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Causes: Community Health Systems, Health

Mission: Meridian park medical foundation's mission is to advance the patient care, education and technology in medical science at legacy meridian park hospital. The foundation encourages charitable giving from the community and provides faithful stewardship of the community's philanthropy.

Programs: Charitable gifts to meridian park medical foundation support the programs and services of legacy meridian park medical center, many of which are not supported by traditional means of reimbursement. Legacy meridian park medical center, which opened in 1973, has continually expanded to meet the needs of the fast-growing southern metropolitan area. Legacy meridian park provides medical care to the oregon communities of tualatin, tigard, west linn, sherwood, wilsonville, and others. The hospitals comprehensive services include:* breast health center* cancer services* diabetes services* heart services* pediatric rehabilitation* stroke program* total joint center* womens servicesin fiscal year 2014, philanthropic contributions supported programs in four major areas:patient care $1,504,184 education and training $26,701 community benefit & other hospital programs $26,647 some of the specific projects funded in this year were as follows: supported the development and construction of a specialized chest pain center. Supported the remodel of the cardiac rehabilitation center, including a new kitchen, treadmills and other environmental enhancements. Purchased new furniture, including sofa sleepers for the family birth center and chairs for the emergency department to make patients and visitors more comfortable. Purchased a surgical bariatric operating table to enhance patient care and safety for pregnant women. Supported nutrition counseling for cancer patients who do not have insurance coverage or financial resources to pay for this essential service. Provided essential, physician-directed, short-term emergency medications to patient without prescription drug coverage or sufficient financial resources. Provided patient education scholarships to increase knowledge and self-management skills to people affected by diabetes who lack the financial resources to access these critical services on their own. Supported the care and maintenance of a healing garden. Provided walkers, crutches and other rehab equipment for patients who have no other source of funding to obtain these items.

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