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Cape Regional Receives $2 Million Donation for Surgery Center Capital Campaign

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

August 13, 2019

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ – Cape Regional Health System's annual Sunset Gala, held on Friday, August 9th, kicked off the 7 Mile Island Home and Health Show weekend with an exciting announcement that Thomas Brodesser, Jr. of Cape May, NJ, has made a $2 million donation to the Cape Regional Surgery Center Capital Campaign. This generous gift has been made in memory of his late wife, Claire C. Brodesser. In recognition of this generous gift, Cape Regional will name the new center the "Claire C. Brodesser Surgery Center." Construction on the new center began in late spring, 2019 and will be completed next summer, 2020.

"We are so grateful to Tom Brodesser for his friendship and generous support of the mission and vision of Cape Regional Health System," stated Joanne Carrocino, FACHE, President and CEO. "It is an honor to place Claire's name on our new surgery center as it is a wonderful tribute to a truly inspirational woman."

With his daughters, Maggie Robinson and Tammy Gomez at his side, Mr. Brodesser was recognized before a crowd of 225 guests for his generosity and continued support to Cape Regional Health System. "Cape May County has been good to me and my family and I want to give back to the community and support Cape Regional Health System and the great healthcare they provide to our residents and visitors," stated Mr. Brodesser. "Claire was a strong advocate and friend of Cape Regional and this gift will be a lasting tribute to her love for the many doctors, nurses and staff members who tend to the healthcare needs of our community," stated Brodesser.

For more information regarding Cape Regional's Surgery Center Capital Campaign, please contact Thomas Piratzky, Executive Director, Cape Regional Foundation, at 609.463.4042.