Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S. In 2014, Lee Health created Shipley Cardiothoracic Center to address the management and care of those suffering from heart and lung diseases. Outcomes have vastly improved by using a formalized program to improve a patient’s health before surgery with a multidisciplinary team approach engaging all care providers at all levels. Shipley Cardiothoracic Center is at the forefront of developing techniques that will make a difference for patients and significantly improve their health and vitality.
Shipley Cardiothoracic Center is made possible by a $2.5 million gift by Shipley Foundation, Inc., which is headed by Richard C. Shipley of Sanibel. His hope is that area residents and businesses will join him in supporting this initiative.
“The innovative approach to heart disease, combined with the research and educational components being undertaken by Dr. DiGiorgi and other professionals at the Center will be a life-changing benefit for many in the community and will improve the quality of life for our friends, families and neighbors for generations to come. I hope my gift will motivate and inspire others in the community to consider supporting this worthwhile effort.”
More than 375,000 die from heart disease each year. With your support, we can begin to lower that number and save lives in our community.
Every doctor refused to perform a risky, but lifesaving procedure. That is, until Stuart met Dr. Paul DiGiorgi.
For Richard C. Shipley, namesake and major benefactor of the Shipley Cardiothoracic Center, it was simple...