BGMC Unveils Plaque to Honor Russell J. Salvatore’s $1 Million Donation for Upgraded Interactive Television Systems

Russell J. Salvatore has committed a $1 million donation for upgraded interactive television systems for patients at Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital and DeGraff Memorial Hospital. Today, Kaleida Health unveiled a plaque in the main lobby of Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute, thanking and honoring Salvatore for his generous contribution toward this technology.

Salvatore’s donation will allow Kaleida Health to upgrade patient televisions at its hospital facilities to the TVR/pCare™ interactive televisions, which provide on-demand movies, television and educational content for patients during their stay.

In 2017, he donated $500,000 for the same technology, currently available in all patient rooms at John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital.

“We are extremely grateful for Russell’s generosity and his commitment to helping us provide our patients the best possible experience,” said Jody Lomeo, president and CEO, Kaleida Health. “Families love the on-demand capabilities of these TVs at Oishei Children’s Hospital, so we are thankful that we can bring this to more of our patients. Any hospital stay can be difficult, so having access to more entertainment options can help them feel a little more at home.”

With the financial commitment made, Kaleida Health will begin plans to implement the technology upgrade across its facilities in 2019.


Originally posted by Kaleida Health.

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