Baptist Health Care Foundation donation, pet adoption events and more

Former Baptist Health Care President and CEO Al Stubblefield and his wife, Mary Lee, donated $100,000 to the Baptist Health Care Foundation.

The foundation will name the emergency department waiting room, located on the first floor of the new Baptist Hospital campus, in honor of the Stubblefields for this donation. The new campus, currently under construction at Interstate 110 and Brent Lane, is expected to open in fall 2023.

Stubblefield’s career at Baptist began in 1985 when he and his family first moved to Pensacola. In 1999, he became the third president and CEO of Baptist Health Care. He continued to elevate the level of care provided to Baptist until his retirement in 2012, according to Baptist.

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Under his leadership, Baptist has achieved significant national recognition for the level of care provided to the Pensacola community. During his tenure, Baptist’s Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, and Jay Hospitals underwent several expansions, improvements, and updates, and additional locations were built, including Baptist Medical Park – Nine Mile, Baptist Medical Park – Navarre, and Andrews Institute for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.

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Santa Rosa County Animal Services is working with a local owner to trap as many undersocialized dogs as possible to receive updated checkups, neutering and injections.

Petco Love, a national non-profit organization, invests in SRCAS

Santa Rosa County Animal Services recently received a $7,500 grant from Petco Love, a national nonprofit organization, at a special celebration at Pensacola Petco at 1670 Airport Blvd., in support of their work to Santa Rosa County Animal Rescue.

The mission of Santa Rosa County Animal Services is to build a society in which every animal is treated with compassion. The agency provides shelter and humane care for the approximately 3,500 lost, displaced and victimized animals that come through its doors each year. Shelter services protect animals and educate the community through outreach, intervention and enforcement.

Petco Love is a national nonprofit organization leading change for pets by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger and healthier.

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Sponsorship available for the Stepping Out in Style fashion show

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 46th Annual Stepping Out in Style Fashion Show, presented by the Women’s Board of Baptist Health Care Foundation. The event is scheduled for Thursday, October 27 at the Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center.

The show features professional and local celebrity models showcasing the latest fashions along the runway, as well as silent and live auctions, appetizers and a cash bar.

Proceeds will help build a children’s play area for the Behavioral Health Unit on the new Baptist Hospital campus currently under construction at I-110 and Brent Lane. The playground will provide a fun and welcoming environment that will allow younger patients to focus on their recovery.

The Behavioral Health Unit provides care to thousands of people each year requiring behavioral health care in a hospital setting. More than 1,100 of these patients are children between the ages of 10 and 17, some as young as 5 years old. The Behavioral Health Unit will open with the new Baptist Hospital campus in the fall of 2023.

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Volunteer wanted for the Disability Awareness Committee

The Escambia County Board of Commissioners is seeking county residents interested in volunteering for appointment to the Escambia County Disability Awareness Committee, established by the board at its regular meeting on October 17, 2013. .

Escambia County residents interested in serving on the committee are invited to submit a resume and a letter indicating their desire to serve by the close of business Friday. Letters and resumes should be submitted to Jose Gochez, Program Coordinator, Board of County Commissioners, PO Box 1591, Pensacola, FL 32502, or emailed to [email protected]

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Note that resumes submitted for review are subject to public records requests and are included in Escambia County Commission meeting information, including the agenda and official minutes.

Cat adoption events held in August

The Everette Animal Welfare Group will be at PetSmart on North Davis Highway from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays in August, and Animal Allies will be at the Pet Supermarket, 6857 N. Ninth Ave., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 6 and 8 .

Many cats and kittens will seek their “furry” homes. If attendees can’t adopt, they can talk to organizers about opportunities to donate, foster, or volunteer. All cats are up to date on plans and adoption fees include neutering or neutering with a microchip.

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To take part: To make a Causes submission, email [email protected]

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