Cath Lab Renovation Campaign
Blount Memorial Foundation is raising funds to assist Blount Memorial Hospital with the renovation of the CATH Lab. The project cost is $1.5 million. The Foundation was charged with raising $500,000 of that total.
For patients who present to Blount Memorial Hospital with a heart attack, called a STEMI (ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction), having a state-of-the-art CATH Lab nearby is a lifesaving catalyst when every minute counts. “Time is muscle,” according to Dr. Jane Souther, Blount Memorial Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer and cardiologist.
The 23% rise in cardiac cases last year is projected to only increase post-pandemic, as the risks of dying from heart disease (4.3%) and stroke (6.4%) increase. BMH’s STEMI team consistently treats patients 20 minutes faster than the national average
Cancer Center Patient Resource Fund
Cancer Center Patient Resource Fund – This important program provides transportation to chemotherapy or radiation therapy sessions and essential expenses for eligible patients. To see more about how this fund helped patients in the past, click here.
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Garden of Life
Individuals can memorialize or honor a person or organization by funding an engraved brick, a tree and marker, or a dedicated bench in our peaceful oasis, the Garden of Life. Proceeds from the bricks benefit the Family Birthing Center.
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Healthy Heart Fund
Funds for this program improve cardiovascular health of eligible patients by providing scales for home use; financial assistance for essential medications and/or scholarships for Medical Fitness Center. An eligible patient recovering from surgery or cardiac symptoms may qualify for a fitness program designed to build a healthier heart through supervised exercise directed by specialized cardiac rehabilitation staff. To find out how this fund assisted patients in the past, click here.
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Palliative Care and Hospice Mercy Fund
Contributions to this fund provides patients and families who need assistance, but have limited financial resources for needed medical equipment. Your gift also helps provide informational materials as well as the NODA (No One Dies Alone) program for patients who do not have family members to comfort them.
Supports the general Foundation or specially designated activities to benefit patients in need and the general wellness of our community. This funding is not used for Foundation overhead or personnel costs. This fund is used to assist with Home Health Equipment, clothing for patients, prescription assistance, and other requested assistance. This fund also provides equipment needed to improve patient outcomes and comfort.
Grateful Patient: HEROES (Honoring Employees by Recognizing Outstanding and Extraordinary Service)
Special recognition given by grateful patients and their families for the outstanding and extraordinary service by one of our employees. HEROES are recognized by the hospital management team during a special presentation.
Building Blocks Fund
Supports our youngest patients and our Pediatric Rehabilitation program. This funding is used to assist with Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy for patients from birth to 21 years of age. In 2022, the Foundation raised and distributed $62,053.48 to support Pediatric Rehabilitation.
A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a centralized charitable account. It allows charitably inclined individuals, families, and businesses to make tax-deductible charitable donations of cash, publicly-traded stock, and, in some cases, certain illiquid assets, to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program. Blount Memorial is a member of Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, and several others.
There are many ways to support Blount Memorial Foundation. With a little planning, you can continue your legacy by including a gift to the Blount Memorial Foundation in your overall estate or financial plans that not only helps advance the Foundation and enrich the health of our patients and our community, but that also provides you with tax benefits in return. We will work with you to find a charitable plan that allows you to provide for your family and support Blount Memorial Foundation at the same time. Please consult with your personal tax advisor regarding the deductibility of your gift.
|Blount Memorial Foundation is now set up to receive Kroger Community Rewards? Simply visit www.Kroger.com, login to your account, click on “my account”, choose Community Rewards, and connect your Rewards card to “Blount Memorial Foundation for Medical Care, Inc” or search by the number “KE831”.||When you drop off items to donate, be sure to mention Blount Memorial Foundation as your charity. When you do the Foundation receives gift cards to be used for purchases at the store, bikes coupons to be used during the holidays, and “Coats for the Cold” coupons to use during the winter months.|