Regina Health Center received $1 million in donations for its 25th anniversary facility upgrade campaign. The donation was led by Katie and Charles (Bud) Koch with their gift of $500,000. The gift is also the largest donation to Regina Health Center from an individual donor.
Regina Health Center is a high-quality skilled nursing and assisted living facility for clergy and lay people in Northeast Ohio. It was created in 1993, when a portion of Mt. Augustine, the motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, was transformed into the nursing facility, which is located on 230 acres in Richfield.
Katie and Bud Koch have been involved with Regina Health Center for more than 20 years, which is most of its existence. Katie Koch served as a longtime member of the facility’s board of directors and chairs both the mission support and donor relations committees as well as the 25th anniversary committee.
The Kochs said they appreciate the good work of Regina Health Center and the residents who live there.
“Across Northeast Ohio, Catholic sisters have devoted their lives to taking care of others — be it through health care, education or direct ministry,” said Katie Koch. “For this reason, Bud and I appreciate the mission of Regina Health Center to provide top-ranked care for aging religious so they – and lay people as well – can retire in a high quality, compassionate and faith-based environment.”
Several other major donations were made for the $2.5 million renovation project including:
- $100,000 from Dr. Elizabeth P. Macintyre and Dr. Joseph A. Sopko
- $100,000 from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland
- $100,000 from the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine
- $100,000 from the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland
- $100,000 from an anonymous donor
This project will include significant upgrades for the comfort and style of residents’ rooms in addition to common areas, nursing stations and more.
Mark Yantek, executive director of Regina Health Center, said he is excited about the project.
“When it is completed in 2020, the upgrade will greatly enhance the resident experience as we continue providing compassionate, exceptional care in a beautiful, comfortable home,” he said. “We are exceedingly grateful to Katie, Bud and all of our donors for their vision and support of this project, which will bring the interior aesthetics of this ministry in line with our top quality and family satisfaction rankings.”
Yantek said additional funds are needed for the project. For more information about Regina or for donation information, call Maureen O’Neill-Laszlo, 330-659-5132 or visit reginahealthcenter.org.