Why support Cleveland Clinic Indian River?

Your gift goes far at Cleveland Clinic Indian River because we are:

  • Nationally recognized: Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital is recognized in the region for its expertise and care. Your generosity helps us maintain this exceptional standard of care.
  • Community-focused: We identify and address the greatest healthcare concerns in our communities. Cleveland Clinic Indian River makes vital services accessible to residents throughout the Treasure Coast, regardless of race, income or background.
  • Healthcare innovators: With the help of philanthropic partners like you, we can continue funding the Florida Research and Innovation Center. This leading-edge facility is investigating breakthroughs in COVID-19, infectious and autoimmune diseases, cancer and much more.

Your gift leaves a lasting legacy

Our philanthropic priorities will change lives for generations to come:

  • Behavioral Health Center: We will make much-needed enhancements to the only inpatient behavioral health facility in the Cleveland Clinic Florida region. We plan to create safer rooms for patients, expand the size of our inpatient units to reduce overcrowding and develop new outpatient services.
  • Cancer Institute: With the leadership of a nationally recognized breast cancer surgeon, we plan to recruit new breast cancer specialists, secure advanced diagnostic and treatment technology and propel our long-term plans for expanded cancer services.

    Targeted cancer treatment during surgery performed by a Cleveland Clinic surgeon.
  • Emergency Department:As the main access to healthcare for people living below the poverty line, our ED needs expansion to reduce overcrowding. We are focused on building strategic renovations and alleviating the patient backlog that burdens the ED.
  • Digestive Disease Institute: Your gift supports the expansion of Cleveland Clinic’s nationally recognized program right here in Florida. Our efforts will focus on physician recruitment and enhanced technology, such as robotic surgery, to improve patients’ experiences and outcomes.

    Cleveland Clinic doctors using cardiovascular technology during a surgery.
  • Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute: In collaboration with Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, the nation’s top program for heart care, we will bring the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic cardiovascular technology to the Treasure Coast.
  • Hospital Care at Home: Cleveland Clinic Florida is revolutionizing healthcare delivery with our comprehensive Hospital Care At Home Program, headquartered here in Vero Beach. This innovative program serves as a home-based alternative for acute-level hospital care and post-acute care, ensuring patients receive top-tier medical attention from the comfort of their homes.
  • Neurological Institute: Your support will allow us to adopt next-generation diagnostic and preoperative equipment for the care of Parkinson’s disease, strokes, brain tumors, epilepsy and other neurological conditions.
  • Patient Navigator Program: At Cleveland Clinic Indian River, our patient navigators step in to provide invaluable assistance. They are there to guide patients diagnosed with cancer throughout their entire journey – from diagnosis and treatment to life beyond cancer.


Special events are an important part of our fundraising efforts. They are opportunities to support critical healthcare initiatives at our local hospitals. Individual and corporate sponsorships are a great way to get involved and fund vital services and programs within our communities.

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

As stewards of the community's investment in Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital, the foundation staff and board of directors work collectively. We nurture relationships with individuals and organizations that support our mission to provide the highest quality care to our patients. Ensuring that local facilities keep pace with technology as well as the evolving needs of the communities we serve, is our highest priority.

Board of Directors

Judith C. LaFage, Chairman
J. Christopher Clifford, Vice Chairman
Douglas T. Tansill, Vice Chairman
Pamela J. Sheiffer, Secretary
Sharon “Sherry” Brown, Assistant Secretary
Harvey J. Struthers, Jr., Assistant Secretary
William H. Munn, Treasurer
Herbert W. Gullquist, Assistant Treasurer
Anthony C. Woodruff, Chairman Emeritus
David J. Peter, MD, MBA, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital
Patricia A. Allex
Christopher T. Barrow
William D. Biersach
Elizabeth Wurzer Blanchard
John A. Blanchard
Kathryn W. Brown
Wendy G. Carey
John H. Costello III
E. Robert Cotter
Mary Kay Crain
Eugene P. Feinour
Delores R. Gahan, DO
Stephanie P. Hurtt
Allan N. Jones
Stephen Jones
John B. Kemp III
Richard Milsten, MD
Kathleen C. O’Brien
Marion “B” Oglesby, Jr.
Mary Potter
N. Jack Rohrbach
Matthew Rundels
Roger Scoville
Susan R. Solomon

Honorary Board

Janet C. Baines
Fred M. Blaicher, Jr.
David C. Brown
James J. Daly
Joan H. DeCrane
Bernadette N. Emerick
Carter W. Hopkins
Richard G. McDermott, Jr.
Anna P. Nichols
Helen Y. Post
C.B. “Jack” Rogers, Jr.
Randolph K. Rolf
Warren L. Schwerin
William P. Scully
W. King Stubbs, MD
Lorne R. Waxlax
Richard Weil III, MD
Patrick J. Welsh

Advisory Council

Gloria S. Anderson
Kimberle S. Beckett
Andrew H. Forrester
Ted Herget
Stuart Hirstein
France M. Kenyon
Ellen L. Kowalyk
Barbara Lowry
Nancy P. Lynch
Barbara B. Lyons
Ann Marie McCrystal
Heidi F. Rose
C. R. (Dick) Shoemate
Diana Stark
Anne C. Storch
Theodor v.B. von Zielinski, MD