PONTIAC, Mich. – (Oct. 31, 2018) – A $4.8 million gift from the late Russell J. Ebeid has been given to St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, a member of 5-hospital Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. This multi-million donation will be used to support future hospital plans for campus redevelopment, including improvements to both the Emergency and Labor & Delivery departments.
“We are deeply thankful Russ chose to make such an extraordinary gift of $4.8 million to express his gratitude and support compassionate, quality health care for others through our hospital’s healing mission,” said Shannon Striebich, president, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. “Thanks to his generosity and foresight, thousands of people will receive care for trauma and other emergencies, as well as safe deliveries for a growing number of families. The giving spirit he demonstrated during his lifetime will touch many lives with a lasting legacy.”
A dedication ceremony took place this week at the hospital in which a portrait of Russell J. Ebeid was unveiled in the hallway near the South Tower lobby entrance. In addition, two physicians who played key roles in Mr. Ebeid’s care, cardiologist Dr. James Heinsimer and vascular surgeon Dr. Diego Hernandez, were recognized by the Ebeid family with plaques for their appreciation of the quality of care they both provided.