Dade Medical College Donates $500,000.00 to the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation
MIAMI, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Dade Medical College is donating $500,000.00 to the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Hollywood, FL-based Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital’s philanthropic arm. College Vice Presidents of Community and Governmental Relations Elizabeth Martinez and Jorge Alvarez presented a check for $100,000.00 on Friday, September 23, 2011, the first of five installments to be provided on a yearly basis through 2015.
“This represents the most sizeable donation we have committed to making yet and are delighted that it will help the children of Broward and Palm Beach Counties for years to come,” says Dade Medical College President & CEO Ernesto Perez. “The type of specialized care that the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital provides is essential to the well being of area youngsters.”
“We are very proud of our kinship with the Memorial Health System and especially with the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation,” offers Martinez. “Our long-term commitment to support the specialized programs at the hospital and celebrate the good work that they are doing only brings to light our focus on healthcare and education. The benefits that the children and families will receive from thisdonation are invaluable and we believe there is no price tag on taking care of our community’s children.”
Joining Martinez and Alvarez at the check presentation ceremony were Vice President and Executive Director, Memorial and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundations Kevin Janser, Chantal Leconte, Associate Administrator from the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and Zeff Ross, Senior Vice President and CEO,Memorial Regional Hospital.
“Dade Medical College’s support of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation exemplifies the value of community partnerships and will make a significant difference in the lives of children and families who benefit from their generosity,”says Janser.
About Dade Medical College
With more than 400 academic, administrative and support professionals at our four South Florida campuses and corporate office, Dade Medical College offers and provides quality, outcome-based education through professionally credentialed and certified faculty whose commitment to excellence in education is unparalleled by other colleges and institutions.
Dade Medical College offers Associate of Science degrees in programs that include nursing, radiologic technology, cardiac sonography, diagnostic ultrasound, medical assistant, massage therapy and more. Classes start every four weeks. Online course and program offerings will be available soon. For more, visit www.DadeMedical.edu, like them on www.facebook.com/DadeMedicalCollege or call 305.644.1171.
AboutJoe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation
Established in 1994, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation (www.jdchfoundation.org) raises funds to assist patients and their families and to underwrite the cost of programs, facilities, and equipment at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, the leading children’s hospital in Broward and Palm Beach counties. The new Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital opened its doors to patients on July 21, 2011. The four-story, 180,000-square-foot facility has six operating rooms, imaging services, and an entire floor dedicated to pediatric oncology care. The new hospital’s 48 additional private rooms bring the total licensed beds at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital to 204. To learn more or make a donation, please call 954.265.3454.
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