6 Initiatives to Enhance the Health of Our Community

Giving from the heart for health

Lee Health Foundation has identi ed six initiatives that focus on enhancing the health and wellness of the Southwest Florida community as priorities during the next few years. This progressive approach aims to improve the overall health of our community while continuing to serve those in need with the highest quality care possible. Lee Health Foundation will focus on raising awareness and philanthropic support in the following strategic areas:

1Lee Health – Coconut Point

will be the most comprehensive health and wellness destination in South Lee County. The 163,500-square-foot medical campus will occupy a 31-acre site south of Coconut Point Mall and offer a broad array of medical services. In addition to providing an excellent experience and healing environment, features include: a freestanding 24-hour emergency department, surgery center, breast health center, cardiac testing and rehabilitation services, a pharmacy, chronic disease management, nutritional counseling including a teaching kitchen, and the Healthy Life Center for exercise, health assessments and education throughout the year. Visit LeeHealthFoundation.org/CoconutPoint.

2Little Red Wagon Fund

Recipient of The Leapfrog Group Top Children’s Hospital 2016, Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida is the only full service children’s hospital between Tampa and Miami. Every dollar raised will bene t our community’s youngest, most vulnerable patients and their families. In addition to the new children’s hospital in Fort Myers, Lee Health serves children through the Pediatric Specialty Clinic in Port Charlotte and at the Golisano | Nicklaus Children’s Health Center in Naples. Lee Health Foundation is raising funds to address critical pediatric care areas of greatest need. In partnership with us, you can help ensure children receive the care they need through your generous. Visit LeeHealthFoundation.org/LittleRedWagon.

3Health & Wellness

The Health & Wellness initiative is enhancing the overall health of residents and positively impacting Southwest Florida communities. Through programs and partnerships with Healthy Lee, physicians’ groups, local schools, social services and neighborhood organizations, we are taking a proactive, grassroots approach to education and initiating healthy living programs that transform the way our families feel about wellness and health care. Our six key focus areas include: Purpose Driven Living “Your Why”, Physical Activity, Nutrition, Sleep, Stress Management, and Mental & Behavioral Health. Visit LeeHealthFoundation.org/Wellness for more on the CHIP Program, walking trails, gardens, teaching kitchens, food trucks and other efforts. Visit LeeHealthFoundation.org/Health&Wellness.

4Pediatric Behavioral Health

One in five children currently or at some point during their life struggle with a seriously debilitating mental disorder. Golisano Children’s Hospital’s new Pediatric Behavioral Health Fund will assist children with mental and behavioral health disorders by enabling them to receive proper diagnosis, treatment and the best community resources. Your support will provide essential funding to create a pediatric behavioral health program and assist with the hiring of mental and behavioral health professionals, case management and navigation, provide in-patient and outpatient counseling and therapy, and support families of children with behavioral health issues. Visit LeeHealthFoundation.org/NotOnMyWatch and shine a light for someone in need.

5Regional Cancer Center Expansion

Every year since opening in 2008, the Regional Cancer Center has experienced double-digit growth. The five-year success rate for cancers diagnosed and managed within Lee Health exceeds national averages. To continue to provide high- quality comprehensive care in our growing community, Lee Health began a multi-million-dollar expansion of the Regional Cancer Center, including a 24,000-square-foot addition to the existing health center on Colonial Boulevard near I-75 in Fort Myers. The expansion is anticipated for completion by fall 2018 and will include space for cancer treatment research. In partnership with us, you can have a lasting impact on our community. Visit LeeHealthFoundation.org/RegionalCancerCenter.

6Shipley Cardiothoracic Center

Heart disease continues as the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Thanks to a $2.5 million gift from Mr. Richard C. Shipley and Shipley Foundation, Inc., Lee Health created Shipley Cardiothoracic Center to address the management and care of those suffering from heart and lung diseases. Outcomes have vastly improved by using a formalized program to improve a patient’s health before surgery with a multidisciplinary team approach engaging all care providers at all levels. Shipley Cardiothoracic Center is at the forefront of developing techniques that will make a difference for patients and significantly improve their health and vitality. Visit LeeHealthFoundation.org/ShipleyCenter.

In partnership with Lee Health Foundation, you can transform the future of Southwest Florida and have a lasting impact on our community through your generous support. Contact our team to discuss the area of need that re ects your passion!

Visit LeeHealthFoundation.org or call 239-214-0819 to speak with our team.


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