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Published on June 25, 2018

McGuires to Chair Fundraising Campaign for New Heart and Vascular Center

Photo of Jan and Marty McGuire.Jan and Marty McGuire

Jan and Marty McGuire have been named chairs of MidMichigan Health Foundation’s fundraising campaign to help build a premier Heart and Vascular Center on the campus of MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland. When complete, this project will provide world-class care for those patients served in the MidMichigan region suffering from the most complex forms of heart disease.

The McGuires will lead a team of volunteers to help reach the $15 million campaign goal set by the MidMichigan Health Foundation Board of Directors. To-date, nearly $13 million has been secured in donations and pledges, representing 86 percent of the goal.

“We are both immensely passionate about this project,” said Jan McGuire. “We, like many people, have had friends and loved ones personally impacted by heart disease. I have learned that heart disease is currently the leading cause of death of men and women both regionally and across the United States, and the prevalence of this disease is expected to continue to rise as communities’ age.”

“Knowing that Jan and I can be part of an effort that will help others in our community as well as the region that MidMichigan Health serves is particularly gratifying,” added Marty McGuire. “The commitment that we make today will ensure the best possible heart care is provided to friends and family throughout the region, not just for the near future, but for generations to come.”

Jan McGuire began her professional career in Midland at Chemical Bank, where she was with the organization for 28 years, ending her time there as the first vice president and director of marketing. She then joined the Midland Area Community Foundation in January 2007 as its president and CEO, retiring in 2012 after concluding more than five years at the helm of the organization.

Jan has volunteered her time and service to numerous area organizations. They include the Dow Corning Citizen’s Action Panel, Midland Community Center Board, Midland Morning Rotary Club, which she served as past president, Midland Blooms as the project chair for multiple years and various boards for MidMichigan Health including chair of the Medical Center – Midland’s Love Light Trees program, along with several others.

Jan was awarded the Midland Chamber of Commerce Athena Award, Mitten Bay Girl Scout Council Woman of Distinction, Midland Leadership Alumni Leader of the Year, Midland Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Award and the Association of Fundraising Professionals Outstanding Fundraising Executive Award.

Marty’s participation within the Midland community has also been considerable. He served 30 years with the City of Midland ending his career there as director of public services. He then worked seven years as managing director of the Dow Gardens.

Marty’s extensive community involvement also includes several years as a delegate to the Amateur Softball Association, serving as chair of the committee to select the Olympic Softball Team in 2000 and 2004, past president of the Midland Rotary Club, member of the Community Advisory Panel for The Dow Chemical Company and chair of the Downtown Development Authority.

Marty has been inducted into the Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame, received the Lloyd Osborn Community Service Award and named the Central Michigan University Recreations and Parks Administration Alumni of the Year.

The new 160,000-square-foot Heart and Vascular Center, to be located at the corner of Sugnet Road and Orchard Drive, will consolidate Midland’s off-campus cardiology offices along with the non-invasive cardiovascular testing and interventional surgical heart and vascular services. An added expansion to the building will incorporate MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland’s full-service diagnostic and support areas, including lab and imaging. MidMichigan is also collaborating with Michigan Medicine, the health care division of the University of Michigan, on the development of the remaining space in the new building. The first phase of the three-year construction project is scheduled for completion in spring 2019.

Funding commitments for the Heart and Vascular Center have already come in and includes an $8 million pledge from The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, $3 million from the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation and a $1.25 million pledge from The Charles J. Strosacker Foundation. To date, nearly $13 million has been committed to this project.  “We are excited at the support we have received so far and Jan and I look forward to leading the community to the final goal,” added Marty.

Those interested in more information on MidMichigan’s comprehensive cardiovascular program may visit www.midmichigan.org/heartandvascularcenter.

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