Huntington native Douglas Partrick, owner of Heatherwood Luxury Rentals, and his wife, Violetta, have donated $1 million to Huntington Hospital.
Partrick, who was born and raised in Huntington, has deep ties to Huntington Hospital. His mother, Virginia, volunteered at the hospital for 30 years, compiling more than 47,000 volunteer hours ,and served on the hospital’s board of trustees. His father, Donald, donated $2.4 million over his lifetime to the hospital.
“I made a promise to myself that when my parents passed that I would continue on with their legacy of supporting the hospital,” Partrick said. “With great success comes great responsibility, and I feel like it is my responsibility to give back to the community with this gift.”
The gift will fund the “Douglas and Violetta Partrick Treatment Area,” a priority treatment area within the hospital designed to treat the least-acute patients who come into the emergency department.
“I would like to encourage people that no matter how big or small the gift may be, that every little bit helps the hospital,” Partrick said. “Any participation, be it a monetary or physical donation to the hospital, is making an investment in your community and in yourself.”
The priority treatment area will see patients experiencing less severe issues including those with abdominal or chest pain, pregnant women, and pediatric patients.
“We greatly appreciate Douglas and his family’s generosity and commitment to Huntington Hospital,” said Nick Fitterman, MD, executive director of Huntington Hospital. “Philanthropic support from the Partrick family and our community helps us to advance care for our patients.”
The gift also supports Northwell’s seven-year, $1 billion Outpacing the Impossible fundraising campaign to fuel innovation to advance health care and support Northwell’s promise to the people it serves.