About the Foundation


Marie Bedner, Foundation Chair 


The Bethesda Hospital Foundation, through the generous philanthropy of our community, is proud to support Bethesda Hospital and quality, not-for-profit healthcare in Palm Beach County. Most recently, our fundraising efforts are focused on the transformative tech­nology at the Bethesda Heart Hospital with the launch of the Structural Heart Program. This innovative program includes the addition of procedures such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and a new, specialized hybrid operating room suite that is equipped with state-of-the-art imaging technology.

This is an exciting time in health­care as cardiovascular surgeons and interventional cardiologists are trans­forming the way they care for patients. New and improved minimally invasive techniques, combined with cutting-edge technology, are helping them achieve even better outcomes. Bethesda’s Structural Heart Program allows our physicians to treat aortic stenosis, mitral valve regurgitation and other vascular diseases in new ways; and the new hybrid operating room also benefits other imaging-dependent procedures and specialties, including vascular surgery and neurosurgery.

As our population continues to age, especially here in Palm Beach County, the prevalence of these and other age-related diseases will continue to rise. I am confident that Bethesda Heart Hospital is poised to respond to the needs of our community with this major new addition and the expansion of these vital services.

Philanthropy is a fundamental part of making these important projects possible. The generosity of people like you has a significant impact on real families in our community. Today, I challenge you to step up and help ensure quality healthcare is available for your friends, neighbors and your family. Make a pledge, attend a fund­raising event or even make an outright monetary gift to help the Bethesda Hospital Foundation reach our goal of raising $5 million for Bethesda’s Structural Heart Program. 

To learn more about this project and how you can help, call us today at 561-737-7733, ext. 84445, or visit us at BethesdaHospitalFoundation.org.