We are honored and blessed that Trinity Health Foundation is a vehicle donors use to make a difference in the lives of others. The generous gifts made to Trinity Health Foundation provide financial assistance and programs for patients, equipment and facility upgrades, as well as continuing education and training to improve patient care and safety.
The amounts listed by each item in this gifting guide are suggestions. Donations of any amount are welcome toward these current initiatives.
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. As Case Managers meet with families to assess their needs, they provide these cards and help those in need receive a nutritious meal. Each gift of $10 provides a meal at the Hospital Cafeteria for a family member visiting a loved one.
Made possible through the generosity of a North Dakotan family whose wife and mother lost a 4-year battle to cancer, the Cottage offers a welcoming and caring place for out-of-town cancer patients and their caregivers to stay while receiving treatment at the CancerCare Center. On average, 20 families use the cottage per year and stay in this home away from home for 4-6 weeks at a time. Each gift of $35 provides one week’s stay for a cancer patient who is currently going through treatment.
Horn of Plenty Turkey Drive
In partnership with KHRT and the Horn of Plenty, Trinity Health Foundation raises funds to provide a turkey, as well as perishable and non-perishable food, to families in need each Christmas. The goal is to provide a week’s worth of food to each family. Last year, more than 300 families received gift baskets at this critical time of the year. Each gift of $15 will purchase a turkey for a family, and each gift of $45 will provide an entire box of food.
Fuel the Fight
More than 50% of the patients served at Trinity Health’s CancerCare Center commute at least 50 miles for treatment. The cost of this commute can become a financial burden when a patient must travel daily for treatment over a period of weeks. To assist patients who demonstrate a financial need, Trinity Health Foundation partners with the CancerCare Center to provide fuel vouchers to patients. Each gift of $50 provides one Fuel Voucher for an oncology patient.
Community Ambulance Service
Community Ambulance Service responds to 10,000 calls per year, providing appropriate care and service to individuals representing a broad spectrum of age, height and weight. Therefore, the ambulance crew needs to be prepared for any situation they may encounter. That preparation includes making sure that each emergency vehicle has the proper equipment such as pediatric restraints that assist in the transport of children, and a stair pro that assists in carrying patients down stairs when no elevators are accessible. Each gift of $50 will assist in providing equipment for Community Ambulance.
Made possible by the generosity of a caring Minot family, this facility provides families a place where they can rest and relax in peace, knowing that their hospitalized loved ones are only a few steps away. Approximately 750 visitors per year stay in this facility. Each gift of $90 provides a 3-night stay for a family member visiting a loved one.
Verhey Critical Care Endowment
This fund is utilized for the ongoing improvement and success of Critical Care programs at Trinity Health. The Critical Care programs are especially important during a pandemic like COVID-19. The fund supports specialized staff training and development, acquisition of critical care equipment, acquisition of critical care medical air transport equipment for NorthStar CriticAir, and other purchases that are vital to the operation of the Critical Care services provided by Trinity Health. Each gift of $100 will help support critical care needs.
When a baby is born, it is relatively helpless. The child relies on others to take care of it. However, infants can’t tell us what they hear or whether they even hear at all! Trinity Health handles 1,300 to 1,500 births per year, and Trinity Health’s Neurodiagnostic Department tests each infant born. If needed a follow-up test is administered two weeks later at the Ear, Nose, and Throat clinic. The age range of those tested ranges from premature (30 weeks gestation) to 2 weeks old. On average, 5 families that Trinity Health serves per year are impacted with permanent hearing loss. Trinity Health Foundation would like to purchase a new hearing screener that can perform all the hearing tests offered for newborns and infants at Trinity Health. The total cost of this equipment is $22,145. Each gift of $100 will help obtain this equipment.
Nursing Scholarship Endowment
By 2024, the US will face a shortage of 1,000,000 nurses! That shortage could have a devastating effect on healthcare. Trinity Health Foundation is building a vibrant and talented pool of nurses. In the past four years we have awarded $145,000 in scholarships to 43 nursing students. Our goal is to increase the fund so that even more students can receive financial help as they pursue their dream of becoming a nurse. By helping these future nurses obtain their education, your gift will impact the lives of patients daily and improve the health and wellness of our region. Each gift of $100 will help provide scholarships to deserving students. Thanks to a generous gift, all donations up to $75,000 will be doubled until the matching gift is exhausted.
Cancer Exercise Rehab Program
The Cancer Exercise Rehab Program provides clinical exercise and conditioning for cancer patients and survivors to help them gain strength and resilience. The primary goals of the program are to help individuals build muscle mass, muscle strength and endurance, cardio-respiratory capacity, flexibility, and improve functional ability. Secondary goals include reducing the severity of therapy side effects, preventing unwanted weight changes, and improving quality of sleep, energy levels, mood, body image, and self-esteem. This program matches participants with a personal trainer for up to 12 weeks and is not covered by any insurance. In 10 years, more than 580 patients have completed this program at no cost to them. Each gift of $500 will provide funding for one patient to complete the program.