Saints Foundation is continually striving to raise hope and change lives.
We have supported a variety of initiative and projects over the years. Saints Foundation works with the leadership of St. Francis and St. Gertrude’s to identify current and emerging fundraising priorities. The Foundtion Board then assesses and adopts priorities for fundraising.
Donors can make gifts to help address needs that are always present. The funding priorities are in four categories: Facilities, Equipment, Programs/People and Endowment.
2018 Projects Include:
Infusion Chairs, Cancer Center
Connecting People with Services
The infusion chair impacts the patient experience of cancer care perhaps more than any other object in the Cancer Center. The new chairs were chosen by the patients themselves; they are comfortable enough for day-long treatments and have the required features to keep patients safe.
Integrative health is a holistic approach to healthcare that naturally reduces pain, anxiety, and nausea through integrative therapies such as acupuncture, guided imagery, medical and comfort massage, and aromatherapy with essential oils. These therapies are available to patients throughout the hospital, including in the Cancer Center, Family Birth, and post-surgery; integrative services are also available to the residents and patients of St. Gertrude’s.
The Lilac Lane project focuses on creating a comfortable and inviting gathering place for long term care residents of St. Gertrude’s, including those with cognitive diagnoses, to spend time with family while remaining safe and visible to staff. The 18’ x 13’ addition will include a sun room and provide home-style dining to reduce anxiety creating sound and motion.