FHN Gift Guide
We are honored and blessed that the FHN Foundation is a vehicle donors use to make a difference in the lives of others. The generous gifts made to the FHN Foundation provide funding for equipment, facilities, patient care, staff training/education, and community health needs. Thank you for partnering with the FHN Foundation to provide healthcare excellence for our communities!
The items in this Gift Guide represent some of the items the FHN Foundation is presently seeking to fund. There is a brief description next to each item, as well as a suggested gift amount. Please note, donations of any amount are welcome toward these current initiatives, or you can always make a general gift to the FHN Foundation that will be used where it is needed most.
FHN Foundation’s Current Initiatives
Generosity Cards: Sometimes having a loved one admitted to the hospital may not be a family’s only concern. There are times when family members, especially those who need to be here for several days, do not have enough money for food. That is where a Generosity Card can make a big difference. As needs are assessed, families can be given these cards to help provide a nutritious meal. Each gift of $10 provides a meal at Café FHN for a family member visiting a loved one.
Community Outreach Services: FHN recognizes that health and wellness do not just reside within the walls of our facilities. As a result, each year FHN staff members conduct off-site health screenings, provide educational and informational sessions on various topics and offer vaccinations to community members. Each gift of $25 helps provide these resources to the community.
Community Garden: The fenced garden, located just behind FHN Family Healthcare Center – Burchard Hills, provides community residents the opportunity to grow their own fresh produce. Being outside and working in the garden promotes physical and mental health! Each gift of $30 helps with the maintenance of this community resource.
Diabetes Education: Getting diagnosed with diabetes can be a scary time. The path ahead is full of anxiety and uncertainty as people navigate what their life will look like with this disease. An overwhelming amount of initial education needs to happen, as well as follow up throughout the course of this chronic illness. FHN’s Diabetes Education has a dedicated team who are here to serve patients with diabetes and their loved ones. The diabetes team is proactive in educating the community, individual patients, and their families on nutrition, exercise, medication management, blood glucose testing, and more so that they have improved health and wellness. Their goal is for patients to feel supported as they begin their journey with diabetes and continue to deal with this disease long-term. Each gift of $50 will assist in providing this critical education.
Patient Transportation: Rural residents encounter barriers that limit their ability to obtain the healthcare they need. One of these barriers is transportation, as people from rural areas travel longer distances for healthcare services. When people do not have access to transportation, or cannot afford transportation to and from their healthcare appointments, it can negatively impact their wellbeing. This is especially true for individuals facing mental and behavioral health challenges. The FHN Foundation covers the cost of rides on Pretzel City Transit so that FHN Family Counseling Center patients who demonstrate a financial need can receive appropriate medical care. Each gift of $60 will assist patient transportation costs.
Wheelchairs: This piece of medical equipment is integral in transporting patients to various locations within FHN. There are presently 47 wheelchairs being used on a regular basis. However, during a recent analysis of these wheelchairs, the FHN Foundation would like to help replace 13 of the existing wheelchairs, as well as purchase additional wheelchairs. Each gift of $75 will assist in purchasing wheelchairs.
Scholarship Funds: The FHN Foundation offers scholarships for nursing students as well as scholarships for non-nursing healthcare careers (Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant, Emergency Medical Services, Pharmacy Tech, etc.). Shortages of workers in these key healthcare careers has a devastating effect on the medical care that FHN provides. The FHN Foundation is utilizing these scholarships to help build a vibrant and talented pool of healthcare workers. Our goal is to increase the scholarship funds so more students can receive financial help as they pursue their dream of becoming a healthcare worker. By helping future medical field employees receive their education, your gift will impact the lives of patients daily and improve the health and wellness of our region. Each gift of $100 will help provide scholarships to deserving students. Please specify if your gift is for nursing or non-nursing scholarships.
Exam Tables for the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Care Center: In order to provide the best experience possible, we would like to replace the exam tables at the Cancer Center. These tables are used by hundreds of patients each year and are integral to the medical care that patients with an oncology diagnosis receive. Each gift of $100 will help us obtain this equipment.
Evidence Based Practice Program Fellowship: Evidence Based Practice (EBP) is an evolving and popular approach to healthcare that focuses on learning best practices, conducting research, and applying evidence to improve healthcare excellence. Funded by the FHN Foundation, FHN’s EBP is designed to provide a structured program that offers clinical staff the opportunity to learn about EBP, while at the same time going through the process of an EBP project – with guidance every step of the way. Each gift of $100 will help us to continue and expand this program allowing FHN to improve patient care, patient safety, and reduce costs.
Hospital Beds: Rest and a comfortable night’s sleep are never more important than when you are ill and in the hospital. At the same time, it is critical that the healthcare team is supported through equipment to help prevent patient falls and health care acquired conditions, such as bed sores. Just like the ones we have at home, hospital bed frames and mattresses age and there is a need to replace them. The time for replacement is now at FHN. Thanks to a generous matching gift of $250,000 from a donor, the FHN Foundation is presently raising funds to replace and upgrade the beds used at FHN Memorial Hospital. Each gift of $500 will assist in purchasing new beds, and every gift toward purchasing beds will be doubled until the $250,000 is exhausted. That means your gift will go twice as far!
Thank you for taking the time to review this Gift Guide. If you are passionate about one or more of the items listed, you can use the enclosed form and business reply envelope to send a gift designated toward the item(s) of your choice. Alternatively, you can make a general gift to the FHN Foundation, which we will use where it is most needed.
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