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Healthcare Foundation Receives Over $2,500,000 to Support Kolschowsky Research and Education Institute
The Morganroths' gift will help train medical staff, expand the health system’s residency programs and attract and retain top medical professionals.
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The Hospital Gala 2024
Held at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota on January 6, 2024, the event featured SMH’s Level II Trauma Center.
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Shana Meadows - New Director of Finance and Operations
Shana Meadows brings more than 25 years of financial management and operational oversight to the Foundation.
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$25 Million Gift Spurs Transformative Research and Innovative Learning
Jerry and Karen Kolschowsky and their family foundation have been quietly helping the community-owned health system expand its education and research programs for nearly 20 years.
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Terrence "Terry" Lundgren - New Board Member
Terry Lundgren served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Macy’s, Inc. for 14 years before retiring as the company’s Executive Chairman.
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Laurie Wallace - New Director of Advancement Services
Laurie Wallace brings more than 20 years of fundraising and advancement services experience to the Foundation.
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Robert “Bob” Essner - New Board Member
Bob Essner is the retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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2023 Golf Tournament
The 21st Annual Golf Tournament raised over $128,000 for the Physicians Endowment Fund at SMH.
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Revolutionizing Healthcare: The 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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Valuing, Nurturing and Developing Our Nurses
SMH has a longstanding reputation for valuing, nurturing, and developing its nurses, which helped the health system retain a strong clinical workforce through challenging times and continues to attract the best and brightest today.
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Helping Sarasota Residents of 55 Thrive
Thrive 55+, a new outpatient behavioral health program, was created to support the mental health care needs of people over age 55.
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SMH Rehabilitation Services Making Room for More Patients
Thanks to a recent expansion of its inpatient rehabilitation SMH can now offer care to an even greater number of Sarasota’s residents and visitors.
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Rocking the Roof for Women and Children’s Services
Sarasota can support Women and Children’s Services while dancing under the stars at Rock the Roof.
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The Beane Family
Victoria and Luke are here today because of the outstanding physicians, nurses, resources and services at Sarasota Memorial.
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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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Donna and Jon Boscia
Donna and Jon Boscia's $5 million gift will support the breast health center at the new Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute Cancer Pavilion.
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Bob and Joan Geyer
Joan and Bob Geyer's most recent $3 million contribution to the healthcare Foundation will support services at the Cornell Behavioral Health Pavilion.
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Martha and Brian Cornell
Martha and Brian Cornell's gift of $10 million will support comprehensive behavioral health services at the recently announced Cornell Behavioral Health Pavilion.
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Bob and Beverly Bartner
Beverly and Bob Bartner made a $1 million gift to the Leading with Care Campaign to support the Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute.
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Jonathan and Michelle Mitchell
When it came time to focus on philanthropic endeavors in their adopted community, Jonathan explains, “The choice was easy. I definitely wanted to devote time and money to Sarasota Memorial and am only too pleased that Michelle and I have been able to do both.”
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