SARASOTA, Fla. (August 13, 2014) –Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc.’s board of trustees recently approved four grants totaling $220,500. The Breast Health Center at Sarasota Memorial Health Care System received a grant of $140,000 to fund breast health screenings and diagnostic services for uninsured and underinsured patients for one year.
Three of the grants went to healthcare-related not-for-profits organizations in the community:
▼ $38,000 for a capital campaign for Sally and Sam Shapiro Babies and Children’s Medical Center at the Glasser-Schoenbaum Human Services Center to assist in the construction of a children’s clinic to provide pediatric care, pharmacy and counseling services to most of the 10,000 children in north Sarasota in need of proper medical care.
▼ $25,000 to the Florence A. Rothman Institute to fund salaries for two PhD scientists to conduct a feasibility study to assist in distinguishing hospitalized patients without versus with Alzheimer’s Disease/dementia. The Institute is a nonprofit medical research foundation focusing on analysis of electronic medical records.
▼ $17,500 to convert an existing area at the Good Samaritan Pharmacy & Health Services into a patient exam room. The organization, which provides prescriptions and over-the-counter medications—at no cost—to uninsured and underinsured patients, also provides clinical pharmacy services and routine health screenings.
Since 1976, the Healthcare Foundation has provided grants totaling more than $1 million to assist community organizations.
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.
SARASOTA MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION, INC.
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