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YMCA Giving Tree Gala honors Hugh Greene with 2022 Community Impact

YMCA Giving Tree Gala honors Hugh Greene with 2022 Community Impact

The Winston Family YMCA hosted its annual Giving Tree Gala on March 26 to recognize Hugh Greene, honoree and recipient of the W.W. “Bill” Gay Community Impact Award. The event remembers and celebrates contributions of Gay and the nonprofit’s donors. Greene, who served as president and CEO of Baptist Health for nearly two decades, was […]

Big night for Borowy Family, children’s health in the region

Big night for Borowy Family, children’s health in the region

Baptist Health, Wolfson Children’s Hospital celebrate donors With its five floors of dedicated intensive care for the region’s children, the Borowy Family Children’s Critical Care Tower was officially opened, April 4. The following evening, the patrons opening welcomed guests from across the region, as the area’s top donors and their families were present to raise […]

The Women’s Board turns 50

The Women’s Board turns 50

The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital is celebrating 50 years of philanthropy and fundraising this year. Michael Aubin, FACHE, Wolfson Children’s Hospital president and Baptist Health Foundation chief philanthropy officer, said the Women’s Board is an organization unlike anything he’d ever experienced prior to arriving at Wolfson. Throughout its 50 years, the board has […]

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Jacksonville raises $275,000

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Jacksonville raises $275,000

More than 800 people gathered on Dec. 4 at the University of North Florida for Walk to End Alzheimer’s Jacksonville, presented by Baptist Health. They raised $275,000 to fund care and support programs from the Alzheimer’s Association and research for treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.  “My mother largely cared for my father who had […]

Jacksonville Community Rallies Behind Fitz Opie

Jacksonville Community Rallies Behind Fitz Opie

At first, local suit maker Fitz Opie thought the sore on his foot was just an annoying callus. But when it refused to heal and the pain became unbearable, he decided to have it checked out at Baptist Health emergency room. Little did Opie know the “annoying callus,” would turn out to be a life […]

Baptist Health heart specialist performs groundbreaking procedure

Baptist Health heart specialist performs groundbreaking procedure

Cardiologist Salil Patel has performed the first procedure in Northeast Florida using Boston Scientific’s Synergy Megatron stent during a recent coronary procedure to eliminate blockages in patient Saundra Martin’s heart. The Synergy Megatron stent is the first to be purpose-built for large, proximal vessels – those that are closest to the aorta, the main artery […]

Local Folks: Elaine Wheeler

Local Folks: Elaine Wheeler

“All you need is love…and a carrot dog.” Paul McCartney may have written the first part of that line, but Elaine Wheeler created the now famous carrot dog at her vegetarian café and art gallery, Heartworks, which until 2007 was the heart and soul of 5 Points and one of the only vegetarian cafes in […]

Longtime plans come together as final beam rises to rest atop new critical care tower

Longtime plans come together as final beam rises to rest atop new critical care tower

Leaders with Baptist Health, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital celebrated a major construction milestone for the new Baptist Jacksonville Entry Building/Wolfson Children’s Critical Care Tower with a “Topping Out” Ceremony Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. During the Topping Out Ceremony, construction crew members ceremoniously raised the final structural beam to the top of […]

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