The JHF Edition – March 2016

Jackson Health Foundation Focused on Growth and Civic Engagement
Philanthropy today is as much about advancing programs that improve the quality of life for people within our community, as it is about sharing economic prosperity. As Jackson Health Foundation continues to grow, so too will the vital role we play in our community. Our unique position enables us to use our expertise, credibility, and connections to lead on opportunities and challenges that face our community and our residents.

Our goal is to share information, explore ideas, and identify levers for change. In each of our newsletters, we will share with you, news about our partnerships and the relationships that will help shape the future of Jackson Health Foundation. The time, energy, and generosity of the Foundation’s volunteers and donors help make the building of state-of-the-art facilities, modernization of equipment, and augmentation of patient care programming possible. To each of you, thank you for your generosity and your support.

Keith R. Tribble

President and CEO

Jackson Health Foundation Golden Angels Gala Hits $2 Million Mark
Miami’s SOHO Studios was transformed into a winter wonderland on Saturday, Jan 23, when  Jackson Health Foundation hosted its annual Golden Angels Gala, “Something Cool is Happening at Jackson”. 
As Grand Gala Sponsor, the Whitman Family/Bal Harbour Shops represented by Matthew Whitman Lazenby and his wife Kristin, helped the Golden Angels host over 800 philanthropists, community leaders, and dignitaries who dined and danced underneath a snow covered forest.
Gala Chairs Fana Holtz and Janice Lipton were recognized by the Foundation’s Chairman of the Board Silvia Rios Fortun and Keith R. Tribble, President and CEO, for their dedication and unending support of Jackson. 
Lifetime Humanitarian Event Chairmen Harvey and Roberta Chaplin, were recognized as Golden Angel Society Grand Seraphims for their support of programs, renovations, and construction at Jackson and Golden Seraphims Ophelia and Juan Roca, were recognized as Honorary Chairs. 

Jackson Health System President and CEO Carlos Migoya, showcased the “cool” medical miracles and new projects happening at Jackson.

Over $2 million dollars was raised for the Golden Angels Gala which will be used to support Jackson Health System’s mission of providing world-class healthcare to the residents of Miami-Dade County and patients from across the nation and around the world. 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The unveiling ceremony of Holtz Children’s Hospital main lobby on Jan 12 was a great kick-off to the New Year’s projects scheduled to take place at Jackson Health System. Jackson executives, Public Health Trust board members, local public figures, and the Holtz family gathered to commemorate the ribbon cutting ceremonies for the first phase of the Holtz Children’s lobby renovations. 
Holtz Children’s is one of the largest children’s hospitals in the southeast United States and is known worldwide for their team of pediatric specialists experienced in treating children with all types of needs. U.S. News & World Report 2015-16 placed Holtz Children’s in the top 50 hospitals in five specialties: 32nd in nephrology, 34th in diabetes and endocrinology; 39th in gastroenterology and GI surgery, 40th in cardiology and heart surgery, and 44th in neonatology. As a major referral center Holtz Children’s currently admits on average, over 4500 children annually and treats more than 21,000 child patients  through its pediatric emergency services. 
Latin American Association of Insurance Agencies
Donates to Jackson Health Foundation
The Latin American Association of Insurance Agencies (LAAIA) was founded in 1969 as “The Voice of Independent Insurance Agents”, their purpose is to ensure a healthy insurance environment and protect the rights of its members for the benefit of the consumer through education, information, networking and active participation in the political environment and community service. Today members represent over $1 Billion in premiums. LAAIA has been involved with Holtz Children’s Hospital for over 20 years and have recently pledged $150,000 to name the Creative Arts Activity Room at Holtz Children’s Hospital. “We feel honored and privileged to continue to make a difference in the lives of children who are being cared for by the remarkable staff at Holtz Children’s Hospital,” said Lissette Perez, LAAIA Charity Chairperson. The LAAIA creative arts studio will be a Music and Art studio that the patients and families can use with our Music Therapist or groups that are facilitating Arts and Crafts sessions.  It is a creative outlet for the patients and families to express themselves, de-stress, relax and normalize the hospital experience.  
Young Angels Program Kick Off
Jackson Health Foundation held its kick-off reception for its Young Angels Program on Thursday, Jan 14, at Jackson Memorial Hospital. The Young Angels program provides individuals with a venue for social and professional networking opportunities while engaging in community activities on behalf of Jackson Health System. This program has a dynamic group of active young adults who recognize the transformative power of   philanthropy, volunteer service, education, and their ability to change the world by focusing on the health and well-being of the South Florida community. In addition to our great fundraising activities, other benefits of being part of this program include career development workshops, invitations to attend special functions, and tickets to select events hosted by Jackson Health Foundation. For more information on joining the Young Angels Program contact Tania Alonso at or call 305-585-GIVE (4486). 
Jamaican Firefighter Travels to Miami to Receive Treatment
for Severe Burn Injuries 
Last August, firefighter Tennyson “Mackie” McFarlane was responding to a routine house fire in Kingston, Jamaica when a propane tank exploded inside the structure. McFarlane suffered severe burns to his hands and face. 
The 37-year-old firefighter underwent 12 surgeries over six months. Doctors in Kingston provided the best care available to them, but resources were limited. Clinicians lacked the specializations needed to treat burns, and to provide occupational therapy.
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Jackson Health  Foundation partners with community groups to support health and wellness initiatives for
residents in South Florida.
International Kids Fund Circle of Heroes Luncheon
April 14, 2016
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden           
10901 Old Cutler Road              
Coral Gables, FL 33156
11:15 a.m.  

Cristina Perez 305-585-GIVE (4483)  

Learn more about how you can make  a difference in the lives of those in need call 305-585-GIVE (4483) or visit 
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