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Recent Gifts


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A special thank you to our recent generous community supporters for the following gifts: 

Dr. Steven J. and Barbara Smith

December 2016: Dr. Steven J. and Barbara Smith donated $25,000 to Fishermen’s Hospital Foundation to be used for patient care.









Grateful Patient of Dr. Smith’s Reinhard Swolana (12 time Mr. Germany winner) presents Fishermen’s Hospital Foundation with a check for $8,600.

June 15, 2016: Reinhard Swolanda Grateful Patient of Dr. Smith’s donated $8,600 to Fishermen’s Hospital Foundation.



Pictured L-R: Elsie Jones, Joan Hickey, Jeanne Adams, Dolores Larson, President of the Fishermen’s Community Hospital Auxiliary Katie Scott, Georgette Buchanan, Executive Director of Fishermen’s Hospital Foundation, Inc. Kim Gregory, Ellen Behrle, Donna McLaughlin, Carol Weldy and Joanne Schwartz

May 9, 2016: Fishermen’s Community Hospital Auxiliary presented a $20,000 check to Fishermen’s Hospital Foundation.

March 25, 2016: William and Lynda Harris of Virginia; grateful patients for their service and experience here at FCH presented the foundation with a $500 check and candy to our nursing staff.


March 1, 2016: In honor of Fishermen’s Hospital Founders’ Charlotte and Dave Elwell, son Ross and grandson Ryan Elwell present a $10,000 contribution to Fishermen’s Hospital Foundation.

Leaving a Legacy: In honor of Fishermen’s Community Hospital Founders’ Charlotte and Dave Elwell; son Ross and grandson Ryan Elwell, present a $10,000 contribution to Fishermen’s Community Hospital Foundation. This money will be used to purchase new life saving cardiac monitors in our ER. We would like to thank the Elwell Family for their generous donation and support of Fishermen’s Community Hospital!

February 5, 2015: Fishermen’s Hospital Foundation received an anonymous donation and pledge of $5,000 for the next 5 years.

February 7, 2015:
Fishermen’s Hospital Foundation was presented with a very generous gift of $500,000 from Dick and Brigitte Blaudow, dedicated to improving the Hospital’s ability to better serve our Community.

Brigitte & Dick Blaudow

“When Dick and I were looking at purchasing our home in the breathtaking middle keys in 2005, we obviously were drawn here for the many same reasons people make the Florida Keys their home or second home; the beautiful water, the boating, the fishing, the weather but for us it was also the local airport, golf course and all the other remarkable things to do in Middle Keys. However ten years ago the thought of a quality hospital and 24/7 medical care never even crossed our minds. Nonetheless now at our age and the age of our guests visiting, to have an emergency room 24/7 is necessity. When we heard FCH, our community-owned hospital need community members to step up we were happy to do so as we know the importance of having a local hospital and the availability to get care at any given time with no doubt in our minds was the number one reason we gave the money” said Brigitte Blaudow of Key Colony Beach. Learn more>>

In Memory of Gifts  are a special way to memorialize someone special who has passed away. On February 23, 2015, Lee Young made a donation in memory of her friend Frances “Bunny” Notaro.

March 23, 2015: Brian Walsh of Halliburton made a donation of $1,000.00 through the Halliburton Political Action Committee to Fishermen’s Hospital Foundation.

May 5, 2015: Anonymous $25,000 Donation

Cultivating Support for Our Community Hospital.