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The Healthcare Foundation Awards More Than $700,000 in Grants Benefitting Sarasota Memorial Hospital


NOVEMBER 25, 2020

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation recently awarded seven grants totaling more than $700,000 to Sarasota Memorial Hospital. The funds will be used to help enhance patient outcomes and physician satisfaction and provide resources to underserved members of the community.

$449,344 helped purchase Urology Video Systems for the operating room. These video systems include high-definition equipment that provides better quality images and higher reliability, helping enhance patient outcomes in urological procedures.

$98,543 granted will help purchase Devicor—NeoProbes. The Bluetooth probes will replace current probes used in breast biopsy procedures. By utilizing the latest technology, the hospital can improve patient satisfaction and provide the highest level of care.

$29,673 helped purchase Stryker Lifepak 20e Defibrillators and Monitors. These monitors are used to help treat patients with Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib) and correct irregular heart rhythms.

$27,401 will be used to purchase new equipment for outpatient rehabilitation services at SMH’s Rehabilitation Pavilion, thanks to a donation from the Hurlburt Foundation. This grant will provide additional equipment to allow therapists to serve an increasing number of patients.

$100,000 was provided to gastroenterology services at the new SMH Endoscopy Center at its Hillview facility. The funds will help purchase new patient monitoring equipment used at the bedside of patients undergoing endoscopy procedures.

$15,000 was granted to the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation to provide funds to help patients and their families with non-medical, essential daily-living expenses. This will help enable patients to focus on what really matters—fighting cancer.

$24,750 helped support the Early Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program through the International Society of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention. The grant will fund approximately 150 participants in a cardiac study focused on early detection and risks factors.

“The programs and services supported through these grants help ensure high quality healthcare for our community,” said Mason Ayres, president of the Healthcare Foundation. “We are grateful to our generous donors who make these grants possible.”

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