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 that 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
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 in the recently concluded 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.
Each year Trinity Health Foundation partners with the Y’s Men and local radio stations to promote ‘Tough Enough to Wear Pink.’ The proceeds from the sale of the ‘Tough Enough to Wear Pink ‘merchandise provide scholarships for cancer patients to go through the Trinity Health Cancer Exercise Rehab Program located at the YMCA in Minot. This year more than $40,500 was raised.
Launched in 2007, the Cancer Exercise Rehab Program provides clinical exercise and conditioning for cancer patients and survivors to help them gain strength and resilience.
“The primary goals consist of helping individuals build muscle mass, muscle strength and endurance, cardio-respiratory capacity, flexibility, and improve functional ability,” said Russell Gust, MS, CSCS, manager of Trinity’s Exercise Physiology Department. “Secondary goals include reducing the severity of therapy side effects, preventing unwanted weight changes, and improving quality of sleep, energy levels, mood, body image, and self-esteem.”
To date more than more than 460 patients have benefitted from this program. Here is what one of the participants had to say about the program:
“I find the program to be challenging, in that it helps to rebuild my mental, physical and spiritual self back to a normal life. I really look forward to coming in and working out after a long brutal battle with cancer.”
- Jeff Ballentine, former Chief of Police