DeZwirek's $2 Million Gift to Marcus Neuroscience Institute Names Center for Spinal Disorders and Back Pain

BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 20, 2015 /CNW/ -- Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation has announced that it has received a $2 million donation from Phillip and Peggy DeZwirek to name the Phillip and Peggy DeZwirek Center for Spinal Disorders and Back Pain in the Hospital's new Marcus Neuroscience Institute. The gift will be used to fund programs, technology, and capital projects.

The Marcus Neuroscience Institute contains four dedicated operating rooms, including one equipped with intraoperative MRI and two with intraoperative CT, capabilities found in only a handful of facilities across the country. The Institute also boasts a biplane angiography suite, a critically important component in the diagnosis and care of a host of neurological conditions.

Phillip DeZwirek, a Toronto based financier and philanthropist, was the founder and is currently Chairman Emeritus of CECO Environmental Corp. of Cincinnati, a company he led as chief executive officer from 1979 until early 2010, establishing the worlds' largest pure air and water solutions environmental company. Through the DeZwirek Family Holding Company, the DeZwireks hold multiple successful private enterprises. Previously, Mr. DeZwirek was a founder and Director of Pan Ocean Oil Corp., which he merged with Marathon Oil Company in 1976.

As a community-minded leader, Phillip DeZwirek has participated in the building of a movie theatre and gymnasium at Sick Kid's Hospital (The Hospital for Sick Children) in Toronto and endowed the entire first floor of Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, as well as building a research center to support stem cell study at Toronto Western Hospital. He also supports many Jewish organizations. In addition to his donation to Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Mr. DeZwirek endowed the lobby of the Marcus Neuroscience Institute. He is a graduate of McGill University.

Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center (, a recognized leader in oncology, cardiovascular disease and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, women's health, emergency medicine and the neurosciences. It received the 2014 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for the 10th year in a row from Healthgrades®. Boca Regional was recognized for the third consecutive year in U.S. News & World Report's 2013–2014 Best Hospitals listing as a top-ranked hospital in the South Florida metropolitan area.


SOURCE Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation

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