Dear Friends:

Each year in February, we join the nation in acknowledging American Heart Month by raising awareness about heart health and advances in cardiac care. This year, we are delighted to share that Holtz Children’s Hospital recently opened a new state-of-the-art operating room, giving surgeons access to advanced technology to treat a full range of pediatric cardiac disease and congenital heart defects. Opening the new OR is another significant milestone at Holtz Children’s, which offers the only comprehensive pediatric heart program in Miami-Dade County. We feature more information about the OR in this issue of our newsletter.

Our donor spotlight in this issue features none other than Harvey and Roberta Chaplin, who recently made a major gift in support of Holtz Children’s. The Chaplins are longstanding members of our philanthropic family, and we are incredibly grateful for their continued generosity.

In addition to its designation as American Heart Month, February has long been acknowledged as the month of love. We can genuinely say that we feel the love from all of our donors. Thank you for continuing to support our foundation.

Charmaine Gatlin
Co-President & Chief Operating Officer   
 Flavia Llizo
 Co-President & Chief Development Officer
Holtz Children’s Hospital Celebrates Opening
Of New Cardiac Operating Room
Jackson Health System recently unveiled a newly renovated, state-of-the-art cardiac operating room at Holtz Children’s Hospital. Holtz Children’s Pediatric and Cardiac Surgery Program focuses on the surgical correction of acquired and congenital heart defects in newborns, children, and adults.

The $530,000 project features advanced technology designed to further enhance patient care and safety, as well as overall work-flow and efficiency. Projects like these are made possible in part through donor support. If you are not already a Guardian Angel, please consider becoming one today. Click here to learn more.
Golden Angel Spotlight
Harvey and Roberta Chaplin
During these challenging times, our Golden Angels and Guardian Angels have stepped up to support both Jackson Health System and Holtz Children’s Hospital. Harvey and Roberta Chaplin recently made a $100,000 gift to be applied to areas within Holtz Children’s where the need is greatest. The Chaplin family are long-time supporters of Jackson. In 2010, the health system named the Chaplin Family Pediatric Emergency Room in their honor. Two years later, Jackson established the Roberta Orlen Chaplin Digital Breast Imaging Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Thank you to the Chaplin family. We are grateful for this generous donation to support Holtz Children’s. Join the Chaplins and make a donation to support patients in need at Holtz Children’s today.
Our Family is Growing
We are proud to welcome our newest members and pay tribute to those who have renewed their commitment to the Guardian Angels in support of
Holtz Children’s Hospital.

First-Term Members

Michael Blanco
Valeria Cardenas
Georgina Exposito
Cecilia Florin-Veiga
Flavia Llizo
Daniella Milton
Diana Milton
Diana Puig
Veronica Puig
Alejandro and Carmen Santamaria
Anna Soffe
Fiorella Sperman
Francesca Sperman
Alexandra Uriarte
Second-Term Member

Charmaine Gatlin
Third-Term Members

Betty De Varona
Susan O’Hara
Fifth-Term Member

Mary Gut
Click here to learn about becoming a Guardian Angel
and supporting the children served at Holtz Children's Hospital.

Stay Safe While Showing Your Support For
Holtz Children's Hospital
Andria Ares Holtz (left) and her mother, Diane Ares, proudly show their love and support of Holtz Children's Hospital by wearing the hospital's signature mask, and you can, too. Give a gift of $50, and we will send you a mask of your very own. The eye-catching face-covering features the iconic Holtz bear logo, which was designed by Romero Britto. Click here to make a donation and get your mask today. Donating is quick and convenient - and you'll be helping save lives in our community.
Jackson Health System To Host Town Hall On COVID-19 Vaccine
Jackson Health System is launching a community education campaign to share information about the COVID-19 vaccine and its distribution in Miami-Dade County. You're invited to join a virtual Town Hall featuring Jackson experts, who will speak on the vaccine's efficacy and safety, and address common myths. The Town Halls will be on Friday, February 12, at two convenient times: 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. For more information click here.
Register for the Next Parental Guidance Webinar
Tune in to our next Parental Guidance (PG) Series webinar on Thursday, February 11 at 8 p.m., to learn about how vaccine schedules are designed and what impact COVID-19 and the current vaccines will have on your child’s vaccination plan. Click here to register.
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