SARASOTA, Fla. (July 1, 2013) – Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc.’s board of trustees approved six grants totaling more than $462,000 during its recent board meeting on May 22, 2013. The Healthcare Foundation’s ENVISION philosophy is designed to seek support for the community’s current and future healthcare needs.
These recent grants to Sarasota Memorial Health Care System and other qualified community organizations include:
▼ $75,000 to offset the cost to employees of moving to organization-wide color coded uniforms. This national trend helps patients, families, physicians and staff identify different clinical specialties.
▼ $55,170 for eight fetal monitoring mini-telemetry systems which will allow patients in the labor and delivery units freedom of movement while still allowing staff to monitor fetal activity.
▼ $128,600 for two “Zero Gravity” radiation protection shields—one mobile floor unit and one fixed ceiling-mounted system for one of Sarasota Memorial’s catheterization labs.
▼ $152,050 for six replacement operating room lights for the Helen S. Cape Surgery Center. These lights are estimated to last up to 25 years.
▼ $26,340 for nine monitors for the pre-admission testing area in the new Courtyard Tower.
▼ $25,000 to Suncoast Communities Blood Bank for operational costs of its new inventory management system for one year. The goal is to reduce unnecessary transfusions by tracking blood use and patient outcomes and is estimated to save Sarasota Memorial $200,000 annually.
About Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc.:
Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc. is an independent not-for-profit organization with the mission to improve the delivery of healthcare for the Sarasota area through the acquisition and utilization of philanthropic funds since 1976.