What We Support

The Women’s Board has raised more than $30 million for the children served by Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

admin-ajax-phpTwo 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.

To ensure that each child  is given  the very best  surgical  services  and  technologies, The Women’s  Board is raising  $4 million for  the PEDIATRIC SURGERY  CENTER OF DISTINCTION,  a significant portion of which will be matched by Baptist Health at  150 percent.  The  value  of  all  funds raised  for this Center  will total $7 million. With your  generous  help we will  achieve this goal at the end of 2017!

Learn more about the fundraising success of the Women’s Board in 2015.

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:

The Women’s Board directs a  portion of  its proceeds to  the CAVERT  LEGACY  ENDOWMENT and to

fund other vital hospital programs and services. some of these include:

  • SPECIAL PEDIATRIC CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY PROGRAMS to provide surgeries for children  who cannot pay.
  • BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PATIO  a garden- like outside  area  to promote healing  for Wolfson’s behavioral health patients.
  • FAMILY  TRAUMA ROOM in  the Emergency  Department to provide areas for  families  whose  children  enter  the ED with life threatening or life ending  illness
  • NEONATAL   INTENSIVE CARE UNIT needs  to provide support for  Wolfson’s tiniest patients

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
  • Voyager Airsled

For The Children

 Support The Women’s Board Mission and Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Make an online donation today.

Contact Us

1325 San Marco Boulevard, Suite 802
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 904.202.2886
Fax: 904.202.2778
Email: womensboard@bmcjax.com