Trinity Health Foundation assists Trinity Health in creating a system of care with the most significant impact on health and wellness throughout the region. To do this we seek and offer financial resources for facilities, patient services, equipment, staff development and training, and employee assistance. We proactively support efforts for modernization and expansion to help provide the appropriate level of medical care to citizens in our service area. We also partner with others in the community to make a difference.
Roosevelt Park Zoo
Trinity Health’s Pediatric Therapy staff hosted a free evening at the Roosevelt Park Zoo for children with special needs and their families thanks to funding from Trinity Health Foundation. There were 60 attendees at this year’s event. Information was provided regarding Trinity Health’s Pediatric Therapy services and typical developmental milestones by therapists who greeted attendees as they came into the zoo. Animal-themed activities were provided by therapy staff. The event was a success with a beautiful evening, many smiling faces, and many “thank yous” for the fun opportunity.
Trinity Health Foundation generously sponsored a Pediatric Therapy event at the Magic City Discovery Center to increase community opportunities for children with special needs and their families. The children and their families were invited to explore the museum free of charge and find out more about the pediatric therapy services Trinity Health offers including Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech and Language Therapy.
Support of Minot High School Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
The current and projected shortage of healthcare professionals in North Dakota and across the nation is creating a critical demand for an increased healthcare workforce. A national shortage of 100,000 physicians and 800,000 nurses is projected by 2020. HOSA-Future Healthcare Professionals (HOSA) is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of the Association for Career and Technical Education. It is the largest organization to serve students who plan to pursue a healthcare career. HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the healthcare industry and to enhance the delivery of quality healthcare to all people. The program emphasizes leadership development, motivation, and recognition for middle school, secondary, post-secondary, collegiate, and adult students enrolled in health science classes. The Minot High School HOSA chapter grew to 90 members for the 2017-18 school year, and includes 9th through 12th-grade students.
Trinity Health Foundation provided a grant to assist students from Minot High School’s HOSA chapter to attend and compete in the 2018 International Leadership Conference at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, June 27-30, in Dallas, Texas.
Sometimes having a loved one admitted to the hospital may not be a visitor’s only concern. There are times when family members, especially those who need to be here for several days, do not have enough money for food. That is where a Generosity Card can make a big difference. The idea for these cards was conceived by an employee who noticed family members who needed something to eat, but who did not have funds. As Case Managers meet with families to assess their needs, they provide these cards funded by Trinity Health Foundation and help those in need receive a nutritious meal.