Established in 1976, the Women’s Board of Baptist Health Care Foundation has provided consistent support for the community through its commitment to health care initiatives. From the first meeting chaired by President Jane Pace with 25 ladies in attendance to today’s organization consisting of over 175 members, the Women’s Board has raised more than $3.5 million in support of various health care programs. Through the efforts of this organization consisting of dedicated volunteers, the quality of health care has been improved for the entire community.
These dedicated women sponsor the annual Stepping Out in Style Fashion Show, which has become the premiere fashion event for the area. The group also holds various smaller fundraisers throughout the year.
Through the combined efforts of hundreds of women performing thousands of hours of volunteer service spanning 47 years, the people of Northwest Florida and South Alabama have had access to better health care, and as a result, a better quality of life.
The Foundation remembers and honors founding Women’s Board member Jane Noonan Pace for her vision, passion and commitment that paved the way for years of success, creating lasting impact on our organization and communities. The Women’s Board will remain committed to carrying out her legacy for many years to come.
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Women’s Board impact throughout the years:
- Building a playground for the Behavioral Health Unit at the new Baptist Hospital campus.
- Naming of the newborn nursery within the mother-baby unit at the new Baptist Hospital campus.
- Funded the Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund to support Baptist’s highest-priority needs in the COVID-19 response efforts.
- Built a new playground for the Autism Spectrum Disorder program at Lakeview Center.
- Renovated The Meridian at Lakeview Center, which provides mental health treatment and substance abuse services for children between the ages of 7 and 17.
- Supported renovations to the Kugelman Cancer Center at Baptist Hospital – Pensacola. This project separated chemotherapy infusions from the existing infusion center, allowing for more space and convenience in patient treatment areas.
- Created a Totes for Tots program for children in foster care through FamiliesFirst Network of Lakeview Center to provide necessary items to children moving into foster homes.
- Created a palliative care room at Baptist Hospital – Pensacola to serve as a dedicated safe space for physicians and staff to meet with family members to discuss medical decisions for their loved ones.
- Provided nursing scholarships to students.
- Provided speech therapy for children in need.
- Built a new playground for the Lakeview Children’s Building.
- Provided equipment for the electrophysiology lab at Baptist Hospital – Pensacola.
- Purchased the DEXA scan for Baptist Hospital – Pensacola, a bone density testing machine most often used to diagnose osteoporosis.