partnership to help ensure the highest quality of health care is available right here, close to home.”

The previous major fundraising campaign conducted for the organization was in 2007 when $11 million was raised for enhanced clinical technology needs at that time.   

For more information about The Campaign For High Point Medical Center or to learn how to make a contribution, please contact the High Point Medical Center Health Foundation office at (336) 878-6011.

Read the announcement in the Triad Business Journal

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