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Gift from Born Foundation to help behavioral health patients

A $100,000 gift from the Walter W. Born Foundation will support renovations at Summa Health System-St. Thomas Campus for an intensive outpatient program for behavioral health patients. The program will give Summa Health clinicians the ability to treat patients in the least restrictive environment with up to six hours of intensive therapy daily.

Leigh Gerstenberger, trustee of the Walter W. Born Foundation, presented the gift at a recent meeting of the Summa Health Behavioral Health Institute Leadership Council in memory of the late Kathryn Cooper, who had served on the council with her father, Robert Cooper, and Mr. Gerstenberger. Kathryn's mother, Regina Cooper, who serves on the Summa Health Cancer Institute Leadership Council, was at the meeting with her husband for the presentation.

Leigh Gerstenberger (center), Walter W. Born Foundation trustee, presents a check for $100,000 to Dr. Thomas Malone (left), former president and chief executive officer, Summa Health, and Dr. Joseph Varley, the Jim and Vanita Oelschlager Chair in Psychiatry and Behavioral Health and chair, Department of Psychiatry.  

Click here to view a very moving tribute video to the late Kathryn Cooper that was shown at the 2015 Summa Health Sapphire Ball benefiting Summa Health Behavioral Health Institute.


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