CORAL GABLES, FL – July 27, 2021 – Acknowledging the importance of philanthropic support for investigator-initiated research in healthcare, CC Homes, one of South Florida’s largest home builders led by Jim Carr and Armando Codina, has contributed $1 million to Baptist Health Foundation. This gift will be divided among the following Baptist Health Centers of Excellence: Miami Cancer Institute, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Miami Neuroscience Institute and Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute. The gift will also serve as a challenge grant to inspire other funders to invest in transforming the future of healthcare in South Florida.
With more than 350 open clinical trials and studies, Baptist Health is quickly becoming a leader in research in South Florida and beyond. Many of the trials are conducted at Miami Cancer Institute, and this donation will support cutting-edge breakthroughs in immunotherapy and stem cell therapy. Philanthropy is also paving the way for research at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, supporting the Vision for Discovery and Innovation campaign, which represents the Institute’s focus on research trials to advance new treatments, devices and methods to improve patient outcomes. At Miami Neuroscience Institute, donor support is being used to fund endowments to help recruit top talent and foster a transformation research structure that will help advance innovative studies and compassionate care for patients. Philanthropy has been key in supporting the Outcomes-Based Electronic Research Database (OBERD) program at Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, which utilizes patient intelligence software that transforms patient feedback and objective clinical data into insights to help improve patient outcomes.
Current Baptist Health Board Chair Jim Carr explained the reason for the company’s generous donation. “I’ve been involved with Baptist Health for over 30 years and have had the great pleasure of watching it grow into a nationally recognized healthcare system. With its Centers of Excellence, it is addressing and influencing how we treat serious diseases. We have also had the great fortune to meet many of Baptist Health’s physicians and researchers, and understand that philanthropy is the fuel that ignites these ideas and novel research programs. This is why we are so proud to make this gift and invite others to join us and help match our investment.”
“We are tremendously grateful for this generous gift and commitment to our mission,” said Baptist Health CEO Brian E. Keeley. “As a non-profit organization, we rely on philanthropy to power our progress, and support of this magnitude is instrumental in achieving our long-term research goals. As a challenge grant, these funds will go even further in helping our physicians and researchers deepen their understanding of disease, develop treatments, improve outcomes and save lives.”
Individuals and organizations interested in supporting the CC Homes challenge grant with a matching gift may contact Baptist Health Foundation CEO Alex Villoch at AlexVi@BaptistHealth.net or 786-467-5400 for more information.
ABOUT BAPTIST HEALTH FOUNDATION
The mission of Baptist Health Foundation is to inspire philanthropy and build extraordinary donor relationships in support of excellence, innovation, community wellness and global leadership in healthcare at Baptist Health South Florida. Through philanthropy, the Foundation supports and expands Baptist Health’s ability to provide outstanding patient care and bring the latest treatments to patients and families affected by a serious illness. Donor contributions also allow the Foundation to assist Baptist Health facilities in keeping pace with technology and equipment advances, perform cutting-edge research and offer continuing education opportunities to medical staff. Learn more at BaptistHealth.net/Foundation.
ABOUT BAPTIST HEALTH SOUTH FLORIDA
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
ABOUT CC HOMES
Led by veteran developers Armando Codina and Jim Carr, CC Homes – a Codina-Carr Company – was founded on the principle of providing families with high-quality new homes in desirable locations. With more than 75 years of combined experience in South Florida real estate, Codina and Carr are responsible for the development of more than 15,000 homes and some of the most iconic commercial districts of South Florida. CC Homes is one of the largest builder-developers in Florida and ranked among the Top 5 Home Builders in South and Southwest Florida by Metrostudy and Top 100 Luxury Single-Family Home Builders in the United States by Builder.com. With Codina and Carr at its helm, CC Homes delivers a next level home buying experience where customer care meets top quality design in everything we do. For more information, visit www.cchomes.com.