Originally Released: August 28, 1996
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Joseph Schwartz, a local developer, and his wife Corinne have donated $1 million to Kernan Hospital. In recognition of their gift, a unit at Kernan Hospital will be named the Joseph and Corinne Schwartz Stroke and Brain Injury Center. The new unit is located at the 128-bed William Donald Schaefer Rehabilitation Center at Kernan Hospital, one of the largest and most sophisticated facilities of its kind in the United States.
Joseph Schwartz suffered a stroke more than three years ago. During his rehabilitation, he became acquainted with Kernan, a component of the University of Maryland Medical System. He and his wife have donated $1 million to Kernan Hospital as a way to show their continuing commitment to education in the area of stroke and brain injury.
"Their gift will help the many patients and families whose lives are affected by tragic illnesses and injuries," says Morton I. Rapoport, M.D., president and chief executive officer of the University of Maryland Medical System.
Joseph and Corinne Schwartz were long-time residents of Lutherville, Maryland. Currently, they split their time between Ocean City, Maryland and Palm Beach, Florida.
The Schwartzes' other philanthropic interests include the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.; Loyola College; Bais Yaakov School for Girls; Ner Israel Rabbinical College; and the Beth Israel and Beth El Synagogues in Baltimore.
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