The Women’s Board has raised more than $28 million for the children served by Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
Two major annual benefits – the Art & Antiques Show and the Florida Forum speaker series – currently enable the Board to donate close to $2 million a year to the hospital.
Currently we are pursuing a $4 million gift to create the Pediatric Surgery Center of Distinction. Pediatric surgery is seeing advances that were just dreams a decade ago. We want to ensure that Wolfson has the most advanced surgical services and technologies available. We are funding the most skilled surgical staff who will work on advancing surgical techniques, the expansion of minimally invasive and robotic surgery, and all that is required to meet the needs of pediatric trauma patients. A portion of funds donated will be matched at 150 percent. In addition, we fund numerous other vital programs and services needed by the hospital, as well as our various endowments.
THE PEDIATRIC SURGERY CENTER OF DISTINCTION
ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP IN PEDIATRIC GENERAL SURGERY
The Albert H. Wilkinson, Jr., MD/Women’s Board Professorship in Pediatric Surgery
This endowed professorship will support a renowned pediatric general surgeon’s non-clinical time to develop and enhance surgical techniques and equipment, and to train the next generation of pediatric general surgeons.
MINIMALLY INVASIVE ROBOTICS & EQUIPMENT
Tiny patients require extra special equipment and care. One of the great advances in pediatric surgery is the ability to perform complex operations with minimal trauma to these precious little bodies. This includes the use of amazing robotic equipment that can do far more than a surgeon’s hand, but this type of equipment is complex and expensive. The purchase of this equipment by The Women’s Board will allow Wolfson to develop programs such as advanced cancer surgery.
ENHANCED TRAUMA SERVICES
The Pediatric Surgery Center of Distinction will significantly enhance Wolfson’s ability to manage trauma patients. It will include additional surgeons, better access for patients to operating rooms, more specialized surgical and resuscitation equipment, enhanced blood banking equipment and storage capabilities, and improved imaging equipment and electronic reading systems.
IN ADDITION TO THE SURGERY CENTER, WE RAISE FUNDS FOR:
KIDS KARE MOBILE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT
Kids Kare is Wolfson’s specialized ambulance for children. It is basically a mobile Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with everything needed to care for children, newborn to age 18. Operated by Century Ambulance, the Kids Kare Mobile ICU has the capability to transport two patients at a time and is equipped with advanced monitoring, a defibrillator, IV pumps, neonatal/pediatric ventilators, infant isolettes with warmers, medications and everything needed to care for critically ill infants and children. The team transports more than 700 infants and children to Wolfson Children’s Hospital per year.
This is a specialized transport system that adapts to both our ground (ambulances) and air (helicopter) vehicles. The Voyager Airsled features the latest technology, including High Frequency Ventilation, the safest mode of ventilation for premature and newborn infants.
PAST FUNDING TARGETS INCLUDE:
- Adolescent Mental Health Facility
- Asthma Research
- Behavioral Health Center
- Bone Marrow Transplant Unit
- Center for Medically Complex Children
- Children’s Emergency Center
- Children’s Radiology
- Children’s Surgical Services
- Ear/Hearing Center
- Kids Kare Transport Program
- Newborn Intensive Care Redesign
- Pediatric Cardiovascular Program
- Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
- Pediatric Surgical Suite
- Tumor Clinic
- Women’s/Infants Pavilion
For The Children
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