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Mission

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation is an independent charitable organization working together with Sarasota Memorial Health Care System and others to ensure world-class healthcare throughout our community.

Vision

Inspiring generous donors to make tomorrow’s healthcare possible today.

History




1976

Charles R. Estill was hired as the first Foundation president and chief executive officer

1980

First major grant funds the purchase of a CAT body scanner

1983

A grant funds the opening of the Harry and Roberta Sudakoff Open Heart Surgery Center

1989

Ron Royal becomes the new president of the Foundation

1992

A grant funds the hospital’s first Hyperbaric Chamber

1994

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Century Foundation Inc. is established and Alex Quarles joins the Foundation as President and CEO

2001

The Foundation celebrates its 25th Anniversary and changes its name to Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc.

2004

The campaign to expand and renovate a state-of-the-art Emergency Care Center

2006

30th Anniversary of Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation is marked with the Corinthian Gala fundraiser

2009

A grant was approved to purchase ambulances for the Sarasota Memorial Hospital North Port ER

2011

Ribbon cutting for the Urgent Care Center on Stickney Point - The Bolger Building

2013

Opening of the Courtyard Tower and the Foundation new donor wall is unveiled

2014

Most attendees at the Key to the Cure with the grand opening of Saks Fifth Avenue Sarasota

2015

America's Blood Centers award Healthcare Foundation with the National Humanitarian Award for their work with Suncoast Blood Bank

2016

Gift from the Zuckerberg's fund part of the St. Armands Circle Urgent Care

2016

The Foundation celebrates 40-year anniversary and appoints new SMHF president, Mason Ayres

2017

A gift from the Goldstein's helps fund the opening of Sarasota Memorial Internal Medicine location in Newtown

Team

Meet the innovative team behind the success of the Healthcare Foundation. These individuals help advance the mission of the Healthcare Foundation and keep us on the path toward future goals.

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Board

The Board of Trustees steer the Healthcare Foundation towards a sustainable future and ensure the best practices are used to carry out the mission to ensure world-class healthcare remains in our community.

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Annual Reports & Statistics

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