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  • Dear Brevard Community – A Message from our Director

    Dear Brevard Community –

    Welcome, and thank you for visiting the Space Coast Health Foundation website. Our organization is rooted in a rich history of community collaboration, partnership, and stewardship for the purpose of enhancing the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Brevard, and we plan to continue that important work.

    The Space Coast Health Foundation was established from the sale of Wuesthoff Health System. Wuesthoff Hospital was established in 1941 with a $12,500 gift given by the heirs of Eugene Wuesthoff. That gift sparked community collaboration which generated matching contributions from 500 Rockledge community residents who “stepped up” so that a hospital could be built.

    The foundation is a public charity working on collaborative projects that will meet the healthcare needs of our community. These needs are chosen by using focus groups, one-on-one interviews and quantitative research to determine specific community health needs.

    Through our desire to play a vital role in creating a healthy Brevard County, the Space Coast Health Foundation will continue the legacy of Eugene Wuesthoff and the residents of Rockledge by caring for one another through partnerships, collaborations and stewardship.

    Warmest regards,

    Johnette Gindling

    Executive Director
    Space Coast Health Foundation