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As the only community-owed, locally-governed, not-for-profit health system in Northeast Florida, caring for the entire community is one of our core values. Baptist Health is committed to building a healthier community for all of us. This is our social responsibility. To do that, we find solutions to unmet needs affecting the health of our citizens at every stage of life.
Last December, Roderick Borisade started limping for no apparent reason. He also had trouble making a fist. When the left side of his body starting going numb, Borisade knew he needed to see a doctor right away, but lacked health insurance.
In the past three years, Jacksonville-area residents have benefited from free personalized wellness programs created by Baptist Health in partnership with the First Coast YMCA and the Jewish Community Alliance (JCA).
A trip to the emergency room and a follow-up appointment with a gastroenterologist didn’t alleviate the Randolph Brandon’s stomach pain.
Baptist Health, along with other area nonprofit hospitals, is offering free Mental Health First Aid training to local residents.
Ever since Mission House helped Ed get back on his feet, the easy-going handyman has been paying it forward by fixing up old bicycles and donating them to homeless people. “It’s my way of giving back to Mission House,” said Ed.
Candy Allen had a strong suspicion that the mole on her back was cancerous, but what she didn’t know was that the malignant melanoma was just the tip of the iceberg.
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The committee consists of community leaders from our various health system boards, each of whom is dedicated to ensuring that people in need in Northeast Florida have access to high-quality health care. The committee plays an active role in identifying unmet community needs, setting priorities and developing strategies to improve health and quality of life and provides oversight to our community health and social responsibility initiatives.
Nancy S. BronerBoard Committee Chair
Nancy S. Broner - Board Committee Chair and Baptist Beaches
Charles C. Baggs - Baptist Jacksonville
Deborah Pass Durham - Wolfson Children's Hospital
William H. Gower - Baptist Nassau
William C. Mason, EdD - Baptist Health Foundation
Kyle T. Reese, DMin - Baptist Jacksonville
Carol C. Thompson - Baptist Health System
Christopher A. Verlander - Baptist South
Asghar Syed - Baptist Jacksonville
Our Reason for BeingBaptist Health’s social responsibility is to lead by example when it comes to improving the health of our community, increasing access to care and advancing medical knowledge.
Audrey Moran, Senior Vice PresidentSocial Responsibility and Community Advocacy
We would like to hear from you about our efforts to improve the health of our community and your questions and suggestions.
Melanie Patz, Vice PresidentCommunity Investment and Impact
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Baptist is the only community-owned, locally-governed, not-for-profit health system in Northeast Florida. We’re about more than serving the needs of those whose lives have been interrupted by illness or injury. Caring for the entire community is one of our core values and we are committed to making a difference to people in need.
If you are interested in applying for a community health program or project in Northeast Florida, please follow our new application process, or contact me at 904.202.5112 to learn more.
Baptist Health Strategic Investment Application
Letter of Inquiry for Baptist Health Strategic Investments
Impact Report for Baptist Health Strategic Investments
Lynn Sherman, DirectorCommunity Engagement