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Our Partnership with SMH

The synergistic relationship between Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation and Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is dedicated to ensuring premium healthcare throughout our community and has established Sarasota Memorial as one of the best health care systems in the nation.

We are the philanthropic voice of the hospital with a focus on upholding the mission and values of the Health Care System. Only a handful of community-owned hospitals can boast the range of sophisticated services, technology and equipment that SMH offers and it is our duty to ensure those features continue to be a hallmark of our region.

While the Foundation often gains public recognition for our annual events, including Key to the Cure and The Hospital Gala, we collaborate behind-the-scenes with SMH each and every day to support pivotal initiatives that are vital to maintaining the Health Care System's national leadership. We provide meaningful grants to enhance our county's wellness initiatives, such as Rehab Robotics Equipment, Breast Health Screenings, and scholarships for high school students entering the healthcare field of study, to name a select few. Our joint success is dependent upon the acquisition and utilization of philanthropic funding.

How We Impact Healthcare

Good healthcare is important. Outstanding healthcare, however, is our commitment to our region. We are an independent charitable organization working together with Sarasota Memorial Health Care System and others to ensure world-class healthcare throughout our community. During the past four decades, the Foundation has provided meaningful grants to enhance wellness needs in these fields:

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Research

Ongoing progressive research is integral in learning life-saving and life-improving advances.

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Technology

Staying on the leading edge of today’s technology means patients benefit from the latest advances.

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Facilities

First-rate facilities are fundamental to the delivery of quality medicine and services.

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Patient Care

Maintaining the highest standards in patient care is the cornerstone of our hospital.

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Education

Continuing education guarantees healthcare providers receive the most current information available.

Grants Awarded

The Healthcare Foundation has an active grants committee that meets quarterly to review and approve grant requests. All grant requests under $25,000 can be approved outside the grants committee.

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Areas of Focus