Gifts made to Deaconess Foundation support a variety of health care initiatives including education, training, and direct medical services for residents of the Tri-State area. Individuals, businesses, families, and organizations can designate their gifts to an area that best suits their wishes or where the need is greatest.
- Health screenings - providing mammograms and pelvic ultrasounds for uninsured or underinsured women in the community. The Mobile Breast Center provides screenings beyond our hospitals for rural communities with less access to lifesaving mammograms.
- Hospice – The Linda E. White Hospice House provides compassionate, specialized care for people facing a terminal illness and was funded in part by generous donors. The Foundation continues to support comforting resources including our certified music therapist and additional support services.
- Preventing sudden cardiac death – Through our partnership with The Heart Hospital, Deaconess HeartSaver provides training and distributes automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) to first responders, community centers, schools and other areas without the funds to place one of these lifesaving devices.
- Children’s health – The Deaconess Riley partnership allows for specialized pediatric care, close to home. Through donor support, the Foundation funds needed supplies and advanced training for staff.
- Cancer care – This includes prevention, screening, and treatment needs for patients. From yoga supplies or specialized cookbooks for cancer patients to state-of-the-art equipment for scans and surgery, donors help support the work of Deaconess Cancer Services to detect and treat cancer.
- Health Science Institute - This two-week long program allows high school students to experience medical careers first hand, thereby helping them make informed career decisions in the future and strengthening the next generation of clinicians.
- Employee continuing education – Deaconess employees receive grant funds each year to attend conferences, trainings, and other continuing education activities. New treatments, techniques and patient care practices are learned and then brought back to each department improving patient care and employee satisfaction.
- Stop the Bleed - A nationwide campaign empowering individuals to act quickly to save lives during life-threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies.
- Advanced Simulation Training using simulation manikins – Through donor support, advanced simulation manikins have been purchased for various department to provide training for our pediatric, obstetrics emergency, trauma, family medicine residents, and community partners.
- Mental health – Deaconess provides training, workshops, and continuing education so our providers know the best ways to help patients in our behavioral health programs including suicide prevention, child trauma, and substance abuse.