About the Foundation

from the Foundation Chairman

W. Howard Ellingsworth, Foundation Chairmen 


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.