Who is the Escambia County Medical Society Foundation?

The Escambia County Medical Society Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing healthcare services on a volunteer and funding basis through its members. The Foundation was created in 1994. The primary goal is to assure access to adequate healthcare for the medically indigent citizens of the area, to study and promote improved methods and facilities for healthcare, to pursue the protection of public health, implement the means of financing healthcare at reasonable costs to cooperate with other organizations and institutions interested in pursuing these goals, and disseminate information concerning healthcare in general. Current Foundation programs include "We Care" and "Go Seniors!"

Projects of the Foundation

Go Seniors! Transportation Program:

- The ECMS Foundation's goal is to meet the needs of underserved populations. The goal of this program is to     keep our vulnerable elderly population consistently receiving care when they need it and helping physicians'     better treat a population with limited resources.
- Patients much go through their physicians office
- Physicians offices must set up a time for their staff to meet with ECMS.

We Care:

- Founded in 1992 and now implemented by the Health Department, the We Care Program assigns medically     indigent patients to physician specialist who provide in-kind medical care as volunteers.
- Patients must be referred by a physician

- 2017 We Care Awards

​2017 Bell-Shippey We Care Doctor of the Year- $34, 241 in donated care

Raymond Noellert, M.D.​

Medical Group with the most services and highest dollar amount donated- 272 services and $79, 138 in donated care

Gastroenterology Associates of Pensacola

Facility with highest dollar amount donated- $28, 571

Coastal Vascular & Interventional

​Facility with the most services donated- 200

Pensacola Pathologists​

2017 total amount: $2.3 million

Pensacola State College Endowment: 

Your ECMS Foundation continues to partner with PSC to award scholarships to students pursuing degrees in healthcare.

Escambia/Santa Rosa County Medical Society Scholarship Endowment Fund:

         We award an annual scholarship to a fourth year Florida State University College of Medicine Pensacola regional campus medical student
         through our growing endowment.

Blood Pressure Cuff Program: 

The fourth round of blood pressure cuffs provided to our local clinics were delivered and almost all have been provided to patients. A fifth round is on order for delivery to Hope and Healing, Good Samaritan, Escambia County and St. Joseph clinics.

Contact the ECMS Foundation for more information | 850.478.0706 x2 or info@escambiaCMS.org

Board of Directors

  • Kurt Krueger, MD - President
  • Joanne Bujnoski, D.O.- Vice President
  • Jennifer Miley, M.D. - Secretary/Treasurer
  • Ellen W. McKnight M.D. - Current ECMS President
  • George Smith, MD & Wayne Willis, MD - (2) Members at Large
  • John Lanza, MD - Liaison, Florida Department of Health in Escambia County

ECMS 6706 North 9th Ave. #A8 Pensacola, FL 32504 #850.478.0706

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