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Philanthropic Gifts Increase in 2018

St. Joseph’s Hospitals and Children’s Hospital Foundations
2018 Donor Impact Report

The St. Joseph’s Hospitals and Children’s Hospital Foundations ended 2018 recording philanthropic gifts and pledges of $4.3M compared to $3.1M in 2017, with direct fundraising expenses of $793,000.  During 2018, the Foundation granted over $2.4M, compared to $1.65M in 2017, to fund patient care programs and services, staff education, construction and modernization projects, and the purchase of upgraded equipment and technology throughout our hospitals.

St. Joseph’s Hospital

Grants totaling $665,000 were made to St. Joseph’s Hospital and include a Heart Lung Perfusion System for the St. Joseph’s Heart Institute and used during open heart surgery to provide blood circulation and oxygenation to patients’ organs and brains ($175,000); operation of the La Esperanza Clinic, a medical home for underserved families in south Hillsborough County, and the Faith Community Nursing program ($100,000);  emergency assistance for team members who suffered a crisis such as a home fire or hurricane damage ($60,000); a Pyxis medication workstation to reduce the chances of medication errors and enhance patient safety ($57,000);  cardiopulmonary fitness equipment such as treadmills for our heart patients in our cardiac rehab program as well as our team members ($58,000); educational awards for nursing scholarships and medical conferences for team members ($35,000); a Sonosite ultrasound for the ER for immediate access to imaging for patients ($25,000); development of Power Tools for the Resilient Self, a program to give staff the tools to recover and bounce back from their stressful work ($7,000); therapeutic music at the bedside for adult patients ($6,000); and a variety of patient and visitor comfort enhancements suggested by team members through our Humanity Grants program such as blanket warmers, shuttle services, TV’s in treatment and waiting areas, and vein viewers for easier vein access during what can be painful IV insertions ($35,000).

St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital

Grants totaling $790,000 were made to St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital to invest in a new SonialVision R/F Digital Imaging machine with advanced processing tech to ensure clearer images with lower and controllable radiation exposure ($500,000);  two breast ultrasounds for the Shimberg Breast Center capable of providing superior high definition images to detect masses, lesions and cysts ($200,000); a Tru-D UVC smart disinfection unit — a robot that disinfects every surface, nook and cranny of a patient room ($85,000); and a variety of small but important items such as hand held Dopplers to detect fetal heart sounds.   

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital

Grants totaling $550,000 were made to St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital to purchase a new Heart Lung Perfusion System used by our pediatric cardiac surgeons in the Children’s Heart Institute ($175,000); a cleaning robot called “Tru-D” whose UV light sterilizes every surface in a hospital room before a new patient arrives significantly reducing the possibility of hospital acquired infections ($85,000);  art and music therapy to help our young patients cope with their diagnosis, treatment and hospitalization ($54,000); two Galileo vibrating therapy platforms for children with mobility disorders undergoing rehab ($40,000); two End Tidal Co2 transcutaneous monitors for children’s sleep studies ($28,000); initial design and planning for the renovation of the Plasencia Children’s Chronic Complex Clinic ($27,000); a Sonosite ultrasound for the Steinbrenner Children’s ER/Trauma Center ($25,000); educational scholarships for hospital staff to pursue their professional training ($18,000); transformation of a treatment room into a distraction filled space designed for kids ($16,000); a week to remember camp for children with cancer and life threatening diseases ($15,000); neuropsychological testing and counseling for children with cancer ($15,000);  underwriting of the Child Life department and a variety of items to support, distract and comfort children while in the hospital or undergoing treatment, many suggested by team members through our Humanity Grant program including little red wagons, asthma kits, vein viewers, coloring books, iPads, toys and stuffed animals, wheelchairs; sensory and developmental stimulation, crafts and play room supplies, and essential experiences including holiday and birthday parties, parades and a memory making Prom ($50,000).

St. Joseph’s Hospital – North

Grants totaling $75,000 were made to St. Joseph’s Hospital-North for wireless fetal monitors  allowing expectant mothers to move freely during labor ($32,000); recliners to provide patients a comfortable and secure place to relax when they are able to get out of bed ($25,000); educational scholarships for team members ($11,000); and a variety of patient and visitor comfort enhancements, many suggested by team members through our Humanity Grants program including a golf cart shuttle,  blanket warmers, phone charging stations ($7,000).

St. Joseph’s Hospital – South

Grants totaling $75,000 were made to St. Joseph’s Hospital-South to purchase two golf cart shuttles ($18,000); an angled Neoprobe and Savi Scout technology for the ORs, specifically for breast surgeries ($25,000); a phototherapy bilirubin blanket and light system to treat jaundiced babies ($12,000); and a variety of patient and visitor comfort enhancements suggested by team members through our Humanity Grants program including coloring books and other distraction items for children, charging stations for patient and visitor devices to help families stay in touch, and vein viewer to help make needle sticks less painful ($20,000).

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