Virginia Hospital Center has received an extraordinary gift of $5 million from long-time donor Lola Reinsch in support of the Hospital’s Outpatient Pavilion, the first major expansion of the Hospital since 2004. The gift is the second highest the Hospital has ever received.
The new seven-story Outpatient Pavilion anticipates the future of healthcare. The Hospital is centralizing all outpatient services in one, easy-to-access location and consolidating outpatient services will open space on the main campus for more inpatient beds. The Pavilion will combine the latest equipment with our region’s best healthcare professionals.
Tony Burchard, President of the Virginia Hospital Center Foundation, says, “Philanthropic commitments, and generous gifts such as these, are crucial in allowing the Hospital to continue to lead in innovation and patient care.”
This donation continues the tradition of Ms. Reinsch’s parents, Dolores and Emerson Reinsch, whose philanthropy with the Hospital goes back to the 1940s.
In 2012, for example, an investment by Lola Reinsch and Al Pierce honored Lola’s mother by establishing the Reinsch Pierce Family Center for Breast Health. This state-of-the-art center offers preventative services and treatment. The goal is to help women lead strong and healthy lives.
“I am so proud to be making this donation to Virginia Hospital Center to promote their outstanding health services in our community. The Hospital provides such wonderful care. I am grateful that my own children and grandson took their first breaths there, and we hope that this gift will help the Hospital serve even more families.”
— Lola Reinsch, CEO, E.G. Reinsch Companies
The Foundation recently honored the Reinsch Pierce family and six other exceptionally generous families at a special Foundation event. Together, they’ve given over $15 million in transformational gifts to the Hospital.
The six other families are the Reva and Sid Dewberry family, the Russell and Joan Hitt Family, the Frank and Marjorie Sands family, the Neal Nichols family, the Herb and Joyce Morgan family, and the Jeanne Whyte Kraft family.