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November / December 2009

Tallahassee Memorial Celebrates Groundbreaking for New Cancer Center at One Healing Place

The September 9 Groundbreaking Ceremony for Tallahassee Memorial's new Cancer Center was indeed a celebration of hope and promise. "Our spirits are soaring today as we experience the sense of anticipation that always accompanies groundbreaking ceremonies. Yet, what we have here today is more than anticipation ­ it is a keen sense of expectation of the life-saving work that will be performed in this facility," said Paula Fortunas, President and CEO of the TMH Foundation. She continued, "This major step forward ­ this turning point in the life of the TMH Cancer Center -- is due in large measure to Tallahassee Memorial's community of donors to whom we are profoundly grateful." The TMH Foundation's Cancer Center Fund-raising Steering Committee is headed by local attorneys Claude Walker and Jim Messer who also serve as Foundation Trustees. "Our work has just begun ­ we are looking to raise another $7,000,000," declared Mr. Walker. Mr. Messer pointed out that there will be numerous locations throughout the center that can be named for donors in recognition of their respective contributions.

In lieu of a traditional groundbreaking by "turning of the dirt," a special presentation was made where each speaker helped to complete a giant puzzle mosaic, emphasizing the importance of collaboration in making the new cancer center a reality. Here, Christy Harrison, R.N., Cancer Center Administrator, places the final piece.

Christy Harrison, R.N., Administrator of the Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center, who presided over the ceremony, explained further, "Many of TMH's cancer program stakeholders including TMH colleagues, physicians and cancer patients have been a part of the team that has worked for the past three years giving input for design of the new facility that will have an atmosphere of hope and healing combined with advanced technology for the treatment of cancer." The new Cancer Center will be located at One Healing Place, off Surgeons Drive, on the TMH campus. It will house clinical programs and support services including the breast, lung and survivorship navigation programs that provide patients with a single point of contact from diagnosis to survivorship. The building will feature beautiful furnishings, leading edge technology and a healing garden. Additionally, the new Cancer Center is being designed and built to LEED specifications that promote a wholebuilding approach to environmental sustainability. The 52,412 square-foot building is scheduled to open in fall 2010. Mark O'Bryant, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare stated, "As the Big Bend area's most comprehensive not-for-profit health care system, TMH is a trusted steward of our community's health care resources. The creation of the Tallahassee

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Memorial Cancer Center at One Healing Place is another significant step in our continuing efforts to provide comprehensive cancer care close to home for the residents of the communities we serve." In addition to Mr. O'Bryant, Mrs. Harrison, Mrs. Fortunas and John Galloway, TMH Director of Pastoral Care, who gave the blessing, other featured speakers offered a variety of perspectives on the positive impact of the new Cancer Center. David Saint, M.D., Chair of the TMH Board of Directors, stated: "TMH already has a long, rich history of providing high-quality cancer care for the residents of Tallahassee and the surrounding communities. The new Cancer Center with its outpatient services combined at a single location will strengthen cancer care by increasing convenience and comfort for the patients." Wayne Batchelor, M.D., Chair of the TMH Medical Staff Executive Committee, noted, "This center will promote collaboration among the patient's cancer treatment team of physicians and other health care professionals. This will be of great benefit to all concerned." Dale Wickstrum, M.D., Radiation Oncologist, added, "We are looking to have the most updated and world-class medical equipment. We will have the ability to treat not only brain tumors but tumors all over the body, like spinal tumors." Melvina MacDonald, Director of the TMH Employee Assistance Program, a cancer survivor and member of the Cancer Center Patient Advisory Committee, noted, "Being diagnosed with cancer brings a new meaning to the word `stress.' It's critical that we have a place to go, instead of

Pictured Clockwise: Dale Wickstrum, M.D., Wayne Bachelor, M.D., Tim Broeseker, M.D., FSU Head Coach for Women's Basketball Sue Semrau, David Saint, M.D., and Patrick Murrah, M.D. enjoy the festive groundbreaking ceremony at TMH. having to run around town and travel to different locations for treatments. I am so grateful that now cancer patients will have such a place at Tallahassee Memorial." And, Sue Semrau, Florida State University's Head Coach for Women's Basketball, truly uplifted the audience of more than 200 with her motivational message of celebrating the small successes in life. Other distinguished speakers included Tim Broeseker, M.D., Hematologist/Oncologist, Patrick Murrah, M.D., Chair, Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Committee and Merritt Martin, State Legislative Affairs Director, Moffitt Cancer Center.

About the TMH Cancer Program

The Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center is the only comprehensive community hospital cancer program in the Big Bend area to be accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, a designation given to programs that provide a comprehensive range of cancer services using a multidisciplinary team approach to patient care. Tallahassee Memorial is also the only cancer program in this part of the state to be affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. This affiliation means that Big Bend residents can receive cancer care at TMH and have access to Moffitt for a broader range of clinical trials, specialized treatments and advanced research and technology.

More than 200 TMH colleagues, donors, friends and supporters gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center.

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Features of the New T allahassee Memorial Cancer Center

The Healing Garden

The Healing Garden will provide a place of rest, solace and comfort foliage known for its healing qualities, ambling paths, outdoor seating and soothing water features. The Garden will be a natural retreat for patients, families and staff. The Tallahassee Garden Club and its respective Circles will be instrumental in developing the Garden.

Advanced Technology

The new Cancer Center will feature advanced technology that gives patients an extra edge in the fight against cancer. · The Novalis Stereotactic Linear Accelerator: This accelerator rotates around the patient to deliver treatment beams from virtually any angle with a set of advanced image guidance and motion management tools that guide patient set up, positioning, and monitor motion during treatment. · Clinac iX Linear Accelerator: This accelerator, along with the Novalis, will enable the treatment staff to use the latest technologies to give higher doses of radiation delivered with precision to kill tumor cells while significantly reducing doses to normal tissues adjacent to the tumor. · CT Simulator: One of the latest advances in the field of Radiation Oncology for the treatment of cancer, CT simulation is the most accurate process available to localize, define, and reconstruct, in 3-dimension, a patient's tumor.

LEED Certification

The new Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center is being designed for LEED certification, a third-party program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED promotes a wholebuilding approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

Ways to Give

Please send your donation for the Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center to the TMH Foundation, Inc., 1331 East Sixth Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32303. If you prefer to make a secure on-line credit card gift, please visit and click on Make a Donation, followed by a click on Secure Credit Cared Donation ­ enter TMH Cancer Center on the gift designation line. For further information about the Cancer Center and the ways you can support it through your charitable contributions, please telephone the TMH Foundation, 850.431.5389 or e-mail [email protected] Representatives of the Foundation will be happy to visit with you about the variety of gift planning options and opportunities that are open for consideration by donors to Tallahassee Memorial.

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Wildwood Church "Giant Garage Sale" Benefits the TMH Pediatric Unit

Wildwood Church selected the TMH Pediatric Unit as a percentage beneficiary of the proceeds from its annual "Giant Garage Sale". Hundreds of community shoppers visited the church's Ox Bottom-Meridian location to browse through gently used books, clothing, household goods and furniture. Wildwood Church Pastor of Community Life Barksdale Pullen said, "We appreciate the dedication and care the TMH Pediatric Unit provides for children in our community. This summer, through various projects ­ like the garage sale ­ we are teaching children that giving to others should be a natural outgrowth of their faith". The 23-bed Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Pediatric Unit serves a 16-county region in North Florida and South Georgia treating children with a wide variety of conditions in a cheerful, patient-and-family-friendly environment. The TMH Pediatric Unit includes the only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in a 100-mile radius and is one of very few hospitals in the region to have a pediatric physician who treats patients in an intensive care setting. After the successful completion of the garage sale, Wildwood Church provided a generous cash donation to help purchase a wide range of toys and supplies for the pediatric patients at TMH. According to TMH Pediatric Unit Nurse Manager Ann McClean, "On the Pediatric and the Pediatric Intensive Care Units, we care for young children and adolescents. These funds will greatly enhance our ability to meet the developmental needs of these patients." The TMH Pediatric Unit welcomes resources and support to benefit the children it treats and their respective families. Please contact the TMH Foundation, 850.431.5389 or the TMH Pediatric Unit, Child Life Specialist Office, 850.431.2298 to determine how you can help.

L to R Michelle Jackson - TMH Child Life Specialist, Melanie Knight - Wildwood Church Director Elementary Education, Ann McClean Tallahassee Memorial Pediatric Unit Nurse Manager, Barksdale Pullen - Wildwood Church Pastor of Community Life, Judi Taber - TMH Foundation Annual Fund Officer

Visit the TMH Foundation's Charitable Gift Planning Website at then click Charitable Gift Planning

Easily find specific gift explanations; see gift comparisons of your choice; request and receive FREE e-brochures within minutes; read feature articles and much more. For further information about gifts to benefit Tallahassee Memorial, please call the TMH Foundation at (850) 431-5389 or e-mail [email protected]

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The Barger-Cosby Dollhouse - Donated and Dedicated Tallahassee Memorial Women's Pavilion

Cosby -- who were to become Bob Barger's grandparents. Mrs. Kelly oversaw the hand-crafted re-creation of the two-story Victorian down to every amazing detail including genuine hardwood floors, readable miniature books on the shelves and her mother's beloved black cat, "Spook," on the back stoop. The house is wired for electricity throughout and the furniture is precisely modeled from the home's original pieces. The Barger-Cosby Dollhouse is truly an expression of love for home and family. Bob and Anne Barger, ardent supporters of Florida State University, developed an affinity for Tallahassee Memorial during their many visits to Tallahassee from their home base in Callahan, Florida, and decided that the Women's Pavilion would be the perfect ultimate setting for the Barger-Cosby Dollhouse. "This dollhouse provided Bob Barger with a lifetime of memories to remind him of some good ole days," said Kathy Waleko, R.N., Administrator of the Women's and Children's Service Line. "I am so pleased that Anne and Bob Barger were so impressed and moved by the Women's Pavilion that they thought to give us such a meaningful gift. My only regret is that Mr. Barger did not live to see the installation." Anne Barger shared her memories of the dollhouse at the dedication ceremony. While she enjoyed her years with the dollhouse, she is excited to share it with Women's Pavilion. "It was Rebecca's desire that the house be kept intact and available for many to enjoy," said Mrs. Barger. "I am very proud to stand here and represent Rebecca, Bob and the rest of the family, in giving this house a home where it will be enjoyed by many," she concluded. Memorial's service area. These individuals, corporations, businesses and foundations recognized not only a need, but a vision for family care. You, too, can contribute to the Women's Pavilion by contacting the TMH Foundation, 1331 East Sixth Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32303. The telephone number and e-mail address are, respectively, 850.431.5389 and [email protected] To make a secure online donation, please visit and click on Make a Donation followed by a click on Secure Credit Card Donation. Enter Women's Pavilion on the gift designation line.

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(Left) Mark O'Bryant, Paula Fortunas, Kathy Waleko, R.N., and Anne Barger (Right) Barger-Cosby Dollhouse donated and dedicated on September 25, 2009. The Barger-Cosby Dollhouse now graces the entryway to the Tallahassee Memorial Women's Pavilion. A gift from Anne Barger and the late Bob Barger, the dollhouse was dedicated and formally installed on September 25 to the joy and great pride of the Women's Pavilion family of clinical, operational and administrative colleagues. "This family heirloom will be permanently exhibited at the Women's Pavilion to serve as a lasting tribute to the family values of Anne and Bob Barger, said Paula Fortunas, President and CEO of the T allahassee Memorial HealthCare Foundation. Mark O'Bryant, President and CEO of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, believes the Bargers' gift of the dollhouse represents philanthropy at its best. "It is a personal gift ­ rich with tradition and a strong sense of family. What better place to display it than the TMH Women's Pavilion ­ where so many families begin." The 500-pound dollhouse was commissioned by Bob Barger's mother, Rebecca Cosby Kelly, who grew up in the original home in Mayfield, Kentucky, with her parents Pat and Oda The Tallahassee Memorial Women's Pavilion is a 110,000 square-foot birthing place dedicated to providing familycentered care to mothers, new babies and their families. This beautiful Pavilion houses the Triage Unit, the Labor and Delivery Unit, the Family Care Unit, an Operating Suite, the Neonatal Intermediate Care Unit and a Level Three Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The state-of-the-art equipment and finely-appointed rooms of the Women's Pavilion have been, in part, funded by generous donors from throughout Tallahassee

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Protocols for Philanthropy

Year-End Charitable Gift Planning to Benefit Tallahassee Memorial

Addressing charitable concerns is a natural and satisfying part of year-end review and reflection for many of us. Now, with only two months remaining in 2009, Tallahassee Memorial respectfully requests that you include it among your top giving priorities. The life-saving work of Tallahassee Memorial touches each of us whether it's through community education, health screenings, urgent care center visits, emergency and trauma center critical care, outpatient procedures, inpatient hospital stays, rehabilitation services or research. Tallahassee Memorial keeps in touch with the health care needs of the communities it serves.

On December 31, 2009 the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act's two-year extension of the exceedingly favorable IRA Charitable Rollover provision will expire. Therefore, immediate action is imperative. If you are age 70 1/2 or older, you may make a 2009 gift of up to $100,000 to the TMH Foundation from your IRA. You will pay no income tax on the transfer to the TMH Foundation and the charitable distribution will count toward your annual required IRA minimum distribution. This provision does not apply for gifts to donor advised funds, support organizations, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts or other life income gifts. To make a 2009 gift from an IRA, donors should contact their IRA administrators (trustees or custodians) as soon as possible ­ preferably before receiving any required minimum distributions. Transfers for 2009 must be completed by December 31. The IRA charitable distribution check should be made to the TMH Foundation and not to the IRA account owner (donor). Your IRA administrator will provide the appropriate forms to initiate the charitable rollover. Americans also benefit from other favored income, estate and gift tax treatment of funds given for charitable purposes ­ thus reducing the "cost" of the contribution. Gifts of property such as stocks, bonds and real estate that have increased in value ­ yes, there are still some out there -- can result in extra tax savings. If such assets are held for longer than a year, the donor can give them and claim an income tax charitable deduction for the full fair market value. Furthermore, the donor incurs no tax on the capital gain. If one owns securities that have decreased in value, selling those securities and making an income tax deductible gift of the cash proceeds should be explored. The sale creates a loss which may be deductible from other taxable income. Toward the end of the year is also a good time to review long-range estate and financial plans. Wills, living trusts, life insurance policies, retirement accounts and other planning vehicles frequently offer exceptional opportunities for leaving a lasting legacy. Many donors prefer to fund meaningful future gifts while retaining a life income and enjoying immediate income tax savings and other benefits. Please act now to make certain your charitable goals for 2009 will be accomplished. TMH Foundation representatives will be happy to work with you and your advisors to develop the gift plan that will bring you the greatest personal satisfaction, financial and tax benefits while advancing the vision and mission of Tallahassee Memorial. It should be noted that the contents of this article and any materials you request and receive from the TMH Foundation are general in nature and are not intended as either legal, financial or tax advice. You should consult your own professional advisor(s) before making a final decision with respect to gift plans and agreements.

To: TMH Foundation

Paula S. Fortunas President/CEO TMH Foundation

Please Either Clip and Mail, FAX or make your request via E-Mail.

m Please provide complimentary year-end financial and estate planning information. m Please contact me to schedule a personal visit. m TMH is already included in my gift and estate plans. Name ______________________________________________________________________ Address ____________________________________________________________________ City _____________________________________ State _________ Zip _________________ Phone __________________________________ Fax ________________________________ E-Mail ______________________________________________________________________

To Make a Secure On Line Donation: Please go to Click on Make a Donation, and then click on Secure Credit Card Donation. Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Foundation, Inc. 1331 East Sixth Avenue Tallahassee, Florida 32303 Telephone: (850) 431-5389 Facsimile: (850) 431-4483 E-Mail: [email protected] Website:


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