New Baptist Hospital Hybrid Operating Room to be Named in Honor of Fred and Susie Donovan

Susie and Fred Donovan

PENSACOLA, FLA. (Oct. 16, 2023) – Fred and Susie Donovan made a $100,000 donation to Baptist Health Care Foundation in support the new Baptist Hospital campus. The Foundation will name the hybrid operating room in honor of their generous gift. The Donovans are excited to partner with Baptist during its transformational journey, and they’re hopeful that their gift will be a legacy for their children and grandchildren on the impact of generosity in our community.

“Baptist has always been here for us,” Susie Donovan said. “We have great memories, and our experiences have all been good and positive. It was a natural thing to do. It makes me feel very proud to be part of it. It’s beautiful – the lighting, the artwork, the town square. You feel wrapped up in a good way.”

Fred Donovan Sr. served on Baptist boards from 1983 to 2010, with many years as chairman or vice chairman. In 2011, Fred was recognized as an honorary board member, and in 2018, he was awarded the Foundation Hollinger Award for Lifetime Achievement to honor his long-term commitment to Baptist.

“I continue to be inspired by people like Fred and Susie who have been longtime friends of Baptist, and I am grateful they believe in our Mission of helping people throughout life’s journey,” said Mark Faulkner, president and CEO, Baptist Health Care. “Fred spent many years as an active board member and board chair through several integral moments in our organization’s history. I am thankful for his years of dedication, leadership and their family’s support for our new health care campus. Their generosity will help us continue to transform for those who need us.”



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Baptist Health Care is a not-for-profit health care organization based in Northwest Florida that is committed to helping people throughout life's journey. Baptist continuously strives to be a national leader in quality and service. Baptist Health Care includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and a large network of primary care and specialty physicians. Baptist Health Care is one of the largest non-governmental employers in Northwest Florida.

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