Organization Makes $1 Million Gift Toward Keeping the Promise Campaign
BOCA RATON, FL – June 16, 2020 – SBA Communications Corporation is partnering with Boca Raton Regional Hospital in support of a healthier workforce for their organization with new wellness initiatives.
The wellness initiative gained momentum recently at a meeting featuring corporate leaders on a Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation volunteer committee. The purpose of the get-together was to help engage the local business community and to formally introduce Lincoln Mendez, Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s CEO. During the meeting there was wide-ranging discussion about the history and future of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital, what it has meant to the business community, what the business community needs from the Hospital and the differences between individual philanthropy and corporate philanthropy.
“We were in the midst at the time of reviewing and improving our employee benefits in the areas of health and wellness, and it just made sense for the hospital to help evaluate and possibly provide some of the services we needed,” said Jeff Stoops, CEO of SBA. “Local businesses have great needs for creating a healthier workforce and Boca Regional has the resources to help. Engaging with corporate leadership at the local level, while creating a greater awareness of the Hospital’s services and how it is well-positioned to meet their needs has been a rewarding strategy for those involved. When I earlier sought to find a good wellness partner for SBA, I had no idea that such a strong and valuable partnership would develop as quickly as it has but of course it is times like these where great relationships are made and really matter.”
Recently, SBA rolled out the new Corporate Wellness Program with its exclusive Corporate Wellness Partner, Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The arrangement, the first of this kind between the hospital and a large local company, encompasses a variety of services, including on-site and off-site doctor’s appointments, blood pressure checks and blood screenings, mobile mammograms, yoga, meditation and mental health services, nutrition, lectures and other services many of which are available to SBA’s entire 1500-person workforce by video.
“We were eager to get involved,” said Mendez. “Three months of intense work ensued between teams from SBA and our team from the Hospital, clinically spearheaded by Dr. Samer Fahmy and Dr. Gwenesia Collins. We couldn’t be happier with the result.” Now, because of the Covid-19 crisis, SBA is extremely grateful to have partnered with Boca Raton Regional Hospital for resources that were unimaginable just a few months ago.
SBA additionally made a gift of $1 million to support Keeping the Promise…The Campaign for Boca Raton Regional Hospital, to support the current and future needs of the hospital so it can continue to deliver quality healthcare to the community. There are plans for a new patient tower that will feature an expansion of surgical suites, an inviting patient lobby and all private patient rooms. The plan also includes a medical pavilion for outpatient services, additional parking, the complete renovation of the current hospital building including all private rooms and other services. These investments are the initial steps toward an even broader vision for the campus over the next decade with greater access points and even more specialties.
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation
The Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization for Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center (BRRH.com) with 400 beds, 2,800 employees and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The Hospital is a recognized leader in Oncology, Cardiovascular Disease and Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Orthopedics, Women’s Health, Emergency Medicine and the Neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). BRRH is recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 – 2020 Best Hospitals listing as a Top Ranked Regional Hospital, for the fourth consecutive year, and the highest ranked hospital in Palm Beach County. Boca Raton Regional Hospital is a part of Baptist Health South Florida.
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