Dr. Phillips Charities announces $250,000 gift to the Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center Level One Trauma Center

ORLANDO – November 22, 2016 – Dr. Phillips Charities announced a grant of $250,000 to the Orlando Regional Medical Center Level One Trauma Center last night at its “Evening of Thanks” first responders appreciation concert by Rascal Flatts. The grant was the first annual gift made in honor of Jim Hinson, former chairman of Dr. Phillips, Inc. from 1990 – 2015.  Dr. Phillips Charities established the James A. Hinson Leadership Award this month with a commitment of granting $2,500,000 over the next 10 years.

“We selected Orlando Health’s trauma center for this grant to ensure that it can continue to put its staff’s training to work to serve our community every day, and in times of intense need, now and in the future,” Jim Ferber, Chairman, Dr. Phillips Charities.  “Jim had a passion for supporting first responders, and would have been very pleased that the first recipient of this grant in his name went to the dedicated trauma team at Orlando Health.”

“We are honored to be the recipient of this grant,” said John Bozard, president, Orlando Health Foundation. “Jim Hinson was a dear friend who was committed to helping the community, so this gift is very special to us.”

About Dr. Phillips Charities

The Dr. Phillips name has been a major economic and philanthropic presence in the Central Florida community since the turn of the 20th century. To honor the legacy of the Phillips family and its support of organizations that live up to the motto "to help others help themselves", Dr. Phillips Charities has invested more than $170 million in grants, pledges and program-related investments to worthy nonprofit organizations.

About Orlando Health

Orlando Health is a $2.6 billion not-for-profit health care organization and a community-based network of physician practices, hospitals, and outpatient care centers throughout Central Florida. The organization is home to the area’s only Level One Trauma Centers for adults and pediatrics and is a statutory teaching hospital system that offers both specialty and community hospitals. More than 2,000 physicians have privileges at Orlando Health, which is also one of the area’s largest employers with more than 18,000 employees who serve nearly 2 million Central Florida residents and more than 4,500 international patients annually.  Additionally, Orlando Health provides more than $204 million in support of community health needs.  More information can be found at www.orlandohealth.com.

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