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Our Philanthropic Priorities

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The Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation works with the Presbyterian community to identify the areas of greatest need – and greatest opportunity. Contributions to the Foundation can be directed to specific areas of interest, or can be designated an unrestricted contribution, which is increasingly important in helping address needs and opportunities.

Expanding Access

Presbyterian is responding to the growing needs of our communities by expanding access to primary and specialty care services. The Foundation is on track to award almost $1 million this year in response to funding requests from throughout Presbyterian for important operational needs. The Foundation also transferred $9 million to Presbyterian from contributions for the Rust Medical Center Campaign. This total allocation -- almost $10 million -- is made possible entirely by contributions from grateful patients and their families, other individuals (including physicians and staff), corporations and foundations.

Enhancing Existing Care Areas

Our core care areas include Presbyterian Cancer Care, The Children's Center, Presbyterian Heart and Vascular Care, The Women's Center, Presbyterian Healthplex, hospice, orthopedics/joint replacement, pediatric hematology and oncology, program for spirituality and health, and the Ronald McDonald Family Room.

Nursing Education

From conferences on NICU nursing to high-risk breast cancer nurse training and recertification, Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation provides professional development for nurses – and celebrates their care for our patients and community.

Staff Development

From conferences and continuing education in areas such as chaplaincy, ambulatory care and perianesthesia and sleep disorders, staff development opportunities enable our committed professionals to grow while providing the best care possible.

Patient Financial Assistance

Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation – and your donations – help patients with emergency financial needs (food, lodging, transportation), as well as providing transports for seniors.

Patient Education and Amenities

Patient care extends beyond the hospital doors, and we provide critical patient education materials for asthma, cancer, diabetes, sleep disorders and substance abuse programs, as well as chaplaincy care notes, bibles, and other tools for spiritual and emotional health.

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