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Children’s Hospital Week 2021

As a supporter of Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, we know you recognize the importance of children’s health care every day of the year. However, this week is special… As a Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospital, Golisano Children’s Hospital is celebrating Children’s Hospital Week April 19-25, 2021. We’d like to take this time to thank our generous community for supporting the well-being of local children and families throughout the year. With your philanthropic support, we have made great [...].

Your Support Helps Make Everyday Miracles Happen

Join Us in Celebrating Children’s Hospital Week Did you know that this Monday, April 19 kicks off Children’s Hospital Week? The national observance continues through Saturday, April 24. This special week celebrates the everyday medical miracles that occur at children’s hospitals across the country. Children’s Hospital Week is also aimed at ensuring that your local children’s hospital will have the necessary funds to continue providing lifesaving pediatric care to local Southwest Florida children. After all, 2020 proved to be a [...].

The time for philanthropy is now

Events over the past year have created an incredible confluence of factors that indicate that this might be the most opportune time for philanthropy in our lifetimes. Let’s review some of the national indicators that would imply these conditions. In 2017, sweeping tax law changes put more money in people’s pockets, across the income spectrum. Lower tax rates, admittedly at the expense of weakening the appeal of deductible charitable gifts, spurred the economy. Interest rates were reduced, further stimulating [...].

Mental Health Mondays – Changing Minds: The Benefits of Community Collaboration for SWFL Families

View Upcoming Sessions “Changing Minds: The Benefits of Community Collaboration for SWFL Families” On Monday, Jan. 11, Stacey Cook, President and CEO of SalusCare; Dr. Paul Simeone, Vice President and Medical Director of Behavioral Health at Lee Health; and Lauren Walker, program manager, population Health at Lee Health, discussed “Changing Minds: The Benefits of Community Collaboration for SWFL Families” and the necessity of community efforts to address the pediatric mental health epidemic. VIEW SEGMENT   Where We Are and Where [...].

Mental Health Mondays – The Importance of LGBTQ+ Peer Support

View Upcoming Sessions “The Importance of LGBTQ+ Peer Support” On Monday, Dec. 14, Tesharia Folkes, a licensed clinical social worker and facilitator for the Visuality LGBT+ youth support group and Chris Nunez, president of Visuality, discuss a new LGBT+ weekly virtual peer support group funded by Kids’ Minds Matter. Below are some key takeaways and resources from the segment. VIEW SEGMENT   Key Takeaways 1. What is Visuality: A LGBTQ support center and pride center without walls. We provide services [...].

Mental Health Mondays – How Veterans can talk with kids about PTSD

View Upcoming Sessions “How Veterans can talk with kids about PTSD” On Monday, Dec. 7, Dr. Wes Sanders, pediatric psychologist for Home Base; Armando Hernandez, program director for Home Base Southwest Florida; and Dr. Paul Simeone, vice president and medical director of behavioral health at Lee Health discussed how Veterans can speak with children about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Below are some key takeaways and resources from the segment. VIEW SEGMENT   Key Takeaways 1. Reach out for help: The [...].

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