Capital Initiatives

The Emerson Health Care Foundation raises funds for capital projects, equipment and programs through targeted major gift campaigns. This focused approach has advance a number of key clinical areas in need of major capital support.

Expansion of Wellness Center for Mind and Body

Initially created in 2011, the Emerson Wellness Center for Mind and Body supports the hospital’s vision to “optimize health and wellness by creating an efficient and effective coordinated system that provides a continuum of care.”  With demand for its diverse, high quality programming on the rise – indeed, the expected growth rate is projected at 36% over the next two years – the hospital is relocating the Wellness Center to a larger space within 310 Baker Avenue.  The new 6,100 square feet facility will enhance our students’ experience with a far superior setting, a convenient location with ample free parking.  The Foundation is committed to raising $750,000 to support this expansion.  A very generous lead gift of $500,000 from the Steinberg Family will name the new Center.

Naming Opportunities

Wellness Center 

$500,000 (committed) 

Waiting Area        

 $150,000 (reserved)

Activity Room 1


Activity Rooms 2 and 3

 $75,000 (each)

Locker Room (2)

 $50,000 (each)

Treatment Room (3)        

 $25,000 (each)

Cancer Center Expansion

To insure continued high-quality care at the Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital~Bethke and Emerson Hospital’s Naka Infusion Center, the hospital is consolidating all patient infusion activities into a state-of-the-art infusion center with 18 patient bays, a spacious patient lounge and nourishment center, and a dedicated space for cancer support services   - all adjacent to other reconfigured and expanded MGH Cancer Center facilities at Emerson.  The Foundation is committed to raising $750,000 to support the new infusion center.

Naming Opportunities

 Patient Lounge

$250,000 (committed)           

 Waiting Area        

$150,000 (committed)

 Clinical Staff Lounge        


 Nurse Station Three          


 Nurse Station 1 and 2      

$50,000 (each) (1 committed)

 Patient Single Room Bed 


 Patient Infusion Bay (17) 

$25,000 (each) (7 committed)

If you are interest in learning more about either of these initiatives or wish to make a gift, please contact Melissa Saalfield, Director of Major Gifts, at 978 287 3583 or

You may also make a gift online. Your support is deeply appreciated.