Delores Barr Weaver has provided the lead gift for the new heart and vascular pavilion located on the campus of St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside. St. Vincent’s is part of Ascension, one of the nation’s leading non-profit and Catholic health systems. The Delores Barr Weaver Heart and Vascular Pavilion is being built along the river, on King Street. It is scheduled to be completed this winter.
“I am pleased to provide support for St. Vincent’s leading heart program that benefits our community,” said Delores Barr Weaver. “This new pavilion will enable caregivers to continue to provide our community with the best possible experience for decades to come. It’s a place where lives will be saved."
The $55 million pavilion will include 30 medical and surgical rooms and 30 intensive care rooms. It will primarily be used for heart and vascular needs, including two nursing units devoted to caring for patients who undergo open-heart surgeries and other cardiovascular procedures.
“Our tradition of innovation in local heart care goes back 60 years, when one of the first heart surgeons at St. Vincent’s performed Jacksonville’s first open-heart surgery. We continue this legacy of market-leading innovation and clinical excellence today,” said Tom VanOsdol, Ascension Florida’s president and CEO. “Across Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia, in partnership with St. Vincent’s unparalleled team of physicians and caregivers, we’re adding more options to provide our patients with the care that’s right for them. Our heart and vascular pavilion will allow us to even more comprehensively and holistically meet our community’s health needs through convenient access to the most advanced, state-of-the-art care. We are so thankful for Delores Barr Weaver’s continued support of our Mission and ministry.”
“Delores Barr Weaver continues to leave a legacy of love, peace, support and humility,” said Jane R. Lanier, CFRE, president of the St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation. “We are grateful beyond words for her support of St. Vincent’s Mission over the past 23 years.”
To learn more about St. Vincent’s HealthCare’s heart and vascular programs, visit www.jaxhealth.com/heart.