Alan Whaley, Broward Health COO and wife Jamie, Scott Ford, Broward Health Foundation President and wife Becky

March 27, 2023 – The Broward Health Foundation on February 17 raised $130,000 at the 10th annual Barefoot on the Beach, more than 300 guests enjoyed the special night at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort as they dined and danced.

Broward Health Commissioner Jonathan Hage, Andrew Wurtele, Shane Strum President & CEO of Broward Health, City of Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Steven Glassman, City of Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis, Dr. Ahmed Osman

Proceeds from the evening will support pediatric services across Broward Health, including Broward Health Medical Center and Broward Health Coral Springs as well as Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center.

Caitlin Stella, CEO Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and Pediatric Services
Memorial Healthcare System and Heather Havericak, CEO Broward Health Medical Center

“Broward Health Foundation was thrilled to see so many of our friends return to Barefoot on the Beach after a long hiatus due to the pandemic,” said Broward Health Foundation president Scott Ford. “The evening is a special way to honor and support children’s care across the Broward Health system.”

The title sponsor for Barefoot on the Beach was Skanska USA Building, Inc., and the host sponsor was Pediatrix Medical Group. Additional sponsors included B&I Contractors, Broward HealthCare Federal Credit Union, Broward Health Medical Center Medical Staff, HealthCare Appraisers and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.





About the Broward Health Foundation

The Broward Health Foundation is the fundraising arm of Broward Health. The mission of the Broward Health Foundation is to improve the health of the community by providing resources to promote, support and enhance the programs and initiatives of Broward Health. For more information about the Broward Health Foundation, visit


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Broward Health is a nationally recognized health system in South Florida. As one of the 10 largest public healthcare systems in the U.S., Broward Health boasts two trauma centers and virtually every health specialty, offering compassionate, personalized care across its four hospitals and more than 50 health centers and physician practices. As a leader in advanced healthcare for 85 years, Broward Health has a robust graduate education program and international services. For more information, visit