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How Orlando Health Is Making A Powerful Impact

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For more information, 
Margaux Pagán 
Director of Marketing & Innovation 
margaux.pagan@thesharingcenter.org 
(407) 691-3119  

How Orlando Health is Making a Powerful Impact 

 LONGWOOD, FL (Sept. 14, 2021)– Orlando Health makes a powerful impact to support The Sharing Center’s (TSC) mission to prevent hunger and homelessness. At TSC’s first Share The LIGHT Gala, Orlando Health announced their dedication of $250,000 for the funding of the Oasis expansion and ProjectRISE program, to provide a wrap-around holistic homelessness solution. 

“As The Sharing Center enters its next era of growth, we knew that Orlando Health needed to be a part of that journey,” said Shawn Molsberger president of Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital. “I am honored to share that Orlando Health has committed to providing The Sharing Center with $250,000 to expand the Oasis and launch ProjectRISE. In addition to the financial support, Orlando Health will also provide in-kind mental health services to help serve this great – and growing – need in our community.” 

TSC’s Oasis expansion will multiply the number of homeless individuals and families who can seek refuge, receive dignified care, and journey back to stability. The new facility will enable The Sharing Center to serve the growing population of homeless individuals and families. The new space will include:  

  • a state-of-the-art multi-purpose training center, 
  • double the number of personal shower rooms, 
  • double the number of industrial washer and dryer sets, and 
  • additional space for case manager and partner offices. 

ProjectRISE is The Sharing Center’s newest program, to Reach, Inspire, Sustain, Empower- estimated to launch in early 2022. Establishing ProjectRISE will allow up to 72 homeless individuals per year the opportunity to achieve financial stability, permanent housing, and mental health support. 

“Throughout the 100-plus year history of Orlando Health, the primary mission – just like that of The Sharing Center – has remained the same: caring for the community,” said Shawn Molsberger, president of Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital. 

“Their partnership is key as we work to fight for this critical mission,” said Nina Yon, President & CEO at The Sharing Center. “Corporate support will help shine the light on our mission, the true impact of our funding dollars, and hopefully encourage others to offer support as well!” 

The impact on the community will be significant. The results will show improved health outcomes for our neighbors in need, which benefits the entire community. The Sharing Center recognizes Orlando Health as an active role in the success of these programs and is incredibly thankful for the generous support in these endeavors. 

About The Sharing Center: In 1986, leaders from 17 churches joined together to form The Christian Sharing Center, now formally known as The Sharing Center, as a beacon of light and hope during desperate times. The Sharing Center was founded and continues to work in faith and hope. For those we serve, the challenges they are facing can feel hopeless to escape. It is our priority to serve with compassion and regenerate the hope they’ve lost through the life-changing programs we provide. 

Today, The Sharing Center still carries the same mission to provide essential resources to those in need while ensuring dignity, reflecting Christian generosity, and sharing God’s love. Last year alone, we helped 18,464 individuals find their hope again and restore faith. For more information, please visit: https://thesharingcenter.org/ 

About Orlando Health: Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $7.6 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States.  

Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for its pediatric and adult Level One Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level Two Adult Trauma Center in the St. Petersburg region. It is the home of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care unit under one roof, the only system in the southeast to offer open fetal surgery to repair the most severe forms of spina bifida, the site of an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region. Orlando Health is a statutory teaching system that pioneers life-changing medical research. The 3,200-bed system includes 15 wholly-owned hospitals and emergency departments; rehabilitation services, cancer and heart institutes, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, physician offices for adults and pediatrics, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with CareSpot Urgent Care. Nearly 4,200 physicians, representing more than 80 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs nearly 22,000 team members. In FY20, Orlando Health served nearly 150,000 inpatients and nearly 3.1 million outpatients. During that same time period, Orlando Health provided approximately $760 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found at http://www.orlandohealth.com, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @orlandohealth. 

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