Emanuel Medical Center Foundation Awards Funds

The Emanuel Medical Center Foundation board of trustees recently approved 42 projects, totaling $692,821, in support of programs and services at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Donations from patients, their families, Legacy Health employees and the broader community made funding these projects possible.

Among the programs receiving funds is the Trauma Nurses Talk Tough Helmet Program, which will provide over 6,000 bicycle helmets to families, along with instructions on how to fit and use the helmets effectively. More than 300 volunteers will also be trained to instruct community members on how to properly fit a helmet to prevent a head injury.

Other programs receiving funding include the Burn Summer Camp for children, teens and young adults coping with burn and wound scars; compassionate prescriptions for patients who cannot afford the medication required to be discharged from the hospital and charity care for patients who need to continue their treatment regimen at a skilled nursing facility, adult foster home or other safe environment.

“As a board, the health of our community is important to us. We are committed to providing the necessary resources that will make a difference in the lives of Legacy Emanuel’s patients and their families,” said Edgar McCall, chair of the Emanuel Medical Center Foundation board of trustees.

The Foundation advocates and raises funds for Legacy Emanuel, part of Legacy Health – the largest nonprofit, locally-owned health care provider in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

To learn more about supporting any of Legacy Health’s hospitals or programs, call the Legacy Health Office of Philanthropy at 503-415-4700 or visit www.legacyhealth.org.

By Vicki Guinn