How philanthropic gifts have made a difference for our community

Advancements at St. Joseph’s Hospital

  • Provided funding for room renovations at St. Joseph’s Hospital to increase efficiency and patient comfort.
  • Provided funding for REACH Call technology to allow neurologists to diagnose and treat stroke patients in rural hospitals through the SJ/C Stroke Net-work.
  • Provided funding to upgrade the ICS VNG System, equipment used in testing patients with vertigo and dizziness.
  • Purchased three new bedside medication verification (BMV) carts which are instrumental in medication distribution and accuracy at the bedside.
  • Provided funding for the SJ/C Movement Disorders program:
    • To hire a new part-time Outpatient Social Worker to navigate newly diagnosed movement disorders patients.
    • Continued funding for an Outreach Coordinator to provide support and guidance to define ancillary services such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, nutritional counseling, home health services, therapeutic exercise program and patient navigation.  

Advancements in Cancer Care at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion

  • Provided funding for Howard Hand in Hand – a support program for children whose parents are undergoing treatment for cancer and other serious illnesses.
  • Provided ongoing funding for the Nurse Navigator Program.
  • Provided ongoing support for the Cancer Survivorship program, supporting numerous individual cancer patients in times of need.
  • Purchased and gifted There’s No Place Like Hope and Chicken Soup for the Cancer Survivor’s Soul books to patients at the LCRP.
  • Purchased two prone breast boards to aid patients’ immobilization during radiation therapy treatments. This helped ensure that no patient was turned away and made it possible for a record number of patients to qualify (99) for participation in clinical trials at the LCRP.  

Enhancements at the Mary Telfair Women’s Hospital

  • Provided funding for the renovation of four Telfair Birthplace rooms for improved comfort and efficiency - more than 3,000 babies were delivered at the Mary Telfair Women’s Hospital in 2014.
  • Provided funding to enhance the Labor & Delivery waiting room to provide greater comfort for patients’ families.
  • Purchased two Giraffe OmniBeds for critically ill premature infants in our Special Care Nursery - this all-in-one bed provides a developmentally supportive family-centered critical care environment and reduces stress to the infant while increasing access for family and staff.
  • Funded the Mammography program at the Telfair Pavilion – provided mammography and diagnostic services for more than 550 uninsured and underinsured patients this year.
  • Provided funding for purchase of 3D Mammography equipment to help ensure more exact imaging for patients.
  • Provided funding for the First Steps Program which provides services to children and their families from birth to age three to promote healthy parenting and educating parents and families about post-partum depression. 

 

Wellness, Education and Community Outreach

  • Provided funding for St. Mary’s Community Center, an SJ/C outreach initiative striving to help people improve their quality of life through workforce development, children’s services and other services such as financial literacy, public benefit application assistance and professional counseling, to name a few.
  • Funded a Nurse Practitioner for the Good Samaritan Clinic, an SJ/C outreach initiative and a primary care clinic for the uninsured. The NP was also a faculty member of South University instructing students in the Nurse Practitioner Program, so she was able to bring two students along to learn and assist as well.
  • Provided funding to enhance the children’s area in the Outpatient Surgery Center at Candler Hospital. 
  • Provided program support and scholarships for children’s wellness programs:
    • Camp Adam Fisher – Weeklong overnight camp for children with diabetes, their brothers, sisters and friends ages 6 to 17. The mission is to offer all the experiences, lessons and benefits of summer camp to children with diabetes while teaching them how to live longer and healthier lives.
    • Kidsfit – Fitness classes offered twice per week for children ages 6 to 12 who are too young to go to the gym.
  • Awarded Candler Associates Scholarship to two nurses furthering their nursing education.
  • Provided funding for new exercise equipment in the Candler Wellness Center.
  • Provided funding for the purchase of a new daVinci Robotic Surgical System at Candler Hospital to help facilitate the increased number of robotic surgeries being performed at St. Joseph’s/Candler.
  • St. Joseph's Hospital Campus: 11705 Mercy Blvd., Savannah, GA 31419, (p) 912-819-4100
  • Candler Hospital Campus: 5353 Reynolds St., Savannah, GA 31405, (p) 912-819-6000
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