Lee Memorial Health Systems

Donations in Action

To calm nerves and provide distraction, Children’s Hospital patients can now ride one of two mini motorized Hummers to their treatments thanks to DeVoe Hummer and the Minnesota TwinsLee Memorial Health System Foundation has been very active in funding different projects in support of Lee Memorial’s mission. To continue to meet the health care needs and improve the health status of Southwest Florida, we need your support.

Young patients receive extra special care thanks to the annual Boston Red Sox Children's Hospital Celebrity Classic.

Community support helps give tiny premature babies a chance at life.

Generous donations supported construction of chapels on all LMHS campuses.

The Barbara’s Friends Outpatient Hematology Oncology Center at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida - constructed entirely with donations - serves hundreds of children from across Southwest Florida.

The LMHS Arts in Healthcare program, supported with donor gifts, provides healing therapies for patients of all ages.

These are just a few ways our community has impacted the lives of our patients. Continue reading to learn more!

Projects supported by the LMHS Foundation

2010 – 2015

Planned and implemented the $100 million Gift of a Lifetime capital campaign to build a new children’s hospital at HealthPark Medical Center

Secured a $20 million challenge grant from B. Thomas Golisano to name and construct a new Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida facility

As of 9/30/13, have raised over $80 million through the Gift of a Lifetime capital campaign

From 2010 to 2015, distributed over $33 million to Lee Memorial Health System for equipment, services and support for projects including:

Compassionate Mammogram Fund
Educational Scholarships
Graduate Medical Education
Primary Care Clinics
Palliative Care
Child Advocacy/Safety Programs
Breast Cancer Care
Music Therapy
Barbara’s Friends – Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund
Expectant/New Mother and Infant Care Management
Pediatric Rehabilitation
Staff Education
Diabetes Patient Education
Disaster Preparedness
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Equipment
Children’s Hospital School Teacher Program
Mobile Autism Screening Program
Cardiology Services
Pediatric Room Renovation
Child Passenger Safety Seat Program
Care Giver Training and Education
Cystic Fibrosis Services
Pediatric Intensive Care
Regional Cancer Center
Emergency Services
Children’s Hospital Capital Needs
Pharmacy Education
Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care
Trauma Center
Sew Angelic Program
Child Life Program
ALS Clinic
Optimal Healing Environment/Pathway to Discovery
Yawkey Counseling Center



8 Infant Radiant Warmers for Labor & Delivery at Cape Coral Hospital
Parish Nurse Program
The daVinci Robotic Machine
Refurbish 6 North –Inpatient Oncology Unit at Lee Memorial
Stryker Tower for Pediatric Laparoscope Surgery at HealthPark
Replacement EKG Machines for the ER at HealthPark
Giraffe Omnibed for NICU at HealthPark
Renal Replacement Therapy Equipment for Pediatrics at HealthPark



Additional equipment for Cardiac ER – HP
Design & Planning of The Children’s Hospital Tower
Continuing Education Classes Online
Three (3) Blanketrol Cooling Systems for the NICU
Three (3) EEG Monitors for the Total Body Cooling Program for anoxic brain injuries for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Patient Monitoring System for Endovascular Lab at HP
Funding for Yawkey Counseling Center
62 Replacement Scales for The Children’s Hospital
Maquet Ventilator for the NICU
4 Monitors for Progressive Care Nursery
15 Bassinets for Labor & Delivery Unit



Cardiac Monitors for NICU beds at Cape Coral Hospital
3 Hearing Clarity Screeners for The Children's Hospital


Six Incubators for NICU
Reopening of the Special Care Nursery
PPEC Playground
15 additional pediatric beds at Cape Coral Hospital
NICU Ambulance
Upgrading of Cath Lab to include Digital Subtraction Software
Yawkey Counseling Center
SonoSite MicroMaxx Ultrasound System for Southwest Regional
Medical Center ER


Prendergast Endowment Fund for Child Advocacy
Car Seat Safety Technician & Child Advocate Instructor
Scholarships to future Health care Workers
Yawkey Counseling Center Psychologist
Soothing 3100A & 3100B Oscillator for NICU and PICU
12 Pediatric Beds for HPMC


Chrissy Brown Inpatient Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Unit, including Dolly's Hope Harbour
5-bed observation unit at The Children's Hospital
Gulf Harbour Mammography room at the future Lee Cancer Care Center


New dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department
Expansion of Lee Cancer Care programs and services
Outreach programs for women
The Yawkey Children's Counseling Center at The Children's Hospital
Continuing education for nearly 2,000 employees
Pediatric Surgery Table
Caregiver Support
Pediatric Bereavement Program
Part-time Chaplain at The Children's Hospital
Full-time School Teacher at The Children's Hospital
Child Advocacy Injury Prevention Programs
40 educational scholarships


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