The Harvey and Phyllis Sandler Pavilion—a Place of Healing and Hope
Phyllis Sandler is a visionary; she believes that "If we dream it, if we think it, we can make it happen." She and Harvey envisioned a beautiful, state-of-the-art facility that would provide a worthy home for the Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute—a place where those who suffer cancer might find hope, a place close to home where the finest medical care is readily available.
The Harvey & Phyllis Sandler Pavilion, opened in 2008, is a magnificent facility, with soaring spaces and natural light, yet is warmly inviting and comforting. It now houses the Lynn Cancer Institute, one of the largest cancer centers in Florida, and The Imaging Center, boasting some of the world's most advanced technology for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other diseases.
It is because of the Sandler's vision, imagination, gracious generosity, and planned gift to our hospital that the Sandler Pavilion is available to all who need it. Providing this beautiful place of healing and hope has been a joyful experience for the Sandlers. Phyllis and Harvey have given something that means so much to so many: Phyllis explains that the feeling is "indescribable, exhilarating, and as bringing great happiness." Harvey says, "Everyone should give and give and give until it feels good."
Giving is a core value in the Sandler family. Learning from example, all of the Sandler children are continuing to live a philanthropic lifestyle. The Sandlers are proud of their children for many things, but they are proudest of them because they are great managers with philanthropic hearts—destined to leave a legacy of their own in our world. Thank you, Phyllis and Harvey, for making hope and healing available to so many in the Sandler Pavilion, and for instilling a spirit of giving in your children, grandchildren, and in our community! Your philanthropy is helping to transform healthcare in our region.