Dominic and Frances Moceri
Unassuming and humble, Frances and Dominic Moceri recently made the largest philanthropic gift ever received by Beaumont Hospital, Troy. The Moceri gift will build the new 12-bed Frances and Dominic Moceri Medical Intensive Care Unit and create the Frances and Dominic Moceri Learning Center that will provide state-of-the-art physician training, facilitate staff enrichment and expand community education.
”I never became poor from giving,” said Dominic Moceri, who built Moceri Development from the ground up.
“The core of our family philosophy is giving back to our community. We learned long ago that our primary focus is not only to create neighborhoods that are beautiful, but communities that are sustainable, healthy places for families to live. That’s been our business and our lives for the past 60 years. Our family’s passion to create healthy multigenerational neighborhoods is in concert with Beaumont’s mission of wellness for the region, which we all love.”
Dominic Moceri with his father Sebastian, a Sicilian fisherman from Terassini, (Frances Moceri’s birthplace), created a family building and development venture in Grand Blanc in the early 1950s. They developed distinctive housing with very affordable modern amenities that were considered unattainable for most people due to costs at that time. This innovative approach enabled many families in Michigan to have luxury without the high price tag. This method also launched the Moceris as Michigan’s’ Legendary Dream Builder.
“It only makes sense to also invest in Beaumont, Troy because it provides health care services to the people who live in our homes,” said Moceri. “We consider ourselves successful when we inspire others to give.”
Frances Moceri added, “When we were approached by Beaumont and presented with this opportunity, I told my husband we should do this. We have been so fortunate and our greatest joy is giving to causes that help make lives better. We are very excited about the impact this gift will have on those who seek their care at Beaumont.”
The 20,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Frances and Dominic Moceri Learning Center will:
- be located on the west side of the campus near the Emergency Center
- provide an environment and technologies for training and continuing medical education for potentially hundreds of students
- be the hub of educational activities for all clinical disciplines at Beaumont ‒ Troy, including staff physicians, residents, fellows, nurses, nursing students, and medical students from Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
- benefit patients and the broader community with health and wellness classes
- feature a patient simulation laboratory designed to replicate situations that occur in real-life operative suites, emergency rooms, intensive care and cardiac care units to enhance patient safety and efficiency of care
The 15,000 square foot Frances and Dominic Moceri Medical Intensive Care Unit will:
- be located on the fifth floor of the hospital’s Critical Care Tower
- have 12 beds in a private medical ICU with generous space for family members and visitors
- feature panoramic window views and natural light – an important attribute to promote the healing process.
- have a central nurses’ station supporting six integrated nurses’ stations located between each set of patient rooms, enhancing patient safety
“The Moceri Medical Intensive Care Unit will treat patients with the most urgent and critical needs,” said Beaumont, Troy President Nancy Susick. “This gift connects the latest in technique and treatment taught through the Frances and Dominic Moceri Learning Center to the care provided in the medical intensive care unit bearing their name.”
Supporting their belief that healthier communities are built with education, accessible treatment and affordable healthcare, the Moceri family has also created the Frances and Dominic Moceri Learning Center Endowment, which will provide funding for programs and technology upgrades for the Moceri Learning Center for many years to come.
“The Moceri family has changed the very landscape of southeastern Michigan by the distinctive homes that grace our region,” said Beaumont Health Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer Margaret Cooney Casey. “Now, through their overwhelming generosity, Frances and Dominic Moceri are supporting the health and wellness of all those who live in the region.”