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:
First Floor Renovation Project
Methodist Fremont Health provides incredible care to thousands of patients and their families. The kindness and compassion that occurs throughout the hospital is unmatched. What was missing was a lobby that conveys The Meaning of Care. In 2022, the Fremont Health Foundation made that possible with a $1.2 million renovation of the hospital lobby and surrounding areas. While various areas of the hospital had been updated in recent years, the lobby, surgery waiting area and medical staff lounge were among the last locations to receive some TLC. Click Here to read more about this project.
Thanks to a group of donors and the Fremont Health Foundation, Dunklau Gardens residents now have access to the Dunklau Den – a large room that is part Movie Theater, part game room and part gathering space. After discussions that included input from residents, staff and donors, the game room became a reality in 2022. The Dunklau Den includes a shuffleboard table that’s wheelchair accessible, a magnetic dart board, a game table and a theater system complete with big screen viewing and theater seating. Click Here to read more about this project.
Behavioral Health Recreational Room
In 2020, the Fremont Health Foundation provided dollars to create a new Recreational Room on the inpatient Behavioral Health Unit at Methodist Fremont Health. This new space will improve overall health, teach coping skills and manage behaviors by providing structured indoor and outdoor exercise opportunities. New exercise and recreational equipment will help lower anxiety, build relationships, teach skills and improve mood. Click Here to read more about this project.
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. Click Here to read more about this project.
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.
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.