Jane R. Lanier, CFRE, came to St. Vincent's HealthCare in Jacksonville, Fla., with a dedication to the Catholic health ministry that stemmed from her own personal spiritual commitment. In doing so, she has touched the lives of thousands in her community through her visionary leadership and innovation.
When she was appointed executive director of the St. Vincent's Foundation in 1999, she envisioned creating a thriving foundation that supported St. Vincent's mission of serving all persons, with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable, and she has succeeded beyond expectations.
Her dedication to the mission of St. Vincent's and her foresight, diligence and resourcefulness as a professional fund developer have resulted in numerous health care innovations for her community. Among them:
- The Pediatric Mobile Health Ministry, a state-of-the-art doctor's office on wheels that travels to 23 schools in pockets of poverty around Jacksonville
- Two mobile health units funded by a local Rotary chapter and a local corporation that provide free health care access to underserved migrant workers in rural northeast Florida
- St. Vincent's River House, a lodging facility for families and loved ones visiting St. Vincent's who cannot afford hotels; the facility includes the Spirituality Center where hospital associates can find solace, reenergize and take advantage of programs that teach the integration of prayer in health care
Her leadership of a record-breaking capital campaign allowed the establishment of centers of excellence for heart, cancer and family medicine. A second successful $10 million capital campaign led to the building of a new 64-bed hospital in Clay County, which opened in October 2013.
With great professionalism, a deep faith and a strong commitment to the mission of St. Vincent's and the Daughters of Charity, Jane Lanier has helped take the health ministry in bright new directions.