Ellis Hospital is crowdfunding its new surgery center: 4 insights

Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, N.Y., is crowdfunding its new surgery center, according to a timesunion report. Here are four things to know about the project.

1. The hospital hopes to open the Center for Surgical & Interventional Medicine. The project is expected to cost $19.4 million.

2. The new center would be 25,000 square feet and include specialties such as cardiology, radiology, vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery, according to the report.

3. Antonio Civitella, a hospital board member, introduced the idea of crowdfunding. He serves as the CEO of Transfinder, which offers support for school bus routing and scheduling, according to the report.

4. The crowdfunding effort is being run through the site Fundabilities. Transfinder intends to match the first $5,000 in donations, according to the report.

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