Areas Funded in Whole or Part by
St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation
- Mobile Health Outreach Ministry – Begun in 1991, the Mobile Health Outreach Ministry provides acute and preventive medical care to those in Northeast Florida who are medically underserved. The fully-staffed, doctor’s-office-on-wheels delivers medical services to neighborhoods where they’re needed most. Services include health screenings, such as blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol; acute care for sprains and wound care; referrals for specialty care, and more.
For the first time, St. Vincent’s HealthCare is proud to receive the Sapphire Award from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSF) Foundation. The Sapphire Awards recognizes excellence and innovation among organizations, programs and individuals that have made a significant positive impact on health-related outcomes for Florida’s at-risk people and communities. The awards honor outstanding individuals, programs and nonprofit organizations in community healthcare or healthcare related fields, whose work is distinguished by leadership, innovation and achievements in community health.
- St. Vincent’s Early Childhood Literacy Intervention Program at the Family Medicine Center – In 1989, Drs. Barry Zuckerman and Robert Needlman brought old children's books to their office waiting room at Boston Medical Center. In 2003, St. Vincent’s HealthCare adopted the Reach Out and Read model and has provided thousands of books to children eager to learn and grow. St. Vincent’s Early Childhood Literacy Intervention Program has affected the lives of children who, in many cases, might never have had a book to call their own.
- School Nurse Program –The School Nurse program places nurses in local schools to serve disadvantaged children. Often, these nurses are the only access to healthcare some children have.
- HealthLink – HealthLink is the Jacksonville region’s only free and confidential nurse advice, physician referral, and health information service staffed by registered nurses. Calls are answered by medical professionals with answers to health-related questions, help locating appropriate health care, assistance with physician referrals, and more.
- Seton Center for Women and Infants Health - Seton Center for Women and Infants serves as an educational and healthcare resource for new parents and their babies in a quiet, comfortable setting. Seton Center offers a nationally award-winning program that helps expectant and new parents gain the training and confidence they need during and after childbirth. Services include prenatal and childbirth educational classes; maternity suite, postpartum unit, and nursery tours; books, pamphlets, and videotapes on topics including prenatal care, childbirth, breastfeeding, and newborn care, and more.
- Good Samaritan Fund – The Good Samaritan Fund provides less-fortunate patients of St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside and St. Vincent’s Medical Center Southside with items and services they need but are unable to pay for when they are discharged. This may include a supply of critically-important medications, assistance with home healthcare, or even a ride home from the hospital. To prevent delays after discharge, the fund also assists with payments for temporary shelter or utilities for patients who have nowhere to turn.
- Mobile Mammography – St. Vincent's Mobile Mammography unit provides mammography services at many locations throughout Jacksonville and the surrounding area. Those who need follow-up care or diagnostics are seen at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside or St. Vincent’s Medical Center Southside.
- St. Catherine Labouré Manor - With a mission of healing through dignity, compassion, and respect, St. Catherine Labouré Manor is uniquely suited to caring for those in need of short-term respite care, long-term care, 24-hour care, or hospice care. With its wide range of services, caregivers are prepared to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of every resident. The beautiful 240-bed facility is located on the St. Vincent's HealthCare main campus along the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida. As one of the largest long-term nursing facilities in Jacksonville, St. Catherine’s services include a 60-bed Special Care Unit for Alzheimer’s and Dementia residents.
- St. Vincent’s Medical Center Southside, formerly St. Luke's Hospital– With more than 100 years of caring for the Jacksonville community, St. Vincent’s Medical Center Southside is the oldest private hospital in Florida and the newest member of the St. Vincent’s HealthCare family. St. Vincent’s Medical Center Southside is a tertiary care facility that offers a comprehensive Emergency Department, Surgical Services, Inpatient Units, and Radiology Services. Surgical Services offers specialized service lines in cardiovascular, neurology, gynecological, orthopedic, and general procedures. Outpatient Radiology offers state-of-the-art digital mammography, invasive stereotactic biopsy, and ultrasound services. Additional programs at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Southside include epilepsy monitoring, bariatric surgical education, and diabetes education.
- St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside – Founded in 1916 by the Daughters of Charity, St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside offers inpatient and outpatient services at a 528-bed medical center located on the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida. In addition to modern patient-care facilities, the campus also features a pharmacy, gift shop, conference areas, local credit union branch, and on-site parking. St. Vincent's Medical Center Riverside is accredited for all services surveyed by the Joint Commission, formerly known as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
- Kids Together Against Cancer (KTAC) – As a parent with cancer, one of the hardest things to do when you are diagnosed is to talk to your family. KTAC is a five-week program to assist in this communication between parents and their children. Run by licensed clinical social workers, the sessions involve art projects to facilitate the communication. Art educators from the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens provide help children create beautiful art projects to help express their feelings. The program is free and open to any family in the greater Jacksonville area.
- Cancer Services – St. Vincent’s has a long tradition of supporting the needs of those diagnosed with cancer. From highly technical procedures to high-touch interactions, our physicians and staff are always available for the patient. Cancer care often becomes both an emotional and financial burden on the patient and the family. Many resources are available to patients but even so, there are still many times when the costs of care are overwhelming. Through generous donations to the Foundation, we are able to support programs and services to make it easier for patients to receive care.