Impact of Donor Gifts
THE IMPACT of GIVING touches many lives and enhances quality of care…
The Stereotactic Breast Biopsy system was purchased from gifts received from the 2005 Gala and Cash Raffle. Having this advanced system enables patients to receive a high quality biopsy that offers important benefits to patients. Dr. Jeff Miller, general surgeon provides the biopsies at Wabash County Hospital.
The VIGAR family generously gifts the Emergency CareCenter each year with a portion of their annual fundraiser which is strongly supported by the entire Roann community. New cardiac monitors, as shown here, were purchased from their gifts as well as other cardiac equipment. The Vigar family raises money for cardiac care in memory of their loved ones who had cardiac disease.
Gifts and proceeds of the 2008 Gala and Cash Raffle purchased a new Cardiac Rehab Monitoring System now installed in SpringSide Life CareCenter, the hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation program site. Thousands of patients with cardiac and respiratory problems will benefit from the new system, thanks to all the many donors and supporters.
Aquatic therapy is now available at the hospital’s Rehab Place, located in the YMCA. The Hydro-Worx Aquatic pool was purchased with gifts and proceeds of the 2007 Gala and Golf Scambles in 2007 and 2008 as well as through a matching grant from the Speicher Foundation and 2008 year-end gifts.
A major gift was received for the purchase of several new cardiac monitors for the Critical Care unit. This generous gift is deeply valued by the staff and patients. The benefits of the monitors for ICCU patients with cardiac problems are numerous.
Help Continue the Impact of Giving…
When you give to the WCH Foundation, you may choose a specific fund or hospital service, or designate it to be used for the most current need. Some of the areas and funds available to assist are listed below. It is important that your gift is meaningful to you, so be sure to let us know exactly how you wish it to be used.
Cardiac Care (SpringSide) – provides for new equipment and enhanced services for the cardiac rehabilitation program at the hospital, assisting patients in their recovery from heart disease.
Diabetes Education – provides for materials and supplies for the free community program of Diabetes Self-management and Education. Funds may also assist clients who need financial assistance with diabetic supplies.
Emergency CareCenter – provides for a wide-range of equipment needed in the Emergency Room, assisting patients with cardiac and other life-threatening emergencies.
Endowment Fund – provides income placed in an Endowment Good Deeds funds to purchase patient care equipment and other remarkable good deeds, hospital-wide.
Harvest for Health – provides equal assistance to two programs: oncology services at Wabash County Hospital and the 4-H Fair Board Association of Wabash County. Farmers may support this fund with donated grain through Wabash County elevators.
Hospice – provides care and services to the terminally ill and their families.
Mammogram Charity – provides free mammograms and radiology reading services to qualifying, low-income women of Wabash County.
Prevention and Education – provides for community programs such as the “Don’t Start” Smoking classes, Asthma Self-Management Education, 2nd grade hand washing, safety & health tip taught in all Wabash County schools.