LUAU FOR HEALTH

Benefiting Good Health Clinic
October 2nd, at Dolphins Plus Bayside!

About Us

Good Health Clinic

Good Health Clinic is the collaborative entity that works with over 100 medical provider volunteers throughout South Florida.  Patients receive top-notch primary care within our clinic and benefit from care coordination and access to countless medically necessary services donated by our generous partners.  Between our in-clinic services and the support of our Volunteer Network, we are able to provide those in need with a true health care solution.

Luau Highlights

Authentic and wildly entertaining, the Annual Luau for Health benefitting ☀️Good Health Clinic on October 2nd, is the Keys’ longest-running and largest Luau! 2021 Luau will be held at DolphinsPlus Bayside in Key Largo where you will experience a tropical night to remember – that also makes a difference in your community. See you there!

How it Helps

1/3 of your Keys neighbors are uninsured. Our Keys community is built on the fabric of locals that keep our tourist town thriving; part-time servers, fishermen, maintenance and hospitality workers that go without insurance. They rely on ☀️Good Health Clinic for their care. We rely on YOU, our Donors, to keep our clinic doors open for them. We are NOT a community that leaves those in need behind

Would You Like to be Involved?

Be a SPONSOR

Help in our mission to provide free and low-cost healthcare services to our uninsured community. Learn how you/your business can become a Sponsor. 

Be a VOLUNTEER

Would you like to be a part of the many hands who put this fun and meaningful event together? Apply here to be part of the team!

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Be a KAHUNA

KAHUNA: /kəˈho͞onə/ noun

Hawaiian for a wise or important person.  A Keys Community Member who garners support for the Annual Luau for Health. Do you have what it takes to be crowned the BIG Kahuna?

2021 Kahunas

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Dr. Derek Papp, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Mariners Hospital

“The Good Health Clinic provides an important and amazing service to the Keys Community—they’re easily some of my favorite and most thankful patients. It was an honor to be asked to help this year and Very easy to say yes!”

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Dr. Derek Papp, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Mariners Hospital

Derek Papp moved to Key Largo after Irma and immediately fell in love with the community here. He’s an orthopedic surgeon who attended Johns Hopkins for both medical school and residency and completed his sports medicine fellowship with his current partners at Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables.

He also works as a team physician/consultant for the Baltimore Orioles and spends much of his free time helping the team out wherever asked—and travelled to Korea and Mexico as a MLB physician during the World Baseball Classic. Dr. Papp recently organized an international conference for orthopedic surgeons in Antarctica.

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Drew Grossman

Chief Executive Officer

“I am running for Big Kahuna, because, It’s about the community with raising funds and awareness as part of giving back to a great place like Good Health Clinic that strives each day to provide primary and in-service care to those who truly need it.”

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Drew Grossman

Chief Executive Officer

Drew Grossman is Chief Executive Officer of Mariners Hospital in Tavernier, and Fishermen’s Community Hospital in Marathon, both located in the Florida Keys, since February 2021. 

Grossman earned a Bachelor of Science from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Health Services Administration from The George Washington University, D.C. After completing his administrative residency at Parkway Medical Center in North Miami Beach, he joined Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Southern California, serving as Assistant Administrator. In 2002, he returned to Florida to assume leadership positions at Cleveland Clinic in Weston and Parkway Medical Center in North Miami Beach. He joined Broward Health as Chief Executive Officer of Broward Health Coral Springs and Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital. Prior to joining Baptist Health South Florida, he was Chief Executive Officer at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs, Missouri. 

He looks forward to becoming active in the Upper Keys and Middle Keys community and organizations. In Florida, he was previously Chair of the Broward County March of Dimes and Vice Chair of the Coral Springs Economic Development Foundation. He was also a Board member of the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association.

Mr. Grossman and his wife, Melissa, have two sons.

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“I am running for Big Kahuna, because, It’s about the community with raising funds and awareness as part of giving back to a great place like Good Health Clinic that strives each day to provide primary and in-service care to those who truly need it.”

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Honorable Holly Merrill Raschein

“As the premier provider of quality healthcare services to the uninsured or underinsured community in the Upper Keys I couldn’t be prouder to support the Good Health Clinic as a contender in the Big Kahuna contest and look forward to supporting the Luau for Health.  Mahalo nui loa!”

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Holly Raschein

Holly Raschein is a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, elected 2012-2020, to represent the 120th district, which includes Monroe County and Southern Miami-Dade County. Originally from Alaska, Holly came back to her roots and attended Florida State University, where she graduated with a degree in political science in 2003. She then moved to the Florida Keys, where she worked as a Legislative Aide for Representatives Ken Sorensen (R) and Ron Saunders (D).

During her tenure in the House, Holly served on several key committees, including chairing the Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee and the Rules Committee. While in office, Holly was involved in the National Conference of State Legislators where she co-chaired the Committee on Disaster Recovery. She was also the Florida Lead for the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators, the Florida Director for the National Foundation for Women Legislators, and a gubernatorial appointee on the Florida Defense Support Task Force.

In 2016 Holly joined the Baptist Health of South Florida team as the project coordinator for both Mariners Hospital and Fishermen’s Community Hospital.

In addition, she assisted with the building of the new, state-of-the-art replacement facility that will provide life-saving healthcare services to the Middle and Lower Keys. In 2017, Holly received her Master’s in Public Administration from Florida International University.

She joined First State Bank of the Florida Keys, Monroe County’s only locally owned bank. Since December of 2020, she has also been the Government Relations Director for AshBritt. Additionally, Governor Ron DeSantis just appointed Holly to the Florida Housing Finance Corporation.

She is active in numerous organizations including Young Philanthropists of Baptist Health, Leadership Monroe County, the Monroe County Education Foundation, the Florida Council on Arts & Culture, the American Flood Coalition, and the Rotary Club of Key Largo.

Holly enjoys scuba diving, fishing, and ballet, and she resides in the Upper Keys with her son, Drake.

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Suzi Youngberg

“I am proud to be competing for Big Kahuna and raising funds for the Good Health Clinic. The Good Health Clinic provides such a necessary role in supporting the health of our community and so many rely on their services. It’s all about helping our neighbors. See you at the Luau!”

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Suzi Youngberg

Suzi Youngberg is a twenty-four-year resident of the Florida Keys. For many of those years, she worked in corporate financial insurance, traveling often to visit clients across 3 states. When her husband, Scott, went through cancer treatment in 2014, she gave up traveling in order to spend time with him and become more a part of her community. Afterward, she began volunteering for the American Cancer Society, serving as Relay For Life Event Chair in 2016 and 2017, while working in radio as a Sales Executive and On-Air Personality. In 2018, she became the Florida Keys Development Manager for the American Cancer Society and spent three years organizing events, volunteers, and donors throughout the Florida Keys.

Suzi now assists the History of Diving Museum as the Community Outreach Specialist and represents Keys Life Magazine as a Sales Executive. She also serves as President of Upper Keys Business and Professional Women, Delegate to the Council of Presidents for the Florida Federation of Business and Professional Women, and sits on the Upper Keys Advisory Council for Community Foundation of the Florida Keys. In her spare time, she still volunteers for ACS plus other charities and community events and enjoys spending time with Scott and their cat SugarBear. 

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Kristine Cox

General Manager of Playa Largo Resort & Spa

“Time is always of the essence for many, and even more these days. I wanted to take myself to new levels of life and assist in such a wonderful cause for the community with time, Good Health Clinic provides a critical outlet for so many neighbors that we share conversations and time with daily…  I am honored to run for the Big Kahuna in support of the community that the Good Health Clinic stands for and provides. Let’s rise together and lift others around us up!”

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Kristine Cox

General Manager of Playa Largo Resort & Spa,

Situated on the Florida Bay in Key Largo, Florida, Kristine Cox is the General Manager of the 14.5-acre property and oversees all aspects of the 178-room resort including day-to-day operations, staff development, financial planning, sales and revenue, and overall guest satisfaction.

Born and raised in the resort town of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Kristine has always been drawn to the hospitality field. 

Her experience and talents spans the industry having fulfilled roles from Catering Manager and Director of Catering to Front Office Manager, Rooms Division Manager and Director of Operations, and ultimately, General Manager by the time she was 30. Kristine was a true star of the Southern hospitality world, working as General Manager at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa, Director of Catering and Acting General Manager at Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort and General Manager at Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport hotel before that, among other roles.

Kristine loves her and her husband’s beautiful blended family of 4 children, a dog and cats as well as island life and giving back to the community. Currently on the board of the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce and residing in the Upper Keys. 

2021 Sponsors

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