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Fundraising Opportunities

Baptist Health South Florida Hospitals

Baptist Health South Florida Foundation raises funds to help maintain and improve the quality of healthcare in the communities served by our hospitals. Listed below are several fundraising opportunities. If you would like to help, please call Christopher Kraus or Stephen J. Parsons, CFRE, at the Foundation office at 786-596-6535.

Center for Excellence in Nursing — Baptist Health South Florida

The Center for Excellence in Nursing encompasses all Baptist Health hospitals and facilities. Donations help educate, train and develop the nursing staff, support nursing scholarships and improve patient care with nurse- approved equipment and programs.

South Miami Heart Center

South Miami Heart Center takes a comprehensive approach toward the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. The Center offers a full range of care, coupled with community awareness, prevention, educa- tion and support to encourage lifestyle changes that benefit health. For more information, contact Karl Cetta at South Miami Hospital Foundation at 786-662-8206 or e-mail karlc@baptisthealth.net.

Baptist Health Breast Center — Baptist Outpatient Services

The Center will have state-of-the-art technology to perform a variety of procedures such as breast MRI and ultrasounds, stereotactic biopsies and MRI- and ultrasound-guided breast biopsies. Top breast surgeons will utilize the Center and on-site counseling will be provided to patients for extra emotional support and guidance. The Center is scheduled to open in the spring of 2009.

Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute

Heart disease and stroke continue to be among the nation’s leading killers. For more than two decades, Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute has taken a pioneering role in caring for people with health problems related to the heart and circulatory system. The Institute has built a neurointerventional angiography suite to treat stroke and other neurological conditions. This suite supports the Stroke Program at Baptist Hospital’s Neuroscience Center. Support for the Institute may be designated in a variety of areas. Naming opportunities are available.

Baptist Children’s Hospital

Families with children who are undergoing treatment for cancer are devastated, both emotionally and financially. A special fund supports needy families by helping with housing, transportation, access to a child psychologist and additional services that otherwise would not be available.

Doctors Hospital

Doctors Hospital has a tradition of excellence, with an outstanding reputation for orthopedics, general surgery, neurosurgery — including a state-of-the-art Gamma Knife — gynecology, gynecologic oncology and emergency and general medicine. For more information, call Barbara Norland at 786-596-6777, or e-mail barbarano@baptisthealth.net.

Mariners Hospital

A $1 million lead gift from the Gintel Family Foundation has established an endowment fund to support Mariners Hospital’s eICU LifeGuard system. The eICU is an offsite electronic monitoring system that detects subtle changes in a patient’s condition before significant complications develop. To help Mariners Hospital Foundation reach its $4 million eICU endowment fund goal, contact Wendy Gentes at 305-434-1665, or e-mail wendyrg@baptisthealth.net.

Homestead Hospital

Homestead Hospital consistently receives among the highest patient satisfaction rankings in Miami-Dade County. On the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m., Homestead Hospital Foundation hosts After Hours at Homestead Hospital to give community members the opportunity to learn about and tour an area of the hospital. To satisfy your healthcare needs or to RSVP for an After Hours at Homestead Hospital, contact Tom Schramm at 786-243-8531, or e-mail thomassc@baptisthealth.net.


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