Thomas Hospital Foundation

Thomas Hospital Foundation Board

The Thomas Hospital Foundation was created in 1993 to raise funds to help Thomas Hospital provide exceptional healthcare for the community.

The Foundation has funded digital mammography, high definition laparoscopic surgical equipment, a heart catheterization lab devoted to electrophysiology study of the heart and raised $5 million to bring open heart surgery to Baldwin County in 1999. The Foundation funded the major portion of the cardiac rehabilitation facility on Nichols Avenue, as well as all the equipment for the new emergency department.

Thomas Hospital Foundation’s Future Founders committee provides another avenue for people in the community to raise funds for the hospital. Members are typically younger, up-and-coming community leaders who are interested in the future of Thomas Hospital.

The Thomas Hospital Foundation board pictured front row left to right: Scott Friedman, MD; Emily Henderson; Robin Coleman; Jason Gross; Deanna Auner; Amy Hollimon, PhD; Sadie Cooper; Russell Buster; Ashley Lieb; and Leighton Mosteller. Back row left to right: Greg Gipson; Gary Cowles; Derek Thomas; Kerry O’Connor; Champ Meyercord; Nick Wilmott; Tom Gulledge; Chase Chandler; and Coley Boone. Not pictured: Thomas Gross; Becca Helton; Jessica Jones, MD; Hoss Mack; Tim Simmonds; and Ty Thompson.


The 23rd Annual Golf Classic 

Title Sponsor: State Farm

May 10, 2018

Lakewood Golf Club, Point Clear, AL

Join us for a day at the renowned Lakewood Golf Club at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa, you'll enjoy some of the best golf in the South. Come play before a gallery of pines, magnolias, dogwoods and towering oaks on more than 14,000 yards of legendary Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Each year, the winning golf team is presented with the Dr. L.E. Rockwell Award. The award, an engraved silver plate, is given in memory of the late Dr. Rockwell, whose dedication to his patients and the community is long remembered. To download brochure with more details, click here

State Farm agents Lad Drago, Tim Simmonds, Jim Goldman and Rick Phyfer.


Honor a Friend and Receive a Set of Notecards

For a small donation of $15, you can make a gift in honor of a family member, friend, co-worker, teacher, or business associate. Through this gift, you will partner with Thomas Hospital to provide excellent state-of-the-art healthcare to the people of this community. For $15, each recipient will receive a beautiful set of notecards featuring this beautiful image by well-known artist Stig Marcussen, and a card letting them know you have honored them with a donation to the Thomas Hospital Foundation. To download the order form, clikc here:  /sites/default/files/order%20form%281%29.doc.


Make a difference in the healthcare of the people of this community

by giving to the Thomas Hospital Foundation.

As always, the proceeds stay right here at Thomas Hospital.

For more information contact Jeana Barnes, 279-1517 or


Celebrate Life!

Lunch at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort with lifestyle expert James Farmer.

Presenting Sponsor

More than 500 people attended Thomas Hospital Foundation's luncheon featuring Southern Living designer James Farmer. To view photos from the event held at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, visit Proceeds from the event support 3D mammography at the Breast Center at Thomas Hospital. Give to support 3D mammography at…/thomas-hospital-foundation.                                                              

                                                                                                                                                                                      James Farmer



Clay Shoot Nets $20,000 for 3D Mammography

One hundred sporting clay enthusiasts recently gathered at Bushy Clays in Periodo, Ala., to test their skills and raise money for the Thomas Hospital Foundation. The fully automated clay courses offered a challenging and fun day for everyone, and the $20,000 raised helps provide 3D mammography for The Breast Center at Thomas Hospital. In 2016, 114 cases of breast cancer were detected at Thomas Hospital. With the help of 3D mammography, 20 - 65 percent more invasive breast cancers are detected, breast cancer can be detected earlier, callbacks are reduced by up to 40%, and there is greater accuracy for women across a variety of ages and breast densities. For more information about how you can help, contact Kathy Baugh at 251-279-1512 or email



Grand Summer Ball 2017

Presenting sponsor of the Grand Summer Ball


Benefactor: BBVA Compass

The Grand Summer Ball, held annually at the Marriott Grand Hotel's ballroom, has raised more than $4 million dollars through the years to benefit the needs of Thomas Hospital. This year, chairmen Ashley Lieb and Leighton Mosteller created an amazing evening for more than 500 people. They chose to donate the money raised to fund 3D mammography equipment at the Breast Center at Thomas Hospital.

More than 482 new cancer cases were diagnosed at Thomas Hospital in 2016. Breast Cancer was the number one cancer found. The 3D mammography equipment aids in the early detection of breast cancer by providing multiple images of breast tissue slices, giving a clearer picture of masses. To fight cancer, Thomas Cancer Care has advanced radiation equipment for all types of cancer and is currently the only cancer center in Baldwin County accredited by the Commission on Cancer. If you would like to learn more about the Thomas Hospital Foundation or donate to help fight cancer, please call Kathy Baugh at 251-279-1512 or email

To view photos from the Grand Summer Ball, visit


Life...It's Worth Giving Campaign

In 2014, the Thomas Hospital Foundation embarked on a capital campaign to build a new birth center to accommodate the growing number of births in Baldwin County. In 2017, thanks to generous community donors who gave the majority of the funds for Thomas Hospital's new birth center,  the new birth center  is now compete. Thomas Hospital is recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation because of an exceptional staff, a helpful and generous Auxiliary, excellent physicians who practice a the hospital and a Foundation of community donors who know the need for state-of-the art healthcare close to home. Time and time again, mothers have trusted the staff at Thomas Hospital to give them the best birth experience possible. With new, spacious labor and delivery rooms, family-friendly postpartum rooms with large windows, original art by Fairhope artist David Tate lining the halls and adorning the rooms, the surroundings are peaceful and welcoming.

“The second fastest growing demographic in Baldwin County over the next five years is adults ages 25 to 40,” says Ormand Thompson, President of Thomas Hospital. This larger space is a necessity when looking at the population projections for the county. Between 2014 and 2018, the number of people between ages 20 and 39 will grow by 10.5 percent and it is critical that Thomas Hospital is prepared to meet their healthcare needs.” 

Thank you to the generous donors who made this unit possible. You bring smiles to more faces than you can imagine. It is our privilege to honor you on the donor wall in the waiting area of the new birth center and on the sea glass beside each mother's room.

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Thomas Hospital Foundation
Post Office Box 929
Fairhope, Alabama  36533