Press Release updated: Jan 12, 2018 14:49 EST

MIAMI, January 12, 2018 – Turner Construction partnered with Jackson Health Foundation and Holtz Children’s Hospital to make a special delivery on Jan. 10. Turner employees built toy wagons filled with 100 teddy bears and other stuffed animals for patients at the hospital. The special delivery brought smiles to the faces of children receiving care at Holtz Children’s Hospital.

“Giving back through community service in the communities that we live and work in is what we do at Turner Construction Company,” said Andy Hernandez, business development manager at Turner. “We built 100 bears when Turner’s Community & Citizenship and Employee Resource Groups came to South Florida in August from all over the nation for their annual National Meeting. In January, we had all of Turner’s senior leadership from across the nation here in Miami for their annual meeting. Over 200 officers of the company, including our President Peter Davoren, participated in five community service team building projects throughout South Florida. I served as the team leader for the Build-a-Wagon group where we built toy wagons and filled them with toys and the bears. We are happy to be able to donate these items to Jackson Health System’s Holtz Children’s Hospital.”

Holtz Children’s Hospital is one of the largest children’s hospitals in the southeast United States. Located at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, the hospital is recognized worldwide for its outstanding team of pediatric specialists experienced in treating children with all types of needs — from routine care to life-saving procedures.

“We are thrilled to partner with Turner Construction for this donation,” said Jackson Health Foundation President and CEO Keith R. Tribble. “Donations like these give comfort and support to the young patients who are there to receive medical care. We thank for their donation and look forward to the company’s continued support in the future.”

About Jackson Health Foundation

Jackson Health Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the fundraising arm for Jackson Health System, the most comprehensive healthcare provider in South Florida and the largest public hospital in the country. Through the generosity of compassionate donors, the Foundation seeks private philanthropic funds to improve Jackson’s facilities, provide the most advanced equipment and technology, and support its priority projects. Jackson Health Foundation offers several fundraising programs. They include the Golden Angel Society, the Foundation’s premier giving society; Guardian Angels, whose members are dedicated to supporting Holtz Children’s Hospital; and the IKF Wonderfund™, a global outreach program that provides medical care to children from around the world who cannot be treated in their home countries. For more information about Jackson Health Foundation, please visit or call 305-585-GIVE (4483).

About Turner Construction

Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company and is a leading builder in diverse market segments. The company has earned recognition for undertaking large, complex projects, fostering innovation, embracing emerging technologies, and making a difference for their clients, employees and community. With a staff of 5,200 employees, the company completes $10 billion of construction on 1,500 projects each year. Turner offers clients the accessibility and support of a local firm with the stability and resources of a multi-national organization. Visit for more information.

Source: Jackson Health Foundation

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