Cleveland Clinic Florida receives $30 million gift

 

— DANIEL CHANG

A longtime patient of Cleveland Clinic Florida donated $30 million this month to the 25-year-old hospital system serving Broward and Palm Beach counties, marking the largest philanthropic gift in the organization’s history.

The gift from Pauline Braathen, a former fashion entrepreneur and widow of the Norwegian real estate developer Egil Braathen, will be used to build a five-story, 143,000-square-foot facility for neurosciences and cancer treatment at Cleveland Clinic’s Weston campus. Braathen lives aboard a private apartment ship called “The World” that travels the globe, but she always returns to Cleveland Clinic Florida for her medical care, according to the hospital’s announcement of the gift.

Hospital officials will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the new center, to be named for the Braathens, on Thursday. When completed, the facility will house a neuro-interventional lab for treating aneurisms and strokes, and a therapeutic suite with radiosurgery equipment for treating brain tumors and other cancers affecting the neurological system.

The facility also will include space for occupational and physical therapy, and chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

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