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Trinity Health Foundation Gifting Guide

Online Gifting Form

Trinity Health Foundation Current Initiatives

The gift amounts listed by each item are suggestions.

Sometimes having a loved one admitted to the hospital may not be a visitor’s only concern. There are times when family members, especially those who need to be here for several days, do not have enough money for food. That is where a Generosity Card can make a big difference. The idea for these cards was conceived by an employee who noticed family members who needed something to eat, but who did not have funds. As case managers meet with families to assess their needs, they are able to provide these cards and help those in need receive a nutritious meal. Each gift of $10 provides a meal at the Hospital Cafeteria for a family member visiting a loved one.

CAPH serves approximately 100 children and adolescents ages 5-17 from the Minot and surrounding rural areas. CAPH works with children who are dealing with a variety of mental health and/or behavioral issues. Patients attend daily group therapy, and individual and family therapy, as well as receive comprehensive evaluations. CAPH meets each child where they are and assists them to build a set of coping tools to become successful students, friends, family members, and citizens. Each gift of $25 provides therapeutic materials and incentives that CAPH can use with children and adolescents.

The Trinity CancerCare Cottage was made possible through the generosity of a North Dakota family whose wife and mother lost a 4-year battle to cancer. The Cottage offers a welcoming and caring place for out-of-town cancer patients and their caregivers to stay while receiving treatment at the CancerCare Center. On average, 25 families use the cottage per year and stay in this home away from home for 4-6 weeks at a time. Each gift of $35 provides one week’s stay for a cancer patient who is currently going through treatment.

Made possible by the generosity of a caring Minot family, this facility provides families a place where they can rest and relax in peace, knowing that their hospitalized loved ones are only a few steps away. Approximately 850 visitors per year stay in this facility. Each gift of $90 provides a 3-night stay for a family member visiting a loved one.

By 2020, the US will face a shortage of 800,000 nurses! That shortage could have a devastating effect on healthcare. Trinity Health Foundation is building a vibrant and talented pool of nurses through this scholarship program. In the past two years we have awarded $3,000 scholarships to 17 nursing students. Our goal is to increase the Nursing Scholarship Fund so that even more students can receive financial help as they pursue their dream of becoming a nurse. Each gift of $100 will help provide scholarships to nursing students.

Tonometers, also known as I-care units, are used to measure intraocular pressure, which can be an indicator of glaucoma. Tonometers do not use anesthesia, air, or special drops. Rather, they use rebound technology which eliminates corneal disruption and patient discomfort. Tonometers provide accurate, objective readings for the vast majority of patients. TRE is seeking to add 3 of these units to better serve patients. Each unit costs $4,300, so the total we are seeking to raise for this equipment is $12,900. Each gift of $250 provides funding to help TRE with the purchase of Tonometers.

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), more than 661,000 Americans have kidney failure. Of these, 468,000 individuals are on dialysis. Each year, Trinity Health’s Kidney Dialysis Unit serves more than 1,000 patients and impacts many families. Our current dialysis machines are in high use as they are in operation 6 days a week. New dialysis machines have technology that was not available when the current dialysis machines were purchased. This new technology will provide us with information that will be incorporated into the patient’s treatment and improve care. Each gift of $500 provides funding to assist KDU in replacing dialysis machines; each machine costs $13,500.

Patients with various conditions-including, but not limited to, COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis or asthma, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer surgery, valve surgery, or stents-should participate in Outpatient Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation. Unfortunately, each year we have several patients who have a desire to participate in rehabilitation but they do not have insurance, or are unable to pay for their sessions. Through involvement in this program patients reduce mortality, risk factors, and readmission rates to the hospital. They also improve their long-term outcomes, function, and exercise capacity, as well as their mood and quality of life. Those who qualify for financial assistance receive 12 rehabilitation sessions. Each gift of $900 provides assistance for a patient with financial need to continue their rehabilitation efforts.

Unlike the vehicles many of us own personally, an ambulance, as an emergency response vehicle, is driven ‘hard.’ It is often going at high speeds and usually cannot avoid hazards such as pot holes in order to get to a patient or transport a patient for care in a timely manner. As a result, the upkeep and maintenance of these vehicles is of the utmost importance. However, these vehicles may also have a shorter shelf life than personal vehicles because of the miles they put on, and the conditions in which they are driven. We are trying to be proactive in seeking to replace a vehicle nearing the end of its life. It is likely that more than 10,000 patients will be served by this vehicle over the course of its lifespan. Each gift of $1,000 provides funding to assist in purchasing a new ambulance; the total cost of this vehicle is $118,916.

Contributions to Trinity Health Foundation, a not-for profit, private organization are tax-deductible, as provided by law. Trinity Health Foundation is committed to principles of good stewardship and pledges itself to use the gifts you generously provide to benefit those in our care.
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