Butz Family of Companies invests in future hospitals, children's health

May 26, 2021

Alvin H. Butz, Inc. has committed $500,000 through the Butz Foundation to support Penn State Health’s two newest community hospitals -- Hampden Medical Center and Lancaster Medical Center -- Children’s Miracle Network and Four Diamonds Mini-THON®.

The emergency room lobby and waiting area at Hampden Medical Center and a waiting area on the main concourse of Lancaster Medical Center will be named for Butz in recognition of the company’s gift.

“The Butz Family of Companies shares Penn State Health’s commitment to helping central Pennsylvanians thrive,” said Greg Butz, president and CEO of Alvin H. Butz, Inc. “We are proud to partner with Penn State Health to make quality health care accessible for more people and families in the communities where we live, work and build.”

Alvin H. Butz, Inc. operates in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware and includes sister companies Alexander Building Construction Co. and Shoemaker Construction Co.

“The Butz Family of Companies is a consistent, innovative leader in building strong communities and expanding economic opportunity across central Pennsylvania,” said Steve Massini, CEO of Penn State Health. “We are deeply grateful for their investment through the Butz Foundation to improve health for people in our community—our family members, friends and neighbors and especially children in need.”

Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center is slated to open to patients in October 2021, giving residents of Cumberland and Perry counties and the broader Harrisburg area access to Penn State Health’s acute care services closer to home. Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center, scheduled for completion in summer 2022, will provide residents of Lancaster and York counties with high-quality, patient-centered care.

The Butz Foundation is a longstanding partner of Children’s Miracle Network, and their most recent gift will provide additional support for pediatric research, family-centered programs and equipment purchases that make more miracles possible for sick and injured children and their families.  

Additionally, the Butz Foundation’s support for the Southern Lehigh High School Mini-THON program will help Four Diamonds develop the next generation of leaders and philanthropists—students in kindergarten through 12th grade—who are working to conquer childhood cancer. To date, Four Diamonds Mini-THONs have raised $49 million to assist children being treated at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital and their families through superior care, comprehensive support and ground-breaking research.

About Alvin H. Butz, Inc.

The Butz family has a long, successful tradition of building in the Lehigh Valley that dates back to the mid-1800s when the family constructed covered bridges. Alvin H. Butz, Inc. has been continuously owned and operated in the Lehigh Valley by the Butz family, with the sixth generation in line to preserve the tradition and reputation of the organization.

Butz pioneered the construction management concept in the Lehigh Valley in 1973. They provide exceptional and comprehensive construction management services, led by strong values and complete customer satisfaction. The firm possesses significant experience in the construction of health care facilities, colleges/universities, corporate office buildings, hi-tech manufacturing facilities, sports and entertainment venues, government buildings, K-12 schools and retail buildings.

In 2003, two new construction management companies, Alexander Building Construction Co. and Shoemaker Construction Co., were formed and together as The Butz Family of Companies, they provide construction management services in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Butz has been consistently ranked among the nation's Top 400 and Top 100 General Contractors by ENR, McGraw-Hill's construction industry magazine, and is one of the largest, most reputable CM firms headquartered in Pennsylvania.

About A Greater Penn State Campaign

The Butz Foundation’s gift to support Penn State Health, Children’s Miracle Network and Four Diamonds Mini-THON will advance "A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence," a focused campaign that seeks to elevate Penn State’s position as a leading public university in a world defined by rapid change and global connections. With the support of alumni and friends, “A Greater Penn State” seeks to fulfill the three key imperatives of a 21st-century public university: keeping the doors to higher education open to hardworking students regardless of financial well-being; creating transformative experiences that go beyond the classroom; and impacting the world by serving communities and fueling discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship. To learn more about “A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence,” visit greaterpennstate.psu.edu.

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Last Updated May 27, 2021