Mercy Gilbert Medical Center Renames Family Birth Center to Recognize Lund Family

GILBERT, Ariz. (November 3, 2011) – Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, a member of Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), announced it will rename its family birth center to the Lund Family Birth Center during a special ceremony on November 4, 2011. The medical center and the CHW Foundation – East Valley are recognizing the Lund family for their continued generosity and dedication.

The naming of the family birth center honors the Lund family for their continued support to Mercy Gilbert Medical Center and for their generous donation of $2.5 million for the Tower B expansion, which opened in January 2008.

“The family birth center is one of the most joyous places in the Gilbert community, where life, family and memories are celebrated,” said Tim Bricker, president and CEO of Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. “Mercy Gilbert Medical Center dedicates this unit to the Lund family, as a token of our appreciation for their commitment to the medical center and community.”

With the generous support of the Lund family, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center is able to continue to offer families eight private labor, delivery and recovery suites, 14 private couplet care rooms, two cesarean section suites with an adjacent recovery room and nursery, and four special-care beds in the nursery for infants needing extra care and support.

“Our family foundations are very excited to be a part of the family birth center where parents, along with their families and friends will share in the most wonderful celebration of all, the birth of their baby,” said Sherry Lund. “With the philosophy of compassionate care that Mercy Gilbert Medical Center is known for, we are honored to be a part of something so special.”

Since opening in June 2006 through October 31, 2011, 12,648 babies including 77 sets of twins have been born at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center.

About Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

Mercy Gilbert Medical Center is located at the intersection of Val Vista Drive and Santan Loop 202 (south of Pecos Road and east of Val Vista Drive). Mercy Gilbert is a 212-bed, acute-care, not-for-profit provider of emergency care, family birth services, diabetes management, comprehensive stroke services, gastroenterology, sleep studies, neurosciences, orthopedics, general surgery and diagnostic services. Mercy Gilbert Medical Center is the first hospital in Arizona to collaborate with the Celebration Stem Cell Centre to launch a public umbilical cord blood donation program. For more information, please visit or call 480.728.8000. Mercy Gilbert is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). For employment opportunities, please visit For information on doctor referrals, community classes or support groups, please contact ResourceLink toll- free at 1.877.728.5414.

About Catholic Healthcare West

Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), headquartered in San Francisco, CA, is a system of 40 hospitals and medical centers in California, Arizona, and Nevada. Founded in 1986, it is one of the nation’s largest not- for-profit health care systems and the largest private hospital system in California. CHW is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved. The CHW network of nearly 10,000 physicians and approximately 54,000 employees provides health care services to more than six million people annually. In 2010, CHW provided more than $1.3 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed patient care. For more information, please visit our website at

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