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A Portrait of Support for Bayhealth
C.F. Schwartz Toyota President Robert A. Schwartz has always been a part of the Dover community. He was born at Kent General Hospital, as were all of his children and most of his grandchildren. Over the past several decades, his family has owned many businesses in Dover, including a liquor store and a pizza restaurant. They also had a Chrysler-Plymouth dealership and sold International Trucks for 50 years.
Schwartz is pleased that Bayhealth has also evolved within the community. It’s one reason he started making donations to the organization. “Bayhealth is a big part of the community and it continues to grow, and I want to help. It amazes me how many buildings in Dover are Bayhealth, not just the hospital,” he said.
“I’m very proud of what’s going on at Bayhealth. It’s wonderful that the hospital has a cardiac unit,” continued Schwartz, who said he had no choice but to go north after a cardiac event 28 years ago. “The closer you can be to your family, the better.”
He also appreciates Bayhealth’s recruitment of high-caliber doctors. “This means you can still bring up your children in a smaller community but have big-city care,” he said. Schwartz says he especially admires Bayhealth’s “patients first” approach. “I had to get a kidney stone blasted and from the minute I walked in the door, I was treated as though I was a king,” he said. “I also like that I can go to the [Outpatient Center] and get my scans done. You can get in and out quickly and they’re always willing to accommodate you.”
C.F. Schwartz Toyota, as well as Schwartz and his wife Joanne, have made several generous donations to Bayhealth. His daughter, Linda Schwartz-Chi, has also played a big role in the generosity. This includes gifts to the cardiovascular and oncology service lines and supporting the Charitable Golf Tournament each fall.
To learn how you can make a donation to Bayhealth visit Bayhealth.org/Foundation or call 302-744-7015.