Dignity Health Foundation East Valley

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Features

Message from Our President

Record Year at the 12th Annual George Rozsa Golf Classic

Beacon Lighting to Kick Off Community Campaign

Time is Running Out! Challenge Grant from the Anderson Family

Spring 2014 Grants Awarded

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About Dignity Health Foundation East Valley
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May 2014

Features

Message from Aaron A. Peace - President, Dignity Health Foundation – East Valley

Wow! Our hospitals have been so busy converting to electronic health records and launching Provisional Level I Trauma services at Chandler Regional. Our philanthropy team has been busy keeping up with and supporting the growth. We have begun fundraising specifically for service lines, such as Orthopedics, Cardiovascular, Trauma and Emergency Services. This has expanded the number of tremendous volunteers we have on our board, putting on events, and now fundraising for service lines.

Another group of volunteers, our Women's Philanthropy Circle, is coming together with strong community leadership, including representation from ASU and PayPal. We continue to seek interested members from the community who want to make a difference in the healthcare services in the Southeast Valley. Interested women can contact bridget.doherty@dignityhealth.org.

I can't thank everyone enough for volunteering their time to fundraise for much-needed equipment, education and, of course, our capital projects such as the new Tower C, scheduled to open in August. Be sure to join us for our Beacon Lighting ceremony at sunset, approximately 7:45 p.m., on Tuesday, May 27. This ceremony will kick off our final community effort to raise the $5 million needed to support the expansion. Thanks to Dr. Gary Nagamoto and Tom Marreel for leading these monumental efforts. With only $400,000 left, I know we will reach our goal.

If you would like to help in the expansion efforts, or if you want to make a gift specifically to buying much-needed equipment for Trauma Services, now is the time. Until May 31, your contribution will be matched by the Anderson Family Foundation! Please donate online now.

All my best,

Aaron A. Peace

P.S. Be sure to save Friday, October 10 for our annual gala event!

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Record Year at the 12th Annual George Rozsa Golf Classic!

Ensuring emergency and trauma services are there for you when you need them - what a great reason to golf!

What an Amazing Day!

Ocotillo Golf Resort and Troon Golf and an incredible group of volunteers again hosted the 12th Annual George Rozsa tournament benefiting Dignity Health's Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers. It was a record-breaking year with more than $160,000 raised to support the expansion of trauma and emergency services at our medical centers and urgent care centers. A salute was given to George Rozsa, the original volunteer who proved that one person truly can make a difference and impact healthcare in the Southeast Valley.

Golfers had a great time with a NIKE player shop and lunch on a gorgeous April day in the Valley of the Sun. It was a morning shotgun with a wonderful afternoon reception hosted by the Dignity Health East Valley Volunteer organization, plus lots of prizes and tee gifts. The volunteer committee was led by Dr. Paul McHale from Premier Emergency Medical Specialists who again generously sponsored the tournament.

The Dignity Health Foundation - East Valley would like to thank the stars of the event, our new and returning major sponsors, who gave more than $5,000 each. We couldn't have done it without you Premier Emergency Medical Specialists, Dignity Health Volunteers – East Valley, Barrow Neurological Associates, Spectrum Retirement Community, Pioneer Hospitalist Group, the Medical Staff, the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Arizona Cardinals, AlphaGraphics of Chandler and Gilbert, plus Ocotillo Golf Resort and Troon Golf.

Incredible hole-in-one prize packages were offered by: San Tan Ford, Peggy Bauer, Realtor with Cactus Mountain Properties, KC's Home Health, and Chandler Harley Davidson. Premier Community Management again sponsored the beverage cart.

Thanks to everyone who golfed or volunteered to bring more quality healthcare to our community!

From top left: 1. Our volunteers support golf and so much more at our hospitals! 2. Baughmans and Marreels, former and current Community Board Members and the first place team! 3. Native Air helicopter lands at the Ocotillo Golf Resort to kick off the tournament. (photo credit: Black Dog Photography) 4. Aaron Peace, Dr. Paul McHale and Tim Bricker celebrate a successful event. 5. Shout out to hole-in-one sponsors Chandler Harley Davidson and KC's Home Health Care. (Photo credit: D2 Photography, unless otherwise noted)

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Beacon Lighting to Kick Off Community Campaign

Join us for a fun celebration to light the beacon on Chandler Regional Medical Center's new tower. Hospital employees, neighbors and our very important donors will be on hand to celebrate the lighting of the beacon and to kick off the community fundraising campaign that will raise the last bit of financial support necessary to fund the hospital's expansion. The family event will feature live music, Frost Gelato, and glow sticks for everyone!

We hope you will join us and celebrate this highly anticipated event!

When: Tuesday, May 27 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Chandler Regional, follow the lights to the east side of the new tower (1955 E. Frye Rd. in Chandler)

Every dollar counts! We are only $400,000 away from reaching our $5 million goal, so please consider supporting the Tower C expansion with a donation today!

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Time is Running Out! Challenge Grant from the Anderson Family

Earlier this spring, at a Presidents' Reception honoring donors, Foundation President Aaron Peace and Board Chair Joan Krueger presented Joe Anderson with the Philanthropist of the Year honor. True to form, Joe surprised everyone there when he graciously thanked the Board and the hospital, then making a $100,000 challenge grant to inspire the community to donate funds marked specifically to buy equipment needed to support the provisional Level I Trauma designation recently received by Chandler Regional.

Time is almost up to take him up on his offer! Please consider supporting this increased level of care at Chandler Regional by giving at any level before May 31 to help the hospital reach this match. And, as always, we offer a heartfelt thanks to Joe and his family.

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Dignity Health Foundation East Valley Spring 2014 Grants Awarded

Twice each year the Dignity Health Foundation East Valley finance committee and board review requests from both Mercy Gilbert and Chandler Regional Medical Centers to fund capital, program, outreach services and educational needs they would not be able to purchase without the generous support of the community. These requests undergo rigorous review and approvals. The Spring 2014 requests and the amounts funded include some unique items that would not otherwise be available to patients or to their caregivers, such as:

  • Cancer Patient and Family Assistance Baskets $2,500
  • CancerHelp Institute's Patient Education Software $3,000
  • Nursing Continuing Medical Education $12,000
  • Continued Education for Palliative Care Staff $10,000
  • Urgently needed IV Pumps $47,000
  • Palliative Care Lounge for Families (in the new Tower C) $85,000
  • X-ray Units and Steam Sterilizers in the Trauma area $350,000
  • Cell Phone Charging Stations for Patients/Families in the Emergency Room $4,100
  • Stroke Department Patient Chimes Choir supplies $3,500
  • Blanket Warmers for Patient Comfort in the Cardiac Care area $4,800
  • Schwartz Rounds Program fees to care for the caregiver in need $3,900
  • Trauma Research program initiation $50,000
  • Labor and Delivery Fetal Telemetry Monitoring to enhancing birthing experience $23,000
  • Labor and Delivery Tubs to enhance birthing experience $9,200
  • Portable ultrasound to bring to the patient $35,400
  • Upgrade to the sleep study equipment in the Sleep Center $70,000

The Foundation also proudly supported the opening of Trauma Services at Chandler Regional Medical Center with a $1.1 million grant for equipment, supplies and training to allow this much-needed service to open in the Southeast Valley.

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Connect With Us

Dignity Health Foundation East Valley now has more ways than ever for you to get information about all that is happening – from Foundation and hospital news, to special events, fundraising campaigns and more.

Our website is continually changing and expanding. Check back often and to stay up-to-date on the latest news, events and other information from the Foundation. Learn about groups and individuals who support the Foundation and how you can help.
SupportDignityHealthEastValley.org

We're happy to speak to you in person or via phone or email to answer your questions. Call us at 480.728.3931 or send us an email at EastValleyFoundation@DignityHealth.org.

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About Dignity Health Foundation

East Valley

Mission

To support Dignity Health facilities and healthcare programs in the Southeast Valley through philanthropy.

The Foundation provides financial support for capital projects, equipment, programs and services for children, women, and senior citizens, and the care of uninsured or under-insured families at the hospital. The generosity of the communities we serve helps ensure excellence in patient care, medical education, and research.

Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, and the community outreach programs managed by Dignity Health in the East Valley are committed to furthering healing by delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health services; serving and advocating for the poor and disenfranchised; and partnering with others in the community to improve quality of life.

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