Blatt Endoscopy area enhanced

The Elaine E. Blatt Endoscopy Department at Ascension St. John Hospital was made possible by philanthropic support totaling more than $2.3 million along with a capital investment of $1.5 million from the health system. The Blatt family donated the lead gift of $1 million in honor of their family matriarch, while Anthony L. Soave and his family made a $500,000 contribution for which the waiting room was named. In addition, Virginia and Robert Vallee, The Guild, and Jeffrey and Cynthia Littmann gave major gifts, and several other donors also supported the project.

While the endoscopy program at Ascension St. John Hospital has always been of the utmost caliber, with top-skilled physicians and staff and highly specialized procedures not offered at other area hospitals, the spacious, state-of-the-art Elaine E. Blatt Endoscopy Department was essential for the high patient volume and advanced technology now available. The new space is twice as large as the previous area, includes additional procedure rooms and technology, and offers more privacy and comfort.