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Builder donates $10 million to Beaumont Hospital-Troy

By: Terry Oparka | Troy Times | Published October 27, 2015

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Frances and Dominic Moceri have donated $10 million to Beaumont Hospital-Troy to fund construction of a 20,000-square-foot family learning center and a new intensive care unit. The money will also establish the Moceri Learning Center Endowment. 

According to a prepared statement provided by Moceri Development, “the 20,000-square-foot Dominic and Frances Moceri Family Learning Center will serve as an educational hub for physicians, nurses and other clinicians at Beaumont Hospital-Troy, as well as students of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. The center will also be a hub for community health and wellness offering events and programs for the public. Additionally, the gift allows for completion of a 12-bed, private-room medical intensive care unit, which will be located on the fifth floor of the hospital’s Critical Care Tower. The area is currently shell space, and the Moceri gift will complete, equip and furnish the unit.”

Troy President Nancy Susick said the Moceri family’s gift will enable the hospital to build out another floor in the seven-floor Critical Care Tower, construction of which was halted in 2008 during the economic downturn.

Susick said the learning center would greatly expand space in the hospital used to educate physicians, nurses, health professionals and OU medical school students.

She said construction on both areas is set to be finished in the fall of 2016.

“One of the most interesting things about the learning center will be the simulation lab,” Susick said.

She explained that physicians, nurses, other medical staff and members of the community will be able to practice a variety of medical procedures on the mannequins in the learning center.

“I can’t tell you how happy I am,” Susick said. “We do a lot of education and training. The staff is so excited. This will be a great place for the community to come to. We’re extremely thankful to the Moceri family for their generous gift. They really wanted to give back to the community and participate in keeping the community healthy.”

When asked why Moceri chose Beaumont Hospital-Troy to donate the funds to, Dominic Moceri spokesperson Re-Kenya Robertson said that Moceri wanted to service the area he built around, noting that Moceri built over 55,000 homes in the areas served by the hospital.

“It’s located in the central part of Oakland County, and it will help make the hospital a full-service facility with new additions from the fund,” Robertson said.

“You don’t become poor from giving,” said Dominic Moceri in a prepared statement. “We learned long ago that our primary focus has to be to create communities that are not only beautiful but sustainable, healthy places for families to live.

“We are thrilled that the learning center and medical intensive care unit will allow our community to receive the best care available in our region, while providing a space for the next generation of health care leaders to develop and learn about the therapies and care delivery methods of tomorrow,” Moceri added.

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