Foundation formed to promote community involvement in hospital's future.
The Highland District Hospital Foundation was formed to build a bridge between the community and the hospital. Its role is to encourage community involvement in the hospital's future through financial support and to manage that support to the maximum benefit of the hospital and the people using its service.
"It All Comes Back to You" is the theme guiding the foundation's efforts. Because the hospital is a not-for profit organization, the patronage of individuals is critical to its ability to provide state-of-the-art technology and excellence in health care services to people in the community.
The Foundation's Board of Directors is a diverse group of volunteers, with each member bringing a special perspective and expertise to the Board. They believe in Highland District Hospital and its importance to the community as a place of healing and caring to all people without regard to their ability to pay. The Board realizes the healthcare industry and Highland District Hospital face unprecedented economic challenges—rising costs, uninsured patients, dwindling federal reimbursement and the high cost of rapidly changing technology. Philanthropic support of the Hospital is one way to ensure that future generations of Highland County citizens have access to locally available quality healthcare.
ANNUAL FUND GOAL 2014
Glidescope - Video Laryngoscopes - $14,000
Airway management is a vital role of the emergency
department personnel when critical patients present to the emergency department
with an unstable airway. The Glidescope provides a consistently clear,
real-time view of the airway and endotracheal tube placement, enabling quick
intubation. The Emergency Room treats approximately 19,000 people each year.
All of these do not need airway management, but they need to be prepared when
the need arises.
Ventilator (Respirator) - $31,000
Airway management is essential
for adequate ventilation and oxygenation of critical patients. In the event of
respiratory failure a ventilator is essential in breathing for, or assisting
patient’s oxygenation and ventilation. This becomes a life saving piece of
equipment. This is utilized for example, in patients with a drug overdose,
cardiac arrest, respiratory failure, or major trauma. Fortunately this is
utilized infrequently, for example 6 times a month, but invaluable when needed.
This is a replacement purchase.
Ultrasound Unit - $157,000
Ultrasound is a very high volume
modality in radiology. Ultrasound is used to detect and diagnose many types of
disease as well as demonstrate pregnancy. The highly trained technologists in
the HDH Radiology Department provide diagnostic ultrasounds to nearly 3,100
patients each year. These patients are both patients in the hospital and
outpatients coming in for testing. Ultrasound is frequently utilized as an
emergency exam dealing with obstetric patients or those needing emergency
surgery, such as gallbladder. The current ultrasound unit is 8 years old and
this would be a replacement purchase.
HDH Foundation Health Fair - $10,000
In April, our 12th annual health
fair will be held. We are expecting 1000+ community members to attend. The
health fair provides multiple health screenings, such as comprehensive blood
panel and blood pressure. Each year we
receive calls asking when the health fair will be held, with concerns such as,
“This is the first time in my life that I have not had insurance and I have a
family history of diabetes or prostate cancer”.
And, each year we have participants discover health issues that have, up
until that point, been undiscovered such as prostate cancer, diabetes, high
cholesterol, hypertension, and kidney disease. Our local physicians are very
supportive of the health fair and suggest to many of their patients to attend, that
are unable to pay for the screenings, but are medically needed.
$212,000 Annual Fund Goal for 2014
To make a donation, or for questoins about the Foundation, please contact
Cathy Jones at 937.393.6360.