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!"

Mission of the Foundation

The ECMS Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing healthcare services to those most in need throughout Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, while also supporting the physicians who serve those populations.

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


2018 We Care Awards 

Total physician contribution $255,000

December 2017-November 2018

Total hospital contribution $700,000

Facility that donated the most We Care services - 88 VIVID Pathology

Facility that donated the highest indirect dollar amount - $35, 021 Endoscopy Group

Medical Group with the most services and highest indirect dollar amount- 129 treatments and $32,658 Gastroenterology Associates 

Hospital with the most donated services- 61 with over $386, 000 Baptist Hospital

Top 10 physicians who provide We Care services to our community 

Dr. Gus Issa, Dr. Brian Kirby, Dr. Ronnie Wiles, Dr. Mounzer Soued, Dr. James Watkins, 

Dr. Brian Payne, Dr. Wayne Cartee, Dr. Donald Dewey, Dr. Patrick Reilly

2018 We Care Doctor of the Year   

Our 2018 We Care Doctor of the Year with an in-kind donation worth  $54,780 in vascular surgery services, our 2018 We Care Doctor of the Year is Dr. Huey McDaniel.  

Pensacola State College Endowment: 

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

Physician Wellness Program:

A free, confidential wellness program for ECMS members. Physician Wellness

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

ECMS 4771 Bayou Blvd. #157 Pensacola, FL 32503 #850.478.0706

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