Thomas Hospital Foundation

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.

Grand Summer Ball 2017

Presenting sponsor of the Grand Summer Ball



Mark your calendars for the 2017 Grand Summer Ball set for August 26, 2017. Held annually at the historic Marriott Grand Hotel Resort in Point Clear, this memorable evening of fine dining, dancing and visiting with friends in the ballroom or on the patio next to the Mobile Bay, is guaranteed to be one you don't want to miss. Each year, the Grand Summer Ball takes on a different look, feel and sound depending on surprises the chairs and their committee members have planned for the night, and you can bet that Ashley Leib and Leighton Mosteller have dazzling plans in the works.  Join in the fun for a terrific cause, 3-D mammography at The Thomas Hospital Breast Center. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 251-279-1512 or email To purchase tickets, click here.


Pictured left to right: Leighton Mosteller and Ashley Lieb, Grand Summer Ball Chairs


Celebrate Life!

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

The Thomas Hospital Foundation welcomes southern-born and bred James Farmer to the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort in Point Clear on Nov. 8. Farmer is a professional garden, floral and interior designer; cook; author and lifestyle expert. In addition, he is editor-at-large for Southern Living. Bring a friend and join us for a demonstration and lunch. Proceeds benefit Thomas Hospital’s cancer program. For ticket and sponsorship information, please call 251-279-1512 or email                                                       James Farmer


Thomas Hospital Foundation Golf Classic

In the past 21 years, the Thomas Hospital Foundation Golf Classic has raised more than $2.4 million in support for Thomas Hospital.

Each year, the winners of the tournament are awarded the Dr. L.E. Rockwell Trophy.

Dr. Rockwell was a local physician loved by the community and hospital staff alike.

Dr. Michael McBrearty said, “L.E. was bigger than life, always upbeat and energetic. I never met anyone who didn’t like L.E.  He did it all - busy outpatient practice, OB, Surgery and pediatrics. He practiced solo most of his career. He loved  Alabama football and I don’t think he ever missed a game . When he came to Fairhope, the hospital was only one wing and called Hill-Burton Hospital. A mere 6 other doctors were on staff and probably no more than 8 doctors lived on the Eastern Shore. Dr. Rockwell enjoyed life to the fullest and worked and played hard. He was well-loved by his patients and respected by his peers. His loss was felt not only by the medical community but by the entire county.”  The Thomas Hospital Foundation is proud to honor his legacy by awarding his name-sake trophy year after year.

Thank you to the Title Sponsors of the 2017 Thomas Hospital Foundation Golf Classic:  State Farm Insurance, Lad Drago-Spanish Fort, Jim Goleman-Daphne, Rick Phyfer-Fairhope, and Tim Simmonds-Fairhope.

Thank you also to this year's major sponsors: Airgas South, Alabama Coastal Radiology, P.C., Anonymous, BancorpSouth, Brinson Interiors, Inc., Joe Bullard Cadillac, Cowles, Murphy, Glover & Associates, LLP, Crothall Healthcare, Inc, C-Sharpe Company, C Spire, Ethos Group, Evan Terry Associates, First Community Bank, Fulcrum Construction, Gulf Coast Office Products, Hancock Bank, Helmsing Leach Herlong Newman & Rouse, P.C., HOAR Construction, Holloway Credit Solutions, LLC, Iberia Bank, Jade Consulting, North Baldwin Utilities, Thomas and Ginnie Pilcher, Pruitt Communications, Inc., Rob't. J. Baggett, Inc., Russell, Thompson, Butler, & Houston, LLP, Terry Thompson Chevrolet, Thomas Hospital Medical Staff, Thomas Roofing/Thomas Construction, Thompson Engineering, Tri-State Maritime Services, Inc., TruBridge, The Wash House and Wells Fargo Bank.

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 will 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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