(Hundreds of employees have already expressed a willingness to help with the Haiti relief effort.) Baptist Health's chief operating officer, Wayne Brackin, is putting together a task force that will organize the employee volunteer effort. â€œNot everyone may be in a position to write a check. But any employee can assist in this hands-on effort to provide desperately-needed food, Mr. Brackin said.
Baptist Health's employees, physicians and board members have donated more than $100,000 to the Red Cross Haitian relief efforts. These donations are being matched by Baptist Health for a total of $205,000 to date. In addition, Mr. Brackin said Baptist Health has sent equipment, medicine and other supplies to Haiti and will send staff to help when it is safe. â€œWe're going to be involved with Haiti for the long term, he said.
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization in the region. It includes Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital in the Upper Keys, Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute and Baptist Outpatient Services. Baptist Health Foundation, the organization's fundraising arm, supports services at all hospitals and facilities affiliated with Baptist Health. For more information, go to baptisthealth.net.