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Orlando Health Foundation- Gratitude Report 2018

This Gratitude Report is meant to thank the community for everything they do to support Orlando Health. It highlights the impact that is felt because of the time, honor and commitment they provide to us. In it, you will read the stories of how our corporate partners, patients, donors and volunteers leave a lasting effect on every aspect of Orlando Health.

2018

G R AT I T U D E
REPORT

ORLANDO HEALTH FOUNDATION

DEAR FRIENDS, THANKS TO YOU!

This time of the year is a reminder to take time to It is with much appreciation that I share this
think about for what I am the most grateful. To me, it publication with you. The Gratitude Report is our
is very important, no matter how busy or hectic this way to say thank you to many of the wonderful
time of year is, to reflect on the positives and learn people, events and organizations that provide funds to
from the negatives to ensure that the next year is going Orlando Health. As a not-for-profit healthcare system,
to be something you are proud of. It is during this we rely heavily on all of our donors – big or small,
time that, at home with my family, I am celebrating monetary or gift-in-kind, corporate or individual –
the holidays that bring us together, and at work, I am and this report pays homage to some gifts that were
celebrating another successful year of fundraising for instrumental in 2018 and over our past 100 years.
a group of award-winning hospitals that have served
Central Florida for 100 years.

Orlando Health recently released our Hospital Safety Sincerely,
Grade and Leapfrog Top Hospital results awarded John W. Bozard
by The Leapfrog Group, a national non-profit President, Orlando Health Foundation
organization that specializes in hospital transparency.

• Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Orlando
Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC)
and Orlando Health South Lake Hospital were all
awarded ‘A’ safety grades, with only 32 percent of
hospitals earning that grade in 2018.

• Completed by almost 2,000 hospitals annually,
the flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects
safety, quality, and resource use information you
can’t find anywhere else. Orlando Health
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children,
Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips and Orlando Health
ORMC can be found on the top hospital list.

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PARTNERS IN PHILANTHROPY

4 Getting the Support We Need
5 Teen Xpress Expands into West Orange
6-7 Recognizing 1 Million Reasons to Give Back
8-9 PNC Helps Support The Howard Phillips Center
10-11 Celebrating 35 Years of a Spirit to Serve
12-13 Children’s Miracle Network - Thank You to Our Community of Supporters
14-15 Q&A with Gavin and Annette Ford
16 Fraternal Order of Eagles Continued Support of Orlando Health

LEAVING A LEGACY

17 Bill Hussey Leaves a Legacy with Family, Friends and Orlando Health
18-19 Celebrating Orlando Health’s 100 Year Anniversary

20 Three Decades of Support
21 Honoring a Long Partnership
22 Years of Giving, Years of Gratitude

A CARING COMMUNITY

23 Going Pink to Support a Cure
24-25 What is a Multi-Year Giving Society?

26 Marching for A Cure
27 Finding Resources for Hip Dysplasia
28-29 Scout’s Story: Expanding Pediatric Neuroscience Care
30 Walk For Winnie
31 Healing Through Art
32-33 2018 Events Recap
34-35 Tribute Gifts

Partners in Philanthropy

Level One Trauma Center at Orlando Health ORMC

GETTING THE SUPPORT WE NEED

Originally built over 25 years ago, the Trauma Bay Berger Foundation in 1961) hope to inspire others
in the Level One Trauma Center at Orlando Health to recognize the need for exceptional trauma care in
Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) was Central Florida.
designed to treat 1,000 patients a year. Today, that
number has increased to over 5,100 trauma patients Tom and Joan Kalimanis were first introduced to
annually. An increase in trauma patients, coupled with the amazing work being done at Arnold Palmer
the lessons learned from the Pulse tragedy in 2016, Medical Center when they were invited to an event
highlights the desperate need for the Trauma Bay to be in 2008. Since then, they have made generous
expanded for the first time ever. The added space will financial investments which have included gifts
help manage the flow of patients and resources in times to The Heart Center, the Pulse Trauma Fund and
of critical need, while making it easier for our trauma Craniomaxillofacial Surgery at Orlando Health
team to move quickly between patients. Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, among many
In 2015, with philanthropic support of our community, other areas.
ORMC added 18,000 square feet and 17 new rooms
to its existing 50-room Emergency Department. WOULD YOU CONSIDER DOUBLING
Now, ORMC needs to make the original Emergency YOUR IMPACT AND MAKING A GIFT
Department space more functional by changing the TO SUPPORT THE CARE OF PATIENTS IN
layout and enhancing and adjusting the use of the areas CENTRAL FLORIDA?
where we treat our most emergent cases.
MAKE YOUR DONATION BY
A MATCHING GIFT! DECEMBER 31ST BY VISITING
GIVE.ORLANDOHEALTH.COM/TRAUMA.
The H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation recently
pledged $200,000 to help expand the Level One
Trauma Center at ORMC and announced that it
would be a dollar-for-dollar matching gift. Tom
and Joan Kalimanis (Joan’s parents founded the

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Partners in Philanthropy

TEEN XPRESS EXPANDS INTO WEST ORANGE

The Teen Xpress program offered through The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families offers a free
mobile health clinic for uninsured or underinsured youth. Moving between select schools in Central Florida, this
mobile health unit provides a variety of services, including:

• Medical exams
• Mental health counseling
• Case management
• Dietary counseling
Thanks to a generous gift from the West Orange Healthcare District, Teen Xpress has expanded its services into
West Orange County visiting West Orange and Ocoee High Schools. The original grant provided over two years,
is in its second year and providing students with improved clinical care, links to community resources, improved
emotional well-being and health behaviors.

To date, the grant has helped Teen Xpress achieve the following in West Orange County:

328 Case Management Encounters 227 Medical Encounters

with 82% of students who received care with 85% of students who received care
reporting links to community resources showing improvements in clinical care

200 Mental Health Encounters 177 Nutrition Encounters

with 57% of students who received care with 92% of students who received care
showing improved emotional well-being showing improvements and increased

knowledge in nutrition

West Orange Healthcare District recently pledged an additional $100,000 grant to continue support of
Teen Xpress and help The Howard Phillips Center reach teens in the West Orange community.

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RECOGNIZING
1 MILLION
REASONS

TO GIVE BACK

6 | Gratitude ReTproeyrtan2d01C8arrie Vick

Partners in Philanthropy

Trey Vick currently serves on the Community give back. You’d be surprised at how great of a need there

Leadership Council (CLC) as the co-chair and is right here in Central Florida, in our own backyards.”

architect of their 1 Million Reasons fundraising Trey’s first focus on the CLC was chairing their
initiative. After serving in multiple CLC annual fundraiser, Spring Swirl. His fresh energy
leadership roles, he’s taking on his biggest and perspective elevated the event from a nice party,
challenge yet – raising $1 million for The to a sought-after ticket. Trey chaired the event from
Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families. Quantum Leap Winery to a speakeasy at Aloft

Trey, the youngest of three kids, is part of a very close- Orlando, then a tropical oasis at SeaWorld® Orlando’s
knit family. He smiles as he talks about his parents, Discovery Cove. His passion to help children and
who have been married for almost 50 years, as we sit families deepened, and Trey took on the role of CLC
at a large wooden table at his office in Maitland. His Chair. He focused on bringing in new members from
colleague and dad, John, warmly says “Hello,” just a variety of industries, making sure the best of the best
before he and Trey start talking about going go-kart served children right here in our community.
racing for John’s upcoming birthday. This is what most
imagine a family business to be - a large conference “One of the paramount programs offered by The Howard
room for meetings and planning sessions, but with
comfortable couches and a home-like feel. Phillips Center is Healthy Families Orange/Osceola. It is
cycle-breaking,” said Trey. “I see that as a game-changer

Trey and his wife, Carrie, met in the program. If you can take a family that has a new baby

Air Force. With a long history of and does not know how to parent
military service in Carrie’s family,
she always knew it was her natural “A strong family is one of the because they did not have a good
greatest gifts you can have. It example, and you can show them
how to be a better parent, well, now
path. Trey and Carrie both balanced
their busy service commitments is the foundation for who we you’ve changed the life of a child.”
alongside charitable work while are as people,” said Trey. “We Trey has been on a mission to
serving in the armed forces. “The have 1 Million Reasons to help change the lives of as many children
military is where we learned how to children and families in Central and families as he can. After
integrate a community focus into our serving as the CLC’s Chair for
lives,” said Carrie. Florida grow up strong.” three years, he is now challenging
all of us to help take The Howard
The focus on community did not Phillips Center to the next level by
change once their military service ended. Trey and recognizing and supporting the 1 Million Reasons we
Carrie supported multiple non-profit organizations as need to do better for the kids in our community.
their family life and careers took off. After Trey chaired
a local fundraising event, his friend, Carina Graham, “Philanthropy directly impacts the services provided to
invited him to join the CLC and learn more about the families,” explained Trey. “A strong family is one of the
work of The Howard Phillips Center. Trey and Carrie greatest gifts you can have. It is the foundation for who
never looked back. we are as people. We have 1 Million Reasons to help

Central Florida is a thriving set of communities. But, children and families in Central Florida grow up strong.”
children and families in our own neighborhoods still For Carrie, who feels a strong connection to the
face challenges, such as child abuse, developmental teenagers supported by the Teen Xpress mobile health
disabilities and lack of access to medical care. The unit, “It is everyone’s responsibility.”

Howard Phillips Center helps meet the needs of these To help Trey, Carrie and the CLC raise $1 million
families with vital life-changing services. “If you’re for The Howard Phillips Center, visit

blessed with something others do not have, you’re called Give.OrlandoHealth.com/HPC.
to help others who do not have it as easy,” explained
Trey. “Growing up, my family was always ingrained in

our community. I feel that we all have a responsibility to

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Partners in Philanthropy

PNC HELPS SUPPORT
THE HOWARD PHILLIPS CENTER

The PNC Father/Son Challenge was created to allow during that time, lives in Central Florida have been
the entire family to experience the joys of golf— forever changed. The majority of sponsorship funds
together. To qualify for the PNC Father/Son Challenge, have been directed to Healthy Families Orange in
participants must have won either a major PGA support of the team’s efforts to help strengthen the
championship or The Players Championship during parent-child bond.
their career. Healthy Families has a 98 percent success rate at
The professional’s partner must not currently hold a preventing child abuse from ever happening. By
PGA TOUR card, and while the majority of partners partnering with families through home visits, sharing
in the history of the event have been the sons of golf positive discipline techniques, and teaching parents
legends, the family-themed tournament has also seen how to cope with the stresses of parenting, children
daughters and grandchildren participate over the years. and parents graduate from the program with a strong
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. has been the bond which continues to develop well into adulthood.
presenting sponsor of the tournament since 2012.
For the first six years of the event, PNC Father/Son
Challenge has supported both the Level One Trauma
Center at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical
Center (ORMC), as well as the Healthy Families
Orange program at The Howard Phillips Center for
Children & Families. With over $1 million in support

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Partners in Philanthropy

WITH A GIFT OF 542

$650,000 FAMILIES
IN ORANGE COUNTY
PNC IS HELPING SERVE

5,000 HOME VISITS

A professionally-trained family support counselor works with parents from the
day their baby is born until the child is five years old, facilitating parent-infant
bonding, positive parent-child interaction and child health and development.

WELL-CHECKS & BABY IMMUNIZATIONS

93% of babies in the Healthy Families Orange program are on track with
immunizations and well-visit check-ups.

DEVELOPMENT ASSESSMENTS

Family support workers assess 542 children and their siblings. The program
ensures children receive the education and support that they need.

EDUCATION FOR PARENTS

Parents receive education about parenting skills, budgeting, baby spacing and more.
The home visits focus on building trust with parents, supporting them emotionally,
improving communication skills and teaching skills for coping with stress.

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

The program provides services through in-house licensed mental health
therapists to address substance abuse, domestic violence and mental health
issues, as well as behavioral issues with children.

RETURN ON INVESTMENT

9 8 % of all children served are kept free
from abuse or neglect through
PNC’s support.

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Partners in Philanthropy CELEBRATING
10 | Gratitude Report 2018 YEARS OF
A SPIRIT

35 TO SERVE
When John and Alice Marriott opened a root beer stand in
Bands for Babies 1927, they could have never imagined the business impact
they would have in the hospitality industry, let alone the
tremendous contribution they would make in advancing
pediatric healthcare - including here at Orlando Health.
After running their original Hot Shoppes, the Marriott
family became known for the portfolio of hotels and resorts
they are associated with today. Along the way, they also
aligned themselves with Children’s Miracle Network (CMN)
Hospitals – a cause near and dear to their hearts, as Alice
Marriott’s mother had worked for Primary Children’s
Hospital in Salt Lake City.

Caring Classic A FIRST

As the first corporate partner to join in CMN Hospitals’
efforts to raise funds and awareness for charitable support
of pediatric healthcare, Marriott provided free rooms for
celebrity guests appearing on the organization’s national
telethon. More than 30 years later, the partnership has
evolved, and since the inception of this relationship, more
than $130 million has been raised by Marriott International
and Marriott Vacation Club properties across North America.
Since becoming a CMN member hospital in 1997, Orlando
Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children has benefitted
greatly from the generous spirit of Marriott International
and Marriott Vacations Worldwide guests, owners and
associates. CMN Hospitals’ funds have supported the Level
One Trauma Center, The Heart Center and the Child Life
department at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer, as well as the
NICU at Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women
& Babies. Their partnership also made possible the Marriott
International Radiology Waiting Room at Orlando Health
Arnold Palmer.

Torch Relay

Partners in Philanthropy

Giving to CMN Hospitals is part of Marriott’s Spirit to Serve Torch Relay
initiative and Marriott Vacation Club brands have continued Annual Root Beer Float Day
this legacy and support since Marriott Vacations Worldwide
became an independent, publicly held company in 2011.

365 DAYS OF FUNDRAISING

As a year-round fundraising partner, Marriott Vacations
Worldwide associates, guests and owners raise funds
through large-scale events like the Caring Classic golf
tournament, conducting unique fundraising events at
resorts, participating in associate giving through payroll
deduction and participating in the local Torch Relay for
CMN Hospitals event in Orlando.
In 2012, Marriott Vacations Worldwide pledged to raise $1
million to support the expansion of the Alexander Center
for Neonatology at Orlando Health Winnie Palmer, which
opened its doors in 2014. This year, Marriott Vacations
Worldwide has pledged to support families once again,
making a commitment to raise $1.5 million over the next
five years to support the fetal surgery program at both
the Leon Pediatric Neuroscience Center of Excellence at
Orlando Health Arnold Palmer, and the Fetal Care Center at
Orlando Health Winnie Palmer.
With this recent addition, we bring together physicians of
multiple specialties and other clinicians to provide advanced
diagnostic services, the latest surgical and non-surgical
treatment options, comprehensive education and research.
For pediatric patients and for babies that would be born with
neurological conditions, such as spina bifida, this means
greater access to experts and more coordinated care – all
of which contribute to an improved quality of life. Orlando
Health Arnold Palmer and Orlando Health Winnie Palmer
now has one of only 12 programs in the country and the first
in Florida to offer in-utero surgery to repair spina bifida.
Charitable support makes these advancements possible, and
we are grateful for partners who want to make a difference in
the life of a child today, as well as invest in the care for future
patients. And to think, it all began with a hot summer day
and a root beer float, nearly 100 years ago.

Torch Relay

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THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY OF SUPPORTERS

Hatterthon at Stetson In May, Costco Wholesale
University celebrated their locations participated in a
month-long Miracle Balloon
second annual Miracle
Network Dance Marathon, campaign and together
bringing their campus and associates and members had a
community together to raise
record-breaking year raising
more than $30,000. nearly $152,000 for

Speedway stores helped Orlando Health Arnold Palmer.
fuel miracles this year with
their monthly fundraising Great Clips committed for the
kids at Orlando Health
efforts through
CMN Hospitals. Arnold Palmer this October and
participating salons across

Central Florida were covered in
miracle balloons all month long.

MIX 105.1
raised over
$95,695 in
their seventh
annual radiothon
for Orlando
Health Arnold

Palmer.

With the generous support IHOP restaurants in
of their customers, Central Florida served
tens of thousands of free
Publix associates raised over pancakes - and raised
$528,000 for Orlando Health more than $200,000 -
Arnold Palmer in their annual
through their
two week campaign! National Pancake Day
campaign in February.
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We celebrated
Wawa's success
during their annual

campaign that
raised more than

$130,000.

Marriott Vacations Dairy Queen helped
Worldwide Central Florida beat the heat

presented a check this summer with Blizzards
to Orlando Health supporting our hospital during
Arnold Palmer for
$220,000 from their Miracle Treat Day.

2018 Caring
Classic.

Central Florida On their annual Serve Day,
Ace Hardware stores Marriott Associates at Orlando
Grande Lakes put together over
supported Orlando
Health Arnold Palmer 1,000 toiletry kits and snack
year-round with their packs for patient families at
Round Up initiatives and Orlando Health Arnold Palmer.
Miracle Bucket Days.
More than 1,500
students

participated in
Knight-Thon at
UCF this spring

and left their
legacy raising
$1,584,698.22
For The Kids!

Local Walmart & Sam's Club
associates raised more than
$470,000 during their campaign
in September - bringing the
company's total to $1 billion
raised for children's hospitals in
North America since 1987.

RE/MAX Elite Broker Justin
Brown was honored with the
prestigious Miracle Maker award

for his team's outstanding
commitment to Children’s

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Q&A

with Gavin and Annette Ford

TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILIES’ HISTORIES - CENTRAL FLORIDA AND HOW MANY
WHAT WERE YOUR PARENTS LIKE WHEN YOU LOCATIONS DO YOU HAVE?
WERE GROWING UP?
Gavin: Under the guidance of Annette’s father, our first
Annette: I came from a very loving and structured Panera Bread opened in Winter Park during the spring
family. My parents promoted accountability and of 1998 with two additional cafés opening that same
were very goal-oriented. My father was one of the year. Currently, we operate 80 stores in Central Florida,
first McDonald’s franchisees. He had 48 stores and Tampa and the East Coast from Palm Harbor to Stuart,
was instrumental in the building of one of the first Florida.
Ronald McDonald Houses. He believed in community
involvement, was very philanthropic and was a role WHAT IS SOME ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE TO
model in giving back to the community. OTHER ORGANIZATIONS THAT WANT TO GIVE
BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITY?
Gavin: My father was a graduate of West Point.
He became a colonel and was killed in Vietnam. Annette: I recommend finding a cause your company
My mother died the same year from cancer, so my is passionate about and determining the best way to
grandmother adopted the family and sent all five contribute to their development. There are endless
children to boarding schools. My role model was my opportunities to get involved and make an impact. You
father-in-law who always promoted accountability, hard will also discover that incorporating giving into your
work and generosity. business is incredibly rewarding.

HOW DID THE TWO OF YOU MEET? TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY’S
PHILOSOPHY FOR GIVING BACK?
Annette: We met each other on a tennis court in Stuart,
Florida in 1986. We were married in 1989 and moved Gavin: We are dedicated to making a difference in the
to Central Florida. Gavin was the Director of Tennis at community and concentrate a lot of our philanthropic
Heathrow Country Club from 1986-1996. giving on children. We firmly believe that if you can
make a positive impact on a child’s life, you can help
WHEN DID COVELLI ENTERPRISES START pave their path for the future.
OPENING PANERA BREAD STORES IN

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Gavin and Annette Ford

Our giving is structured through a formalized program for Children and Orlando Health UF Health Cancer
called Operation Dough-Nation. This is comprised of Center through Arnie’s March Against Children’s
3 components including a Day-End Dough-Nation™ Cancer and our annual Panera Goes Pink campaign.
program, Community Breadbox™ cash collection
boxes and participation in community events through Annette: As a board member, I am always challenging
donations, promotions and sponsorships. Additionally myself to come up with the best ways possible to utilize
at the end of each day, Panera Bread donates all unsold our Panera bakery-cafes as a platform for our giving.
bread and baked goods to local hunger relief agencies It is my personal and professional goal to continue to
and charities. It has always been our motto that help the most vulnerable part of society; our children.
“together we can make a difference.” It warms my heart to know that our sponsorship of
Walk For Winnie helps provide care for more than
WHY DO YOU CHOOSE TO PARTNER WITH 1,400 premature and critically-ill babies every year. I
ORLANDO HEALTH (THROUGH PANERA AND am honored to represent Orlando Health as a board
AS A BOARD MEMBER)? member and passionate about helping the babies and
children that they serve on a daily basis. By focusing on
Gavin: Our company has chosen to partner with children, I am hoping to inspire the doctors, teachers
Orlando Health because we share the same overall and community leaders of tomorrow.
goal of helping local children in our community. By
aligning with an organization that we believe in, we IF THERE IS ONE THING YOU WOULD WANT
are able to collectively make a bigger impact through FOR PEOPLE READING THIS TO KNOW ABOUT
our charitable campaigns. The Panera Bread Playroom ORLANDO HEALTH, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
was created after we learned that children who were
receiving care at the Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Annette: Orlando Health truly embodies the spirit of
Heart Center’s Pediatric Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery community. We are honored to be an advocate for an
Outpatient Clinic did not have an area to play and organization that exudes a passion for both caring and
relax while awaiting treatment. We decided to fill this giving. We feel extremely fortunate to have Orlando
void and pledged proceeds from our Valentine Heart Health’s network of top-notch hospitals providing hope
Cookie campaign to fund this initiative. As a result, we and healing right here in our own backyards.
were able to turn the dream of a playroom into a reality.
Additionally, we are proud to support cancer research
efforts for both Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital

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Partners in Philanthropy

FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES
CONTINUED SUPPORT OF
ORLANDO HEALTH

The Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) is an international Recently, the Goldenrod Aerie
fraternal organization whose mission is to: Unite (#3496) supported our efforts
fraternally in the spirit of liberty, truth, justice and to improve the quality of care
equality, to make human life more desirable by for patients with Alzheimer’s,
lessening its ills and by promoting peace, prosperity, cancer, diabetes, heart disease
gladness and hope. and spinal cord injuries. Their
Worldwide, there are more than 1,700 chapters or $10,000 donation ensures that
“aeries” within the FOE. Each aerie is dedicated to these patients have the equipment and supplies need to
making the world a better place and to demonstrate ensure their timely recovery and well-being.
that commitment, the FOE regularly raises
philanthropic funds and donates more than $100 “I have worked in healthcare for 35
million annually. years,” said past State Madam President
Florida is home to 87 aeries. Together, the Florida Michelle Mullane. “We are truly blessed
Fraternal Order of Eagles have given almost $1 million to have such a dedicated award-winning
to support the mission of Orlando Health since their hospital system in Central Florida. Orlando
first gift in 1994. In addition to support for Orlando Health’s commitment to leading edge
Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and technology in cardiovascular, Alzheimer’s
Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women disease, cancer, diabetes, trauma care
& Babies, FOE members have supported research in and pediatrics is to be admired. The entire
cancer, cardiovascular disease and other important team at Orlando Health deserves all the
areas of medical research. support the community can give so we can
continue receiving world-class care right
here in Orlando.”

FLORIDA IS THE FLORIDA FRATERNAL THEIR RECENT $10,000
HOME TO ORDER OF EAGLES HAVE DONATION SUPPORTS

87 GIVEN ALMOST Alzheimer’s, Cancer,
Diabetes, Heart Disease
AERIES $1million and Spinal Cord Injuries
TO SUPPORT
ORLANDO HEALTH

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Leaving A Legacy

BILL HUSSEY Bill and Betty Hussey
LEAVES A LEGACY
WITH FAMILY,
FRIENDS AND
ORLANDO HEALTH

Bill Hussey was an incredible leader in Central Florida, Bill was a patient at Orlando Regional Medical Center
identified at age 29 as the youngest savings and loan for several weeks before his passing. Bill and Betty’s
trade association executive in the nation. Throughout son, Jeffrey, said the following about his experience:
his life he continued to invest his time, wisdom and
talents to the area’s growing community. In the early “My family is very saddened by the
1980’s, when he learned of the plans for a much- passing of my father,” said Jeffrey.
needed children’s hospital in Orlando, he and his wife “However, I want to make sure on behalf
Betty chose to come alongside the Orlando Health of the family that Orlando Health knows
Foundation as one of the earliest supporters to help how pleased and impressed we all were
make Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for with the staff on the ICU 8th and 10th
Children a reality. floors during the long weeks he spent
there. It cannot be an easy job, and they
Bill was born and raised all did a wonderful job with my dad and
in Gainesville and became all of us as well.”
a Florida Gator in 1951
shortly before joining We remain grateful for Bill and Betty’s dedication to
the army in 1953. For 36 the mission of Orlando Health, and for their many
years, Bill worked for the years of friendship. The lives impacted through their
Florida League of Financial philanthropic support will continue to provide a legacy
Institutions and also served for years to come.
on several boards including
the board for Holiday
Hospital, which later merged with Orlando Health.

Bill and Betty were married for 58 years and raised two
sons, Bill Jr. and Jeffrey. Bill passed away peacefully
at Cornerstone Hospice at Orlando Health Orlando
Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, September 18,
2018.

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1918 HUMBLE 1946 ORANGE

BEGINNINGS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
On November 5, 1918, Orange World War II brought about many
General Hospital opened and was challenges including the shortage
the gift of physicians John McEwan, of physicians, nurses and other staff
Gaston Edwards and Calvin Christ who has been called to serve in
along with support from Orlando the war. In 1946, Orange General
mayor James Giles, William Hospital was renamed Orange
Edwards, L.W. Tilden, W.R. O’Neal, Memorial Hospital in honor of the 1981 TRAUMA CARE
N.P. Yowell, M.O. Overstreet soldiers who fought in the war.
and M.M. Smith. The four-story ORMC earned the designation of a
hospital housed one operating room 1960’S A DECADE OF regional trauma center and installed
and had no gas, electricity or air a helicopter helipad on the roof.
conditioning. FIRSTS In two years, ORMC received the
highest level of distinction, a Level
The decade of the 1960’s came with One Trauma Center.
new technology, the first open-
heart surgery and Central Florida’s 1982 ORLANDO HEALTH
first cardiac catheterization and FOUNDATION
pacemaker insertions.
In 1982 the Orlando Health
Foundation was created to
spearhead all hospital fundraising
efforts. At the time called the
Orlando Regional Medical Center
Foundation, the first task was to
raise funds to open Arnold Palmer
Hospital for Children & Women.

1919 NURSING 1972 MEDICAL Over the years, donations have
RESIDENCY ranged from pennies from school
PROGRAM kids to million-dollar endowments
Orange Memorial Hospital had and everything in between. The
The Orange General Hospital grown to a total of 894 beds. The generosity and good will of the
Nursing Program holds its first class medical residency program had also people of Central Florida is what
in 1919. The first class graduated grown drastically – by 1972 nearly a helps us bring hope, healing and
in 1921 and within two years, quarter of all physicians practicing clinical excellence to our patients
Orange General earned a reputation medicine in Central Florida had and their families.
as a great place to come for the trained at Orange Memorial
exceptional nursing program. The Hospital.
nursing school continued until
1973.

1931 CONTINUED 1977 THE BIRTH OF
GROWTH
ORMC
By 1931, Orange General Hospital After experiencing decades of
employed 27 physicians and 59 growth, the addition of new
nurses and supervisors. The team technologies and the opening of
was serving more than 3,200 one of only six regional neonatal
patients annually and performing intensive care units, Orange 1985 EXPANDING WEST
more than 1,600 surgeries. Memorial Hospital merged with Sand Lake Hospital, now known
Holiday Hospital in 1977 to create as Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips
Orlando Regional Medical Center Hospital, opened to serve the
(ORMC) and led the way to growing southwest Orlando
Orlando Health as we know it today. community.

2008 ORLANDO HEALTH On November 5,
2018, Orlando
In 2008, President and CEO Health celebrated
John Hillenmeyer announced 100 years of caring
that the healthcare system would for Central Florida
henceforth be known as Orlando and beyond. In honor
Health. of the celebration,
we are highlighting
1989 FIRST WOMEN & 2012 HEALTH CENTRAL the history and
CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL HOSPITAL accomplishments
that helped grow our
On September 10, 1989 Arnold Orlando Health acquired Health hospital system to
Palmer Hospital for Children & Central Hospital in Ocoee in 2012, what it is today. The
Women opened, occupying the site continuing an expansion into west growth, innovation
of the former Holiday Hospital. Orange County. and level of care
provided over the last
1990’S MAJOR 2018 AND BEYOND 100 years would not
EXPANSIONS have been possible
Orlando Health has grown into without philanthropic
The 1990’s brought major a $3.4 billion not-for-profit support from donors
expansion beginning with the healthcare organization and a and the care of
formation of the cancer center. In community-based network of Orlando Health
1995, Orlando Regional Healthcare hospitals, physician practices and team members and
System became the sole owner outpatient care centers across physicians.
of South Seminole Hospital and Central Florida. More than 2,900
acquired a 50% interest in South physicians have privileges across Thank you for
Lake Hospital. The Howard Phillips the system, which is also one of the being a part of our
Center for Children & Families area’s largest employers with more 100 years, and for
opened in 1997. than 20,000 employees who serve continuing your
more than 112,000 inpatients, more support as we inspire
2006-07 CONTINUING than 2.4 million outpatients, and a new century.
THE PALMER LEGACY more than 10,000 international
patients every year.
Continuing the legacy of the
Palmer family, Winnie Palmer
Hospital for Women & Babies
opened in 2006. In 2007, we
saw the opening of the Bert
Martin Champions for Children
Emergency Department & Trauma
Center at the newly-renamed
Arnold Palmer Hospital for
Children.

Leaving A Legacy

THREE DECADES OF SUPPORT

The Bert W. Martin Foundation recently gave a The Bert W. Martin Foundation has been a part of the
$500,000 gift to the Burn Center at Orlando Health Orlando Health Foundation family since 1988. The
Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) continuing Foundation’s recent gift brought the family’s support to
their long-time support of ORMC, and Orlando more than $8 million over three decades.
Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. A connection to the Burn Center
After Bert’s daughter Wynee Warden built a friendship started in an unexpected
with Arnold Palmer, Wynee, and the family foundation and unfortunate way
– along with her sons Andy, Chandler, and the late when Andy’s daughter
Bert Warden – joined with Orlando Health Kala (pictured here with
Arnold Palmer on several initiatives benefitting Andy and mom Diana)
emergency room and trauma care, pediatric sports experienced serious burns
medicine, heart care and cancer research. This support after her blouse caught on
included the funds used to build the Playworks fire while she was cooking.
Playground, the family’s first donation to the hospital, Kala was living in Washington,
and Bert Martin’s Champions for Children Emergency DC at the time and was treated
Department & Trauma Center, a 23,500 square-foot in the area, but through the experience, her family
facility that provides the capability to treat 60,000 learned first-hand the importance of having access
pediatric patients a year. to a Burn Center verified by the American Burn
Today, in addition to continued philanthropic support Association and the American College of Surgeons.
from the family’s foundation, Andy Warden serves
on the Board of Directors of the Orlando Health
Foundation.

Bert Martin’s Champion for Children Emergency Department and Trauma Center at The Burn Center at Orlando Health ORMC
Orlando Health Arnold Palmer

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HONORING A
LONG PARTNERSHIP

With a motto of “Helping Others Help Themselves,” CARE CLOSER TO HOME
Dr. Phillips Charities has given more than $200
million to support important causes in the community. Orlando Health Arnold Palmer has been caring for
Leaders throughout Orlando Health are deeply Central Florida’s kids since 1989. Now, thanks to a $1
appreciative of the partnership we have enjoyed million gift from Dr. Phillips Charities, this trusted
with Dr. Phillips Charities over many years. We name in children’s healthcare has further extended its
have partnered on countless programs and strategic reach to Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital and
initiatives to help those in central Florida. To date, Dr. brings new and enhanced care options closer to home
Phillips Charities has given over $13 million to further for many patients. Look for more Orlando Health
Orlando Health’s mission and vision. Arnold Palmer Emergency Departments opening in
our other community hospitals soon.

More than 30 years ago, Dr. Phillips Charities provided
the land, at a significantly reduced price, for the
building of Sand Lake Hospital, which was renamed
Dr. P. Phillips Hospital on Sept. 27, 2007 in honor of
the support of Dr. Phillips Charities and Dr. P. Phillips’
birthday. In more recent years, Dr. Phillips Charities
has also provided major funding for The Howard
Phillips Center for Children & Families, the Charles
Lewis Pavilion at Orlando Health UF Health Cancer
Center, a hybrid catheterization lab at Orlando Health
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and a hybrid
cardiac operating room at Orlando Health Orlando
Regional Medical Center (ORMC).

Past and present Orlando Health leadership with Dr. Margaret
Miller, board member of Dr. Phillips Charities and Ken Robinson,
Dr. Phillips Charities President and CEO at the opening of the
Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Emergency Department at
Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital.

The Howard Phillips Center Lobby

COMMITMENT TO THE COMMUNITY

One of the most impactful community programs
supported by Dr. Phillips Charities is The Howard
Phillips Center for Children & Families. Named after
Phillips’ eldest son, the center provides a support
system and resources to children and families in
Central Florida who are facing overwhelming
challenges. Through six different programs, newborns
to teens receive much needed care.

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YEARS OF GIVING

For nearly half a century, the Martin Andersen-Gracia SUPPORT THROUGH THE YEARS
Andersen Foundation has supported Orlando Health’s
mission. They have given more than $2.7 million over While the Andersen Foundation has faithfully and
the years, with the majority of their philanthropic consistently supported our mission throughout the
support focused on the Orlando Health UF Health years, following are a few additional highlights of their
Cancer Center during phases of significant expansion to generosity as it relates to our organization’s historic
meet the community’s growing needs. milestones:

The Andersen Foundation first became involved 2005 2003 Pledged major support to develop the
with Orlando Health in the 1980s as a major sponsor Pediatric Oncology Program at Orlando Health
of numerous fundraising events hosted by Women Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. In 2004,
Playing For T.I.M.E. (Technology, Immediate diagnosis, their support helped bring da Vinci® Robotic
Mammography and Education) in support of our Surgery to the Cancer Center.
growing cancer program.

In the 1990s, their early lead gift during our capital Helped open the Breast Care Center – one
campaign, was among a few very special donors whose of the first of its kind to include a dedicated,
understanding of our vision helped build the beautiful, multidisciplinary team providing a full
state-of-the-art Lewis Pavilion, which houses the Cancer continuum of care, all in one location.
Center today.

The faithful partnership of the 2018 Donated $50,000 to name the Family Lounge
Martin Andersen-Gracia Andersen located in the Circle of Friends Alzheimer’s
Foundation has not only helped pave and dementia special care unit at the Orlando
the way in bringing a world-class Health Center for Rehabilitation in Ocoee.
Cancer Center to Orlando but has Gave $30,000 to Orlando Health
laid the foundation for a future that Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.
is bright with promising discoveries,
hope and healing.

Supported the expansion of the Level One
Trauma Center at Orlando Health Orlando
Regional Medical Center (ORMC) with a
$35,000 gift.

YEARS OF GRATITUDE

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GOING PINK TO A Caring Community
SUPPORT A CURE
The Day Family Foundation has been
The mission of Women Playing For T.I.M.E.® (Technology, giving to Women Playing For T.I.M.E.
Immediate Diagnosis, Mammography, Education) is to partner since 1993 and has given more
with the Orlando Health Foundation in support of Orlando than $720,000 since that time. The
Health UF Health Cancer Center to defeat cancer as it affects Foundation was created by Dr. Harry
women and their families and friends. M. Day as part of his estate plan and,
Since its inception in 1993, the organization has raised more than since his passing in 1988, has been
$10 million toward this goal by: operated and managed by his two
sons and his wife Setsuko (Setsi).
• Engaging women through events and programs
• Providing financial resources In 1993, Setsi was approached by
• Raising awareness among women to safeguard their own Elaine Lustig and Sheila Solomon
who were putting together a golf
health tournament to raise money for breast
• Educating the public about programs and services at cancer patients in Central Florida.
This tournament was part of a new
Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center organization called Women Playing
Throughout the year, but especially in the month of October, For T.I.M.E. Setsi agreed to join in
Women Playing For T.I.M.E. hosts events across Central their efforts and has participated in
Florida including: golf tournaments, bridge tournaments, tennis their events every year since.
tournaments and more.
Visit WomenPlayingForTime.org for more information. “I recommended that the Day Family
Foundation partner with Women
Playing For T.I.M.E. because there are
so many women suffering from breast
cancer,” explained Setsi. “Many of us
know someone who has or had breast
cancer, making it a personal cause.
It is wonderful to have the Orlando
Health UF Health Cancer Center in our
community so patients do not have to
drive far from their homes and their
families to get treatment.”

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WHAT IS A MULTI-YEAR GIVING SOCIETY?

The multi-year giving societies were created as an easy way to help provide a recurring investment in the
mission of Orlando Health. Each multi-year giving society represents a community of dedicated individuals and
organizations whose generous contributions help meet vital ongoing operating needs. Members demonstrate
their support by committing to a five-year pledge with a minimum, annual contribution level.
Currently, there are three active giving societies comprising more than 350 members (and their families)
combined. These include:

• Advocates for Children – benefitting The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families
• Champions Circle – benefitting Arnold Palmer Medical Center
• Visionary Partners – benefitting Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando Health

UF Health Cancer Center and Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital

Hospital leadership and doctors from across the Multi-Year Giving Societies enjoy a reception at Orlando Health Winnie Palmer.

“When physicians give back, it makes a statement to our patients and our
community at large,” said Dr. Jamal Hakim, Chief Operating Officer. “It
reinforces a belief in the work we’re doing and an investment in the future of
the organization. I’m proud to see the increasing number of physicians and
physician groups who continue to engage in our culture of philanthropy.”

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PHYSICIAN CHAMPIONS, ADVOCATES & VISIONARY PARTNERS

Multi-year commitments demonstrate a spirit of caring that extends well beyond the bedside. These
physicians believe that giving back is another way to improve the health and quality of life of those served by
Orlando Health. Philanthropic support from physicians not only helps lay the groundwork for future success
– it inspires patients, families, team members and others who appreciate a deeply rooted commitment to the
mission.

For more information about our multi-year giving societies, contact Zach Kallenbach at (321) 843-1346
or [email protected]

Dr. Gregor and Adrienne Alexander Dr. Susan desJardins and Dr. Jennifer A. Villar
Dr. Dianna and David Brozyna Mr. Chris Henderson Dr. Jenn Wheeler and Joseph Wheeler
Dr. Samer and Dina Elbabaa Dr. Joshua Yang
Dr. Nancy Donahoe and Gregg Fusto Dr. Samer and Dina Elbabaa Dr. David and Beth Duany
Dr. Jamal and Hana Hakim Dr. Don Eslin Mr. and Mrs. Seamus Foley
Dr. Mark and Dawn Kesler Dr. and Mrs. Craig Fleishman Dr. Hilary and Erick Hawkins
Dr. Arun and Dr. Jeannie Moorjani Drs. Robert Chong and Emma Fritz
Dr. Ira and Lisa Pinnelas Dr. Dara Green Dr. Kathy Garrett & Mr. Audley Murphy
Dr. Russ and Andi Prather Dr. Michael and Heather Gurian Dr. Mark & Mary Roh
Dr. Matthew and Denyse Seibel Dr. Jamal and Hana Hakim Dr. Jamal & Hana Hakim
Dr. David Sunnenberg Dr. Jose A. Herrera-Soto & Family Dr. Veronica Schimp
Dr. Charles and Dana Hunley
and Dr. Jaime Candelori Drs. Christiano and Karina Jodicke PHYSICIAN GROUPS
Dr. Gregor and Adrienne Alexander Dr. Federico and Paola Laham
Dr. David and Debra Auerbach Dr. and Mrs. Marc Levy In addition to individual gifts, many
Dr. Noah and Kary Babins Dr. Michael Marzouk and the Arnold physician groups have supported
Dr. Jeffrey and Debbie Bornstein Orlando Health’s mission through the
Dr. Shannon Brown and Palmer Hospital Anesthesia Group years. Listed below are several groups
Dr. Michael and Sally McMahan whose major support has helped
Mr. Taylor Work Dr. Jeannie McWhorter and make possible incredible facilities and
Dr. Dianna and David Brozyna programs in recent year. We thank
The Bruscato Family - Jim, Eliza, Randy Froehlich them for their continued support and
Drs. Arun and Jean Moorjani dedication to our mission of providing
Paloma, Enzo & Dino Dr. Hamish and Hilary Munro the best healthcare possible to those in
Children’s Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy Dr. David and Jill Nykanen our community.
Drs. J. Gene and C. Skye Chen Dr. Greg and Meredith Olavarria Anesthesiologists of Greater Orlando/
Dr. Elizabeth Davis and Kyle Houston Dr. Anthony and Lauren Orsini
Drs. Kevin and Melissa de la Roza Dr. Angelina Pera and Sheridan Healthcare
Dr. William DeCampli and Children’s Surgical Associates
Dr. Jorge Larranaga Emergency Physicians of Central Florida
Dr. Kristi Peterson Dr. Ira and Lisa Pinnelas Medical Center Radiology Group
Dr. Neeraj and Avani Desai Dr. Blaine and Crystal Pitts Pathology Specialists
Dr. Donald and Rose Plumley Pediatrix Medical Group - Neonatology
Dr. Jorge and Patricia Ramirez TeamHealth Anesthesiology (Formerly
Drs Laura Cuty-Ruiz and
Wolverine Anesthesia Consultants)
Ramon L. Ruiz
Dr. Carlos and Joyce Sabogal OrlandoHealthFoundation.com | 25
Dr. Mary Senne and Jerry Senne
Dr. Dean and Andrea Sider
Dr. Larry and Lorraine Spack
Dr. Shoba and Raj Srikantan
Dr. Robert and Laura Sutphin
Dr. Thida Tanpattana and

Dr. Brian Wiboon
Sasha and Abhi Vallabhaneni

A Caring Community

MARCHING FOR

A CURE

Arnie’s March Against Children’s Cancer took place on
Tuesday, March 13th next to the 9th hole at Arnold Palmer’s
Bay Hill Club and Lodge. Every year, the march provides
an opportunity to recognize and honor cancer fighters,
their families and Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital
for Children staff and supporters. The event took place in
partnership with Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation and
the space was provided by the Arnold Palmer Invitational
presented by Mastercard.
Thanks to our fundraisers, champion families, volunteers
and sponsors, the march has raised more than $830,000
over the past seven years. These funds help support cancer
research through clinical trials at the Haley Center for
Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders at Orlando Health
Arnold Palmer.
Thank you to our 2018 top five fundraising teams:

1. Haley Center
2. Karli’s Angels
3. Bay Hill & Friends
4. Whitney’s Walkers
5. UBREAKIFIX

SAVE THE DATE:
ARNIE’S MARCH 2019 WILL TAKE PLACE

ON TUESDAY, MARCH 5TH.

Presented by:

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FINDING RESOURCES “Preparing for this surgery is very overwhelming, but the
FOR HIP DYSPLASIA resources we found on the International Hip Dysplasia
Institute website helped,” said Suzanne. “We watched
some of the videos on the surgery and read other patient
stories. Bennett had no previous experience with surgery,
so he was very apprehensive, but it helped to see and
read what others have gone through.” Although this
condition can be diagnosed at any age, the experiences
of children and young adults having the surgery can be
very different from what adults experience.

Bennett Grabowski “The benefits of an early diagnosis, and treatment by an
orthopedic surgeon with significant experience in caring
Bennett Grabowski found out he had bi-lateral for patients with hip dysplasia, increases the likelihood
congenital hip dysplasia at only 15 years old. After that the original hip joint can be preserved and reduces
telling his mom, Suzanne, about pain in his right the likelihood or postpones the need for future hip
hip, they went to his pediatrician who suggested replacement surgery. The resources and information
they contact a hip specialist. Bennett was only a provided by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute
sophomore in high school and hip dysplasia seemed website perfectly complimented the knowledge and
like a far-off diagnosis at the time. Because Suzanne expertise of Dr. Herrera-Soto so that we felt confident
and her husband, Scott, both work for Orlando Health, making this medical decision on behalf of our son.”
they knew the specialists they wanted to see were at
Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Although recovery from PAO surgery is difficult
and painful, Bennett’s surgery on June 12, 2018 was
“We were lucky that we knew where we needed to go a success and he has since returned to a full activity
to get a thorough assessment of Bennett’s condition, a level and is back to rowing on his high school crew
comprehensive diagnosis and plan of care and the best team. The screws in his right hip were removed over
possible outcome,” explained Suzanne. “Our son was Thanksgiving break and he is ready to have the same
afraid he might have long-term trouble walking and procedure on his left hip next summer.
we were all scared, but after consulting with pediatric
orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jose Herrera-Soto, the decision “If I would have any suggestions for parents experiencing
was made that Bennett needed to have hip preservation the same issue,” said Suzanne. “It would be for them
or Periacetabular Osteotomy (PAO) Surgery.” to find the center of excellence in their area. Ask about
how many PAO procedures they have performed and
PAO surgery involves cutting the pelvis around the hip what the outcomes were. Make sure you find someone
joint and shifting it into a better position to support who has an expertise in hips, especially for children and
the stresses of walking - a simple explanation for an young adults.”
otherwise intense surgery on a teenager. After the hip
is re-positioned, it is held in place with screws until the The IHDI, a part of Orlando Health, focuses
bone heals. on: increasing awareness and prevention,
developing new diagnosing technologies and
improving the treatment process for those
affected by hip dysplasia. The IHDI has served
the global hip dysplasia community by focusing
on the education, advocacy and research of
hip dysplasia, but in order to reach their goal
of eradicating almost all cases of hip dysplasia,
they need your support. Visit HipDysplasia.org
to learn how you can get involved.

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SCOUT’S
S T O R Y:

EXPANDING PEDIATRIC
NEUROSCIENCE CARE

Liz and Ty Watkins were ecstatic when they found out that Liz was pregnant with their third child. Because of her
age, Liz’s doctor decided to perform an anatomy scan of the fetus at 18-weeks. Not long after, however, her physician
called with the news that she had seen something on the scan which concerned her and that they should meet with
a perinatologist. Just two days later, and within just five minutes, the perinatologist diagnosed the Watkins’ baby girl,
Scout, with spina bifida.

“The day of the diagnosis, I didn’t even know what spina bifida was,” explained Liz. “It
was like your worst fear piercing the core of your soul. It’s every mother’s worst fear to
think about something being wrong with their child, or what we consider wrong. My idea
of normal is very different now.”

Scout was diagnosed with what research defines as the most severe form of spina bifida - myelomeningocele. That
means that an area of her spine didn’t quite fold in all of the nerves together and it left an opening where everything
should have been closed. Scout also had early signs of hydrocephalus and enlarged ventricles, which can cause
the inability for the body to circulate its own spinal fluid. It was because of this diagnosis, that the perinatologist
suggested fetal surgery.
About two-and-a-half weeks later and because Arnold Palmer Medical Center was still building its capacity to care
for fetal surgery patients, Liz and her mom found themselves at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia having a surgery
in which the uterus is opened inside of the mother and surgery is performed on the fetus to repair the spinal defect.
The surgery places risk on both the mother and the baby and is not an option for all cases of spina bifida.
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“Ty and I decided early on that if we qualified for fetal surgery, we were going to go
for it,” said Liz. “After the surgery, my mom and I stayed in Philadelphia for 30 days
while Ty stayed at home with our kids. Two months after arriving back home to Florida,
we were the first family to deliver at Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for
Women & Babies post fetal surgery.”

FIRST IN FLORIDA

With the recent addition of the first fetal surgery program in Florida at Orlando Health Winnie Palmer and
Orlando Health Arnold Palmer, families like the Watkins will no longer have to travel away from their home and
their family to receive treatment. With the new program, we bring together physicians of multiple specialties,
including surgeons and other clinicians, to provide advanced diagnostic services, the latest surgical and non-
surgical treatment options, comprehensive education and research. For pediatric patients with neurological
conditions, such as spina bifida, this means greater access to experts and more coordinated care – all of which
contribute to a better quality of life.

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Presented by Hosted by

On September 29th, graduates of the Alexander THIS EVENT WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE
Center for Neonatology at Orlando Health Winnie WITHOUT THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF
Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies and their OUR SPONSORS. WE ESPECIALLY WANT
families and friends, nurses and doctors came out for TO RECOGNIZE:
the 4th annual Walk For Winnie presented by Panera
Bread® and hosted by SeaWorld® Orlando. The event, PresentPirnesegntedSbpy onPsreosernt:ed bHyosted byHostHoSstped obynsor:
celebrating the exceptional care and compassion the
NICU provides to tiny babies and those born with Opening Ceremony Media Partner:
heart problems, infections and birth defects, raised Sponsor:
more than $255,000. Special thanks to all of our
fundraising teams and donors for making this our Awards Ceremony Beverage Sponsor:
most successful year yet! Sponsor:
The NICU at Orlando Health Winnie Palmer is one of
the largest single-site NICUs in the world and one of Finish Line Sponsor:
the busiest in the country. Thanks to generous support
from donors and events like Walk For Winnie, more
than 1,400 critically-ill infants are cared for every year,
and more than 50,000 have been treated since it was
founded at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical
Center in 1975. The facility is equipped to provide the
highest-level of care for high-risk newborns, including
babies born prematurely, with congenital heart disease,
infections or various other serious conditions.

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HEALING THROUGH ART

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE DEPARTMENT MEET MARY LOU
The Integrative Medicine Department at Orlando One patient who found solace in the CSC during her
Health UF Health Cancer Center engages patients treatment for breast cancer, was Mary Lou Nethers. Mary
and their families to become active participants in Lou recently celebrated her first-year cancer free and feels
improving physical, emotional and social health. very strongly that part of her healing process was due to
Through personalized, research-based approaches the CSC.
and education they are able to treat the whole person.
Research data shows that these services are just as “Through the Cancer Support Community, I was able
important to someone’s health and overall well-being. to get counseling, and join support sessions,” said
The team has witnessed and understands the healing Mary Lou. “I was able to attend enrichment activities,
power of an integrated and holistic approach to caring for such as music, crafts, art, writing and more. There
patients and families and is grateful to be able to provide were resources - and tools to find more resources.
for patients, with a program fully funded through There were meditation sessions, specialized yoga
philanthropy. classes and information on joining other exercise
An integral part of Integrative Medicine is the Cancer opportunities. So, painting a picture or writing a few
Support Community (CSC), an international non- paragraphs, while in the company of understanding
profit founded in 1982. An affiliate of the Cancer people, made me feel like I wasn’t all alone in my
Center, the CSC offers any patient in Central Florida journey. I knew if I had a question or concern, it could
the chance to gather with other patients going through be addressed.”
similar experiences in a setting that helps them escape
their everyday lives through activities like art, music, If you would like to help cancer patients in our
meditation and yoga. community heal through the arts, visit
Give.OrlandoHealth.com/IntegrativeMedicine.

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2018 EVE

Spring Swirl attendees gather at 3NINE to raise money and Rory McIlroy receives his red cardigan from Mr. Palmer’s daughter
awareness for The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families. Amy Palmer-Saunders and grandson Sam Saunders.

SPRING SWIRL ARNOLD PALMER INVITATIONAL
PRESENTED BY MASTERCARD
On Saturday, February 24th Spring Swirl, presented
by Land Rover Orlando, proud member of Fields On Sunday, March 18th, at the Arnold Palmer
Auto Group, took place at 3NINE at Rosen Plaza Invitational presented by Mastercard, Rory McIlroy
Hotel. Almost 400 attendees enjoyed delicious food, birdied four consecutive holes and five of his final six at
premium wines, signature drinks, a silent auction and Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club and Lodge to break away
live entertainment. from the pack.
A huge thanks to all of our sponsors and attendees
who helped make this evening possible. The event was 2018 marked yet another successful Arnold Palmer
a huge success and will help provide additional help Invitational presented by Mastercard and the Orlando
and healing to the children and families we serve. Health Foundation appreciates all of the support it
receives from this very special golf tournament. The
2019 tournament will be taking place March 7th-10th.

Hosted by

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NTS RECAP

Close to 130 golfers enjoyed a beautiful day for the 23rd Annual Max Miller of DRP Construction and Chair of Volunteer Committee
FLCMAA golf tournament. with Alberto Herran of presenting sponsor Ameriprise Financial

FLORIDA CLUB MANAGERS SARAH’S SPORTING CLAYS
ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA AGAINST CANCER

On Monday, September 17th, the 23rd Annual On Friday, October 5th, the 5th Annual Sarah’s
FLCMAA (Florida Club Managers Association Sporting Clays Against Cancer, presented by Alberto
of America) Golf Tournament was held at Lake J Herran, CLU, ChFC with Ameriprise Financial,
Nona Golf & Country Club. There were nearly 130 took place at Blackjacks Sporting Clays. Over 250
players in attendance and many sponsors mingling participants gathered for friendly competition,
with the guests. contests, prizes and awards.

This year the tournament was able to raise over Sarah’s Sporting Clays Against Cancer was created as
$41,000 for the Hewell Kids’ Kidney Center at a unique event to raise funds for the Pediatric Brain
Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Tumor Program at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer
Children. Hospital for Children, through the Sarah Szafranski
Endowment Fund.

2018 was the most successful year by far, raising
over $114,000!

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TRIBUTE GIFTS | August 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018

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.

Tributes for Brandon Allen Tribute for Marlie K. Dodson Tributes for Susan M. Michaels
Ms. Shannon Allder Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Agnew Mrs. Kelly Gresham
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Allen Mr. and Mrs. A. Keith Holcomb
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew W. Allen Tribute for Jack S. Elmore Mrs. and Mr. S. Long
Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Elmore Mr. Christopher L. Miller
Mrs. Polly J. Curole Mrs. Jeanne C. Nunnally
Mr. and Mrs. Scott A. Herrin Tribute for Sean P. Finnegan Garland Ms. Margaret B. Ross-Parma
Mr. and Mrs. Adam Radford Mr. and Mrs. Almando Rodriguez
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph N. Schuemann Tributes for Gale Monroe
Mrs. Nicole D. Smith Tributes for David Fluker Mr. Michael Anthis
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan D. Strasburger Dr. and Mrs. James W. Craig Mrs. Ramona Bulkley
Mr. and Mrs. Gary M. White Jr. Mr. William Woolf Mr. and Mrs. Larry R. Jones
Mrs. Jackie Monroe & Family
Tribute for John L. Apodaca Tribute for James D. Hallisey Mrs. and Mr. Mary E. Sanders
Mrs. Lucille C. Apodaca Mr. Brad Wriedt Ms. Janeta J. Sutton
Ms. Charlene J. Topel
Tributes for Noah A. Babins Tribute for Marlene Heuer-Fredrickson Ms. Gayla S. Woodward
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Beavers Mr. Daniel Honerbrink
Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey J. Huang Tributes for Arnold D. Palmer
Tampa Orlando Pinellas Jewish Tribute for Bonnie Hill Mr. Doug Ayars Jr.
Foundation, Inc. Ms. Miriam L. Bonilla Mr. Robert S. Kline
Mrs. Sara Weber Mr. Robert W. Liljenberg
Drs. James L. and Rebecca H. Welch Tribute for Allen K. Holcomb
Mrs. Iris F. Scott Tributes for Winifred W. Palmer
Tributes for Fannie P. Baker Mr. Doug Ayars Jr.
Mr. Antonio Cornelius Baker Tribute for David P. Honey Mr. Robert W. Liljenberg
Mr. Gregory Nevins The U.S. Charitable Gift Trust
Tribute for Charles F. Pavey
Tribute for Emily L. Beaton Tributes for William D. Hussey Mrs. Nancy L. Pavey
Ms. Susan Kornbluh Dr. Scott D. Greenwood and
Dr. Pamela G. Freeman Tribute for Deborah C. Power
Tribute for Ray S. Bolton Ms. Donna M. Peppy
Cocoa Beach Kiwanis Foundation Tributes for Jimmy Hutchison
Dr. Scott D. Greenwood and Tributes for Brittaini F. Qadri
Tributes for Eldred P. Bruce Dr. Pamela G. Freeman Ms. Betty C. Childers
Mr. Charlie Beasley Tribute(s) for Kayla E. Janocko Mr. and Mrs. John Childers
Mrs. Miriam W. Bruce Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Janocko Mr. Ezzard Early
Mr. Karl Burgunder Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Levinson
Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Burke Tributes for Richard P. Jewell Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Nelson
Citizens Bank of Florida Ms. Leota B. Jones
Mr. and Mrs. David R. Dees Ms. Barbara W. Swartz Tribute for Madison G. Redditt
Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Denelsbeck Ms. Roberta J. Swartz & Family Ms. Isobel Carroll
Mr. and Mrs. Merrill C. Donahoo Mr. and Mrs. Paul Szuch
GFWC Oviedo Woman’s Club Tribute for James E. Sacra
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Hendrix Jr. Tributes for John J. Kennedy Mrs. Sandra S. Hughes
Marchena and Graham, P.A. Dr. Scott D. Greenwood and
Dr. Pamela G. Freeman Tributes for Betty J. Sandhagen
Tributes for Sigifredo Cruz Mercado Mr. and Mrs. Gavin A. Ford
Mr. Christopher L. Miller Tribute for Janet K. Lee Mr. and Mrs. Ben L. McKenney
Ms. Peggy J. Smith McDowell County Finance Mr. Christopher L. Miller
Mrs. Marcy Rosenbaum

Please consider giving a lifesaving gift today! You may call us at (407) 841-5194, send a check
in the envelope enclosed or make a secure online gift at OrlandoHealthFoundation.com.

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Orlando Health Foundation Board of Directors
Executive Committee

Tribute for Anna M. Snyder Richard T. McCree, Sr., Chairman
Miss Nicole M. Snyder Bill Dillard, Vice Chair
Brock Kelsey, Secretary
Tribute for Joyce G. Sorn Phillips A. Easterling, Treasurer
Mrs. Joann E. Richards M. Kathryn Garrett, MD, Immediate Past Chairman
Gregor Alexander, MD, Appointee, APMCF Board Chairman Emeritus
Tribute for Chelsey J. Taylor Kathy Johnson, Appointee
The Bonsai Supply Scott Weisz, Chairman, APMCF Board
David Strong, President & CEO, Orlando Health
Tribute for Robert Tolliver Jamal Hakim, MD, Representative, Adult Hospital Group
Ms. Peggy J. Smith John W. Bozard, President, Orlando Health Foundation

Tribute for Patricia Vernosky Jess Bailes Joanne Kostantinidis
Mrs. Kallie Graham Simon T. Bailey Helen Leon
Sudhir Bhaskar, MD Justin Melnick
Tributes for Barbara A. Walters Brian Bowen Megan Morris
Ms. Judith C Henry Brad Busbin Diane O’Dell
Mrs. Doris Kasley Helen Cairns Bert Pearsall
Mr. Sam Kasley James P. Caruso William E. Perry
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip E. Searcy Kenneth M. Clayton Cynthia C. Perry
Jennifer Englert Jim Phillips
Tribute for Winifred M. Warden Annette Ford Sibille Pritchard
Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club and Lodge Peter Fox Philip W. Rich
Kathy Gilchrist Dean Sider, MD
Tributes for John D. Wilson Kerry L. Griffis Ralph Veerman
Mr. and Mrs. Gorge G. Borchin Lee Heard Andy Warden
Ms. Doris Kennedy John W. Hillenmeyer Bryce West
Mr. Ronald Lax Richard T. Hurt
Mrs. Holly McGiboney
Mrs. Linda Phillips Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Seither Board of Directors
Mr. Robert Terry
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Weiss Executive Committee

Scott Weisz, Chairman
Brock Kelsey, Vice Chair
Gregor Alexander, MD, Chairman Emeritus
Richard McCree, Chairman, Orlando Health Foundation Board
John W. Bozard, President, Orlando Health Foundation
Arnold Palmer, Founder (1929-2016)

Rob Andrews Helen Leon
Regine Bonneau Paul Manos
Amanda Caruso Erik Melville
Warren Christie Randy Mixon
Avani Desai David Nykanen, MD
Anthony Frogameni Julie Petrakis
Matthew Gable W. Russ Prather, MD
*Bill Gillaspie Jorge Ramirez, MD
Adam Goldstein Matthew Rearden
Michael Gurian, MD Heath Ritenour
Hana Hakim Sean Roberts
Melvin Haught Ramon Ruiz, MD
Jose Herrera-Soto, MD Abdullah Tharoo
Ed Kinney Jared Wolovnick

*Honorary Member

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