Your Gifts Make a Difference

Since its inception in 1991, the Jackson Health Foundation has raised more than $140 million to help Jackson Health System deliver the best possible care to the community. Your gifts ensure in part that Jackson will be able to advance emerging research, build state-of-the art facilities, and continue to provide accessible health care services that are critically important to the quality of life and health of our shared communities.

Some of our gift milestones include:

2015 – Jackson Health System is a world-class hospital system that attracts patients from across the globe. In 2015, Jackson Health System formed a partnership with VIP Universal Medical Insurance Group (VUMI) to provide medical services to international patients at Jackson. VUMI launched this new partnership with a $2 million gift to the Jackson Health Foundation’s “Miracle Fund”. In recognition of that gift, Jackson’s international patient center was renamed as the VUMI International Patient Center.

2014 – Miami aviation industry pioneer George Batchelor was a strong supporter of Jackson Memorial Hospital’s pediatric care programs for many years. Through the Batchelor Foundation, his family has continued that support. In 2014, the Batchelor Foundation made a $2.5 million gift for pediatric cancer, transplant and chronic illness care at Holtz Children’s Hospital.

2012 – Harvey and Roberta Chaplin have been active Golden Angels and generous donors to the Jackson Health Foundation for many years. In 2012, the Chaplins made a $2.5 million gift to establish the Roberta Orlen Chaplin Digital Breast Imaging Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

2011 – Wallace Coulter was a businessman and inventor of medical instruments, and provided support to Jackson Memorial Hospital for many years. In 2011, his family made a landmark $5 million gift through the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation to renovate and support Jackson Memorial Hospital’s renamed Coulter Clinical Pathology Laboratories.

1998 – Abel and Fana Holtz made a $5 million naming gift that became the catalyst for Holtz Children’s Hospital. The Holtz family have provided strong support and leadership to the Jackson Health Foundation, Holtz Children’s Hospital and quality pediatric care for this community for many years.

1992 – The Ryder Corporation provided a $2.5 million naming gift to fill a critical community need by building a Level-1 Trauma Center. Ryder has continued its support for the Ryder Trauma Center and recently made a $1 million pledge to enhance trauma services. The campaign for Ryder Trauma Center was the start of the Jackson Health Foundation.