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Lee Health 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 Lee Health 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 Lee Health 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 Lee Health 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 Health for equipment, services and support for projects including:

  • Compassionate Mammogram Fund
  • Educational Scholarships
  • Graduate Medical Education
  • Primary Care Clinics
  • Palliative Care
  • hild 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/li>
  • 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
  • AngioJet
  • 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