The Deaconess Mobile Breast Center brings life-saving mammogram screening access to all parts of the tri-state.
The Deaconess Mobile Breast Center is a new addition to Deaconess Breast Services and brings life-saving mammogram screening access to all parts of the tri-state.
Women who either cannot take a long amount of time from work or are unable to travel a long distance now have immediate access to 3D mammography when it visits their place of work or community. The Mobile Breast Center includes private changing rooms and screening equipment as advanced as the rest of the hospital.
Deaconess Foundation is proud to be funding a stationary location for the coach to be stored. The building will protect the coach from the elements as well as provide a secure docking port for the direct transmission of medical data to physicians.
Every year, hundreds of Deaconess employees pursue continuing education through grant funding.
Every year Deaconess Foundation grants thousands of dollars to deserving employees. In order to qualify, the employee must fill out a detailed application which the Foundation must approve. If the request is above a certain dollar amount, the applicant presents the request to the Foundation Board of Directors who then votes on approval.
Deaconess Foundation is proud of the initiative shown by so many employees who desire to continue learning and advancing their skills in the workplace.
When thinking of the work Deaconess Foundation does, we often think of big picture, but the simplest act of compassion touches a hospice baby.
When thinking of the work Deaconess Foundation does, we often think of big picture like the new Hospice House. What makes the Foundation special is the meaningful missions it funds from major projects to the needs of our tiniest patients.
Deaconess Cross Pointe offers a clothing bank to patients in need.
Deaconess Cross Pointe, provides both inpatient and outpatient mental health services to the tri-state.
At times there are patients who do not have basic provisions or their family is too far away to provide clothing. Cross Pointe offers a clothing bank, funded by Deaconess Foundation so that these individuals can have proper clothing. The clothing consists of new t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, and under clothing. The items are free of charge to the patients in need.
New Linda E. White Hospice House provides cutting-edge care for hospice patients in the Tri-State.
Deaconess is constructing a new inpatient hospice facility at its downtown campus. An outside consultant determined a need for inpatient hospice care in the Evansville area. The new hospice house will be replacing the current five-bed inpatient hospice unit inside the Deaconess main campus. Over 700 patients a year have been touched by these services and over 10,000 have been served since the hospice program began.
The new hospice house will be constructed on the downtown campus situated off Harriet Street, directly across from Deaconess Hospital. The facility, named after the Health System President and CEO, Linda E. White, will serve patients with pain and symptoms out of control or in need of respite care. Individuals from the community and hospital can be admitted with a doctor referral.
Deaconess Foundation is raising five million dollars for this special project. Naming opportunities and various levels of donor giving are available to support the Hospice House. If you would like to be a part of the new Deaconess Hospice House, please learn more at www.deaconess.com/hospicehouse or contact the Foundation at 812.450.3359.
Women's health care services, such as mammograms and pelvic ultrasounds provided to women in need at no cost.
When it comes to women’s health care, screenings are key to catching breast and cervical cancers. Through Deaconess Foundation and the support of many givers (including our annual Deaconess Class for Women’s Health), women in need in our community can receive free mammogram and pelvic screenings.
Technological advancements, such as 3D mammography (funded by Deaconess Foundation) and the Tri-State’s only mobile Breast Center coach keep women’s health care prevention and treatment at the highest available level.
Advanced emergency obstetrical training for mother and baby through the use of simulation manikins.
Emergency obstetrical training is taken to a new level through the use of state-of-the-art equipment. “SimMom” (a high- fidelity model of an adult pregnant female) and “SimNewB” (a high- fidelity model of an infant) are changing the way clinical staff train for obstetrical emergencies. Through a gift from Deaconess Foundation and generous donors, The Women’s Hospital has SimMom and SimNewB manikins, complete with automatic delivery module and congenital anomalies modules. These realistic models allow clinical teams to prepare for the many types of emergencies a mother or infant could experience.
Not only does this specialized equipment providing training for the Obstetrical and Neonatal clinicians at The Women’s Hospital, but Deaconess is also providing simulation education to the surrounding area. Under the direction of Dr. Kimberly Shimer, the manikins are used to train staff at other hospital locations in the Tri-State, building relationships between The Women’s Hospital, Deaconess Health System, and outlying community hospitals.
Strengthened partnerships mean improved quality and better outcomes of obstetrical and neonatal care in southern Indiana. Through simulation training, the health of both the mother and infant is improved. The ultimate goal of simulation education in obstetric and neonatal care is always to decrease infant mortality in our state.
HeartSaver AEDs are being placed throughout the Tri-State, ready to save lives in the community.
HeartSaver is a partnership of The Heart Hospital at Deaconess Gateway and Deaconess Foundation.
HeartSaver’s mission: To reduce sudden death through placement of life-saving automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the Tri-State.
Sudden cardiac death strikes without warning and chooses its victims at random, without regard to age, gender, health status or history.
· A healthy 35 year old physician who is the brother of one of our volunteers collapsed in his office in a sudden cardiac emergency. He had no pulse and stopped breathing. Fortunately a cardiologist’s office was across the hall. He came running with an AED. The cardiologist used it to shock the heart back to rhythm so the physician could be transported to a Heart Hospital. He is healthy and very much alive today.
· A second-year dental student at IU School of Dentistry had no recollection of suffering cardiac arrest and collapsing to the floor in the lab, he is thankful the students and staff were present, started CPR and applied an AED to save his life.
These are just a few examples of successful saves due to the presence of an AED. These devices save lives and anyone can use them. There is no special skill required.
The HeartSaver program aims to raise funds and place AED’s in the Tri-State. Working with local contacts, churches, schools and other community organizations and individuals HeartSaver will facilitate the fund raising, purchase, education and placement of AED’s throughout the Tri-State.
Gifts may be made in any amount. Donors at the level of $1,215 may select the area where they’d like an AED placed. All donations are tax deductible. Checks may be written to Deaconess Foundation with HeartSaver in the designation line.
We know AEDs save lives. We can also be confident that the AEDs placed through this program will save a life. That life could be someone you know. It could be someone you love. It could even be your own life.
Even the lives of our youngest patients are touched through the generosity of Deaconess Riley donors.
Every year Deaconess Foundation supports the great work of the Deaconess and Riley Hospital for Children IU Health partnership here in the Tri-State. Donations support the daily care of pediatric patients from medical care to hands-on soothing and distracting activities to help children feel comfortable and reduce anxiety during visits.
Financial support also provides employee continuing education to keep staff trained at the highest level of care. Deaconess Riley hosts a yearly Pediatric Conference to provide advanced training to pediatric clinical staff in the region.
Your gift makes a big impact for even the smallest patients.
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