New Beginnings Made possible by your giving 2015 GIVING REPORT
THANKS TO YOU... GRAND OPENING: Dear Friends: CARL N. PLATOU Thanks to you, 2015 was a year of new EMERGENCY CENTER beginnings at Fairview Health Services. This past summer, the Carl N. Platou Emergency Center Because of you, we drove a healthier future at Fairview Southdale Hospital opened its doors for the for those seeking emergency care with the first time. The expansion—made possible by donors grand opening of our state-of-the-art facility, like you—more than quadrupled the square footage the Carl N. Platou Emergency Center and of the emergency department and improved access to Popp Chronic Care Center & Observation emergency care. Unit at Fairview Southdale Hospital. Thanks to you, when emergencies strike, we are now As a result of your generosity, we expanded more prepared than ever to serve any patient in the level of specialty care available at need—patients like Rosanna Rizzi. Rosanna recently Fairview Ridges Hospital to meet the growing experienced the ultimate in travel nightmares: Aboard health needs of the south metro community. an international flight, she lost her ability to speak or move—she was having a stroke. Because of your giving, we renovated the spaces where new beginnings are most Her plane made an emergency landing, and she was prevalent for our patients and their families— brought to our new Carl N. Platou Emergency Center. our Birthplaces. Working together—in a facility and with protocols These are just a few of the fresh starts you designed to increase the speed with which patients made possible. From the first steps of a are evaluated and treated—we delivered timely and stroke patient to the first words of a child life-saving care to the 83-year-old, ensuring that she not with speech delays, we are here for our only survived, with no debilitating side effects, but also patients and our communities, offering went on to thrive. the newest technologies and the most 4X compassionate care. And we are able to do so because of you—thank you. AS MUCH SPACE TO MEET PATIENT NEEDS I am so grateful for supporters like you who make our important work possible. As I look back at all we have accomplished together in the past year, I know that with you by our side, bold advances are possible for the future. In gratitude, Janet Stacey, MBA President Fairview Foundation Rosanna Rizzi, grateful patient of the Carl N. Platou Emergency Center at Fairview Southdale Hospital
DRIVING A HEALTHIER FUTURE Generous donations from individuals like you allow us to provide support to programs that increase quality, improve patient experience and lower the cost of care. From improving cancer patient comfort to incorporating music therapy into hospital stays, many of Fairview’s programs and services received a boost last year thanks to Fairview Foundation’s Greatest Need Fund. To ensure Greatest Need Fund dollars are put to the best use, Fairview Foundation’s Board of Directors approves quarterly projects—each designed to drive a healthier future for those we serve—for funding. For example, the Infusion Therapy department at Fairview Northland Medical Center now offers patients more comfort in the form of heated, reclining infusion chairs, purchased through the Greatest Need Fund. Neota Minks, patient, pictured with her daughter, For patients like Neota Minks, a warm chair can make all the Karmen Roth, a retail pharmacy technician at difference in her care: “The infusions make you feel cold sometimes. Fairview Northland These new heated chairs are a godsend,” says Neota. OFFERING MORE HEALING OPPORTUNITIES Thanks to you, caregivers on the Fairview Home Care and Hospice team now have some additional resources in their tool box as they help patients cope with anxiety, nausea and pain. Since 2013, the Home Care and Hospice team has been expanding their use of integrative healing therapy tools like aromatherapy, acupressure, healing touch and Reiki. Their work is funded in part by generous donors like you. “We would not be doing what we are doing today if it wasn’t for philanthropic dollars. Because of the funding from Fairview Foundation we are better supporting patients at extremely difficult times in their life,” explains Sandra McGurran, care management and integrative healing therapies coordinator. “Through the use of compassion, aromatherapy and other integrative healing therapies, we are able to offer our patients symptom support and decrease anxiety, nausea and pain.” Sandra McGurran (right), care management and integrative healing 95% DECREASE IN therapies coordinator, with Home Care patient, Eddy Cohen PATIENT ANXIETY WITH AROMATHERAPY
OFFERING A LIFELINE OF HOPE Offering grief support groups and a weekend bereavement camp for children ages 4 to 18 following the death of a loved one, Fairview’s Youth Grief Services provides a lifeline of hope for kids and adults as they cope with devastating loss. In 2015, more than 200 children, teens and parents received grief support education through Youth Grief Services. And, thanks to the generosity of our donors, Fairview’s 2015 Camp Erin®-Twin Cities was able to welcome more than 75 children for a weekend of campfires, swimming and healing. “The common thread uniting our campers is the loss of someone special,” says Jenny Simmonds, program director. “The generosity of our donors makes this Tom and Jeanne Mork, Fairview Foundation experience possible for them.” donors, give to help meet the changing health needs of their community 200+ CHILDREN SERVED BY A GIFT TO GIVE BACK Caring for others in their community comes naturally to Tom and Jeanne Mork. Together, YOUTH GRIEF SERVICES the couple has served Fairview Health Services IN 2015 ALONE for more than a decade. “Giving back is very important to our family, and heath care in particular interests us,” explains Jeanne. It was this interest that resulted in Tom’s 12-year service as a member of the Fairview Ridges Hospital Board, nine years of which he served as Board Chair. Simultaneously, Jeanne participated in the hospital’s Auxiliary, leading the group before becoming a Fairview Foundation board member. Most recently, the couple helped to advance the Fairview Ridges Hospital Specialty Campaign, with Tom serving on the campaign committee and their family making a generous gift to the campaign fund. “With the baby boomer generation coming up in age, we know that folks are going to need more specialized care in the future,” explains Jeanne. “The opportunity T.J. Langhorst was among young participants who benefited to jump in and help meet that challenge for the from 2015 Camp Erin®-Twin Cities south metro community excited and energized us both!”
YOU IMPROVE HEALTH: YOUR GIFTS IN ACTION Thanks to your generosity, Fairview Foundation distributed more than $3.6 million in 2015. Here’s a look at how your generosity and commitment helped us save lives, change lives and improve the health of our communities last year. 2% 2015 fund distribution 10% $2,234,372 Patient care and services $1,001,186 Capital needs and medical breakthroughs 27% 61% $368,603 Education and provider support $84,731 Caring for the health of our communities 2015 donations by source 4% 11% Individuals $1,907,761 Corporations $1,627,913 11% Government $546,190 40% Foundations $510,996 $4,766,695 Organizations $173,836 TOTAL $4,766,696 34% OUR VISION Fairview is driving a healthier future. OUR MISSION Fairview is driven to heal, discover and educate for longer, healthier lives.
MINI CLINIC 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY FAIRVIEW FOUNDATION Fairview’s commitment to our community extends far beyond the BOARD OF DIRECTORS walls of our hospitals and clinics. Through outreach and education, James Halverson, Chair we help families and individuals live safer and healthier lives while David Royal, Vice Chair striving to prevent common underlying causes of illness and injury. Amy Drury Lago, Secretary One way we do this is through Fairview’s Minnesota Immunization James Walline, Treasurer Networking Initiative (MINI). Each year, MINI brings free flu shots Stephen Battista, MD, FACC to community locations, such as churches and community centers, Tom Brust to serve those who might not otherwise have access. Since the program Peter DeMaris began in 2006, MINI has hosted more than 880 community-based Lou Gomez clinics and administered more than 64,000 free flu vaccinations. Nancy Kolb Jeanne Mork Teri Popp 8,754 Kristine Rauenhorst Peter Schulte Lowell Stortz Carin Thomas FREE FLU VACCINATIONS IN 2015 Bernie Wagnild, Emeritus Board Chair TOGETHER, WE’RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE! Your generosity is joined by more than 3,600 employees who made a gift through our 2015 Employee Giving Campaign. Each year, our employees raise more than $1 million for Fairview, Ebenezer and United Way. As part of the 2015 campaign more than $52,000 was raised for our spotlight fund, Pediatric Rehabilitation, to help children in rehabilitation services reach their full potential. Those gifts are already making a lasting impact on the most pressing need of 2016: more rehab patient treatment space. Construction is underway at our outpatient clinics in Edina and Maple Grove, increasing our total space by more than 4,000 square feet. To see our donor honor roll and to learn more about how you are driving a healthier future for the patients and communities we serve, visit Skyler Gunderson, fairview.org/giving Fairview Pediatric Rehabilitation Services patient ©2016 Fairview Health Services. Mktg 193405. 5.16.