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Mayo Chosen for Florida 500 List

Mayo Chosen for Florida 500 List

Michael A. Mayo, president and CEO of Baptist Health, was named to “Florida Trend” magazine’s “Florida 500” list of the state’s 500 most influential business leaders. Mayo was among the 27 listed in the Life Sciences category, selected for community impact, best practices and leadership. Mayo has more than 32 years of health care executive […]

Livin’ La Pura Vida

Livin’ La Pura Vida

The 31st River Garden Foundation Gala was held on Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Sawgrass Mariott Golf Resort and Spa. Themed “Pura Vida,” the elegant, tropical-themed event embraced the phrase’s positive, grateful and worry-free outlook on life, raising funds to benefit the residents of River Garden Senior Services. Baptist Health was recognized as the night’s […]

Pink Ribbons, Big Checks

Pink Ribbons, Big Checks

Pink Ribbon Jax, a local, all volunteer nonprofit that raises funds for breast cancer treatment, mammograms and research at Baptist Health and Mayo Clinic was on hand to celebrate its year-end tally at Underwood Jewelers in San Marco Square, Nov. 14. Since 2006, the group has raised more than $3 million dollars; this year’s total […]

Trailblazers Set the Tone, Pace of Fundraising

Trailblazers Set the Tone, Pace of Fundraising

Major gifts announced at rally for Groundwork’s Emerald Trail Groundwork Jacksonville held an event for donors to the Emerald Trail initiative on Nov. 7 at the Ritz Theatre and Museum in LaVilla. The group of early investors, nicknamed “Trailblazers,” are credited for recognizing the role of private philanthropy in such a project and understanding the […]

A Safe Space for Maternal Health

A Safe Space for Maternal Health

Baptist Health launches The Motherhood Space Day Program Last month, Baptist Health Jacksonville officially opened the doors to The Motherhood Space Day Program, which will provide support for anyone battling perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs). PMADs is commonly referred to as postpartum depression. The Motherhood Space Day Program is a continuation of Baptish Health’s […]

How is Jacksonville Thriving?

How is Jacksonville Thriving?

Blue Zones Project Jacksonville releases data on well-being Blue Zones Project (BZP), a research initiative devoted to studying and improving well-being in cities across North America, has launched the Blue Zones Project Jacksonville and released Gallup data on how Jacksonville residents are thriving. This project, led by BZP in conjunction with a coalition of community […]

Three Join Baptist Health Board

Three Join Baptist Health Board

Baptist Health appointed three new members to its board of directors for the health system: Mark LaBorde, Ilene Levenson and Rachael Tutwiler Fortune. The Board plays a key leadership role in advancing the mission of the not-for-profit, locally owned, locally governed health system. “We are fortunate to add each of these individuals’ diverse perspective and […]

Community comes together to help WWII vet achieve a goal

Community comes together to help WWII vet achieve a goal

San Marco resident Rufus McClure was a paratrooper who served during WWII in a special division that was trained to invade Japan. “I was in Europe when President Harry Truman gave the orders to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. After that, the war was over. Instead of getting shipped to Japan to possibly […]

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