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Foundation & Friends - Summer 2017 - Issue #3

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o r l a n d o h e a l t h f o u n d a t i o n | P ARTNERIN G THROU G H P HILANTHRO P Y FOR A HEALTH Y C O M M UNIT Y

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Anniversary Issue

Dr. Phillips Charities awards first-ever
James A. Hinson Leadership Award

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Orlando Health Foundation Board of Directors DEAR FRIENDS,

Executive Committee Over the past year I, like many of you, have reflected many times on the
events of June 12th, 2016 when unspeakable violence inside Pulse nightclub
M. Kathryn Garrett, MD, Chairman claimed the lives of 49 of our friends and neighbors, and injured 53 more. It
Richard T. McCree, Sr., Vice Chair was an unthinkable tragedy – one that we as a hospital system had prepared
Kathy Johnson, Secretary for but never really believed would happen to us, until it did.
Phillips A. Easterling, Treasurer As our community came together to care for the injured and the dying,
Philip W. Rich, Immediate Past Chairman comfort family members and provide supplies, blood donations and
Amy Saunders, Appointee support to those affected, we all struggled to make sense of such a senseless
Bill Dillard, Appointee act. How could something like this happen so close to home? What is the
David Strong, President & CEO, Orlando Health meaning of this evil, violent act?
Gregor Alexander, MD, Representative, APMC Foundation I can’t say that I have many answers, but over the year that has followed
Jamal Hakim, MD, Representative, Adult Hospital Group this horrific tragedy, there’s one thing I’ve held on to tightly. It is perhaps
John W. Bozard, President, Orlando Health Foundation best summed up in these thoughts from Fred Rogers, better known as Mr.
Rogers of the PBS show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. He said, “When I
Jess Bailes Joanne Kostantinidis was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say
Simon T. Bailey Helen Leon to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”
Sudhir Bhaskar, MD Rafael E. Martinez Mr. Rogers was speaking about children, but I think it’s good advice for
Brad Busbin Sheryl Meitin all of us. When these terrible things happen to us, we must look for the
Helen Cairns Justin Melnick helpers. We honor the first responders who risked their lives to rescue
James P. Caruso Megan Morris those in harm’s way. We celebrate the doctors, nurses, hospital staff and
Kenneth M. Clayton Bill E. Perry administrators who saved lives and gave tireless care to those in need. We
Annette Ford Cynthia C. Perry show our gratitude to the hundreds of mental health counselors, blood
Peter Fox Sibille Pritchard bank volunteers and clergy members who offered their support.
Kerry L. Griffis Dean Sider, MD I would be remiss, though, if I didn’t mention another group of helpers who
Lee Heard Kenneth M. Smith made it possible to care for the victims of Pulse on the night of June 12th. It
John W. Hillenmeyer Ralph Veerman was you.
Britta Hooker Andy Warden Each and every one of you who has donated time and money to Orlando
Richard T. Hurt Bryce West Health over the years made it possible for us to serve those in need that
R. Brock Kelsey fateful night. Your donations built a Level One Trauma Center to save lives.
Your generosity gave us hospitality homes to care for family members of
Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation those hospitalized. Your support has allowed us to offer state-of-the-art
Board of Directors healthcare to those in need, and your help will continue to provide for the
needs of our community in the future.
Executive Committee In this issue, we pay tribute to the helpers in our community. As a donor to
the Orlando Health Foundation, you are a helper, and we are profoundly
Scott Weisz, Chairman grateful for you.
R. Brock Kelsey, Vice Chair I still don’t know why terrible events happen or what will prevent them,
Amy Saunders, Representative, Palmer Family but I do know that the best medicine for hate is love, care and compassion.
Gregor Alexander, MD, Chairman Emeritus That’s what we do, and we’ve made it our mission to care for people in need.
M. Kathryn Garrett, MD, Chairman, Orlando Health Foundation Board I am proud to stand alongside those who are committed to helping, even in
John Bozard, President, Orlando Health Foundation the worst of circumstances.
Kathy Swanson, President, Arnold Palmer Medical Center
Arnold Palmer, Founder (1929-2016) John W. Bozard, President
Orlando Health Foundation
Amanda Caruso Helen Leon Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation
Warren Christie Paul Manos
Avani Desai Randy Mixon
Ray Easler David Nykanen, MD
Amy Fields Diane O’Dell
Matthew Gable Julie Petrakis
*Bill Gillaspie W. Russ Prather, MD
Adam Goldstein Jorge Ramirez, MD
Hana Hakim Matthew Rearden
Melvin Haught Heath Ritenour
Dee Haley Ramon Ruiz, MD
Jose Herrera-Soto, MD Ted Sheppe
Ed Kinney Amy Smith, MD
Jay Leonard Abdullah Tharoo

*Honorary Member



July 19-25 commemorates Hospitality Homes Week at Hubbard House and Cynthia C.
& William E. Perry Pavilion.


It has been one year since the deadliest mass shooting in our country’s history occurred only
a few short blocks from the front door of ORMC.

On April 6, 2017, four counties in central Florida, 80 agencies, 26 hospitals, and over 1,000
volunteer victims participated in a full-scale Mass Intake Drill.


After 38 patients entered ORMC in just 67 minutes, the trauma team had to put training into
action and quickly respond to the tragedy.


Thanks to the extreme generosity of our donors and the community, several much-needed
changes are coming to help both patients and the teams who treat them.

The ORMC Level One Trauma Center was awarded the first annual James A. Hinson
Leadership Award, continuing a strong partnership between Orlando Health and Dr. Phillips

Thanks to a matching gift made to the ORMC Level One Trauma Center by Tom and Joan
Kalimanis and the Berger Foundation, we were able to raise $500,000 to support trauma care.


In keeping with a strong commitment to helping patients get the best care possible, Lori
Sommer and the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Foundation recently donated $500,000
to expand the ORMC Level One Trauma Center.

Knight-Thon, University of Central Florida’s Dance Marathon program, raises over
$1.2 million in support of the care we provide.


July 27 marks Miracle Treat Day, $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold at participating
locations will go to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.


In this year’s campaign, the stores are ready to raise more than their
$587,945 total from 2016.


Check out these upcoming events supporting Orlando Health.


Halfway through 2017, we celebrate the significant milestones and accomplishments made
possible through your generosity and support.

The therapy sessions are just one way the staff at the Cancer Center are hoping to make a
diagnosis less devastating.


Celebrating Hospitality Homes Week

Hubbard House and Cynthia C. & William E. Perry Pavilion will celebrate
Hospitality Homes Week July 19 - 25, 2017. Their celebrations are rightfully
deserved, considering the impact they have on people’s lives during some
of their most challenging times. Often for weeks at a time, both hospitality
homes provide families a place to stay that is within steps of their loved ones
who are receiving medical treatment at our hospitals.


Hubbard House, located near Orlando When she learned Hubbard House was
Health Orlando Regional Medical Center preparing to open and would be in need of
(ORMC), hosts an average of 50 guests volunteers, she felt an instant connection.
per night who enjoy the comforts of Ruth became one of the first volunteers at
home, including three meals per day. Hubbard House, where she continued to serve
“When I see families come in and ask faithfully for twenty years.
about each other and pray with each other Ruth realized the true value of Hubbard
around the table, it makes all the work House when a family medical crisis brought
worth it,” says Peggy Smith, Hubbard her to a hospital out of state, where she was
House Resident General Manager who forced to stay at a hotel because a hospitality
has lived at the house for 15 years. “It’s home was unavailable. For ten nights, there
not about the food. It’s about having the was no community, no sanctuary of hope, and
support system of others going through she never forgot the impact these feelings had
similar situations. We open our arms and on an already frightening experience.
the door when they need it most.” Retiring from her volunteer position at
Thanks to the generosity of countless Hubbard House the year she turned 80,
supporters throughout the years, Hubbard Ruth wasn’t done giving back. Ruth and her
House has served more than 28,000 guests husband Erv, recently decided to include
since opening in 1994. In addition to Hubbard House in their estate plans by listing
monetary support, Hubbard House has received numerous the home as one of the beneficiaries on their retirement
donations of meals, hygiene items, and numerous hours of account. Ruth says, “Hubbard House is where my heart is. I
support from a dedicated team of generous volunteers. feel this is something we can do to help ensure this warm and
One such volunteer, Ruth Sharpless, has spent her life caring loving place continues to be available for families when it’s
for others. A mother of five children and a nurse by trade, Ruth needed the most.”
completed the final years of her career in the Labor & Delivery We applaud Ruth for her committed service to Orlando Health
Unit, which was then located at Arnold Palmer Hospital for – as a former team member, a dedicated volunteer, and as a
Women & Children. After retirement, Ruth missed being cherished supporter. Her legacy of generosity will go on to
a part of the Orlando Health family and decided to explore provide hope and encouragement for years to come.
volunteer opportunities at the hospital.

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Creating You can create a legacy at Orlando Health and help ensure care is available for future
a Legacy generations through a bequest in your will or trust. Consider the following options:
a Bequest Outright Residuary bequests name Your IRA or retirement accounts
bequests include Orlando Health Foundation can benefit Orlando Health simply
a statement of a to receive the remainder by updating your beneficiary
predetermined of your estate, or a stated designation. This saves your
amount to support portion of the remainder, family costly estate taxes, and is an
Orlando Health. after your heirs have been easy way to make a difference.

For more information, contact the Office of Planned Giving at 321.841.6612 or [email protected]


At one point in time, it was not unusual to find family Thanks must be given to the Central Florida Hotel and
members of the patients at Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Lodging Association (CFHLA) for their continued support
Hospital sleeping in the waiting areas, hallways or patient and recent gift of $20,000 to the Perry Pavilion, bringing their
rooms throughout the hospital because they were afraid to total donations to Orlando Health to over $50,000. Over the
leave the premises when a loved one was critically ill. Other last two years, these funds have supported a wide range of our
family members remained at the hospital because they could guests’ critical needs.
not afford an extended stay in a hotel nearby. Orlando Health The CFHLA has been a benefactor and supporter of the
and Dr. P. Phillips Hospital are committed to helping those Perry Pavilion since it opened its doors. Headed by President,
family members and this was also the vision of founders Richard Maladecki, CFHLA is one of the country’s largest and
Cynthia and William Perry. This is why the pavilion is so most influential trade groups. Their membership includes
important. The pavilion serves the needs of hundreds of over 80 percent of the more than 121,000 hotel rooms in
families each year. Orange, Seminole, and Osceola Counties, as well as hundreds
The Perry Pavilion hosts an average of 12 people each night, of organizations who partner with the hospitality and tourism
serving over 6,000 guests since it opened in 2004. Often, the industries.
Perry Pavilion supports many out-of-town guests whose After 13 years of providing care and lodging, the Perry
family members require medical attention while on vacation Pavilion is in need of renovations and upgrades. CFHLA’s
in Central Florida. funds will help to provide new carpeting, washers and dryers,
The last thing someone needs to worry about when a loved reupholstering and window treatments to combat normal wear
one is ill is finding a place to stay. The two-story hospitality and tear.
pavilion is designed to comfortably accommodate families
with overnight lodging. Thanks to many generous individuals
such as Cynthia and William Perry, local hoteliers and lodging
associations who funded this project, the pavilion is available
within the walls of Dr. P. Phillips Hospital.
One guest at the Perry Pavilion praised the care she received
when her husband was admitted to the hospital saying, “We
were on vacation with family at Disney World. My husband
got an infection and was hospitalized and needed to receive
antibiotics through an IV line. This home away from home has
been a blessing. Thank all of you who help make this possible
and especially Mr. and Mrs. Perry. I have MS (multiple
sclerosis) so this allows some special help for us.”

Because the hospitality homes offer these accommodations without asking for payment in return, the homes are always in
need of support. Guests at the Hubbard House and Perry Pavilion are always appreciative of the hospitality they receive.
You can help families during times of crisis by making a gift in support of Hospitality Homes Week.



Remembering our History

One Year
after Pulse

On June 12, 2016, Orlando, along with the country, was forever changed.

With the help of an array of clinical and administrative team level of experience gained through a combination of training and
members, from trauma surgeons and anesthesiologists, to nurses, patient volume is key to ORMCs level of quality and readiness.
environmental service members, and chaplains, patients were Not all hospitals are trauma centers, and not every emergency
treated and moved quickly through the emergency department, department can handle every emergency. A trauma center is
operating rooms and the trauma intensive care unit. Patients, much more than an emergency department. A trauma center is
as well as distraught family members and friends, flooded into a state-accredited hospital facility capable of highly-specialized
Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) in treatment for the most critical injuries. In Central Florida, this
the early morning hours. Nurses, physicians, technicians and care can only be received at ORMC as we are home to Central
many others jumped into action on the front lines, saving the Florida’s only Level One Trauma Center.
lives of dozens of patients while administrative team members
tended to the emotional needs of families who were frantically Philanthropy at Work
searching for loved ones.
It wouldn’t be until later that morning, after 10 hours of The ORMC Level One Trauma Center opened its doors in 1981,
performing surgeries and providing life-saving care, that the with full accreditation following in 1983. Twenty years later, the
trauma team learned they were being hailed as heroes. center almost closed due to a shortage of neurosurgeons and
Treating more than 5,000 trauma cases annually, ORMC is other resources. The number of specialities that must be available
among the busiest Level One Trauma Centers in the country. The in one location, at one time, 24-hours a day, seven days a week, is

1981 1983 1984 2003 2006

ORMC becomes ORMC is designated Air Care Team Trauma Center Trauma Center at
a regional as Level One is formed almost closes ORLANDO HEALTH
based on neurosurgeon Arnold Palmer Hospital
Trauma Center Trauma Center, shortage; donors step for Children opens,
providing 24/7 trauma allowing us to move pediatric
Built to serve 1,000 care to the community in to support patients to a location
patients annually growing needs specially designed for their

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“Our trauma team was prepared and ready on June
12, because of our extensive training, the exceptional
professionalism of our trauma team and YOUR impactful

generosity. We will continue to stand ready for our
community, as this is our promise and honor.”

– Mark Jones, President, Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center

an expensive undertaking. The Trauma Center and its staff help The Future of Trauma Care
to protect and ensure the wellbeing of our community. Simply in Central Florida
stated - the Level One Trauma Center saves lives.
In the early morning hours after the Pulse tragedy, as two In an effort to best move forward after the tragedy of Pulse,
waves of victims arrived, trauma team members had to quickly ORMC and the Level One Trauma Center team have committed
determine the severity of wounds. Portable ultrasound machines, themselves to learning everything possible from that night, as
equipment provided through philanthropic support to the well as sharing it with others. Our physicians have toured the
Level One Trauma Center, became a critical tool for treating country to share knowledge with other hospital systems, our
these patients. Physicians and staff were able to rapidly assess internal teams have met extensively to review the mass intake
injuries, performing critical diagnostic exams on virtually every event and determine areas for improvement and families and
patient who came through the doors that morning. Without patients have provided their own very personal feedback to
philanthropy, this critical step in treatment could not have been caregivers.
accomplished. One of the most easily defined takeaways from the event, was
“While the whole situation is unthinkable, it’s also unimaginable the need to expand the Level One Trauma Center. Originally
where we’d be or what the loss of life would have been without designed over 25 years ago to see an estimated 1,000 patients a
the ORMC Level One Trauma Center,” said John Bozard, year, today, we are treating over 5,000 trauma patients annually.
President of the Orlando Health Foundation. “For years, we’ve Plans are being evaluated to nearly double the size of the existing
raised funds to support the unique needs of the region’s only trauma bay. The addition and reconfiguration of space could
Level One Trauma Center to ensure our physicians, clinical staff, add as many as three or four dedicated, full-time beds, which
operating rooms and other resources are ready and waiting when will be used to meet the continued increase in the number of
it matters most.” trauma patients we see daily. The expanded trauma bay will also
provide significant “surge space”, allowing us to rapidly add 10
more treatment areas in a mass intake situation, be it a multi-car
accident on an interstate, a fire related incident, or another
large-scale tragedy.

Air Care 2008 2010 2015 2016 2017
expands Air Care Team Portable 10 year Pulse incident 5,000 trauma
to two expands to Ultrasound anniversary of brings 36 patients seen
THREE aircraft machines the ONE NIGHT patients to the annually
are purchased for to Celebrate Excellence Trauma Center
ORMC through in Trauma Care event, in a 36-minute
philanthropic support
which raised nearly period
$2.2 million for the

Trauma Center


The Call of a Trauma Alert

On June 12, 2016, shortly after two o’clock in the morning, and more. When any one patient arrives, 12 to 15 team
36 patients were rushed into to the Level One Trauma members are ready and waiting for them. In a mass intake
Center at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center drill, trauma team members practice the art of scaling back
(ORMC) in only 36 minutes. Due to the close proximity what seems like an unlimited amount of resources for one
of ORMC to the scene of the Pulse attack, there were no patient, to finite resources for multiple patients.
warnings, no overhead trauma alerts for the team; the
injured just started coming. While, understandably, any What lessons from Pulse
emergency department would feel overwhelmed by the sheer were incorporated into this
volume of patients and critical injuries, our trauma team year’s drill?
quickly and calmly took control. Relying on their training,
after a few deep breaths, everyone began to work together as All trauma alerts, but particularly a mass intake alert, cause
a team to address the patients coming through the doors. the trauma team to rapidly quicken the pace and efficiency
of their work. Drills allow for the team to practice every
“We drilled for this,” Dr. Michael Cheatham, Chief Surgical step of their jobs in this same heightened and intense
Quality Officer for ORMC, says about the Pulse incident. environment. Each drill offers new lessons and experiences
“There is no way to prepare for the reality of such an event, for the team, which are shared with hospital systems
but everybody stepped up to the plate. It was a huge team throughout the country.
“We are the community’s safety net,” said Dr. Chadwick
Because the specially-trained staff at ORMC had prepared Smith, Trauma Surgeon at ORMC. “To have the best
for a mass intake incident multiple times, team members outcomes, you need to be busy. Experience and exposure to
knew what to do and where to be. trauma injuries is what helps to create our level of expertise
and quality.”
What’s a Mass Intake Drill?
What effect does the drill have
On April 6, 2017, four counties in central Florida, 80 agencies, on the trauma center?
26 hospitals, and over 1,000 volunteer victims participated in
a Full-Scale Community Exercise to train for a possible mass So, what outcomes do these types of drills have on those
intake incident ranging anywhere from a terrorist attack to an working in the trauma center? The drill is meant to provide
epidemic. Since 2010, Orlando Health has participated in 11 of training and a sense of readiness for everyone who may be
these drills and ORMC received 201 victims in the latest drill. affected by such an incident. The result is a team of people who
all know how to take initiative and perform their jobs to the best
“I want everyone to be ready. I want to make sure all of the of their ability.
hospitals in our system are best prepared for what may impact
us and that we are able to care for the sick and injured in our “I love my job,” said Sarah Duran, RN (pictured below).
community,” explained Eric Alberts, Corporate Manager, “I get to see patients on their worst day and help make them feel
Emergency Preparedness at ORMC. better. Trauma Center staff are lucky enough to care for patients
on both an emotional level and physical level, offering both
During a normal 24-hour shift in the Trauma Center, staff can spiritual and medical support.”
see anywhere from 15 to 25 patients. Patients typically present
with several injuries – a fall from a roof, electrocution received
during a home improvement project, a motor vehicle accident

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Q: Where were Eric Alberts, Corporate Manager, Emergency Preparedness at Orlando Health Orlando
you when you Regional Medical Center (ORMC) was at home sleeping when he heard a text alert on his
phone. He got up to get it and saw that it was from his boss at the time simply asking if he

found out about was going into work. Eric immediately wondered why she would be asking that on a Sunday
morning so he checked his emails and saw that he had several with subject lines with words
the shootings at like “active shooter” and “mass intake.” Eric didn’t take the time to read them, knowing that

Pulse? he needed to get in as soon as possible - entering ORMC through the Emergency Department
around 4 am, working in the command center and putting in a 12-hour shift.

Q: What effect did Eric knew that the incident had a community-wide impact and that he and the others working
working that in the Trauma Center had to immediately go into fight mode. They had to put all the training
day have on learned during mass intake drills into action and do whatever they could to help the victims
you and the and their families.
others in the
trauma center? “You don’t have time to stop and think about what is going on, you just have to react,” said Eric.
“The hardest part is going home, coming back to Earth and going back to family and friends. You
don’t want to scare them with the details of what you just went through, but at the same time you
start to finally realize what you just went through.”

Alook back
at Pulse
with Eric Alberts
Q: What was the Eric quickly understood, after having some time to take in the reality of the situation, that it
day after like was very real and personally impacted many people in the community as well as impacting the
for you? community as a whole. He soon appreciated how personal the impact was when a couple at his
church announced they were looking for their grandson who was attending Salsa lessons at the
club with his girlfriend that night.

Eric immediately called the church asking how he could help, but knew there was a possibility
for the worst. At that point, all Eric and the family could do was have hope and pray, but they
would later find out that the grandson was not one of the survivors.

Q: How does an “I am able to come to work everyday because I continue to have hope in knowing what ORMC
incident like did, and can do, for our community,” said Eric. “Despite what happened and what we all went
this motivate through, we still need to be able to provide the same level of care for the next incident. We cannot
you for the stop doing what we do. Seeing a continual rush of patients and their families at ORMC shows that
future? we are still here and we continue to stay alive and vibrant for the community.”


Donations to Trauma Center

Thanks to the remarkable generosity of our donors and the community in the wake of the Pulse tragedy last June, several
much-needed changes are coming to help both patients and the teams who treat them.

Portable Ultrasound Machines

The portable ultrasound machines at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center
(ORMC) are currently shared between the trauma bay and the emergency department.
Soon, however, two new machines will be replacing the older models and one will now
be dedicated 100 percent to the ORMC Level One Trauma Center. Purchased with
$100,000 donated to the ORMC Level One Trauma Center following the Pulse incident,
the machines will be a wonderful addition to the care given at ORMC.

“These machines will be extremely beneficial not just in trauma, but in all facets of the care we provide,” said Dr. Joseph Ibrahim,
Trauma Medical Director. “Ultrasound is utilized more and more for a variety of medical evaluations and is often critical in the
management of acutely ill patients. They will have an immediate and direct effect on the care we provide for the community and
the region.”

Critical Care Ventilators

The Air Care Team is in the process of purchasing four (4) new portable critical care
ventilator machines with $75,000 of the money donated to the ORMC Level One
Trauma Center following the Pulse incident. The machines will be used to treat patients
picked up on the scene. Currently, the Air Care team at ORMC is the only hospital-
based Air Care Team in Central Florida to pick up patients at the scene of an incident,
making the need for portable ventilator machines critical to their care. They can be used
on both pediatric or adult patients and help manage vitals during transport.

“The Air Care Team is caring for patients who have a much higher acuity than in previous years,” said Karen Thurmond, Chief
Flight Nurse for the Air Care Team. “Mechanical ventilation allows us to provide a more efficient means of ventilation. A ventilator
provides more consistent control of respiratory rate, volume, pressure, and oxygen concentration, improves patient comfort and
frees up the hands of caregivers so we can focus on other interventions the patient may need.”

Facility Renovations

For the teams who treat patients in the
Trauma Center, modern, yet serene,
spaces to step away from the chaotic
moments of ORMC are now underway.

Financial Financial gifts to the Level One Trauma Center at ORMC following the Pulse incident
gifts were made from:

• M ore than 1,303 • F our countries, with • 48 states, • 1 ,230 different cities
donations were the second highest including across the globe,
made in the number of gifts Hawaii including Aurora,
weeks following coming from the Boston, San Bernardino
Pulse United Kingdom and Sandy Hook

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Orlando Health’s Response to the Pulse Tragedy.

During the early morning hours of June 12, 2016, the worst mass shooting in the history of the United States occured at the
Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Over the next few hours, Orlando Health received an influx of 44 victims. Not one of the

35 victims who made it to the hospital alive, was lost. On September 6, 2016, the last Pulse patient was discharged.

Please support relief for Florida’s trauma centers’ responses
to mass casualty incidents and disease outbreak emergencies. Orlando Regional Medical Center is proud to be home to Central Florida’s only Level One Trauma
Center -- the busiest Trauma Center in the state that treats over 5,000 patients per year and has expertise
and care beyond that of a typical emergency department. Our Level One Trauma Center features a
multidisciplinary team of board certified doctors, nurses and technicians ready to treat the most severely
injured patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Comprehensive trauma care services include dedicated,
state-of-the-art trauma resuscitation rooms, operating rooms, radiology and a 256-Slice CT scanner.

Trauma center
receives first
James A. Hinson
Leadership Award

In November 2016, Orlando Health was awarded the first annual James A.
Hinson Leadership Award from Dr. Phillips Charities. The $250,000 grant was
named after their former president, CEO and chairman who served as a key
executive at the organization for over 50 years.

“A visionary leader, Jim took Dr. Phillips, Inc., from a “We selected Orlando Health’s Trauma Center for this grant
successful for-profit family business to one of the region’s to ensure that it can continue to put its staff ’s training
most generous and important charitable organizations,” said to work to serve our community every day, and in times
Ken Robinson, President and CEO of Dr. Phillips Charities. of intense need, now and in the future,” announced Jim
“Jim had the privilege of working for each member of the Ferber, Chairman, Dr. Phillips Charities. “Jim had a passion
founding family, including Dr. Philip Phillips, his wife, Della for supporting first responders, and would have been very
Phillips and their eldest son, Howard Phillips. Through pleased that the first recipient of this grant in his name went
their vision, Jim learned first-hand the family philosophies to the dedicated trauma team at Orlando Health.”
that would guide Dr. Phillips Charities through growth and
diversification.” Honoring a long partnership

The award, which supports the Level One Trauma Center Under the motto “Helping Others Help Themselves,” Jim
at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center guided Dr. Phillips Charities in giving more than $150
(ORMC), was announced during a private concert honoring million to the community and helped to establish a very
the community’s first responders – police, fire, EMS and deep partnership with Orlando Health. Through Jim’s
hospital personnel who played pivotal roles during the Pulse vision, and the generosity of the board of Dr. Phillips
nightclub incident last June. Charities, the two organizations have partnered on
countless programs and strategic initiatives to help those
in Central Florida.

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Front row: Ken Robinson, President and CEO; Dr. Phillips Charities, Joseph Ibrahim, MD, Chief of Trauma, ORMC; David Strong, President,
Orlando Health; John Bozard, President, Orlando Health Foundation
Back Row: Mark Jones, President, ORMC; John Hillenmeyer, Board Member, Dr. Phillips Charities; Jamal Hakim, MD, COO, Orlando Health;
Jim Ferber, Chairman, Dr. Phillips Charities

Over 30 years ago and under Jim Hinson’s direction, Commitment to the community
Dr. Phillips Charities provided the land, at a significantly
reduced price, for the building of Sand Lake Hospital. One of the most impactful community programs supported
The facility was renamed Dr. P. Phillips Hospital on by Jim and Dr. Phillips Charities is The Howard Phillips
September 27, 2007 - the birthday of founder Dr. Philip Center for Children & Families. Named after Philip and
Phillips - in recognition of the major support of the Dr. Della Phillips’ eldest son, who followed his father as CEO of
Phillips Charities. The organization has also provided Dr. Phillips, Inc., the center provides a support system and
significant funding for The Howard Phillips Center for resources to children and families in Central Florida who
Children & Families, the Lewis Pavilion at Orlando Health are facing overwhelming challenges.
UF Health Cancer Center, a hybrid catheterization lab at
Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and _____________________________________________________
most recently, a cardiac hybrid operating room at ORMC.
“We are deeply honored to be
In 2013, Dr. Phillips Charities pledged a donation of $5,000 the first recipient of the James A.
for every eagle made during the Arnold Palmer Invitational Hinson Leadership Award,” said
presented by Mastercard held each spring at the Bay Hill John Bozard, president, Orlando
Club and Lodge, in which the money raised supports Health Foundation. “Jim Hinson was
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Eagles for Arnie’s a dear friend and member of our
Kids has generated over $630,000 in donations. In 2016, Foundation’s Board of Directors
the initiative was increased by an additional commitment who was committed to helping
of $1 million over four years from Dr. Phillips Charities in the community, so this gift is very
cooperation with Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation. special to us.”



Responding to

Charitytragedy with

The devastating events of June 12, 2016 generated an outpouring of Lori
support from more than a thousand individuals from around the
globe, along with gifts from many local businesses, organizations Sommer:
and other foundations. Many sent in generous donations in honor Patient,
of the heroic efforts which saved the lives of 35 people at the Volunteer,
ORMC Level One Trauma Center that day. Friend

After learning of the tragedy, philanthropic leaders Tom and Joan After being diagnosed with cancer in 2003, Lori
Kalimanis knew they needed to spring into action. As involved Sommer established a long-lasting connection to
supporters of Orlando Health, they understand the vital role of Orlando Health, the Orlando Health UF Health
philanthropy in the ability to provide Level One Trauma services Cancer Center and the Orlando Health Foundation.
to this community. Through their family foundation, the H.N. and Lori, together with her family’s foundation, the
Frances C. Berger Foundation, they committed $250,000 to support James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Foundation,
the Level One Trauma Center and announced that it would be a have donated more than $1 million to further
dollar-for-dollar matching gift. Orlando Health’s mission and help those in need.
Most recently, the foundation chose to support the
Others were inspired by their kindness, generating a total gift of future expansion of the Level One Trauma Center
$500,000 to support the Trauma Center. at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical
Center (ORMC) through a $500,000 pledge.
Tom and Joan Kalimanis continue to be one of the driving forces
of philanthropy for the Orlando Health Foundation. We remain Lori credits the level of support and care she
grateful for their steadfast generosity and the impact of their giving received during her treatments at the Cancer Center,
in furthering our mission to improve the health and quality of life and her passion for ensuring others get the best
of the individuals and communities we serve. treatment possible, for establishing her dedication
to helping patients of Orlando Health. In addition
Through the to her generous philanthropy, and serving on the
H.N. and Frances C. board of the Orlando Health Foundation, Lori has
Berger Foundation, also donated her time volunteering in different
the Kalimanis’ have departments throughout ORMC.
supported the following
critical areas of Like so many of Orlando’s citizens, the Pulse
care: nightclub attack left Lori feeling like she needed
to be of service to the greater community. Lori’s
Arnold Palmer Hospital • Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial connection to ORMC, along with the extraordinary
for Children Surgery Unit performance of the trauma team during the Pulse
event, were factors into her desire to help protect
• The Hewell Kids’ Orlando Regional the high-level of specialized care offered at ORMC.
Kidney Center Medical Center
• Level One Trauma Center
• The Howard Phillips Center
for Children & Families Winnie Palmer Hospital
for Women & Babies
• Palliative Care • Alexander Center for
• Pediatric Bone Marrow
Transplant Program

• Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Research Fund

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Children’s Miracle Network at

Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children

Knight-Thon, the University Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day: Supporting
of Central Florida’s Dance Pediatric Healthcare Has Never Been ‘Sweeter’
Marathon, raises $1,250,961.21
June 1 - July 27
In their 21st year, Knight-Thon, the University of Central
Florida’s Dance Marathon program, made a promise to raise This summer, Dairy Queen Operators
$1.2 million for Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for across the country will be supporting their
Children. Through year-long fundraising efforts, late-night local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospital by selling
meetings, and endless dedication, the combined efforts of coupons attached to the iconic CMN Hospital balloon in
nearly 3,000 registered participants raised $1,250,961.21 their restaurant. DQ crews will also be gearing up for their
that will benefit the pediatric programs at Arnold Palmer 12th annual Miracle Treat Day to raise funds and awareness
Hospital. for CMN Hospitals.

Locally, operators are supporting Orlando Health Arnold
Palmer Hospital for Children from June 1 through July 27,
which is Miracle Treat Day. On Miracle Treat Day, $1 or
more from every Blizzard Treat sold at participating DQ®
locations in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Volusia, Brevard and
Flagler counties will be donated to CMN at Arnold Palmer
Hospital for Children.

The students’ year-long fundraising efforts were celebrated Walmart and Sam’s Club Celebrate Thirty Years
during their 20-hour event, in which students stand on of Miracles!
their feet. Why stay on your feet for that long? To quote the

first CMN Hospitals Dance Marathon’s mission statement:

“We dance for those who can’t.” It is this solidarity to – and

connection with – the cause that makes Dance Marathon

an event unlike any other. Being on their feet for 20 hours, August 28 - October 1
students are able to experience just a small glimpse of

what a child in the hospital endures - whether it be a life- Walmart and Sam’s Club have

threatening illness, disease, or an accident. It puts into supported Children’s Miracle

perspective just how important each donation received Network Hospitals for 30 years –

throughout the year is to the critical care and treatment for raising more than $935 million in the

every child that comes through the doors of Arnold Palmer U.S. and Canada. In 1987, the man

Hospital. affectionately known as “Mr. Sam,” Sam Walton, committed

During the event students participated in various games, his company and its resources to raising money for children’s
did a morale dance that was played each hour, and had hospitals with the promise that “the associates will amaze
the opportunity to hear miracle stories from ambassador you.” They certainly have. In 2016, in the six counties of
families whose children were treated at Arnold Palmer Central Florida that fundraised for Orlando Health Arnold
Medical Center. Palmer Hospital for Children, associates and customers
raised $587,945 and they are determined to do even more

Being the largest student-run philanthropy on campus, for the kids during their campaign this year. Support their
Knight-Thon reached new heights as a Dance Marathon efforts again this year from August 28 through October 1.

program. As the 7th largest Miracle Network Dance
Marathon in the country, Knight-Thon continues to grow

substantially each year all while keeping their mission and

promise first: to do everything for the kids. ORLANDO HEALTH FOUNDATION | 15

Upcoming Events

FLCMAA Sunshine Region Charity Walk For Winnie, presented by
Golf Tournament Panera Bread®

Golf Tournament Fundraising Walk
Date: Monday, September 18, 2017 Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Location: Interlachen Country Club Location: SeaWorld® Orlando
Beneficiary: The Hewell Kids’ Kidney Center at Beneficiary: Alexander Center for Neonatology
Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children at Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital

Sarah’s Sporting Clay’s Against Walgreens Orlando International
Cancer Dragon Boat Festival
Presented by Pepsico
Clay Shoot Competition
Date: October 13, 2017 Dragon Boat Race / Fundraising Opportunity
Location: Tenoroc Shooting Sports & Training Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Beneficiary: Sarah Szfranski Endowment Fund, in Location: Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake
support of the Haley Center for Children’s Cancer and Beneficiary: Cancer Support Community at
Blood Disorders at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center
Hospital for Children

Because of You, an Evening of Gratitude

At the close of last year, we celebrated your commitment to Orlando Health and Arnold Palmer Medical Center. We thank you,
our generous donors, for helping to fulfill our mission. Now, halfway through 2017, we still celebrate the significant milestones
and accomplishments made possible through your generosity and support.

For a recap of 2016 milestones, please visit our online Gratitude Report at
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Music Therapy has a direct link neurologically to our brain. Our body hears
Interventions the music, and the mind releases chemicals that calm us
Taking Place at down,” this research is a reality for our patients at Orlando
Orlando Health
“I had a patient double over on her bed in pain. I played her
UF Health Cancer favorite hymn on my guitar and afterward, while up and
walking around the room, she said for that moment she
Center didn’t have cancer.”, Ryan explains, with a beaming smile.

“You have cancer,” is one of the most feared phrases in The music therapy intervention taking place at Orlando
the English language. Even the thought of it is enough to Health UF Health Cancer Center is clearly making a
quicken the pulse and send stress levels on the rise. Imagine, difference in patient’s lives. “I look for evidence-based
if you can, that this phrase has become your reality. Exactly programs, and I bring them to the hospital because I know
how can devastating news like this affect our body’s ability they are going to help our patients,” exclaims Dr. Robinson,
to keep us healthy? The Cancer Support Community at “But nothing captures the magic that happens when you
Orlando Health has the answers. watch the joy on a patient’s face. I’m so proud to be a part
of this program and lead a great team.”
“When someone first gets a diagnosis of cancer that’s all they
hear. That phrase keeps repeating over and over again in
their head,” says Dr. Diane Robinson, Director of the Cancer
Support Community. “When we’re in a situation like this,
our stress levels begin to rise, and that stress can become
overwhelming which can lead to other problems.” In other
words, it’s possible a cancer patient will be diagnosed with
other issues due to the stress of their circumstances.

Because of this, the Cancer Support Community offers
interventions to help combat a patient’s stress level as they
face the challenges of cancer. And one of those evidence
based interventions is Music Therapy, led by Ryan Tonkin.

“I’m humbled, that daily, I get to utilize music and see the
positive effect it has on patients dealing with cancer and
their families,” says Ryan. “Research now shows that music

Orlando Health is also proud of the work the Cancer
Support Community is doing to better the lives of our
patients every day. The program is funded strictly
through philanthropic donations from the community, including individuals,
grateful patients and corporate partners. To learn how you can help support
music therapy and other programs at the Cancer Support Community, please


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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 Gene Allemani Tribute for Marian M. Cuccaro Tributes for Keith D. Heuer Tributes for Arnold D. Palmer

Mrs. Bette Hamby Ms. Meaghan Ryan Ms. Ruth Cziraky Mr. and Mrs. Buster T. Chapman
Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Jost Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Franke
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene B. Millner Mr. John M. Mancini

Tribute for John L. Apodaca Tribute for Leroy E. Davis Tribute for Bonnie Hill Tribute for Edward A. Redd

Mrs. Lucille C. Apodaca Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mackay Ms. Miriam L. Bonilla Mr. Richard L. Redd

Tributes for Jimmy W. Benton Tribute for Sandra K. Deaver Tributes for Carol P. Janz Tribute for Madison G. Redditt

Ms. Nancy C. Bearden Mr. and Mrs. James F. Clontz Ms. Ruthann M. Applegate Ms. Isobel Carroll
Mr. David B. Bedwell Dr. Christine Colella
Mr. and Mrs. Philip G. Blanchard Tribute for Marlie K. Dodson Mr. Kevin Dippold Tribute for Miriam F. Shuman
Mrs. Elaine E. Ferrantelli Ms. Chiquita Lane
Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Gillette Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Agnew Mrs. Lillian H. Mattes Ms. Janet Shuman
Mr. James H. Howard Ms. Joanne Pearce
Mr. Steve Johnson Tribute for Logan M. Dragna Dr. Suzanne Perraud Tribute for Clyde V. Simpson
Mrs. Betty J. Kimball Solutions 4 Earth, LLC
Mr. William G. Oakley Mrs. Claire S. Spano Mr. John M. Tekula Mr. and Mrs. William J. Langan
Mrs. Carol Piccirillo Ms. Tracey Westforth
Ms. Joyce R. Reams Tributes for William T. Earnest Tribute for Joseph D. Skinner
Mr. and Mrs. Cary Shiffrin Tribute for Juanita K. Kinderman
Mr. Joseph E. Trombley and Ms. Mr. Jack D. Fosbenner Skinnerstrong Foundation, Inc.
Joan Van Garderen Mr. George Steinmetz Mr. Jacque Kinderman
The Viera Company Tribute for Anna M. Snyder
Mr. Perry Walter Tribute for Arthur Faulx Tribute for Jimmie R. Layne
Dr. Barbara Walters Ms. Nicole Snyder
Ms. Linda Przygodski Mr. and Mrs. Ronald F. Henderson
Tributes for Brian and Tribute for Linda M. Starr
Joshua Bernauer Tributes for Angelina J. Fondacaro Tributes for Giovanni B. Losito
Ms. Patricia A. Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. O’Malley
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Bernauer Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Costello Mrs. Debra L. Campbell
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald D’Alessandro Mrs. Cristine Gardner Tribute(s) for Richard V. Sturm
Tribute for Leona C. Blow Mrs. and Mr. Patricia Hurley Mrs. Karen Gazda
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Nikles Mrs. Cathy Hackett Ms. Mary C. Cox
Mr. James Blow Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Ochal Ms. Gina Hopgood
Ms. Norine Ryan Mr. and Mrs. Gene B. Losito Tributes for Chelsey J. Taylor
Tributes for George A. Brown Mr. David Otzel
Tribute for Mark L. Friedell Mr. and Mrs. Carlos M. Rodriguez
Mrs. Doreen S. Brown Tribute for William A. Maish Sho Fu Bonsai Society of Sarasota
Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Gearing Mr. and Mrs. Fred B. Clayton Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Wigert
Ms. Beverly Carey
Tributes for Jean H. Burstrom Tributes for Ronald A. Harbert Tribute for Irene Webster
Tribute for Kenneth E. McCall
Ms. Jean Diamond Mr. and Mrs. Zachary J. Bancroft Mr. and Mrs. Harry N. Wright
Mrs. Marie Lefere Mr. and Mrs. Walter F. Currie Mr. and Mrs. J. Dan Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. McClure Design Containers, Inc. Tribute for Mary J. Whitney
Mrs. Sharon McKinnis Mr. and Mrs. Donald C. Jaeger Tribute for Dylan J. Mills
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Silverman Ms. Karen Thornton Jensen Mr. Ed Methfessel
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Sunness Ms. Pamela Jones Mr. and Mrs. Tom C. Matson
Mr. and Mrs. Howard C. Kresge Jr.
Tributes for Constance A. Cadwell Mrs. Sandra L. Mateer Tribute for Sedrick T. Nicoleau
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Nelson
Ms. Kelly Freeman Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Peach Dr. and Mrs. Howard G. Smith
Ms. Danielle Sprague Mrs. Patsy Rice
Mrs. Amanda Steiner Mr. and Mrs. James M. Russ
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth
L. Scearce, CPA Tribute for John S. Nimnicht
Mr. Jan J. Staniszkis
Mr. and Mrs. Brian D. Stokes Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Pulsifer
Mr. and Mrs. William W. Tew

Please consider giving a lifesaving gift today! You may call us at 407.841.5194, send a check
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Walk With Us

Saturday, September 30, 2017
SeaWorld ® Orlando


On Saturday, September 30th, hundreds of graduates from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at
Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, along with their families, friends, supporters, doctors and
nurses will gather at SeaWorld® Orlando for the 3rd Annual Walk For Winnie presented by Panera Bread®.
The graduates are some of more than 40,000 babies that have received care in the NICU since it was founded
in 1975 at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Every day, our skilled physicians, nurses and respiratory
therapists provide the highest level of lifesaving care for critically ill newborns, with one ultimate goal in
mind: to help these babies thrive, to help them beat the odds.
Because of Walk For Winnie, the NICU at Winnie Palmer Hospital is able to provide care for more than
1,800 premature and critically-ill babies each year. It is the largest single-site NICU in the world and one
of the busiest in the country. It is equipped to provide the highest-level of care for high-risk newborns,
including babies born prematurely or with congenital heart disease, infections, and various other conditions.
It consistently provides the best outcomes in Florida for low birth-weight babies.

Tiny Babies. Big Miracles.

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