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Bayfront Health Awards 2024 Community Grants

Grants awarded to address health and wellness needs in the community

St. Petersburg, FL (January 4, 2024) – Bayfront Health has awarded grants to eight community organizations and two team member initiatives through its Community Grant Program. The program empowers local organizations and hospital team members to improve health and wellness in the community through a competitive grant process.

The program awards focus primarily on initiatives that work to address the community health needs as identified by the 2022 Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Community Health Needs Assessment. The three priorities are access to care, behavioral health and physical and nutritional wellness.

“The Bayfront Health Community Grant Program represents a strategic investment in the health of the communities we serve,” said John Moore, Senior Vice President, Orlando Health West Region and President, Bayfront Health. “These grants expand access to crucial health and wellness services across Tampa Bay through our incredible partners.”

The following organizations and initiatives were awarded grants for 2024:

  • EPIC – EPIC’s Food and Personal Needs Pantry in Pinellas County
  • AMIkids Pinellas – Mental and Behavioral Health Services for Foster Care Youth
  • Camaraderie Foundation – Counseling Program for Veterans, Active Military and Their Families 
  • Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services – CALL: Community Assistance Life Liaison
  • Healthy Start Coalition of Pinellas – Coordinated Intake & Referral
  • Homeless Empowerment Program – Healthcare Navigation and Evidence-based Wellness Services
  • IMPOWER – Start-Up of an Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay – Safe and Healthy Homes for Pinellas County Families
  • Bayfront Health St. Petersburg REACH Team - REACH Care Kits
  • Bayfront Health St. Petersburg School of Medical Laboratory Science - Education Outreach

Grant applicants submit a letter of intent, and if selected, are invited to present a full proposal. For the 2024 cycle, Bayfront Health awarded more than $200,000 for the community grants. Bayfront Health team members received grants for projects that extend beyond the hospital wall with impact in the community. Recipients were recognized through a check presentation ceremony at their respective locations.

 

About Bayfront Health

The 480-bed Bayfront Health St. Petersburg was founded in 1910. It was acquired October 1, 2020 by Orlando Health, a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $9.6 billion of assets under management. The hospital’s areas of clinical excellence include heart and vascular, surgical services, rehabilitation services, neurosciences, maternity care and – as home to the only state-accredited Level Two Adult Trauma Center in the St. Petersburg region – emergency services and trauma care.

Bayfront Health St. Petersburg is integral to the 3,429-bed Orlando Health system that includes 29 hospitals and emergency departments – 25 of which are currently operational with four coming soon. The system also includes nine specialty institutes, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility under the management of Acadia Healthcare, and more than 375 outpatient facilities that include physician clinics, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with FastMed Urgent Care. More than 4,750 physicians, representing more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs more than 27,000 team members and more than 1,500 physicians.

Orlando Health’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) program hosts more than 350 residents and fellows including more than 40 who are enrolled at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s OB/GYN, Family Medicine, Sports Medicine and Pharmacy programs.

In FY 23, Orlando Health cared for 197,000 inpatients and 6.6 million outpatients. The healthcare system provided nearly $1.3 billion in total impact to the communities it serves in the form of community benefit programs and services, Medicare shortfalls, bad debt, community-building activities and capital investments in FY 22, the most recent period for which this information is available. 

Additional information can be found at http://www.orlandohealth.com, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @orlandohealth.

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