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Renovated North Mountain Lobby a 'Pathway to Healing'

The completely renovated and reconstructed lobby and surrounding areas, designed to create a soothing and calming experience for patient and visitor alike, open Nov. 30 at John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital.

"We wanted to create a Pathway to Healing and make every patient and visitor feel welcomed and invited," said Rhonda Forsyth, president and CEO of the John C. Lincoln Health Network. "This beautiful transformation accomplishes that, and we are especially grateful to the Lincoln family for helping us create an experience on par with the quality of care provided by the hospital."

Marcia Mintz

"This gift demonstrates the philanthropic leadership of the Lincoln family and serves as a principal gift model for the Foundation and our developing donor base."

Marcia Mintz
Chief Executive Officer
John C. Lincoln Health Foundation

This project was made possible thanks to the generous support of David and Joan Lincoln and Lillian Lincoln Howell, who donated $4 million, along with additional support from the John C. Lincoln Health Foundation Guild and Lincoln GIVES, the employee giving program.

Marcia Mintz, CEO of the John C. Lincoln Health Foundation, noted that "this gift demonstrates the philanthropic leadership of the Lincoln family and serves as a principal gift model for the Foundation and our developing donor base. We are grateful for the generous support of the Lincoln family whose governance and philanthropic support have been steadfast for more than 80 years. This is a reflection of their continuing pride in the direction and mission of this organization."

The renovated lobby also will feature a newly designed donor wall recognizing the John C. Lincoln Health Foundation's major contributors.

The new canopy driveway, entry and interior design integrate the hospital’s Mid-Century Modern sensibilities with a clean contemporary update. Construction began in January 2012, as part of a larger renovation.

The servery for the cafeteria had opened earlier this year. The last phase of renovations will begin on Nov. 30 and will add an outdoor dining area and staff dining area, with a final, scheduled completion date of February 2013.

John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital opened in 1952 with 16 beds as the Desert Mission Convalescent Hospital. The hospital treated 79 patients that first year. In 1952, its board renamed the hospital for John C. Lincoln, the father of David Lincoln and the inventor of the electric arc welder, in recognition of the family's generosity and support for the Phoenix community.

Today's 266-bed hospital with a Level I Trauma Center has more than 72,000 inpatient and outpatient visits annually. In addition, the hospital provides care to about 3,000 trauma patients and 50,000 non-trauma patients annually. It's a two-time recipient of the prestigious Magnet designation for excellence in nursing care from the American Nurses Association as well as the home of two nursing units honored with the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.

Learn more about the history of John C. Lincoln at JCL.com/about.

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