NSCFF’s vision for the future of healthcare positions it as a “for-benefit” healthcare organization in South Florida; carrying out a public purpose through self-sustaining business means.
With the generous support of the State of Florida, NSCFF has purchased an advanced research-grade 3T MRI that is available to the public at a fraction of the in-hospital cost, thereby increasing access to quality care while reducing financial burden. The purchase of the MRI advances our clinical and transnational research mission, leverages our social services program, and generates revenue to continue the foundation’s growth.
As a for-benefit institution, NSCFF is working with major academic institutions in our community to support their missions; while advancing our own. Through our collaboration with Miami Dade College, NSCFF will bring novel educational opportunities to the public, at a fraction of the cost.
NSCFF will also assist Academic Health Centers at public universities, such as Florida International University, in its move into the future of healthcare. In keeping with the recommendations by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) for Academic Health Centers of the Future*, NSCFF will assist the university in establishing a network to provide competitive viability and mission sustainability, enhance university-clinical relationships, provide transparency in quality outcomes and financial performance, and specialize in long-term disease management. To do this, NSCFF will provide access to its resource network for the university, arrange and fund university research, obtain and provide clinical data for university research, hire university faculty for clinical practice, and train medical students and residents on specializing in the management of Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson’s Disease patients.
*Read the entire report by the AAMC on Advancing the Academic Health System for the Future here.