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Donor Stories - The Lipsteins - The Chester County Hospital Foundation

Gail and Sanford "Sandy" Lipstein are avid cyclists, gardening enthusiasts, and natural resource conservationists who have given countless hours over the years to help sustain local community services. Gail and Sandy care deeply for their West Chester community of more than four decades and their family has faithfully supported Chester County Hospital for 28 years. "As retired executive vice president and chief financial officer of Comcast Spectacor", Sandy reflects, "it has been very interesting to watch the hospital's growth over the years -- probably doubling in size over the last three decades."

As a former physical therapist, Gail has always been interested in health-related topics, and has found herself in need of services from Chester County Hospital on several occasions. The Lipsteins' first encounter with the hospital was more than 34 years ago when they were ready to start their family. Gail would later rely on the cancer care team for her surgery and recovery from breast cancer. She says, "I have always been appreciative of my experiences at the hospital. In addition to the excellent medical care, I have enjoyed attending events at the Abramson Cancer Center at Chester County Hospital, the SHiNE luncheon that raises funds for cancer patients, and 'open rounds' events where the public can learn about the latest clinical advances."

Gail adds, "We have tremendous confidence in the quality services provided at Chester County Hospital. They are able to attract well-qualified doctors, nurses, and specialists and keep expanding with a focus on providing the latest medical advancements."

In line with their additional passions and affinities, the Lipsteins remain active with Friends of the Chester Valley Trail and Bike Chester County where Gail serves on both boards, and have been involved with Bala Cynwyd, PA-based Living Beyond Breast Cancer for many years. In director and officer roles, Sandy provides leadership to several foundations and nonprofit organizations serving southeast Pennsylvania. On top of that, as a Sah Dan, 4th Degree Black Belt, Master Instructor, Sandy has carved time from his busy schedule to train and instruct at Vaughn’s Dojang since 1991. As active community members and volunteers who serve a variety of organizations within Chester County, the Lipsteins have been steadfast in their support of Chester County Hospital and its growth.

The investment makes sense, as Gail reflects: "The hospital makes expansion decisions from a strong fiscal foundation and serves the community quite well."

We are grateful for Gail and Sandy’s loyal support as Chester County Hospital continues to be the leading provider of care in the region and a national model for quality, service excellence, and fiscal stewardship.

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