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Lee Health and NCH Receive Support from Bank of America to Combat the Effects of COVID-19 Regionally

SWFL Stronger Together Campaign Surpasses $1 Million in Community Support   As nonprofit healthcare systems Lee Health and NCH continue to lead the region’s fight against COVID-19, the Southwest Florida community has stepped up to support the lifesaving mission of the “SWFL Stronger Together” campaign and provide aid for the healthcare heroes on the frontline of the crisis. Bank of America is the latest partner to contribute, granting $75,000 to ensure a meaningful impact in the community it serves.   “Healthcare professionals are on the frontlines of our communities providing critical services to [...].

Lee Health and NCH report healthcare campuses safe and fully operational amid reopening of public spaces in SWFL region

SWFL Safer Together Campaign Encourages Continued Safety Protocols and Regional Return to Normal Health Care Practices by Community  As Southwest Florida reopens public spaces and activities, the Southwest Florida region’s healthcare leaders Lee Health and NCH Healthcare System (NCH) continue to work together on regional efforts to combat the challenges and effects presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March, the nonprofit organizations have been leading the “SWFL Stronger Together” campaign to combat COVID-19 regionally while encouraging community support of frontline heroes through safety compliance and donations.  Today, Lee Health and NCH announced the next phase of their collaboration with the “SWFL Safer Together” campaign, reflective of the region’s transition to safely reopen after flattening the curve on the coronavirus pandemic. They [...].

Panda Express Feeds Frontline Staff at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida

To help feed and comfort medical professionals on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, Panda Express has donated 200 lunches to Golisano to help those treating the youngest members of our community.  Big smiles were found under every mask at Golisano when they saw Orange Chicken, white rice, bok choy and fortune cookies donated by CMN partner Panda Express last week. What a special surprise to our frontline heroes.  Panda Express continues its commitment to ensure that the health care needs of their local communities are met now and into the future through its philanthropic arm Panda Cares, powered by the funds raised by [...].

Suncoast Credit Union Challenges Community to Match $100K Gift to Lee Health, Support Healthcare Heroes During COVID-19

Earlier this month, Suncoast Credit Union announced a $1 million donation to provide economic relief to those affected by COVID-19 in the communities the credit union serves, while focusing on three primary areas of need: healthcare, hunger, and education. Today, Lee Health Foundation announced it has received $100,000 from its long-time community partner to aid in ways the funds will be most impactful in the fight against COVID-19. Lee Health is using donations to the Helping Frontline Heroes fund to [...].

Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Contributes $40K to Lee Health and NCH Healthcare System, Aids in Regional Effort to Combat COVID-19

As nonprofit healthcare systems Lee Health and NCH continue to lead Southwest Florida’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, community partners are answering the call for much needed regional support. One such partner is long-time benefactor of both healthcare systems, Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, which celebrated the two organizations’ collaboration with a $40,000 donation when they learned of the “SWFL Stronger Together” campaign. On the frontline of the crisis serving the community and collaborating on all fronts, Lee Health and [...].

Kids’ Minds Matter announces guest speaker lineup for virtual mental health series ahead of Mental Health Awareness Month

Kids’ Minds Matter has announced the guest speaker lineup for the virtual series “Mental Health Mondays” during Mental Health Awareness Month. Among the five segments that will be hosted in May will be a Spanish-language session on May 18, as well as representatives from Lee Health, Golisano Children’s Hospital and the School District of Lee County. Teenagers will also have the opportunity to hear from one of their peers on May 11. The series connects Lee Health partners and Southwest Florida mental health advocates with the region’s families to share expert advice, resources, as well as at-home activities for kids that aid in [...].

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