The Resident Features A&AS Blog

In its current issue, The Resident focuses on the theme Giving/Thanksgiving.

The issue takes a look at the Northeast Florida nonprofit sector and its positive impact in communities throughout the region. Kate A. Hallock writes about the Wolfson Children’s Hospital in the article, “Excellence in healthcare unsustainable without Philanthropic Giving” on page B16.

In the article, Hallock discusses the individuals, organizations and the nearly 60-year history of philanthropic giving for Baptist Health. She includes the The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital and its long history of support including raising “22 million for select equipment, programs and facilities at Wolfson Children’s Hospital.”

Turn to page B13 to read about how this blog is helping to build interest and support for one of The Women’s Board’s signature fundraisers, the annual Art & Antiques Show.

In 2013, The Women’s Board accepted a new challenge to raise $4 million (over five years) for the creation of a Pediatric Surgery Center of Distinction at Wolfson Children’s Hospital.  This center will enable a highly skilled surgical staff to work on advancing surgical techniques, expanding the use of minimally invasive and robotic surgery and helping the hospital meet the needs of pediatric trauma patients. 

The Women’s Board is very excited about this five-year challenge and its expected results: saving children’s lives and increasing the quality of their care. Wolfson Children’s Hospital President, Michael D. Aubin, FACHE, aptly stated:

Today we are on the forefront of a whole new world of surgery that will allow us to do things we could only dream about just a few years ago. I believe that The Women’s Board can make these dreams come true for the children and their families that so desperately need our expert surgical care.

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