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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. 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.
In 2011, two weeks after her 40th birthday, Jody Mazer went for a routine mammogram – only 11 months after her previous mammogram. She could immediately see in the technician’s eyes that there was a problem.
One night as he was getting ready for bed, Oliver “Rocky” Smith suddenly found himself on the floor of his bathroom. “There was no blackout, no pain,” recalled Mr. Smith, 64, a semiretired air conditioning mechanic.” I tried to get up but I couldn’t. I thought it was my socks slipping on the tile.”
Alerted by the family cat’s screeching meows, his wife got out of bed to investigate. Rene Smith recognized the symptoms of stroke immediately — her husband was slurring his speech and couldn’t move his left side. She called 911; minutes later, paramedics were racing Mr. Smith to Baptist Hospital, bypassing closer hospitals that did not have comprehensive stroke centers.
Mr. Basso’s life took an unexpected turn in 2014, when he found a lump on his neck while shaving. “I showed it to my wife and she thought we should get it check out, he recalled.
Baptist Health Foundation Honors Area Philanthropists at "Annual Celebration Of Generosity"
The Institute will also house the region’s first Proton Therapy Center, one of only 13 in the U.S. and 28
Because of you, our patients living with cancer will have access to the highest standards of cancer care
Donations are the sole source of funding for the CareCoaches program at Baptist Health Breast Center. CareCoaches help women through their journey with breast cancer by providing experienced, compassionate support cancer patients and families deserve.
Bob and Barbara Gintel, through the Gintel Family Foundation, donated $1 million to establish an endowment fund to cover the annual operating costs of Mariners Hospital’s electronic Intensive Care Unit (eICU).
Richard P. Cole believes nursing is the foundation of high-quality healthcare. His father created an endowment in 1993, the Robert B. Cole Distinguished Nursing Lecture, which celebrates nursing. The endowment has grown to $650,000.
Arthur Vining Davis Society members, the George Batchelor family, funded Batchelor Village in the Baptist Hospital Rehabilitation Center.
NASCAR legends Richard Petty, Darrell Waltrip and Betty Jane France, chairperson of the NASCAR Foundation, gave the green light to Speediatrics, the Betty Jane France Children’s Emergency Room at Homestead Hospital.
John Abele, co-founder of Boston Scientific, donated $1 million through his family foundation, the Argosy Foundation, to establish the Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute Innovation Fund, to promote novel solutions that motivate new research directions.
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