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Founder of Boca Raton Regional Hospital dies

BOCA RATON, FL (WFLX) -- The founder of Boca Raton Regional Hospital passed away at the age of 81.

The hospital said in a press release that Gloria Drummond died Saturday after a prolonged illness.

Drummond founded the hospital in 1962 after two of her children died after being poisoned by tainted milk. At the time, the nearest hospital was 10 miles away.

Drummond and her husband, along with other residents of Boca Raton, started the foundation to create the hospital.

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