More than $184,000 in grants awarded by the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation
07 / 19 / 2011
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
(920) 554-0686 (pager)
APPLETON, Wis. – More than $184,000 in grants has been awarded internally by the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation. Donors include internal staff who contributed via GiveOne as well as donors who supported specific funds.
"From medical equipment to program support and supplies, our patients will benefit from the generosity of our donors," said Tonya Dedering, executive director of the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation. "With strong donor support, we’re proud to be able to help St. Elizabeth Hospital, Calumet Medical Center and Affinity Medical Group’s Fox Cities clinics thrive."
A total of 17 grants were awarded, including funding for:
- Patient transfer equipment that allows patients in isolation to keep equipment in the room
- Food service for outpatient oncology patients
- Graston Tools, six patented, stainless-steel instruments for diagnosing and treating soft tissue dysfunction at the Lincoln Street rehab satellite clinic
- New program implementation, "How Does Your Engine Run?," a behavioral health program that is designed to enhance communication and treatment capabilities
- Lucas 2, a mechanical device that is used to do CPR compressions when a patient needs to be resuscitated
- Physical therapy equipment for the Lincoln Street clinic
- Glidescope Blades used for intubations in the emergency department and during code blue incidents
- Page Families Silently, a paging system that allows families the freedom to move around the facility
- Hospira Demstar High Dose equipment, which accommodates large bags of medicine
- Craft supplies for psychiatric patients
- Pediatric Resuscitation System that provides all the equipment, disposables and medications to resuscitate a child or infant
- Furniture for Calumet Medical Center’s waiting room
"Each gift, no matter the size, plays an important part in helping us improve our hospitals and clinics so we can provide personalized care to our patients," said Dedering. "Donor investments play a key role in allowing Affinity Health System to provide quality, personalized care to all patients."
The St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation is dedicated to living out the healing ministry of Christ with a special emphasis on those in need, by generating, stewarding and distributing funds to enhance the quality of Affinity Health System’s services and programs, and other community health care initiatives in Outagamie and Calumet counties, and northern Winnebago County.
For the Editor:
Affinity Health System, a faith-based regional health care network, is the Fox Valley’s second-largest employer, according to the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry. For the fourth consecutive year, Affinity has been named one of the nation’s top 64 health systems based on clinical performance according to Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. For ten consecutive years, Affinity Health System has been named to the SDI (formerly Verispan) Integrated Health Network Top 100, an annual assessment of the 100 most highly integrated health care networks in the nation. Both St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton and Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh rank among the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide in terms of quality and efficiency, as determined by the 2007 Premier | CareScience Select practice National Quality Award. Members of Affinity include Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Health Foundation, Oshkosh; St. Elizabeth Hospital and the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, Appleton; Affinity Medical Group, a regional network of 25 family practice and specialty clinics – 22 of which are recognized as NCQA Level III medical homes, the highest level of recognition – in 14 communities; Calumet Medical Center, Chilton; and Affinity Occupational Health.