Charlie and Elizabeth Daher Donate $250,000

December 22, 2020


Lawrence General Hospital is pleased to announce a $250,000 gift by Charlie and Elizabeth Daher of Andover. The donation will help fund construction of a new Dedicated Treatment Unit at Lawrence General Hospital’s Emergency Center.

"The fact is we have one of the busiest emergency centers in New England and thanks to this profoundly generous gift from Charlie and Elizabeth Daher, our ability to deliver emergency care is about to be greatly enhanced,” says Deborah J. Wilson, president and CEO at Lawrence General Hospital. “With this Daher family donation, Lawrence General is able to move forward with a new Dedicated Treatment Unit in our Emergency Center. This innovative advancement not only allows us to increase space and efficiency, but thanks to the Daher family's kindness, it will help advance the hospital and allow our dedicated team to build on the outstanding care they provide for people here in the Merrimack Valley each and every day."

With an expert team of more than 100 board certified emergency physicians, registered nurses and staff, Lawrence General Hospital’s Emergency Center is the region’s only accredited Level III Trauma Center and serves over 65,000 patients each year. The new Dedicated Treatment Unit will help the hospital rapidly evaluate, assess and treat patients with low to mid acuity medical complaints while also increasing capacity for the patients with critical care needs such as stroke, heart attack and trauma. 

Charlie Daher, who was born at Lawrence General, credits the expert team at Lawrence General Hospital’s Emergency Center for saving his life when he recently experienced a heart attack. He views the donation as a way to both help his community and support the care team at Lawrence General.

"They saved my life, and we want to help Lawrence General care for as many people as possible in the same way they cared for me,” says Charlie Daher. “Elizabeth and I chose to make such a major gift because I know this donation will have an equally profound and positive impact for Lawrence General Hospital and the people of our community. For me, there's nothing more rewarding than giving back and helping the people in our community."

If you are interested in making a gift to Lawrence General Hospital, please visit to place a convenient online donation.