Arkell donates to pavilion

AMSTERDAM – The Arkell Hall Foundation recently announced a $150,000 gift for the new St. Mary’s Healthcare Outpatient Pavilion.

“The Arkell Hall Foundation is one of our most cherished community partners and one of our largest donors through the years here at St. Mary’s,” Victor Giulianelli, president and CEO of St. Mary’s Healthcare, said in a news release. “They have walked hand in hand with us through all of our capital and program projects, setting the pace for others to contribute, and sharing our belief for the provision of the best healthcare we can make available. We owe them a debt of gratitude.”

The Arkell Hall Foundation joins a growing number of six-figure gifts in early support for the new building currently under construction on Route 30. When the project is finished, the facility will provide access to services such as cancer medicine, a women’s breast health center, outpatient imaging, laboratory services, outpatient registration and urgent care.

The $18 million pavilion is scheduled to open this fall.

“Simply stated, we believe in St. Mary’s Healthcare,” Joseph A. Santangelo, president and CEO of Arkell Hall, said in a news release. “We share a mission for the enhancement of our neighbors’ lives here in Amsterdam and Montgomery County. St. Mary’s expertly represents that principle, and it is our honor to partner with them on this important project.”

The Foundation has been making gifts to St. Mary’s since 1950. Originally formed in 1940 by Bertelle Arkell Barbour, the Arkell Hall Foundation serves New York’s central Mohawk Valley with a variety of programs and activities.

“A casual walk through our hospital will reveal the generosity of the Arkell Hall Foundation,” Al Turo, the St. Mary’s vice president for Planning and Development, said in a news release. “They are recognized prominently for the help and support they’ve provided through the years. We’re thankful once again for their heart and generosity.”

The foundation joins Millennium Medical Imaging, Dr. and Mrs. Govind Rao, the St. Mary’s Healthcare Auxiliary and Stewart’s Foundation in early support of the new facility. Susan Dake, president of Stewart’s Foundation, kicked off the giving momentum when she announced a $250,000 gift at the Pavilion groundbreaking in October.