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Current priorities

Saints Healthcare works with the leadership of St. Francis and St. Gertrude’s to identify current and emerging fundraising priorities. The Fund Board then assesses and adopts priorities for fundraising.

Donors can make gifts to help address needs that are always present.

The funding priorities are in four categories:

  • Facilities.
  • Equipment.
  • Programs/People.
  • Endowment.

In Reach Program, Connecting People with Services

In Reach program in the Emergency Department at St. Francis provides navigation through the mental health care continuum for patients and connects them to community services. This program improves the patient's experience and outcomes, while reducing costs.

Integrative Therapies for Patients and Residents

Integrative health is a holistic approach to healthcare that naturally reduces pain, anxiety, and nausea through integrative therapies such as acupuncture, guided imagery, medical and comfort massage, and aromatherapy with essential oils. These therapies are available to patients throughout the hospital, including in the Cancer Center, Family Birth, and post-surgery; integrative services are also available to the residents and patients of St. Gertrude's.

Lilac Lane, Increasing Comfort for Long Term Care Residents

The Lilac Lane project focuses on creating a comfortable and inviting gathering place for long term care residents of St. Gertrude's, including those with cognitive diagnoses, to spend time with family while remaining safe and visible to staff. The 18' x 13' addition will include a sun room and provide home-style dining to reduce anxiety creating sound and motion.