The Foundation for Marshall Medical Centers makes a special effort each November to give thanks to its donors. One way is by hosting “Give Thanks” lunches at each MMC location. Over the course of the three days’ events, over 100 Marshall Medical employees will help write more than 500 thank you notes to the Foundation’s donors from 2014. “It’s a great way to connect our employees to what the community is doing to support us and gives our donors a chance to see what an impact their gifts really have!” explained Foundation Director Andrea Oliver. “We couldn’t do what we do without the individuals, businesses and community organizations that support us financially and advocate for Marshall Medical Centers throughout the year.”
One way the donors’ gifts were used was to purchase new furniture for the Marshall North and South Intensive Care Units (ICU). Ruth Bischoff, Chief Nursing Officer of Marshall South, said, “The new furniture in the ICU lobby has increased comfortable seating options available for family members and visitors who are providing support to our ICU patients. We continue to receive positive feedback from the visitors and thank the Foundation for the generous gift.”
Oliver summed up the emphasis of giving thanks to the Foundation donors by saying, “November is a time to remember what we are thankful for, and we are thankful for YOU. Because of your contributions lives are saved and people are healed.”
Since 2007, The Foundation for Marshall Medical Centers has supported the work of the Marshall Health System by building relationships in the community that inspire the commitment and generosity of its citizens.
Over the past near decade, The Foundation has been responsible for putting millions of philanthropic dollars to work through the Marshall Health System. As every health system faces ever-increasing financial challenges from reimbursement, regulatory, and policy changes, The Foundation’s work becomes more critical. Every dollar donated provides revenue for improvements which makes philanthropy a critical factor in the system’s ability to realize its vision: to provide world-class healthcare with a personal touch.
Contributions of any amount are gratefully accepted and may be unrestricted gifts or designated for a specific purpose. Contributions to The Foundation are tax-deductible with 100% of every gift benefitting Marshall Medical Centers and our community. For more information, visit The Foundation at Marshall Medical Centers.