PATCHES PPEC

LAST UPDATED: October 18, 2018
Health & Human Services
PATCHES is a not for profit nursing center, for children with extreme medical conditions, ages birth to 21. Monday through Friday, 12 hours daily, we make a difference in the lives of chronically ill Dade County children and their low- income families. We deeply believe that every child, despite the challenges of illness, deserves to live free of pain and be as healthy as they can, to grow, play, learn and maximize their potential. PATCHES offers a bridge of care that facilitates an early hospital release for many children. Rather than the isolation of hospital or home care, the medically fragile child can spend the day in the care of the professional nursing staff at PATCHES, in a safe, enriching environment. Here they thrive physically, developmentally and socially, and receive all the medically prescribed therapies they need, two healthy meals daily, and education, under one roof. This service enables parents to work and support their families, freed from the challenge of managing the medical needs of a chronically ill child in an enormously challenging medical system. PATCHES nursing staff consults directly with treating physicians, maintaining seamless collaboration in managing the child’s medical needs. PATCHES also educates parents to competently manage their child’s health care at home, maintaining the child's wellness and avoiding unnecessary ER visits, that are stressful to parents and traumatic to the child. No child is turned away based on the ability to pay.
335 SOUTH KROME AVENUE Suite 106
FLORIDA CITY, FL 33034-4906

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BOARD

Azona K. Smith, RN
Board Chair/CEO
RN
Joannie Ippolito
Board Chair COO
RN
Steve Sapp
CFO
Accountant

STAFF

Azona K. Smith, RN
CEO/Executive Director
Joannie Ippolito
COO
Barbara Capp
Director of Nursing Staff
Steve Sapp
CFO
Ashlee Cesarino
Lead Occupational Therapist
Deborah Silver Roch
Lead Physical Therapist
Grace Van Niel
Speech Therapist

Financials

This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.

ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGET
$7,007,224

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