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Causes: General Hospitals, Health

Mission: Emanuel medical center foundation was established in 1972. Charitable gifts to the foundation advance the programs and services of legacy emanuel hospital & health center with the goal of improving the health of the community and the region.

Programs: Emanuel medical center foundation was established in 1972. Charitable gifts to the foundation advance the programs and services of legacy emanuel medical center with the goal of improving the health of the community and the region. Legacy emanuel medical center provides acute and tertiary care to the city and the region. Founded in 1912 by the lutheran church, the hospital is recognized as a medical pacesetter and is well known for its trauma care, emergency care, and intensive care. The hospital is also the largest provider of hospital charity care in the region. Major programs include:* level 1 trauma center, the highest designation for emergency care * oregon burn center, one of only 135 such specialty care facilities in the country* high risk obstetrics intensive care* neurosurgery* injury prevention programsin fiscal year 2014, philanthropic contributions supported programs in four major areas:patient care $977,389 research $74,275 education and training $113,415 community benefit & other hospital programs $124,178 some of the specific projects funded in this year included: supported programs of the oregon burn center including burn survivor support, burn prevention and patient support. Supported the addition of a shower and restroom in the waiting room of the oregon burn center for families visiting loved ones who cannot afford hotel accommodations. Supported the traumanet education series, which provides education and training to providers in community hospitals throughout oregon. Supported participation in a multi-center study to compare traditional and restrictive blood transfusion thresholds in patients with large burns. Supported the construction of the terrace healing garden, legacy healths newest healing garden. Provided emergency medications and durable medical equipment to patients without insurance or other financial resources. Fulfilled specific, short-term needs of legacy clinic patients who have insufficient resources to meet a basic living need that directly impacts their health. Provided families, particularly low-income, with access to bicycle and multi-sport (skate) safety equipment and instruction on how to fit and use helmets effectively.

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