NCH
Foundation

A Way to Say Thank You

By supporting NCH, you help provide compassionate care for the next cancer patient starting treatment, the senior making his first visit to the Emergency Department or a couple welcoming their new baby into the world. As an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) healthcare organization, we are grateful for your charitable gift.

COVID-19:
Join us in this charge

The health and safety of our patients and those who serve them is our highest priority. NCH and our caregivers are responding to this unprecedented pandemic with unwavering dedication. We need your support.

Your Generosity Matters

Each year, donors contribute to over 100 different programs and services. Some make an unrestricted gift to support our overall mission, while others support a particular program or project of interest to them. Here are some of the many ways you can direct your support.

The General Fund

Unrestricted gifts are invested in the General Fund, providing the organization with flexibility to use them wherever the need is greatest, from supporting core services to investing in innovative new programs.

Giving to a Specific Department

If you or a loved one is grateful for the care a specific department provided, consider making a gift in honor of that department as a special way to say thank you.

Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund
This fund helps us to the unprecedented needs associated with this pandemic as effectively as possible. Gifts to this fund will help in many ways including, personal protective equipment to ensure the safety of both patients and caregivers, hand sanitizers, wipes and other cleansers for use in the hospital and for our dedicated home health staff in the field who are continuing urgent patient care and therapy, increased technologies to enable caregivers to serve patients safely and remotely.

Nurse Navigators
Nurses support and coordinate care for breast, prostate, lung and gastrointestinal cancer patients. The program assists 3,400 patients annually.

Animal-Assisted Therapy Program
Supported exclusively by donations and hardworking volunteers, over 80 specially trained dog/handler teams comfort patients of all ages with over 11,000 friendly visits a year.

Gift-A-Mammogram
Community support makes it possible to “gift” the cost of diagnostic mammograms and follow-up procedures for over 100 neighbors in need annually.

Atherton Heart Failure Clinic
This clinic helps patients better manage their condition and enjoy a higher quality of life. This extra level of care is not reimbursed by insurance but with the help of our donors, many of these resources are provided at no cost.

Cancer Patient Assistance Fund
Struggling cancer patients can receive emergency grants to help cover basic living expenses so that they can focus on their treatment and recovery. Funded exclusively by donations, dozens of patients are helped annually, totaling over $35,000 in assistance.

Mobile Dental Clinic
In partnership with four townships, several foundations and community supporters, the clinic provides over $795,000 in care through over 2,400 patient visits in our community.

Community Nursing
Our community nurse cares for low-income residents in the region. She assesses patients’ needs, provides referrals and offers preventive health education to more than 1,000 residents per year.

Employee Emergency Relief Fund
Caring for Our Own, our employee emergency relief fund, is a program created to assist NCH employees in times of crisis when all other resources for assistance have been exhausted.

Nursing Education and Scholarship Programs
Scholarship programs help nurses seeking advanced degrees, specialty certifications, professional development and new skills to advance patient care.

Nursing Research Fellowship
Research fellowships provide nurse researchers with the time, mentoring and resources to investigate and improve patient care.

Patient Care

Nurse Navigators

Nurses support and coordinate care for breast, prostate, lung and gastrointestinal cancer patients. The program assists 3,400 patients annually.

Animal-Assisted Therapy Program

Supported exclusively by donations and hardworking volunteers, over 80 specially trained dog/handler teams comfort patients of all ages with over 11,000 friendly visits a year.

Gift-A-Mammogram

Community support makes it possible to “gift” the cost of diagnostic mammograms and follow-up procedures for over 100 neighbors in need annually.

Atherton Heart Failure Clinic

This clinic helps patients better manage their condition and enjoy a higher quality of life. This extra level of care is not reimbursed by insurance but with the help of our donors, many of these resources are provided at no cost.

Cancer Patient Assistance Fund

Struggling cancer patients can receive emergency grants to help cover basic living expenses so that they can focus on their treatment and recovery. Funded exclusively by donations, dozens of patients are helped annually, totaling over $35,000 in assistance.

Community Outreach

Mobile Dental Clinic

In partnership with four townships, several foundations and community supporters, the clinic provides over $795,000 in care through over 2,400 patient visits in our community.

Community Nursing

Our community nurse cares for low-income residents in the region. She assesses patients’ needs, provides referrals and offers preventive health education to more than 1,000 residents per year.

Training, Education and Research

Nursing Education and Scholarship Programs

Scholarship programs help nurses seeking advanced degrees, specialty certifications, professional development and new skills to advance patient care.

Nursing Research Fellowship

Research fellowships provide nurse researchers with the time, mentoring and resources to investigate and improve patient care.

Donate

By making a charitable donation to the NCH Foundation, you help provide compassionate care for the next cancer patient starting treatment, the senior making his first visit to the Emergency Department or a couple welcoming their new baby into the world.

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