Gifts to the annual fund benefit our areas of greatest need. Your annual fund contribution – combined with others – makes an impact by addressing immediate needs of Christian Hospital, from patient care to pioneering new procedures. Each year, Christian Hospital depends on donors like you to support:
- Patient Care
Christian Hospital provides compassionate care and clinical excellence to over 160,000 patients each year. In 2015, more than 14,000 patients were admitted and approximately 6,000 surgical procedures and more than 2,000 heart procedures were performed.
- Advancing medicine and technology
The foundation recently unveiled the newest addition to our cardiac catheterization lab, the hybrid room. The campaign to fund this hybrid room was the largest ever for our foundation and is an example of how our community believes in what Christian Hospital is doing. This room will increase our cardiovascular cases by allowing us to provide excellent patient care through less invasive procedures. By having this room available for our community, we will continue to maintain our leadership role as a “heart hospital."
- Community benefit programs
By providing free education and screening events, the foundation helps more than 11,000 of our neighbors become and stay healthy each year. In 2015, the community participated in the Just Lose It Program to fight obesity, head, neck and skin screenings; Heart Fair, Hats Off for Women (women’s health issues), the orthopedic services fair, cancer awareness program and received screening mammograms.
- Staff education
The foundation provides advanced triage training to emergency room nurses and has provided scholarships to nurses interested in advancing from RN to BSN and MSN.
Contact Jackie Bode
in the Christian Hospital Foundation at 314.653.5035 or via email
with any questions about this program or to become a member of the annual giving program today.