Impact Stories

Transforming Cancer Care:
Planning for the Next Phases of the Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute

FALL 2021 Sarasota Memorial’s vision to transform cancer care in our community is to ensure that no cancer patient should…
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Wondering What a Gift to the Healthcare Foundation Can Do?
Ask a Stroke Patient.

Kati had a stroke at her gym. At the time, she couldn’t talk but she could think. She worried that…
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Wondering What a Gift to the Healthcare Foundation Can Do?
Ask a Trauma Patient.

A car crash changed high school athlete Jaelen’s life, forever. He endured life-threatening injuries requiring 17 surgeries and countless months…
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Meet Heike Bucken BSN, RNC, CLC, Clinical Coordinator, NICU at SMH

SPRING 2021 Heike Bucken came to SMH from Germany 36 years ago, and she’s been here ever since. She started…
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David Patterson, Associate Chief Nursing Officer

Meet David Patterson, Associate Chief Nursing Officer–Cardiovascular and Surgical Services at SMH

WINTER 2021 Nursing wasn’t on David Patterson’s radar from the beginning. He graduated from high school and went straight into…
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Helping Establish a Genetic Counseling Program at SMH

FALL 2020 Genes play an important role in the development, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. They can increase a person’s…
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