Mission: Promote improvement of major hospital (mhp) and the services provided. Provide financial assistance for the improvement of the health, safety, and general welfare of major hospital patients. Aid and promote education and scientific research in the advancement of knowledge relating to the discovery, prevention, and treatment of disease. Aid and promote the care and treatment of the sick, aged, and helpless patients of major hospital.
Programs: Patient assistance & charity care: the foundation granted $30,000 from the raymond e. Compton fund to the hospital to help offset charity care expense. The "you are not alone fund" was accessed in the amount of $12,522 to assist 23 cancer patients in need at benesse oncology center with day to day living expenses and certain medical expenses not covered by insurance. The prescription assistance program provided $3,939 in assistance to 50 patients as a bridge for patients who needed prescriptions but could not afford them when they left the hospital. This program makes sure that patients have their prescriptions while case managers work to find long term assistance, thus avoiding costly and preventable re-admissions. The patient and family support fund spent $3,710 on small healthcare related items that helped patients through recovery and/or reduced stress during their stay.
education: the foundation granted $5,000 to the hospital to fund the clinical relationship with iupuc. This relationship will help mhp reach its goal of 80 percent of mhp nurses having a bachelor of science in nursing (bsn) degree by 2020. Studies show that in hospitals with a greater number of nurses who hold a bsn, the quality of care increases. The grant will also provide doctoral nurses for research projects and higher level consulting at mhp. $732 was spent on project fever control, an education program for parents presenting in the emergency room with a febrile child. As a result of project fever control, parents learn how to control fever and when a visit to the emergency department for fever is warranted. The foundation gave $2,000 to the chin-sang/kidman fund at the blue river community foundation.
capital improvements: the foundation spent $3,858 to remodel the bee unique boutique at the benesse oncology center. These improvements allow a wider variety of inventory, including prosthetic bathing suits and prosthetic bras, and a more private dressing room as well as a more private wig fitting and styling area. $90 was spent on minor maintenance for the healing garden at benesse.
employee relief: the employee relief fund assisted five employees for a total of $2,724. Employees experiencing a verifiable financial crisis can apply to the fund. Applications are reviewed by an anonymous employee committee who serve as volunteers. The fund is financially supported by employees who wish to direct their contributions to the employee relief fund. The foundation received $375 from the jina lee meyer memorial fund at the blue river community foundation and spent the same amount on games and toys for the pediatric department, as per the instructions on the fund.