Projects & Initiatives
The Fremont Health Foundation helps support projects and initiatives that bring new technologies, expanding and enhancing facilities, as well as programs and services that advance patient care. These are opportunities to make a transformational impact for Methodist Fremont Health to help ensure the very best health care in Fremont.
Some of the recent projects and initiatives we have supported include:
Solely funded through philanthropic support, Methodist Fremont Health and Midland University dedicated a new simulation laboratory in 2018. The simulation lab features five state-of-the-art mannequins that allow staff and students the opportunity to practice a variety of procedures on the life-like dummies that breathe, talk, bleed, and even give birth like real human beings. This truly life-like, point-of-care learning experience will help staff and students develop skills essential to actively and accurately care for patients; not only clinical and therapeutic techniques, but also communication, problem solving, and critical thinking on their feet, all in a risk-free environment.
Building a Healthy Future Project
As one of the most significant transformations in our hospital and nursing home’s history, the Foundation raised over $3M in support of enhancing areas of the project such as; long term care, a new chapel, family rooms and waiting areas, courtyard and healing garden, 2 new hospice suites, and the overall healing environment.
HUGS Infant Protection System
Through the generous support of our donors, the Foundation contributed $78,000 in support of this state-of-the-art system that delivers an unmatched level of security against infant abduction and mother/infant mismatches.
Electronic Intensive Care Unit (eICU)
Over $38,000 was raised in support of bringing this enhanced level of critical care to Methodist Fremont Health. This technology enhances collaboration with doctors and nurses providing additional early warning and intervention for patients in our critical care unit.
The Fremont Health Foundation led the effort to bring designated suites to our long term care facility to provide additional comfort to patients and their families. Through the efforts of generous donors in our community, over $101,000 was raised to construct the first 2 suites in 2012. In 2016, it was generous donors again that helped to add 2 additional suites with the Building a Health Future Campaign.
Medication Assistance Program
In collaboration with Methodist Fremont Health’s Pharmacy, the Foundation worked to raise support of over $40,000 to expand our Medication Assistance Program to reach more patients across our community. An important program needed in our community, it today helps over 150 patients each year and is annually supported through the Foundation.
Cancer Resource Center
Offering a dedicated space to provide patients, families and the community with information to enhance their understanding of screening, diagnosis, disease processes, treatment options and recovery is a priority for our organization and community. Through generous donors, the Foundation contributed $13,900 to renovate and enhance this space.
Nursing Home Dining Room
A space that serves as both a dining room and primary activity space for our residents, the Foundation contributed $100,000 for a renovation to this essential area. The Dining Room is named the Andersen Room after a generous gift from the family of Alice M. Andersen in her memory.