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Hospitals Depend on Fundraisers

The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Philanthropic groups have become well-organized fundraising machines for South Florida hospitals, raising millions of dollars a year to programs that are watching their insurance reimbursements and government support shrink, the Miami Herald reports.
For example, the 21,000 members of the Pap Corps handed over a check for $4.5 million to the University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, supporting research and faculty positions, the Herald reports.


Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.