Leading the Way for World-Class Health Care

Thanks to the generosity of the following lead gift donors, as well as many other friends and neighbors, we are well on our way to building the future of healthcare in southwest Michigan.

Merlin and Carolyn Hanson, along with their family, have committed a $1.5 million lead gift toward the Hanson Heart Center – to be named in the family’s honor. Lifelong residents of the Michiana area, the Hanson family name is synonymous with integrity, ingenuity, and leadership.

The Lakeland Health Auxiliary pledged a $500,000 lead gift over a five year period. The dining area for patients, staff, and community members to be located on the second floor of the new facility will be named in the organization’s honor.

Team members throughout the Lakeland Health system have pledged more than $315,000 to date. Their donations will fund the construction of a garden area located on the first floor of the new Pavilion offering a healing environment for patients, families, and staff.

Get Involved!

For more information about how you can join us in supporting the new Lakeland Medical Center Pavilion, contact Lakeland Health Foundations at (269) 927-5143 or visit

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