GREAT PLAINS IS GRATEFUL TO ALL OUR DONORS
Our donors make a major impact on The Great Plains Healthcare Foundation programs they support. Whether they support a specific program or simply support the Great Plains Regional Medical Center mission, the result is clear — lives are changed, and the health of our community is vastly improved.
Listed below are our most recent contributions to patient care. Please contact the Foundation if you are interested in making a contribution to a specific area.
Elliptical machine for Behavior Health Services
Treadmill for Cardiac Rehabilitation Services
Infant bereavement counseling training for staff
Patient lifts for Callahan Cancer Center
First aid training for student managers and coaches
Cardio check machine for cardiac screenings
Lift chair for hospice patients
Over $130,000 was raised at the 2011 Gala; Casino Royale. Funds were used to purchase new electroencephalogram video (EEG) equipment, additional computer monitoring equipment/software for sleep studies, and Telemedicine equipment for acute stroke treatment.
Great Plains Heart & Vascular Center
Funds raised at our 2010 Gala supported the purchase of the Volcano Imaging System. The system is used in diagnosing and treatment planning for vascular blockages.
Two Staxi Wheelchairs were purchased for patient use. These special chairs are new, modern, offer a smoother ride and are easier for volunteers and caregivers to push.
Callahan Cancer Center
A laryngoscope was purchased to help oncologists diagnose damage in radiation therapy patients. Early detection of damage helps prevent additional damage to the vocal cords and helps in maintaining the ability to eat normally. Construction is currently underway for an additional patient examination room and offices to aid in patient treatment planning.
Visual Food Models for diabetes patient education
Televisions for Dialysis Treatment Rooms
Heart Models for patient education
Digital Scales for Congestive Heart Patients
Patients in Need
Medication assistance, diabetes supplies and gas cards for transportation assistance.
Patient Resource Center
English/Spanish medical reference books were purchased, including an anatomical chart, a medical dictionary, and a Merck Manual.
Footsteps Grief Camp
The 2012 Footsteps Grief Camp was held Saturday July 21st at McDonald Elementary School. This was the fifth year for this day-long camp which began to help children and families work through the grief they experience when they lose someone they love.
Hospice Volunteer Training