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The Healthcare Foundation has been helping Sarasota Memorial provide the highest quality healthcare to our community for over 45 years.

The Healthcare Foundation Story

Since 1976, grants from the Healthcare Foundation, funded by the generosity of many donors, have assisted SMH in raising the bar for healthcare in our community and the nation. Our areas of focus are patient care, technology, facilities, clinical education, and medical research but our impact extends far beyond these pillars.

For our community hospital, a healthcare foundation like ours provides the margin of excellence between an average hospital and one like SMH. Over the years, donor support has enabled the Healthcare Foundation to help fund a multitude of important initiatives at SMH, including critical equipment for Cardiac Services and the Comprehensive Stroke Center, advanced medical equipment for our tiniest patients in the NICU, ongoing staff education, and the nearly completed Phases I and II of the Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute. Grants from the Healthcare Foundation also have supported the SMH Physician Residency Programs, training our next generation of doctors, and most recently, we helped provide critical resources during the pandemic–including funding for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), specialized staff for COVID Clinical Research Trials, enhanced testing, and employee assistance for frontline healthcare workers.

The importance of community support cannot be understated. With over 45 successful years behind us, we are grateful for our generous donor community which has helped SMH earn multiple accolades for superior patient care and its ranking as one of the best hospitals in the country.

Together we strengthen healthcare.

OUR MISSION

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation is the philanthropic partner that helps Sarasota Memorial Health Care System bring world-class healthcare to our community.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Together we strengthen healthcare.

THE HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION TEAM

MASON AYRES

MASON AYRES

President

BOBBY PETTIT

BOBBY PETTIT

Vice President, Finance & Operations

SALLY SCHULE

SALLY SCHULE

Director of Community Engagement

TICIA MAHLER

TICIA MAHLER

Director of Communications

MICHELLE BUTLER

MICHELLE BUTLER

Director of Development

PATRICK MCQUILLAN

PATRICK MCQUILLAN

Director of Development

CRAIG MORAN

CRAIG MORAN

Director of Development

Renee Cseresznye

RENEE CSERESZNYE

Communications Specialist

JESSICA DALRYMPLE

JESSICA DALRYMPLE

Prospect Research Analyst

EDWARD HOEFERT

EDWARD HOEFERT

Development Associate

BETH NUSMAN

BETH NUSMAN

Database Administrator

RACHEL WILLIAMSON

RACHEL WILLIAMSON

Community Engagement Specialist

SUE WHELAN

SUE WHELAN

Executive Assistant

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