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Q&A: Getting to Know the Shircliff Society

The Shircliff Society engages and inspires developing leaders to become advocates for a compassionate and just society. Named after Robert T. “Bob” Shircliff (1928-2020), this society focuses on improving the health of our community through volunteerism and philanthropy.   We sat down with two Shircliff Society members to learn more about why they joined this […]

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Ascension St. Vincent’s Riverside Wins Inaugural Associate Giving Cup

Thank you to every one of our amazing Associate Givers! Collectively, 121 Associate Giving Cup participants increased support for our outreach programs by $31,156 per year.   Because of your generosity, Ascension St. Vincent’s Foundation will be able to help 363 MORE people each year: Good Samaritan Fund – 155 patients will receive medications Medical […]

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Getting to Know Natalie Reilly-Finch, Our New Director of Major Gifts

We’re excited to introduce you to Ascension St. Vincent’s Foundation’s new director of major gifts, Natalie Reilly-Finch – an experienced philanthropic professional with a longstanding, heartfelt passion for the work we do. Natalie had always felt called toward a career in philanthropy, but she hadn’t turned her focus to healthcare until she had an up-close […]

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2,500 Clay County Patients Receive COVID-19 Vaccinations in One Day

On Monday, 2,500 Ascension Medical Group patients who are 65 and older were vaccinated at Ascension St. Vincent’s public vaccination event at the Clay County Fairgrounds.   Ascension Florida and Gulf Coast Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Estrellita Redmon said: “While current vaccine inventory is limited, we know this is only the beginning. We’re going to keep […]

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Brighter Beginnings Hosts Annual Distribution for Families in Need

In partnership with the New Town Success Zone, our Brighter Beginnings team recently coordinated an annual community health event to provide both nutritious food and school supplies to local families in an area of Jacksonville that faces many disparities. This year, the format of the event was changed to a drive-thru/walk-up distribution due to COVID-19 […]

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Brighter Beginnings Nurse Manager Helps Fight Infant Mortality Rates While Building Community

Willie C. Roberts, nurse manager of Brighter Beginnings, began working with the program shortly after it was developed eight years ago with the goal of lowering Jacksonville’s infant mortality rate – which is the highest in the state of Florida. Throughout her time with the program, Roberts has not only improved the curriculum, she has […]

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Delicious Destinations “Dine In Edition” Raises $126,000

Delicious Destinations has been a signature event for Ascension St. Vincent’s Foundation for 18 years, but with the spread of the novel coronavirus and concerns of safety for both staff and guests, this year’s event was reimagined. On Saturday, Sept. 12, we hosted Delicious Destinations “Dine In Edition” presented by Miller Electric – a virtual, […]

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Faith Community Nursing Serves Local Youth in Need

In conjunction with Pediatric Mobile Health and the University of North Florida’s ARNP program, our Nursing Community Outreach team recently provided free physicals to underserved and uninsured youth. At this outreach event, youth between the ages of 4 and 18 were served, with a total of 38 school physicals and 20 sports physicals administered. The […]

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