Major Contributions


Oncology Conference Room - Donations from the Cancer Fund supported renovations to the oncology conference room where weekly physician-related meetings and cancer support groups take place. Renovations included upgraded flooring, cabinets, refreshed paint and new furniture to enhance the meeting space for these functions.



Casino Royale - Proceeds were used to purchase a new large bore 16-slice CT Scanner for Baptist Hospital, which will provide a more detailed diagnostic image to aid in cancer diagnosis and radiation treatment planning for its patients.

3D Mammogram

Mammogram Fund - The Foundation was able to purchase new GE Logiq S8 XD Clear ultrasound machines for the Women’s Center at Baptist Hospital and Baptist Medical Park – Nine Mile. With this new software and technology, substantial differences in breast tissue planes, cysts, tumors, masses and cancers are now more easily identifiable by our sonographers.

Women’s Board Fashion Show - Proceeds were used to build a new playground for the autism spectrum disorder program at Lakeview Center. This program assists families and children through the use of Applied Behavior Analysis by teaching adaptive living, communication, safety and social skills to children.

Andrews Rehabilitation Center at North Okaloosa Medical Center – A generous gift from John Averett and Marguerite Averett supported the growth and expansion of Andrews Institute Rehabilitation at North Okaloosa Medical Center, located in Crestview, Florida. The project included expanded floor and front office space, installation of a privacy window for patient consultation, relocation of the blood lab station and the addition of a second blood lab station.

Lakeview Center - The Foundation provided substantial support for several Lakeview programs including children’s case management, Century clinic renovations, the Avalon Center, HUD Independent Living and HUD Housing, family care programs, autism spectrum disorder program and infant mental health initiatives.



Helping Hands - Funds used to support the SIM Lab expansion for Baptist Hospital's Clinical Education Services to better assist in training and development for our clinical team members.

PCU Renovations

Casino Royale - Proceeds supported the renovations to Baptist Hospital's progressive care unit (PCU), which specializes in treating medical and surgical patients.

Quint and Rishy Studer donation - Supported renovations for Baptist Medical Group Ear, Nose and Throat office in Baptist Medical Tower 3.

Meridian Renovation

42nd Annual Stepping Out in Style Fashion Show – Supported renovations for The Meridian at Lakeview Center, which provides mental health treatment and substance abuse services for children between the ages of 7 and 17.

Ciano Cancer Center

Helping Hands - Funds were used in the renovations for the infusion center inside Ciano Cancer Center at Gulf Breeze Hospital, which was designed to create private spaces in patient treatment areas.


Casino Royale Event

Quint and Rishy Studer donation, Casino Royale, Stepping Out in Style Fashion Show – The expansion of the Infusion Center at the Kugelman Cancer Center of Baptist Hospital separated chemotherapy infusions to allow for more comfort, space and convenience in patient treatment areas.

Stepping Out in Style Event

Leadership Giving Society – Twenty new bassinets were purchased for the Mother Baby unit at Baptist Hospital.

Bras Across the Bridge Event

Helping Hands – Funds were used to purchase bed warmers and new thermometers for the Baptist Hospital nursery.


Casino Royale Event

Casino Royale - The Emergency Room department renovated its entire space to include new cabinets, floors, paint and waiting room furniture, as well as an updated security system and LED lighting. The redesigned space has created another triage room, two additional treatment rooms and 10 treatment spaces in the recliner area, expanded nursing and physician workstations, additional work space in both trauma rooms and an updated X-ray room.

Casino Royale Event

Marion B. Totten Estate, Women’s Resource Center Fund – Renovations to the Mother Baby Unit included installing new flooring throughout, remodeling bathrooms, replacing all furniture, switching to directional lighting, moving the medical air tanks behind the walls and adding more storage space overall.


Leadership Giving Society – Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute installed 48 automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) throughout multiple Baptist Health Care locations. The portable electronic devices help automatically diagnose life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia which can lead to cardiac arrest.


Helping Hands – New equipment was purchased at the rehabilitation space at the Bear Levin Studer YMCA.


Casino Royale Event

Stepping Out in Style Fashion Show – Remodeling space and creating a palliative care suite at Baptist Hospital to support patients and their families with the greatest care and compassion.