Pictured here: (from left) Kari Uetz, Hudson, WI mother of pediatric cancer patient; Chad Greenway, Minnesota Vikings; and Tom Dodge, RN, Chemotherapy & Infusion Center, Hudson Hospital & Clinic. They attended a Chad Greenway Foundation TenHERheart Luncheon in Minneapolis on Sunday, April 12, 2015. Minnesota Viking Chad Greenway partnered with the Hudson Hosptial Foundation in 2013 to install "Chad's Locker" in the Chemotherapy & Infusion Center pediatric room. The locker is filled with kid-friendly laptops, video gaming systems and iPads - welcome distractions for pediatric patients and their families during their hosptial or infusion clinic visits.
Hi, I'm Kari Rambo, president, Hudson Hospital Foundation.
This is the second blog in a series highlighting giving opportunities and how our employees have made a difference in supporting our mission to improve health and well-being in partnership with our members, patients and community.
Our campus employees contributed over $26,000 to the Hudson Hospital Foundation for program development, education, and endowment. We are proud to have generous donors who believe in investing back into the organization to make good happen. Here’s a couple of examples of how our staff Make Good Happen for our patients, visitors and the community:
Pediatric Care Fund
For young and old alike, receiving chemotherapy and infusion treatments can be uncomfortable andstressful. At Hudson Hospital Chemotherapy & Infusion Center, the pediatric infusion treatment room received a wonderful gift to help provide a distraction during treatments – a mural. Gretchen Hoehn of Hudson got her inspiration for the mural from interactive books, ‘I Spy’ or ‘Magic Eye’ which encourage children’s engagement. “At first glance, you see a whimsical tree and sunset, kids playing, flowers blowing… a local feel with the city skyline in the distance. Look a bit closer, however, and you’ll find hidden words, shapes, and faces emerging within the swooping lines in the clouds, branches, and tree roots.” says Hoehn. During their visit, each child can stamp their thumbprint onto the tree roots. Our care teams explain that their thumbprints become the nourishment that the tree needs to grow up.
Good Samaritan Fund
The Good Samaritan fund was established by campus employees to support underinsured or uninsured patients with critical needs. In 2014, the fund assisted 40 patients with medications, transportation, medical follow up visits, and basic necessities. Grants are awarded up to $300 per patient and more information can be found in Care Management.
Watch for my next blog highlighting employee donations to the Foundation funds: Emergency Care, Heart Care, and Employee Emergency. My last blog in the series will highlight these funds: Cancer Care, Programs for Change and Healing Arts Fund.
Interested in giving?
Visit: www.hudsonhospital/org/make-a-gift to learn about opportunities to become a donor. Your annual charitable gift allows us the opportunity to improve care in our community. Please help us by sending a contribution to the Hudson Hospital Foundation. Your gift is 100% tax-deductible and can be made in payments over time or outright. Contact Kari Kane Rambo at (715) 531-6075 or visit our Foundation web page Make a Gift.
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