January 28, 2022 – Chapters Health System, one of the nation’s leading nonprofit community health care organizations, headquartered in Temple Terrace, announced it will provide a $30,000 grant to Santa Fe College . The grant, paid over three years, will support scholarship programs for nursing students seeking careers focused on palliative and end-of-life care. Members of the Chapters Health team presented a check at SF’s northwest campus on Friday morning.
The grant was a promise outlined in Chapters Health’s application for its Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) Certificate of Need (CON) application for service area 3A, which includes County of Alachua. Chapters Health currently operates in the county as Chapters Health Hospice but is licensed in all service area 3A counties i.e. Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Putnam , Suwannee and Union.
“At Chapters, our mission is to provide the best care to those who need it most in our community,” said Rhonda Brooks, executive director of Chapters Health Hospice in Alachua County. “This mission depends on the talents of gifted nursing students who have a passion for the philosophy of palliative care. We are happy to support these Santa Fe College students.
“In all of our nursing students, we see a strong desire to help others and provide excellent care,” said John Hooker, deputy executive director of the SF Foundation. “This grant means that more of these students can pursue their dreams and thrive. For that, we say thank you to Chapters Health.
As part of its expansion into Service Area 3A, Chapters Health is also providing $75,000 to the Florida Council on Aging to support community programs that combat social isolation and support the social, mental and physical well-being of elderly residents. residing in service area 3A. . The Chapters Health Valor program, bereavement services, children’s bereavement camps, pediatric palliative care and many other levels of service and support will also be available to communities in Service Area 3A.