Real estate developer Mickey Shapiro has a wealth of experience helping people feel at home. As founder of the M. Shapiro Real Estate Group, his companies own and provide property management services for communities throughout the United States and Canada.
That’s why it’s fitting that the Mickey Shapiro Surgical Care Lobby, designed to put visitors at ease as they support those undergoing eye surgery, was dedicated this spring.
“The Kellogg Eye Center is a world-renowned eye institute, and the doctors, nurses, and administrators are first-in-class,” Mr. Shapiro says. “I am proud to be affiliated with the center and am especially pleased with every detail of the lobby. It gives families and friends of patients a relaxing and comfortable space in which to wait for their loved ones.”
Each year, Kellogg’s faculty perform more than 8,000 surgical procedures. The entire center was created to move patients easily through check in, surgery preparation, procedures and recovery. The lobby, which features comfortable furnishings and private consultation rooms, was conceived as a spacious and warm environment.
“This is a very special place, where we are working to save sight every day,” says Paul P. Lee, M.D., J.D., F. Bruce Fralick Professor and Chair of the department. “We are honored that the surgical care lobby is named for Mr. Shapiro, who is widely recognized as someone who is dedicated to helping others.”
Mr. Shapiro is actively involved in numerous charitable organizations, and he served on the community advisory board for the Kellogg Eye Center’s successful capital expansion campaign.