PALM BEACH, FL.
- On Thursday, April 9, 2009 supporters of Glades
Healthcare Foundation gathered at the home of Lester
Woerner in Palm Beach for an intimate cocktail
reception to celebrate the progress being made in
the campaign for Lakeside Medical Center – Palm
Beach County’s only public hospital. Highlight of
the evening was the insight from board member Dr.
Cheryl Anderson, Ph. D. MS, an assistant professor
at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
and a South Bay native.
“As a child who grew up in the Glades, I know
firsthand the struggles experienced by the residents
of the community,” said Dr. Anderson. “I also know
how the community overcomes and that this hospital
is a major turning point that is bringing about high
hopes for the future of the region. You all are
here because you care. It is time that we ask the
broader community to join with us to embrace our
neighbors in the Glades.” She added, “I am thrilled
to be a part of this exciting project!” Dr. Anderson
is currently an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public
Health. Her research is primarily focused on
nutrition-related issues in chronic disease
prevention in minority and under-served populations.
Guests included: Lester Woerner, Iris and Carl Apfel,
Susan Keenan, Dr. Cheryl Anderson, David Goodlett,
Jay Sherouse, Dwight and Aline Chenette, John
Domenico, and Joe and Mary Ierardi.
Healthcare Foundation is leading the fund raising
campaign for the new 70-bed, $73 million community
hospital in the Glades that will serve more than
40,000 residents. Thanks to a commitment of $53
million from the
Health Care District
of Palm Beach County, and the generosity
of individuals and organizations, the campaign has
reached 89% of its goal. Lakeside Medical Center is
scheduled to open in late 2009. Recently, the
Foundation received a $1.5 million matching
challenge grant from The Kresge Foundation to help
reach the campaign goal.
For more information about the campaign, please
About Glades Healthcare Foundation
Glades Healthcare Foundation was created in 2006 to
support healthcare initiatives in western Palm Beach
County. Its primary focus is to lead a $73 million
fund raising campaign for the new Lakeside Medical
Center by engaging individual donors and
organizations to contribute to the project. Helping
to build the new regional hospital, the cornerstone
to the new medical campus, is just the beginning for
Glades Healthcare Foundation. Through collaboration
and support of healthcare partners in the area, the
foundation will help advance the health of the
community for generations to come.