The Joe DiMaggio Children’s Health Specialty Center in Wellington is now located on the newly named “Frank DiMino Campus.” The designation was added recently to signage on the building, near the entrance, and in its lobby.
DiMino, a 93-year-old Wellington resident, made a significant philanthropic contribution to the nonprofit Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation, which chose the campus naming as a way to honor the donor. The gift is one of the largest in the foundation’s history.
DiMino, accompanied by Darren Bardell, visited the facility on Monday, June 15 and was met by staff carrying signs expressing their appreciation. He also connected with Memorial Healthcare System leaders Aurelio Fernandez III, Nina Beauchesne, Caitlin Stella and Kevin Janser.
The donation was been made to the foundation’s “Catch the Love” capital campaign, which will help underwrite the cost to expand the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood. The expansion will double the size of the stand-alone facility, to 320,000 square feet within an eight-story building.
The donation was DiMino’s second significant contribution to the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation. A previous gift, through his family foundation in 2018, resulted in the DiMino name being added to the emergency department at the children’s hospital in Hollywood.
“I’m honored to support such an outstanding organization that does so much for the health and well-being of children and families in South Florida,” DiMino said.
The Joe DiMaggio Children’s Health Specialty Center in Wellington features high quality, patient and family-centered care in a warm, kid-friendly environment. The facility features medical experts in audiology, cardiology, craniofacial, endocrinology, general surgery, immunology, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, otolaryngology and pulmonology, plus comprehensive imaging, outpatient surgery and rehabilitation services.
Part of the Memorial Healthcare System, it is located at 3377 S. State Road 7 in Wellington. To learn more or make an appointment for a child with specialized and acute medical needs, visit www.jdch.com/wellington.