Lohmans’ $4 million donation to fund diabetes center at Daytona’s Halifax Medical Center

ORMOND BEACH — When Lowell Lohman met a few years ago with medical researchers working to find a cure for diabetes, he offered praise for their dedication, but also a suggestion:

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Lohmans’ $4 million donation funds diabetes center at Halifax Health

Jim Abbott
 
| The Daytona Beach News-Journal

ORMOND BEACH — When Lowell Lohman met a few years ago with medical researchers working to find a cure for diabetes, he offered praise for their dedication, but also a suggestion:

“I told them, ‘While you’re searching for it, please make the day-to-day struggle of being a diabetic easier,’” said Lohman, a successful entrepreneur who has been a Type 1 diabetic for 55 years.

Now, Lohman and his wife, Nancy, are making a $4 million donation to support that goal by establishing Lohman Diabetes Center of Excellence at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach. It is conceived as a one-stop resource center for diabetes patients seeking access to world-class endocrinologists, on-site lab work, educational and lifestyle coaching, the Lohmans said.

“That’s our hope, that it’s a navigation center, a collaborative team approach to diabetes care,” said Nancy Lohman, who joined her husband

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HHS Secretary Praises Department of Motor Vehicles for Their ‘Pivotal Role’ in Another Record-Setting Year in Organ Donation

As new organ donation records are being realized for the tenth consecutive year, the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services has applauded the Department of Motor Vehicles for their critical role in achieving this milestone.

“You play a pivotal role in our nation’s extraordinary record of growth in organ donation and transplantation,” Secretary Alex Azar II wrote in a letter to the DMV staff. “As a valued partner, you are the first critical step in our collective effort to ensure all Americans are aware of their potential to save and improve the lives of thousands of men, women and children waiting for a lifesaving or life-enhancing transplant by registering as organ, eye and tissue donors.”

In 2019, health care teams across the country performed nearly 40,000 transplants from both deceased and living organ donors. This marks an 8.7% increase over 2018 and continues to make the United States

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Mercy Medical Center receives $2 million donation for new dementia care center

CEDAR RAPIDS — Mercy Medical Center has received a $2 million donation for the creation of a center focused on dementia-related services.

Mercy Medical Center Foundation announced that the family of Cedar Rapids couple Chris and Suzy DeWolf gifted the funds this past week for the formation of the Chris and Suzy DeWolf Family Innovation Center for Aging and Dementia.

According to Mercy officials, the center will be “a hub of research, training and education” to help those who are aging and have chronic conditions — most notably, dementia — “live their lives with purpose.”

The Innovation Center is set to be part of Mercy’s new HallMar Village, a new senior living facility that’s scheduled to begin construction in spring 2021.

Echo Hill Presbyterian Church, a 23,000-square foot building located at 9000 C Ave NE in Marion, will be renovated to house the new center.

“We see this gift as

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