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.
Many oncology patients undergo a rigorous treatment regimen that can affect their overall quality of life once completed. Feelings of overwhelming fatigue and weakness can make even the most routine daily tasks seem impossible leading to increased stress and anxiety. One of the goals of the Trinity CancerCare Survivorship Program is to help get patients back on their feet and on with their lives following oncology treatment. In keeping with the Trinity Health mission of excelling at meeting the needs of the whole person, representatives from Trinity CancerCare Center’s survivorship program began offering a gentle yoga class in May 2014.
This gentle yoga class, led by a certified yoga instructor and participants from Trinity CancerCare Center, was designed specifically with the oncology patient in mind. Staying within the standard aspects of yoga, but with a more gentle approach, patients are able to learn and complete exercises with a focus on reducing stress, improving flexibility, strength, and improve posture and balance. The response to the class has been very positive to date with approximately 55 patients having participated with usually 6-8 participants at each session.
“I have been honored to guide the Survivorship Program gentle yoga class since its inception. The class offers poses to build strength and balance, mindfulness to deal with stress and anxiety and the option to network with others. All of this is without judgment, competition and expectation. Our mantra is listening to our body.” Nancy Scofield, yoga instructor.
The gentle yoga class is offered every Thursday from 5:30 – 6:30 pm and held in the Trinity CancerCare Center Lobby. Patients are provided a free yoga mat courtesy of the Trinity Health Foundation and the foundation also provides stipends for the instructors.