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Orlando Health Foundation - Spring 2020 Inspire

Orlando Health Foundation - Spring 2020 Inspire

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As we navigate through a time of concern many emergency management are well informed
of us have never experienced before, I hope you about COVID-19 and are prepared to respond
and your families are well. Orlando Health has quickly and appropriately. We also stay in
been preparing for what effects COVID-19 will contact with public health agencies at the
have on our community and our hospitals. We national, state and local levels as well as with
want to be a resource for all to stay informed our medical partners to ensure proper protocols
about the virus and our approach. I invite you to are in place for patient and staff safety.”
visit our COVID-19 webpage, which can be found In this issue of Inspire, you will read about some Here you can of our patients, where our care is expanding and
find relevant and accurate information to help you a few of the great programs that are helping the
stay healthy. The information is provided by reliable community with much needed resources, none of
sources at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and which could have been accomplished if it weren’t
Prevention (CDC) and the Florida Department of for donors like you. Donors who not only help us
Health, and is updated regularly by Orlando Health provide leading-edge, award-winning care, but are
with physician oversight. also helping us bring that care to more and more
people every day.
As a healthcare organization, our mission becomes I am grateful for our clinicians and front-line staff
even more important at a time like this and we are who are caring for local residents and visitors day
continuing to keep the health of the community after day during this stressful time in healthcare.
our top priority. My thoughts are with you all.

“First and foremost, we want you to know John W. Bozard, President,
that Orlando Health is prepared to care for Orlando Health Foundation
COVID-19 cases and to protect the safety of
our patients, visitors, team members and the
communities we serve,” said David Strong,
president and CEO of Orlando Health. “Our
experts in infectious diseases and

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4 CVS Grants Orlando Health $20,000 for Opioid Education

5 How Orlando Health is Working to Combat Opioid Misuse:
Q&A with Dr. Josef Thundiyil and Jaime Bridges, LCSW

6 Honoring a Legacy Like No Other

7 Teen Leadership Council Helps Patients Learn New Skills

8-9 Events Recap

10-11 Orlando Health Facility Updates

12-13 Strenghting Spinal Cord Injuires Outside of Rehab

14-15 Children’s Miracle Network to Celebrate

16 The SECURE Act: How it May Impact Your Retirement Plans

17 A Generous Gift in Honor of A Big Heart

18 Q&A with Injury Prevention Coordinator, Sheryl Aldarondo,

19 Tribute Gifts

CVS Grants Orlando Health additional staff to enable them to work closely with the
$20,000 for Opioid Education Opioid Navigator, who will be teaching the classes, but
will also aim to address opioid addiction before it takes
Orlando Health recently received a $20,000 grant place.
from CVS Health to conduct opioid education
for healthcare providers. This includes targeted WHAT IS AN OPIOID NAVIGATOR?
emergency department (ED) staff, trauma staff, care
management and nursing staff. The goal of the grant is Our Opioid Navigator, Jaime Bridges, LCSW, is well-
to educate these providers on understanding addiction, positioned to successfully educate our clinical staff
specifically, opioid use disorder. The program will cover on opioid addiction and treatment. She is a former
law enforcement officer with a license in social work
1 Understanding addiction and has personal experience with opioid addiction.
Because of this, Jaime not only effectively gets through
2 Why addiction takes place to our patients, but also understands the complexities
of addiction. Her background and skill set make her
3 Inform on the types of treatments that exist the best person to educate our providers and better
serve our community. With this grant, 300 healthcare
for opioid use disorder, including medication- providers will receive education.
assisted treatment (MAT) and cognitive
behavioral therapy. “I am the warm handoff between the staff who care
for the patient in the ED and what happens to the
“The education we’re proving through this grant will patients before they are discharged,” explains Jaime. “I
work to solve the problems in our community stemming have a pooled knowledge bank of resources around the
from the opioid epidemic,” explains Dr. Josef Thundiyil, community that I can contact and refer the patients to
Residency Program Director in Emergency Medicine for help. This grant will help me share my knowledge with
at Orlando Health. “With this project we will be able others who work in Orlando Health EDs so that we all
to better serve our community members affected by the can work together to combat the opioid crisis with the
opioid crisis.” same tools and resources.”

Monthly, Orlando Health sees around 35 individuals
who come into the ED as a result of an opioid overdose.
To best care for these patients, we employ an Opioid
Navigator whose job it is to direct these patients to the
services they need and guide them into treatment post-
discharge. This new program will not only educate

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Dr. Josef Thundiyil Jaime Bridges, LCSW


DR. THUNDIYIL“About 10 years ago, Orlando Health partnered According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in
with Florida Hospital, now AdventHealth, to start 2018;
the discussion about opioid misuse in Central
Florida and how to best educate care providers in • Over 100 Americans die every day from opioid
the Emergency Department (ED) on the issue,” said related drug overdose, approximately one every
Dr. Thundiyil. “The purpose was to find a different 11 minutes.
approach to treating addiction. The effort sparked a
national discussion and even reached national news • Misuse of prescription opioids and heroin affected
outlets.” more than 2 million Americans and an estimated
15 million people worldwide.

JAIME“When David Strong joined the organization, he wanted DR. THUNDIYIL• More than 10 million people misused prescription
to combat the issue and make sure that everyone working opioids, with 2 million of them using them for the
in the ED be on the same page. Eventually, the mayor and first time.
the state also got involved and set up several task forces to
analyze the subject.” WHAT IS EDIE AND HOW DO WE USE IT AT
IN CONTINUING EDUCATION ON OPIOID “EDie – is a software that is integrated into the
MISUSE? patient intake workflow,” said Dr. Thundiyil. “It
looks at how frequently a person visits the ED for
“I started in December 2018 as a Patient Navigator various purposes and can look at EDs across the
to help raise awareness of how best to treat opioid country. This can help in identifying people who
misuse and bridge the gap to additional resources show signs of addiction and can also help broach the
around the community,” said Jaime. “The grant from subject when it is an otherwise difficult conversation to
CVS gives us the opportunity to educate more staff in the have.”
ED about drug misuse, how to treat it just like any other
disease and the options in our community that can help
with safe use and eventually treatment when a patient is


• Extreme sleepiness and inability to • Fingernails or lips turning blue/purple
awaken verbally • Extremely small “pinpoint” pupils
• Slow heartbeat and/or low blood pressure
• Breathing problems can range from slow to • Skin is blue or grayish in color
shallow in a patient that cannot be awakened


HONORING A Twenty-eight years ago, a dynamic friendship was
formed. Elaine Lustig and Sheila Solomon became
LEGACY LIKE Orlando area neighbors, a coincidence that led to
multi-decade cancer fundraising in Central Florida.
NO OTHER Within a year of meeting, Sheila (a breast cancer
survivor from New Jersey), and Elaine (then president
Elaine Lustig (1928-2020) of Orlando Health Foundation Board of Directors),
was the consummate volunteer co-founded Women Playing for T.I.M.E. (WPFT)
- raising millions of dollars with the goal of raising critical funds to support breast
for both Orlando Health cancer care at the Cancer Center.
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Both women shared a passion for the game of golf
Children and co-founding and planned a women’s only golf tournament to raise
Women Playing For T.I.M.E® money for breast cancer research. Both women, using
(Technology, Immediate their own passions, strengths and skills, propelled
Diagnosis, Mammography WPFT to a more than $10 million philanthropic
and Education), supporting organization and changed the face of cancer care for
Orlando Health UF Health Orlando Health.
Cancer Center. Through private donations, corporate sponsorships
and partnerships, entry fees to golf, tennis and bridge
tournaments and more, significant advancement has
been made possible within the Cancer Center thanks
to the inspiration of Elaine and Sheila.
Sadly, Sheila succumbed to breast cancer in 2000, but
the loss only pushed Elaine and the WPFT family to
fight harder. WPFT is still going strong and working
hard to impact cancer care today.
Elaine passed away in January 2020, surrounded by
her close friends and family in Atlanta, Georgia. We
are honored by her gracious support and dedication to

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Teen Leadership Patients of Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital
for Children have come together to form the Teen
Council Leadership Council, a group helping teens learn
leadership, communication, interpersonal and coping
Helps Patients skills. Membership of the council is open to any teen
Learn New Skills between the ages of 13 and 19 directly impacted (self or
a family member) by the effects of a frequent, chronic
or life-altering condition and is a way for the members
to get to know one another and experience socialization
they may not get due to frequent hospitalizations or
The Council is governed by Child Life Specialists
who facilitate an application process for prospective
members for acceptance and also support the teens as
they plan occasions like the hospital prom and other
social events.

“What the teens gain from the Teen Leadership
Council is they have the opportunity to be a part
of a leadership team, whether it is discussing
programming events, discussing how to improve
the food and nutrition menu so that it’s more
appealing to teens, or how to bring technology
into the hospital,” explains Haley Messmore,
Child Life Specialist at Orlando Health Arnold
Palmer. “It’s also a chance for them to build some
of those leadership skills that they might not have
the opportunity to get elsewhere. They might not
get to be on student government or play on the
basketball team or be a part of other high school

Those teens involved in the Council, have found it to
be a great way to meet new people who understand
what they are going through, and make friends at the
hospital where many of them spend more time than at
school or home.

“I want to be able to help other kids going through
the same thing being that I’m able to relate to
them,” said member Aliyah Williams. “I know
exactly what they’re going through physically and

“Working on the Teen Leadership Council has given me
confidence and has helped me to be the leader I know
that I am,” said member Faith Nathan. “I want every
teen that comes into the hospital to have somebody they
go to.”

To support the Teen Leadership Council through
Child Life, please visit:


inspire - Spring 2019 EVENTS RECAP


Orange Tree Women’s Golf Association held their 16th Annual
Women Playing For T.I.M.E. Golf Tournament on November 21
and hosted the golfers at the club’s newly renovated club house. The
weather was perfect and long-time supporter Reed Nissan sponsored
the hole in one contest once again. The committee extended their
fundraising through the holidays to include the proceeds from their
holiday raffle baskets to the golf event proceeds and resulted with a
grand total of $28,264.


Duplicate Bridge Goes Pink, held October 29 at the Country Club
of Orlando, raised $10,805. Dr. Rebecca Moroose, Director, Clinical
Trials and Cancer Genetics, was the guest speaker at this co-ed bridge
event organized by Chair Helen Cairns. Guests were greeted upon
arrival by firemen from the City of Orlando Fire Department who
brought their Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center pink firetruck
with them.


The 20th Annual December Classic hosted by Rich Lerner was held
the first weekend of December. This year’s tournament took place
over a few days at both TopGolf Orlando as well as ChampionsGate.
The tournament was able to raise $80,000 for Orlando Health
Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies’ NICU.


On Friday, November 8, The Mall at Millenia hosted their annual
Santa’s Magical Arrival and welcomed Santa as he arrived for the
holiday season. Guests enjoyed live entertainment and whimsical
Hollyville characters, all while supporting Orlando Health Arnold
Palmer Hospital for Children.


Presented by:


Arnie’s March is a fundraising walk held annually during the Arnold
Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard. This year’s event raised
over $205,000 for the Haley Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood
Disorders at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer.


In memory of their granddaughter Cora Grinsel, who lost her
life to cancer at age 5, Pat and Sal Corrao hosted their 3rd annual
golf tournament to raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer
research and clinical trials. This year’s event raised $15,000 for
Orlando Health Arnold Palmer!


In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, participating
Panera Bread® locations across Central Florida and beyond gave
back to the Breast Care Center at Orlando Health UF Cancer Center
through their sale of Pink Ribbon Bagels. Throughout the month of
October proceeds added up to over $21,000 for our cancer center!
In 2019, Ormond Beach was recognized as the top fundraising café,
having sold over 1,600 bagels.


Panera Bread® has continued their partnership with The Heart
Center at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer for Children as the
recipient for their annual Valentine Cookie Campaign. From
February 1 – February 14 100 percent of proceeds from each heart
cookie sold helped to heal the hearts of our patients. This year,
participating Panera Bread locations in Central Florida raised
over $20,000!


Orlando Health Facility Updates


• Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center OPENING 2021 Orlando Health Lake
Mary Hospital
• Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital
• Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital
• Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital
• Orlando Health South Lake Hospital
• St. Cloud Regional Medical Center

Orlando Health Horizon
West Hospital

SPECIALTY • Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
HOSPITALS, • Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies
CENTERS AND • Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center
INSTITUTES • Orlando Health Heart Institute
• Orlando Health – Health Central Park, a Nursing

Rehabilitation Center


Orlando Health Center for

Orlando Health Women’s Pavilion
• Orlando Health Medical Pavilion – Spring Lake – Winter Park
• Orlando Health Medical Pavilion – Summerport
• Orlando Health Medical Pavilion – Oviedo


EMERGENCY ROOMS AND Orlando Health Orlando Health
MEDICAL PAVILIONS Emergency Room and Emergency Room and

• Orlando Health Emergency Room and Medical Medical Pavilion – Medical Pavilion -
Pavilion – Horizon West Osceola Lake Mary

• Orlando Health South Lake Hospital Emergency Room OPENING IN EARLY 2021
and Medical Pavilion – Blue Cedar

• Orlando Health South Lake Hospital Joe H. & Loretta
Scott Emergency Room and Medical Pavilion – Four

Orlando Health Orlando Health
Emergency Room and Emergency Room
and Medical Pavilion
Medical Pavilion – – Reunion Village/
Randal Park


• Altamonte Springs OPENING 2020
• Apopka
• Clermont
• East Sand Lake • Avalon Park
• Kissimmee
• Lake Mary
• Lee Vista
• Metro West
• Ocoee
• Oviedo

• South Orange
• Winter Springs

Strengthening Spinal Cord Injuries “The success of our first partnership with SOCF has
Outside of Rehab led to an increased interest among individuals with
spinal cord injury within the Orlando metropolitan
In early 2018, Orlando Health was awarded a grant area,” said Jose Dominguez, Manager, Orlando
from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation to help support Health Rehabilitation Institute. “When we heard of
individuals with spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D). participants at SOCF being able to “get in and out
The grant, ‘Creating Opportunities and Independence,’ of the pool without assistance,” or that their “car
was used to: transfers are now much, much easier,” this led us to
find ways to expand the program and reach others
1 purchase adaptive exercise equipment wanting to be part of it. Because transportation/
mobility is such a big factor for this population, the
2 train the trainers on how to work with people with expansion will bring the program to more areas
spinal cord injuries and further increase accessibility.”

3 fund a one-year membership for up to 15 SOCF CROSSFIT

participants, many who were past Orlando Health Although the grant program is officially complete at
rehabilitation graduates, at SOCF CrossFit SOCF CrossFit, Orlando Health has continued its
partnership with this original gym location. The gym
The program was such a success, that the Neilsen has retained its adaptive equipment and can now take
Foundation has again granted $55,000 for the program members regardless of type of injury, age or whether or
to be expanded into two new CrossFit gyms in Central not they received rehab at Orlando Health.
Florida, giving more options for those with spinal cord
injuries to attend classes at an exercise facility integrated
into the larger Orlando community.

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“The great job the trainers at SOCF have done nothing. I also walk better because of my strength now.
with integrating our SCI/D participants to their I have a walking device (braces) that I can walk 20 to 30
everyday classes and the self-reported quality of steps with a walker and little by little I’m getting better.
life improvements has allowed us to gain continued DO YOU ENCOURAGE OTHERS WITH SPINAL
support through an expansion grant,” added CORD INJURIES TO JOIN THE PROGRAM AT THE
Jose. “The SOCF trainers have been instrumental TWO NEW GYMS?
during the expansion in assisting the Orlando I definitely encourage others to go to SOCF and to the
Health ORMC Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation new locations too. Not just people with spinal cord
staff training of the many other CrossFit coaches injuries but also people with other injuries. I went to
involved in the project. The CrossFit community in the new location already and the gym and coaches
the Orlando area has opened up their doors to are amazing, I definitely loved it and I think it is great
this population and Orlando Health is making the for our community. They were so kind, and they even
introductions by establishing this program. How appreciated our help when we went over there to do a
excited we are to change lives.” workout and help them in any kind of way.
To learn more information about the program, EXPERIENCED SINCE STARTING CROSS FIT?
contact Lauren Vagelakos at (312) 843-2452 or My biggest change emotionally speaking, after I started
[email protected] To support CrossFit, was definitely the ability to be more positive
the program, visit now. It is like I’m a new person, now everything I see,
AdaptiveFitnessProgram. everything I think about is in a positive way. Now
physically speaking I feel healthier now. I do things a
MEET ALBERTH lot faster and better and everything I do I am always
thinking how I’m going to have a good impact on
Hello! My name is Alberth others.
Payano and I’m an adaptive WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO AT
athlete attending SOCF CROSS FIT?
CrossFit thanks to Orlando Well, that’s a hard question to answer! I think my
Health. favorite thing to do at CrossFit is the Rope Climb.
Even though it kills me, every time I do it, I love it just
BEFORE ATTENDING SOCF, HOW DID YOU GET because it is something that is very hard to do so when
YOUR EXERCISE? I do it, I feel like another person. It’s like I’m free! Every
time I do a rope climb, I’m thinking that there are no
Before attending SOCF the only workout I used to do limits and there is hope for everyone, so being able
was when I was going to physical therapy at Orlando to rope climb is just a blessing for me and motivation
Health. Besides that, I always wanted to start going to for others. Another thing that I like at CrossFit is the
the gym and lose weight, but I never made the time to people, they are so nice we are like a family. We treat
start…plus a gym membership is not cheap. each other with respect and are always having fun.


After I started the adaptive program at SOCF my life
changed in a way that I didn’t believe it could change!
Everything around me changed, I built an incredible
amount of strength to the point I can do almost
everything by myself. Now I can go into the pool by
myself without any help. I also get out of the pool by
myself. I can transfer to the floor, the car and not just
to the car, I can get in my brother’s pickup truck like

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2020 CMN Hospitals
Champion for Orlando
Health Arnold Palmer:
Lauren Doubleday

Every year, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals asks
each of its member hospitals to identify a “Champion”
to serve as the face for the millions of children treated
by children’s hospitals annually. These ambassadors
spend one year advocating for the charitable need of the
hospital where they received their care.
This year, 8-year-old Lauren Doubleday has been
selected as the 2020 CMN Hospitals Champion for
Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children,
and will spend the year, along with her parents Patrick
and Melanie, as an advocate for pediatric healthcare.
When Lauren was born at Orlando Health Winnie
Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, there was no
indication that she was anything but a completely
healthy baby. The next day, she was taken to complete
standard newborn testing in order to prepare their
family to go home. Testing took longer than expected
and Lauren’s parents, Melanie and Patrick, were
informed that she did not pass her Pulse oximetry
screening, a test that measures the level of oxygen in the
Following two echocardiograms, the images were clear
- they showed that Lauren had a congenital heart defect
which required open-heart surgery immediately. In
shock and walking into the unknown, Melanie and
Patrick crossed the bridge connecting Orlando Health
Winnie Palmer to the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care
Unit at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer where Lauren
was prepared for surgery. Amazingly, 11 days after her
surgery, Lauren was discharged, and her family was
finally able to go home.
Melanie and Patrick are forever grateful for the high
level of care that Lauren received, as well as the state-
of-the-art equipment that is used at The Heart Center at
Orlando Health Arnold Palmer where she will continue
her follow up care into adulthood.

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To shine a light on the Hatterthon, Stetson University’s
importance of children’s Miracle Network Dance
hospitals and how donations Marathon, held their fourth
help kids get the best care annual event in February,
when they need it, Orlando Health bringing together more
Arnold Palmer is pleased to participate in participants than ever before. Student
the fourth annual #ChildrensHospitalsWeek, scheduled leaders spent the school year hosting recruitment
for April 6-12. Supporters are invited to celebrate the meetings, awareness campaigns, fundraising events
amazing things being done at Orlando Health Arnold and educational workshops – all to raise funds
Palmer in a variety of ways, including by requesting and awareness for Orlando Health Arnold Palmer.
a CMN Hospitals bandage. Show your support by Participants rallied behind the campaign ‘Power Of
wearing a bandage, taking a photo, and sharing it with One’ as they strived to inspire the community that it
the #ChildrensHospitalsWeek hashtag. Learn more at only takes one - one participant, one doctor, one dollar, etc. - to be the difference in the life of a child. During
the main event, students gathered for a final day of
PANDA EXPRESS fundraising challenges, games, entertainment and to
DELIVERS GOOD hear from grateful patients before announcing the final
FORTUNE FOR THE total raised – an incredible $84,407.20!
As the fastest growing CMN PROVIDE SERVICES
Hospitals partner, Panda THROUGH TEEN
Express has made an incredible XPRESS
impact on patients here in Central Florida. Restaurants
in the Orlando area and beyond raise funds by asking Teen Xpress, a unique school-
their customers to make a donation or round up their based mobile healthcare unit
purchase at the register. The pride the Panda Express through The Howard Phillips
team has for helping the community is evident every Center for Children & Families,
time they ring the bell to signify a donation has been provides complete medical and mental health care
made. In addition to their generous donations of their services to underserved, uninsured and at-risk students
delicious Chinese food for various hospital events at several low-income middle and high schools in
throughout the year, Panda Express raised more than Orange County. Moving between select schools, this
$202,000 for Orlando Health Arnold Palmer in 2019! mobile health unit provides a variety of services,
including comprehensive medical care, mental health
counseling, nutrition consultation and family-centered
case management that helps connect families with
needed resources. Teen Xpress helps to identify early
signs of complex health issues, such as diabetes, heart
disease, high blood pressure and more. Teen Xpress
also offers lab services and prescribes medication to
ensure youth have the resources needed to promote
overall health and well-being. Thanks to the support
of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals partners, 700
uninsured and underinsured teens will receive medical
services from Teen Xpress this year.

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How it May Impact

Your Retirement Plans

In December 2019, Congress passed a new retirement Time to revisit your estate plans? The
savings bill known as the SECURE Act (Setting Every idea of “stretch IRAs” will no longer
Community Up for Retirement Enhancement). exist. Previously, they allowed non-
spousal inheritors of IRAs to take
With the new legislation now in place, this may impact distributions over the course of their
estate planning as it relates to IRA beneficiaries while anticipated life expectancy and spread out their
having the potential to influence charitable giving tax liability.
through IRAs.
Now, the inheritor is required to take full distributions
Who will it effect? The revised age for within 10 years, which will more than likely mean a
when individuals must begin taking higher tax bill for them.
required minimum distributions (RMD)
has changed to 72 from 70½. For some donors, it could make more sense to donate
their IRAs to charities and give their heirs other assets
The new law only applies to people who turn 70½ after with fewer tax liabilities
December 31, 2019. If a person turned 70½ in 2019,
that person must still take their RMD in 2019, 2020 and We encourage you to seek advice from your attorney
beyond. or financial advisor regarding all the ways this bill may
impact your future plans.
What did not change? Individuals
who are age 70½ or older are still For more information about making a
eligible to make a qualified charitable gift through your IRA or about including
distribution if they choose to do so. Orlando Health in your will or trust, please
visit us at
You’re still allowed to give up to $100,000 per year from or contact the Office of Planned Giving at
your IRA directly to a charity without having to include (321) 843-9844.
that money in your income. In addition, this donation
can be used to cover your RMD.

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A Generous Gift in
Honor of a Big Heart

Madison (Maddy) Flaherty was just short of her fifth
birthday when she lost her battle to Cockayne Disease,
a very rare neurodegenerative disorder. She and her
twin sister, Morgan, had a seemingly normal delivery,
but over time the family noticed that Maddy was not
meeting the expected milestones.

Because Maddy spent all of her short life fighting a “Because of Maddy’s Mission to Help, kids just like
rare disease, her parents often found it hard to receive Maddy have the opportunity to communicate and
insurance coverage for her treatments and to even interact with their environment in new and exciting
qualify for the treatments in the first place. It is in part ways. During speech therapy sessions, the child’s treating
due to this struggle, and also because of Maddy’s big therapist chooses the right device to take that child to the
heart, that her family created Maddy’s Mission to Help, next level. These devices are a fun and interactive way to
a foundation that aims to keep Maddy’s legacy alive give children a voice and make meaningful connections
by providing Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital to their family and the world around them. We are so
for Children funds to assist in securing the equipment grateful to for this inspiring gift.”
necessary to treat other kids in rehabilitation with needs
similar to Maddy’s. It is with this mission, and with Maddy is remembered by all who met her for her
great generosity, that the foundation recently gifted the amazing personality and unforgettable smile and will
hospital $125,000. now forever be remembered by the kids and families
that are helped by Maddy’s Mission to Help.
“We are so excited to offer an AAC Lending Library in
honor of Maddy,” explains Jennifer Smith, Outpatient
Rehabilitation Services supervisor at Orlando Health
Arnold Palmer. “Although she was not able to talk,
Maddy always let us know how she was feeling and was
eager to interact with her therapists, whether it was to
give a hug or shake her head ‘no.’ Maddy, and her family,
quickly became part of our therapy family. Therapists
spent time coming up with creative ways to interact with
her and she was always up for the challenge. The team
is grateful for the amazing work her family has done in
keeping her legacy alive in the community.”

The Maddy’s Pro-Am is celebrating its 6th year and will be
held at the Reunion Resort and Golf Club on May 31, 2020.
This event is a fun filled day of golf and laughs with local and
national celebrities from movies, TV and sports. Foursomes
and sponsorships are still available but selling out fast. For
more information please contact Scott Novak at (305) 796-
7639 or go to

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HEALTHCARE, WHAT IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST My biggest challenge is juggling many programs at
CHANGES YOU’VE SEEN? once. The longer that I’m in this role, the more I want to
The biggest change that I’ve seen since I began my do in the community regarding injury prevention.
nursing career 20 years ago, is the focus on patient care WHAT ARE THREE WORDS YOU WOULD USE TO
and satisfaction. I think in an environment that started DESCRIBE YOURSELF?
out treating mainly illness and injury, there is now Busy-body, dependable and fur-mama
more attention given to respect, communication WHAT ARE THREE UNEXPECTED ITEMS ON YOUR
and inclusiveness, which is what we strive for at DESK?
Orlando Health. Baby wipes, toothbrush and toothpaste and a feather
My role as Injury Prevention Coordinator for the WOULD YOU BE?
Trauma Program at Orlando Health Orlando Regional A small animal veterinarian
Medical Center focuses on our top mechanisms of
injury such as falls, burns and motor vehicle crashes. Originally built over 25 years ago, the Trauma Bay
We go out into the community with the help of our in the Level One Trauma Center at Orlando Health
external partners, and teach fall prevention, fire safety Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) was
and burn first aid, and ways to stay safe while driving. designed to treat 1,000 patients a year. Today, that
We also teach Stop the Bleed to the Orange County number has increased to over 5,300 trauma patients
Public Schools, business partners and the community. annually.
WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT YOUR ROLE AT If you would like to learn more about how you can
ORLANDO HEALTH? further the life-saving mission of Central Florida’s only
My role is unique because I’m the only Injury Level One Trauma Center at ORMC, please contact
Prevention Coordinator for the adult population at Thomas Bolick, Director, Orlando Health Foundation at
Orlando Health ORMC. My partner Jaime Fletcher [email protected] or (321) 841-5035.
has the same role, but for the pediatric population at
Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.
My favorite part of my role is that I can hopefully
keep people out of the Emergency Department
with traumatic injuries. I strive every day to make a
difference in as many lives as possible.

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TRIBUTE GIFTS | November 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020

An ideal way to celebrate the life of someone special is through a gift in their name. Not only does your gift honor
the individual, it also enables Orlando Health to carry on life-saving care for others.

Tribute for Jamie Alexander Tribute for K. Christian Ebert Tribute for James L. Mears Tributes for Carol J. Wilson
Mr. and Mrs. David R. Alexander John O’Connor Ms. Betty V. Malone Mr. John Deveau
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart R. Douglas
Tribute for South Annabellah Tribute for Dolores C. Ecock Tribute for Steven Melendez Mr. and Mrs. E. Alan Keefe
Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. King Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Tempio Ms. Ana Melendez Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kenney
Mrs. Jeanette F. Lawrence
Tribute for John L. Apodaca Tribute for Raymond F. Ecock Tribute for Donald D. Minervino Mrs. Janet S. Theophilus
Mrs. Lucille C. Apodaca Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Tempio Mr. and Mrs. David Minervino Mr. and Mrs. James Witthohn

Tribute for Noah A. Babins Tribute for David Emmons Tribute for Edward L. Moriarty Tribute for Kay L. Yearick
Dr. Robert H. Chong and David Ellsworth Mr. and Mrs. Terry E. Carsten Mr. and Mrs. Terry E. Carsten
Dr. Emma B. Fritz

Tribute for Charles R. Ball Tribute for Troy T. Fields Tribute for Daniel R. Murphy
Anonymous Mrs. Doris M. Conduff Mrs. Linda A. Murphy

Tribute for Robert A. “Tony” Ball Tribute for Amy Flom Tribute for Samuel N. Nauhaus
Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Scott W. Dean Ms. Elisabeth R. Barrett

Tribute for Holden Flynn Tribute for Arnold D. Palmer
Ms. Katherine Kiefer Mr. and Mrs. Buster T. Chapman
Tribute for Shay M. Berryman
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. O’Dell II

Tribute for William F. Boehm Tributes for Ella J. Forrest Tribute for Shiv Patel
Mr. Don L. Boehm Kathleen Benedetti Miss Nandini Patel
Ms. Karen Metcalf

Tribute for Bryan Boland Tribute for Bonnie Hill Tribute for John H. Porter
CrossleyShear, Inc. Ms. Miriam L. Bonilla Mrs. Virginia L. Porter

Tribute for Jack and Tommie Brian Tribute for Stanley Hough Tributes for Barbara A. Puchniak
Mr. Joel D. Brian Mr. Kevin I. Hough Mattuchio

Mr. Stephen Puchniak

Tribute for Donna Carroll Tribute for Pamela M. Huth Tribute for Linda Reed
Association of Yale Alumni in Mr. and Mrs. Zachre A. Callier Gayle Smith
Public Health
Tribute for Randall R. Huth Tributes for Michael Retz
Tribute for Bruce E. Christensen Mr. and Mrs. Zachre A. Callier Rotonda Golf Partners, LLC
The Albrecht Family Mr. Thomas E. Smith

Tributes for Jack Cline Tribute for Susan Jacobson Tribute for Leah H. Sabat
Mrs. Barbara Anderson Dr. James Woodward Mr. and Mrs. Louis E. Sabat
Mrs. Lisa McCormick
Ms. Susan Pohanka Tribute for Ronald J. Langa Tribute for Ellen Siegel
Mr. Theodore Waters Ms. Lisa A Simonitis YourCause, LLC

Tribute for Robert P. Dalton Tribute for Jimmie R. Layne Tribute for Bellah South
The T. Rowe Price Program for Mr. Hoyle L. Robinson Mrs. Elaine Feldmesser
Charitable Giving
Tribute for Monty Layne Tributes for Kendal A. Stone
Tribute for Kristina R. Davis Mr. Hoyle L. Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Philip J. Morrison
Ms. Lisa Soriano Mr. and Mrs. Darryl R. Storey
Tribute for Mariette E. LeClerc
Tributes for Richard Detter Mr. Peter Zezima
Ms. Linda Maier
Mrs. Beverly J. Miller Tribute for Patricia Straus
Mrs. Jacqueline Brandt
Tributes for Marlie K. Dodson Tributes for Elaine M. Lustig
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Agnew Mr. and Mrs. David S. Albertson
Anonymous Dr. and Mrs. Norton M. Baker Jr. Tribute for Chelsey J. Taylor
Ms. Sarah Dodson Ms. Karen Thornton Jensen Mr. Dennis Lee Stockdale Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Rex V. McPherson II
Mr. Fred Meyer
Tribute for Jim Walker
Orlando Health Foundation, Inc. Ms. Robin S. Taylor

Tribute for Iliana B. Dyer Tribute for Charlotte B. Malsberger Tribute for Maggie Walker
Mr. Andrew Boardley Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Randa Ms. Robin S. Taylor

Please consider giving a lifesaving gift today! You may call us at (321) 841-5194, send a check
in the envelope enclosed or make a secure online gift at

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Orlando Health Foundation Boards

Orlando Health Foundation Orlando Health Children’s Foundation

Richard T. McCree, Sr., Chairman Brock Kelsey, Chairman
Bill Dillard, Vice Chair Adam Goldstein, Vice Chair
Scott Weisz, Secretary Scott Weisz, Immediate Past Chair
Jim Phillips, Treasurer Richard McCree, Chairman, Orlando Health Foundation Board
M. Kathryn Garrett, MD, Immediate Past Chairman John W. Bozard, President, Orlando Health Foundation
Helen Leon, Appointee
Annette Ford, Appointee Rob Andrews Erik Melville
Brock Kelsey, Chairman, Orlando Health Children’s Foundation Chirag Bhavsar Randy Mixon
David Strong, President & CEO, Orlando Health Regine Bonneau Chris Pashley
Jamal Hakim, MD, Chief Operating Officer, Orlando Health Avani Desai Julie Petrakis
John W. Bozard, President, Orlando Health Foundation Anthony Frogameni Jorge Ramirez, MD
Matthew Gable Matthew Rearden
Jess Bailes Kathy Johnson Bill Gillaspie* Sean Roberts
Simon T. Bailey Joanne Kostantinidis Michael Gurian, MD Ramon Ruiz, MD
Sudhir Bhaskar, MD Justin Melnick Hana Hakim Abdullah Tharoo
Brian Bowen Megan Morris Melvin Haught Jared Wolovnick
Brad Busbin Diane O’Dell Helen Leon
Helen Cairns Bert Pearsall Paul Manos
James P. Caruso William E. Perry
Scott Cathcart Cynthia C. Perry *Honorary Member
Kenneth M. Clayton Philip W. Rich
Phil Easterling Dean Sider, MD
Jennifer Englert Ralph Veerman
Peter Fox Andy Warden
Kathy Gilchrist Bryce West
Kerry L. Griffis
Richard T. Hurt



Doctors who give their best and treat their patients
with extraordinary care deserve to be recognized. On
Monday, March 30th, join us as we celebrate physicians
on National Doctors’ Day.

Giving a donation to the facility in which a doctor has
shown you or a loved one care that went above and
beyond, helps them see how much the work they do
matters. It also helps to ensure this same level of care is
available to others for years to come.

To make a gift, visit

Orlando Health Foundation
3160 Southgate Commerce Blvd., Suite 50
Orlando, FL 32806

Ways to Give

Did you know that community-owned Make an online donation that is safe,
hospitals provide 95 percent of all vital but secure and simple. You can designate your gift
often unprofitable health services? As Central
Florida’s only community-owned hospital, to a number of areas or programs.
Orlando Health reinvests all available revenues Go to:
into programs, equipment, facilities, and
medical staff. We are governed by a local board
of trustees who serve without pay and whose
interests lie in placing patients before profits, Make a credit card or check donation by mail
and community needs before returns. to support Orlando Health at:
Only through the financial investment of Orlando Health Foundation
committed donors can Orlando Health continue
to provide excellent, leading-edge medical care 3160 Southgate Commerce Blvd., Suite 50
in a warm and healing environment. We hope Orlando, FL 32806
you will join us in helping to secure a legacy of
excellent medical care for our community. Make a donation by phone by
giving us a call at:
(321) 841-5194


You may elect not to receive any further fundraising communications from the Orlando Health Foundation.
To do so, you may write to us at Orlando Health Foundation, Attn: Director of Development/3160 Southgate Commerce Blvd., Suite 50/Orlando, FL 32806,

call our toll-free line at 1.855.678.6889 or e-mail [email protected]

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