Inspira launches $20M capital campaign to construct hospital in South Jersey

Inspira Health Network has launched a capital campaign to help construct a new hospital in Gloucester County, it announced Tuesday.

The health care network said more than 260 people attended the event at the future site of Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill to celebrate the launch of its “Invest. Impact. Inspire.” capital campaign.

Inspira said it has a campaign goal of $20 million, which will help support the construction of the new hospital and improve access to health care and technology across the region. Currently, more than $17 million has already been pledged by hospital leadership, board members, physicians, employees and local businesses.

The $20 million goal is the largest campaign it has ever conducted, Inspira said.

Speakers at the event included John DiAngelo, CEO and president of Inspira Health Network; Todd Way, executive vice president of operations; Michael McLaughlin, chair of the Inspira Health Network board of trustees; Gary Galloway, chair of the Inspira Hospital board of trustees; James E. George, campaign co-chair; and New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney.

“All of us in the Inspira family are excited to see the launch of this capital campaign that will help us improve health care for communities throughout South Jersey,” DiAngelo said. “The campaign helps to support Inspira’s investment in exceptional clinicians, leading technology and a comprehensive health care system.”

“Every day, Inspira’s physicians and employees offer their services to the community, and now community members have an opportunity to give back,” George said. “Supporting the campaign directly impacts patient care by helping Inspira continue to provide exceptional health care, close to home.”

Guests attending the event learned about Inspira’s multimullion-dollar capital projects, including the $350 million Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill, which will feature a cancer program, surgical suites, pediatric emergency department and more. Another project, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, recently opened a $34.4 million two-story patient pavilion and a $5.9 million senior emergency department. Inspira said it has also committed to developing projects in Bridgeton, Elmer and Woodbury.

“It is an honor to share my passion for important local issues with the Inspira family and all of those committed to advancing exceptional health care in South Jersey,” former Philadelphia Eagle and NFL broadcaster Ron Jaworski, who attended the event, said. “I’m proud to be a long-time supporter of campaigns like this one and all of the hard work done each day to improve access to great clinicians, leading-edge technology, and incredible health facilities.”