Mission: Support jennie edmundson memorial hospital and promote the healthcare needs of the residents of southwest iowa.
Programs: Jennie edmundson memorial hospital foundation provides support for the jennie edmundson memorial hospital's key hospital based services including the breast health center, cancer-related programs, the family resource center and charitable patient care. The family resource center provides free educational materials on the prevention of shaken baby syndrome to the community and surrounding southwest iowa communities as well as on request nationwide. The task force works to increase public awareness of the dangers of shaken baby syndrome. In 2014, the foundation provided $77,536 in support of this jennie edmundson hospital department. A significant portion of the fundraising campaign results are channeled to the charitable cancer fund which provides financial assistance to jennie edmundson hospital cancer center patients in their time of need. The fund has helped under-insured with co-pays and deductibles. In some instances where need has been demonstrated, the fund has provided financial assistance for treatment.
Jennie Edmundson Hospital has been a staple of our community for over 100 years, and Jennie Edmundson Hospital Foundation does a wonderful job supporting the hospital and our community. Proceeds from the annual Spirit of Courage fundraiser helps members of our community pay for cancer treatments, medications, and even transportation. The Foundation has helped hundreds of families in Council Bluffs, and I will continue to support their cause in the years to come.