Boca Raton Regional Hospital awards an $18,100 grant to Florence Fuller Child Development Centers

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The Boca Raton Regional Hospital awards an $18,100 grant to Florence Fuller Child Development Centers:

August 15, 2016, Boca Raton FL – The generous $18,100 grant from Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation will be used to support Florence Fuller Child Development Centers’ Health Clinic for Underserved Children and Family Education Programs.

Florence Fuller Child Development Centers’ (FFCDC) Health Clinic for Underserved Children and Family Education Programs provides important health interventions and support not otherwise accessible for more than 700 children, ages six weeks to twelve years and their families. An additional priority of the clinic is to ensure that more than 500 parents/caregivers have access to health education and resources to address their children’s and their own health care needs. The clinic’s services make certain that our students have access to basic vision, hearing and dental screenings, first aid, behavioral health and other prescribed health-related treatments. The education programs provide healthcare education for families so that they are better equipped to address their children’s needs. All services provided in and by the clinic are at no cost to families.

CEO of Florence Fuller Child Development Centers Ellyn Okrent stated, “We are most grateful to the Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s ongoing recognition of the community’s need for support. This grant continues our incredibly special partnership with the hospital. Their support helps our Centers to both strengthen our programs and to continue providing necessary services for our children and families.”

“Florence Fuller Child Development Center’s Health Clinic for Underserved Children and Family Education Programs provides critically important services for families and children. We are pleased to continue our partnership as we work together to improve the health and wellbeing of our community,” said Mark Larkin, president of Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation.

About Florence Fuller Child Development Centers

Established in1971, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers (FFCDC) incorporated as a private non-profit agency. For more than 45 years, FFDC has provided children a pathway out of poverty, inspiring them to make local and global differences through the use of their education. FFCDC is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of children from economically challenged families with the goal of not only preparing children for a lifetime commitment to learning through a full-spectrum of high quality early childhood education programs, but also empowering their families to build a brighter future. We accomplish this by providing an integrated comprehensive system of care that embraces a variety of services supporting the family. For more information about Florence Fuller Child Development Centers East and West Campuses, visit www.ffcdc.org.

About the Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center (BRRH.com) with 400 beds and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The Hospital is a recognized leader in oncology, cardiovascular disease and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, women’s health, emergency medicine and the neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. Boca Raton Regional Hospital was recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015–2016 Best Hospitals listing as a top-ranked hospital in the South Florida metropolitan area for the fourth time in the last five years. Boca Regional was also the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for 10 years running and was named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals in 2011 – 2014, both by Healthgrades®. For more information visit www.brrh.com/Foundation.

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