Renowned watchmaker partners with Baptist Hospital Foundation

By Jose Boza….

Pictured (l-r) are Francois-Henry Bennahmias, president and CEO of Audemars Piguet North America; Lourdes Jofre-Collett, Baptist Hospital Gold Anniversary Ball chair, and Bo Boulenger, CEO of Baptist Hospital.

Audemars Piguet North America Inc. recently celebrated the beginning of its five-year partnership with the Baptist Hospital Foundation, the philanthropic wing of Baptist Hospital of Miami, by unveiling 18 iconic Royal Oak clocks throughout the hospital. The clocks display time zones representing the diverse South Florida community that the hospital serves on a daily basis.

Sites included three clocks displaying three time zones in the Medical Arts Building entrance, five clocks with placards displaying five time zones in the Executive Health Office Waiting Area, and clocks in the Founders Society Concierge Room.

“We are delighted with the possibilities that this partnership offers,” said Stephen Parsons, CEO of Baptist Health South Florida Foundation. “The prestige and philanthropic spirit of Audemars Piguet is a wonderful complement to the Baptist Hospital mission of medical excellence. As the Official Timekeeper of Baptist Hospital, Audemars Piguet will play an important role in helping us deliver outstanding quality and service to our patients and their families.”

Audemars Piguet is the world’s oldest watch manufacturer still in the hands of its founding families and has been an integral part of the South Florida retail and cultural community since opening its flagship boutique in Bal Harbour Shops in 2006.

Baptist Health is the area’s largest faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization. In addition to Baptist Outpatient Services, Baptist Health includes Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital in the Upper Keys and Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute. Baptist Health Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm, supports services at all hospitals and facilities affiliated with Baptist Health.

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