I am pleased that you are learning more about the Trinity Health Foundation and how you may partner with us to positively impact lives by improving health and wellness. We are honored and blessed that Trinity Health Foundation is a vehicle many people, businesses, grantors and organizations use to make a difference in the region we serve.
It is the generosity of our donors that provides financial assistance and programs for patients, equipment and facility upgrades, and continuing education and training which enables staff members to provide the best care. The gifts we receive also provide home-like accommodations that offer comfort to patients and loved ones during times when medical care is needed. We hope that you enjoy this website and learning about what the donations of supporters have accomplished.
However, while these achievements have been wonderful, we recognize that there is so much more that needs to be done. With the assistance of our partners we can continue to change and save lives.
There are so many opportunities on the horizon for us to work together, including the construction of a new hospital and medical park. Your engagement in the present and future initiatives on which Trinity Health Foundation is working will enable people to receive the best care possible.
We are truly grateful for the support we receive and hope that you will partner with us to Build the Future together.
Jeffrey Verhey, M.D.
Chairman, Trinity Health Foundation Board
Trinity Health Foundation Board Members.
Jeffrey Verhey, MD Chairman
Richard Galster Vice Chairman
Brent Mattson Treasurer
Sandy Boschee Secretary
Trinity Health Foundation Directors: Dr. Peggy Haddon, Pat Holien, Dr. Alexandre Kindy, Dr. Kim Krohn, John Kutch, Don Longmuir, Nathan Smith, Todd Telin
Trinity Health Foundation was created in 1922 to provide money to build the original hospital. Today, our mission is to help create a system of care with the most significant impact on health and wellness throughout the region. We work collaboratively with Trinity Health, and pursue other opportunities to advance healthcare.
On behalf of Trinity Health Foundation we would like to thank everyone who partnered with us during our last fiscal year, July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017, to positively improve the lives of people in our area.
Here is a brief summary of Trinity Health Foundation’s activities from the past year:
Number of Proposals submitted to Trinity Health Foundation: 126
Number of Proposals approved for funding by Trinity Health Foundation: 117
Amount of Funding awarded for proposals: $490,581.93
Amount of Funding used directly for programs and services: $332,944.90
Total Funds Trinity Health Foundation devoted to improve health and wellness: $823,526.83
Donors can feel confident knowing that 100% of every dollar donated to Trinity Health Foundation goes directly to support programs and services to improve health and wellness. No donated funds are used to pay for overhead or administrative costs.
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.
CHILDREN & ADOLESCENT
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
TRINITY REGIONAL EYECARE
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
Each gift of $250 provides funding to help
TRE with the purchase of Tonometers.
KIDNEY DIALYSIS UNITS (KDU)
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
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.