For Immediate Release
December 03, 2013
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Stephanie Rojas/Jorge Martinez
The Conroy Martinez Group
Ph: (305) 445-7550


(BLACK PR WIRE) – MIAMI, FL – Baptist Health South Florida once again celebrated its “Caring for Our Community” campaign, as employees and their families volunteered their time to make a difference in communities throughout South Florida. Volunteers spent countless hours at renovation projects at local elementary schools, community centers and more.

“Baptist Health South Florida remains committed to giving back to our community,” said Phillis Oeters, Corporate Vice President of Government and Community Relations for Baptist Health South Florida. “The Caring for Our Community campaign exemplifies our volunteers’ dedication to make South Florida a better place to live, work and play.”

The campaign served several areas in the community, including:

Coconut Grove: Volunteers from across Baptist Health South Florida cleaned up the private island at Shake-A-Leg, a not-for-profit organization that works with children and adults with physical and development challenges in a marine environment.

Homestead: Baptist Health South Florida employees, family and friends came together to renovate the library at Neva King Cooper Educational Center, a specialized school for mentally handicapped students between the ages of 3 and 22. Volunteers painted shelves and reorganized the area for students.

Coral Gables: Thanks to several dedicated volunteers, St. Mary’s 1st Missionary Baptist Church was the recipient of several area renovations, including painting, gardening and light maintenance. The Church is a historic site and listed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Liberty City: Volunteers devoted their time to construction-related tasks at two homes, including installation of doors and windows, painting, tiling, landscaping and framing. Habitat for Humanity provides safe and affordable places for families to live, including homes built by volunteers and supported by the community and business leaders.

West Kendall: Local elementary schools throughout West Kendall are teaching students the importance of good nutrition and eating fresh vegetables every day. Baptist Health South Florida volunteers helped construct the interactive gardens that will make this possible at Christina M. Eve Elementary School, Oliver Hoover Elementary School, Gilbert Porter Elementary School and West Kendall Early Learning Center.

Davie: Baptist Health volunteers offered their landscaping and labor skills to Davie Elementary School, a Title I school that serves more than 700 students. The project helped expand the instructional environment with the implementation of an outdoor classroom and butterfly garden.

Baptist Health South Florida is the largest faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization in the region. Baptist Health includes Baptist Hospital, South Miami Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Mariners Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Doctors Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital 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, visit, and connect with BaptistHealthSF on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.