Making an

IMPACT

Outstanding healthcare is the foundation of a strong community.

The Healthcare Foundation supports the hospital’s mission of providing healthcare services that excel in caring, quality and innovation. From helping to purchase the most technologically advanced medical equipment to funding SMH staff training and certifications that enable them to perform the most advanced medical procedures, the Healthcare Foundation provides critical resources that help SMH maintain its ranking as one of the nation’s top hospitals.

The Healthcare Foundation provides critical resources that help SMH maintain its ranking as one of the nation’s top hospitals.

Areas of

FOCUS

Patient Care

Patient-centered care is about providing not just medical treatment, but compassionate support.

Technology

Leading-edge technology ensures patients receive the latest healthcare advancements.

Research

Clinical research is integral to offering innovative life-saving and life-improving advances.

Education

Continuing clinical education helps ensure patients have access to the most advanced healthcare options.

Facilities

State-of-the-art facilities are fundamental to providing exceptional healthcare.

Impact Stories

From Vision to Victory: The Journey of the Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute

The Healthcare Foundation's Leading with Care campaign surpassed its goal, raising nearly $94 million in just over six years.
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Revolutionizing Healthcare: Unveiling the Future at SMH’s Kolschowsky Research And Education Institute

At Sarasota Memorial, the Kolschowsky Research and Education Institute is rapidly taking shape as a monumental stride in healthcare innovation.
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Rafael Ayala Villalba

Watch Rafael's incredible story and his life-saving experience at the SMH Trauma Center.
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Nursing Education and Scholarships

The Healthcare Foundation has awarded more than $200,000 over the past two years to help 100 employees and students pursue their healthcare degrees.
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Impact Facts

FUND
DESIGNATION
FY23 10/1/2022 – 9/30/2023

Cancer - 28.66%
Behavioral Health - 23.54%
Unrestricted - 21.04%
Other - 8.18%
Employee Fund/Nursing - 6.96%
Research and Education - 4.99%
Cardiac - 2.84%
Women & Children's Services - 2.34%
Community Speciality Clinic - 0.97%
Employee Partners in Caring - 0.44%
Venice Hospital - 0.03%
Critical Care/COVID - 0.02%

Donor Stories

Susan Milman

Ms. Milman donated $16 million to name the Cancer Pavilion at Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute.
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Karen and Jerry Kolschowsky

A $25 million gift from the Kolschowsky family was the catalyst that allowed Sarasota Memorial to break ground on a new Research and Education Institute.
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Libby and Jon Soderberg

Libby and Jon Soderberg recently made a $1 million gift to support programs and services at the Cornell Behavioral Health Pavilion.
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Janice and Ralph Shrader

Janice and Ralph Shrader's gift supported the expansion of the SMH Rehab Pavilion.
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