Saratoga Hospital announced it has received
$4.6 million in leadership gifts during
the first phase of its Campaign for Surgical and
Intensive Care Services.
The three-year, $8-million campaign will
help fund construction of a new surgical pavilion
and intensive care unit.
Leadership gifts include:
â€¢ A $2.8 million gift of real estate from Nancy
and Gary DiCresce to support the Gary and
Nancy DiCresce Surgical Center on the second
floor of the new Surgical Pavilion.
â€¢ $1 million from Stewart’s Shops and the
Dake family to support the new Stewart’s and
The Dake Family Surgical Registration and
Waiting Area on the first floor of the pavilion.
â€¢ $300,000 from the Saratoga Hospital
Volunteer Guild to support the Saratoga Hospital
Volunteer Guild ICU Family and Visitor
â€¢ $250,000 from Campaign Chair Frank
Messa and his wife, Colleen, for the Frank and
Colleen Messa Lobby on the first floor of the
â€¢ $250,000 from Jeff Pintuff, in memory of
his wife, to support the Christine Pintuff ICU
Staff Lounge. Christine died in 2011, months
after retiring from her job as a Saratoga Hospital
“Once again, members of our community have stepped forward–with extraordinary
generosity, vision, and leadership–to help
us continue to provide advanced, high-quality
care right here in Saratoga,” said Angelo Calbone,
Saratoga Hospital president and CEO.
“These significant early gifts reflect our donors’
love for Saratoga and their appreciation of
Saratoga Hospital’s singular role in maintaining
the health of our region.”
The gifts support one of the most significant
expansions in Saratoga Hospital’s history: a
$33 million renovation to meet the need for
increased surgical capacity; larger, state-ofthe-
art operating suites; and a more private,
patient- and family-centered ICU.
“From a service and talent perspective,
Saratoga Hospital has evolved into a worldclass
institution,” Messa said. “But the facilities
are in need of expansion and modernization.
We’re raising money for operating suites
and an ICU for an organization that’s dedicated
to saving lives and helping families,” he added.
“I can’t think of anything more important.”
Saratoga Hospital Foundation is the philanthropic
arm of Saratoga Hospital. It secures,
manages and distributes charitable gifts to
support the mission of Saratoga Hospital and
its affiliates. Over the years, the foundation
has raised more than $40 million for programs
Photo Courtesy Saratoga Hospital