The mission of Baptist Health Foundation is to inspire philanthropy and build extraordinary donor relationships in support of excellence, innovation, community wellness and global leadership in healthcare at Baptist Health South Florida, a not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence. By collaborating with donors and volunteers, Baptist Health Foundation helps people from all financial levels, including the uninsured. Through philanthropy, the Foundation supports and expands Baptist Health's ability to provide outstanding patient care and bring the latest treatments to patients and families affected by a serious illness. Donor contributions also allow the Foundation to assist Baptist Health facilities in keeping pace with technology and equipment advances, perform cutting-edge research and offer continuing education opportunities to medical staff.
There are numerous meaningful opportunities to help Baptist Health maintain excellence in healthcare now and in the future, and in light of ongoing complexities in the healthcare industry stemming from healthcare reform, philanthropy is playing an increasingly vital role. Donor contributions continue to be essential to Miami Cancer Institute, the destination cancer center that opened in January 2017, with the first proton therapy center in South Florida, offering ease of access to patients throughout the region and across Latin America and the Caribbean.
The support of generous donors also led to the success of the Foundation's campaign to support the $100 million expansion of Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, which made its name pioneering non-invasive techniques for treating aneurysms, stroke and heart disease, and is changing the way cardiac and vascular care is delivered.
To benefit these and countless other causes – including Baptist Health's Center for Excellence in Nursing, the Child Development Center, Doctors Hospital's ICU renovation, the NICUs at Baptist Children's Hospital and South Miami Hospital, Speediatrics at Homestead Hospital, the Grow2Heal Garden at Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital's oncology program, "Healthy West Kendall" at West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and other worthy causes – Baptist Health Foundation partners with individuals, family foundations and corporations. Our donors understand that an investment in healthcare not only benefits the community, but their own health and that of their families, too.
When you donate to Baptist Health Foundation, your dollars are responsibly invested in sourcing and retaining the best doctors and nurses, developing the best facilities and most effective technologies, and funding important research for clinical testing and application of new and improved treatments and cures. Please join us in our quest to change people's lives for the better, and support the overall wellness of our community.