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The Healthcare Foundation Hires John Soucy, J.D. as Vice President, Strategic Philanthropy
John Soucy is joined by new Director of Development, Jeney Slusser, and new Director of Advancement Services, Jim Evans.
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The Healthcare Foundation Makes History Raising Over $93 Million for Cancer at SMH
Our Leading with Care Cancer Campaign has concluded with resounding success, surpassing our $75 million goal!
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Susan Milman Donates $16 Million to Name Cancer Pavilion at Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute
Ms. Milman’s donation will be used specifically to support planning, construction and operations of the new pavilion.
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Women & Medicine Educational Luncheon Raises Over $255,000 for SMH
The Healthcare Foundation’s 11th annual Women & Medicine Educational Luncheon featured a panel discussion from leading lung cancer experts.
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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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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: 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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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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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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