Mission Accomplished! South Shore Health’s Largest, Most Ambitious Capital Campaign Concludes; Surpasses Goal

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Kristen Perfetuo
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Seven years after setting an ambitious goal of raising $70 million, South Shore Health celebrates the conclusion of its largest and most transformative capital campaign.

Mission Critical: The Campaign for Our 2nd Century raised more than $75 million – surpassing its target – while helping to enhance patient care, promote well-being within the community, and strengthen the health organization’s urgent response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We not only reached our goal, but transcended it,” said Tom McCarthy, Campaign Chair, South Shore Health Board of Directors and Managing Partner KAF Financial Advisors, LLC. “Over the last seven years, we had our sights set on more than a financial target. We made a promise to strengthen our role as a community ally and elevate local healthcare for our patients, for our neighbors, and for future generations.”

The announcement comes during a celebratory month for South Shore Hospital, the flagship of South Shore Health, as it recognizes its 100th anniversary of high-quality, compassionate patient care on the South Shore.

“This campaign has ended but our second century of care has just begun,” explained Carol Bulman, Board Chairman, South Shore Health Foundation, President and CEO of Jack Conway & Company. “We have so much progress to be proud of and so many people to thank for helping us reach every campaign milestone.”

The Mission Critical campaign was the largest in South Shore Health’s history and most transformative, helping to elevate the health organization as a premier regional independent health system. Funds raised through the campaign led to the following:

  • Construction of the Richard and Joann Aubut Critical Care Unit
  • Renovation of the Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Hospital
  • Establishment of the Grayken Center for Treatment at South Shore Health, a collection of substance use disorder and behavioral health services and initiatives
  • Implementation of the first hospital-based Mobile Integrated Health program in Massachusetts
  • Upgrade and expansion of South Shore Hospital’s MRI equipment and capabilities

“Mission Critical helped to bolster our investment in facilities which enhance patient safety and satisfaction,” said Allen L. Smith, MD, MS, President & CEO of South Shore Health. “Additionally, this capital campaign helped us create a community door, expand clinical partnerships, and affirm that this health system grows more vital with each passing year. Our longevity is a shared accomplishment and we thank all of our unwavering community advocates, stakeholders, donors and colleagues who share South Shore Health’s mission and vision for years to come.”