Baptist Health Care Foundation Helps Improve Quality of Lives in our Community

Gulf Coast Healthy Living Magazine Volume 8, Issue 4 - Baptist Health Care Foundation

Baptist Health Care foundation helps improve quality of lives in our community

The Mission of Baptist Health Care is helping people throughout life’s journey. As our community’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health care system, Baptist cares for patients in hospital rooms and physicians’ offices, supports families with significant challenges and provides employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Every day, Baptist Health Care displays dedication to service in part through gifts received by Baptist Health Care Foundation. 

Baptist Health Care Foundation has been proud to partner with the Northwest Florida community for more than four decades. With its help, funds and resources are secured to support life-changing programs at Baptist Health Care, which includes Lakeview Center, that directly impact the local community.

The Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and all gifts made to the Foundation are tax deductible. Every gift is special and makes a difference in the lives of others. The Foundation uses 100% of all donations for patient care, programs and leading-edge technology. Donors have the comfort of knowing their financial support directly benefits Baptist’s award-winning care for everyone in our community.

During this time of year, the Foundation partners with FamiliesFirst Network (FFN) of Lakeview Center to promote and assist with a program that positively impacts hundreds of children across the four-county area. Through Operation Santa, you can help bring the joy of Christmas to children of all ages in foster care that have experienced abuse or neglect. These children are just like yours; they want to experience the magic of gifts from Santa on Christmas morning. 

In 2018, donations from Baptist and Lakeview teams and community members helped provide Christmas gifts for nearly 1,900 children in the community through Operation Santa.

Through joint community awareness efforts of FFN and the Foundation, gifts to Operation Santa in 2018 were the largest in the program’s history.

 The Foundation will continue to partner with FFN to grow this program each year to ensure every child in foster care knows their community cares about them. If you would like to purchase Christmas gifts for a child, please visit the FFN website at FamiliesFirstNetwork/operation-santa or call 850.860.4259 to register. FFN will contact you directly with a specific wish list for a child or children you would like to assist. To make a financial contribution to Operation Santa, visit and select Operation Santa from the dropdown menu.