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March of Dimes and Santa Rosa Medical Center Partner to Improve the Health of Babies

March of Dimes and Santa Rosa Medical Center Partner to Improve the Health of Babies

SRMC Signs on as Presenting Sponsor of March for Babies with CEO Phillip Wright as Chairman

 Milton, FL – April 27, 2012 – More than 32,000 of Florida’s babies will be born premature this year, and Santa Rosa Medical Center CEO Phillip Wright is working with the March of Dimes to change this. Santa Rosa Medical Center has signed on as the presenting sponsor of this year’s March for Babies, and Mr. Wright has committed to be the event chairman.  March for Babies is scheduled for Saturday, May 5 at 8 a.m. in Pensacola’s Bayview Park.

March for Babies, the March of Dimes’ largest fundraiser, helps fund lifesaving research and educational programs aimed at helping moms have healthy babies.   Those interested in participating can sign up now at and start a team with co-workers, family or friends.

“This campaign gives me a unique opportunity to help educate the Santa Rosa and Escambia communities about the importance of moms having full term pregnancies.  The money we raise through March for Babies will go directly to further the mission of the March of Dimes,” said Phillip Wright, walk chairman and Santa Rosa Medical Center CEO.  “One in 7 of our babies here in Florida are born premature, and we cannot settle for that.”

“We’re so excited to have Phillip on board to help us,” said Kim Tatum, Gulf Coast Division Director for the March of Dimes.  “His passion for the cause and commitment to helping our babies will be a huge driving factor in the success of our event this year. We are grateful for the time and support he’s able to lend us.”

About the March of Dimes

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit or Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter .

About Santa Rosa Medical Center

Santa Rosa Medical Center is a full service 129-bed modern hospital facility. Located on Berryhill Road in Milton, SRMC is quickly and easily reached from all points in Santa Rosa County.  With nearly 400 associates, over 100 volunteers, and 121 physicians on staff Santa Rosa Medical Center is well equipped to meet all of your healthcare needs.  Our mission is to provide quality care and superior service to our community.  Most recently Santa Rosa Medical Center was recognized by The Joint Commission as one of 405 top hospitals nationwide on quality measures.  Also part of the SRMC family is the Santa Rosa Medical Group.  Santa Rosa Medical Group consists of family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics & gynecology, neurology, pulmonology, and general surgery practices as well as our urgent care and occupational health clinics.  Santa Rosa Medical Center…Close By, Far Better.  For more information please visit , or call 850.626.7762.


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