Making the season brighter
Care at St. Joseph’s is about considering each person as a whole – body, mind and spirit. And this Season of Celebration, we’re on a mission to ensure everyone in our community receives this compassionate care now and well into the future.
This year’s campaign kicks off with an exciting announcement of a matching gift. Thanks to a very generous anonymous donor, all gifts to Season of Celebration will be matched up to $200,000 until December 31, 2023.
“We’re so grateful to this donor family, who has made the health of our community a priority,” says Michelle Campbell, President & CEO, St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation. “Their matching gift will make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients and residents.”
Donations this year will support thousands of people receiving care across St. Joseph’s. Gifts will be directed to purchase and replace essential equipment and resources that assist in providing excellent care; increase comfort during the care experience, and keep people connected to loved ones and the community while they are in the hospital – whether for a short stay or as an inpatient or resident.
A long list of items will be funded through Season of Celebration including blanket warmers so that a patient’s body temperature can be maintained following procedures and cuddle beds, that are used to bring loved ones together during end-of-life care. Gifts made through the annual holiday campaign will also support televisions for waiting rooms so people can feel less anxious as they wait for their appointments and remain connected to the world around them, and slings for lifts to minimize the risk of injury during a patient transfer.
From November 15 to December 31, St. Joseph’s five sites will be shining pink lights as a special nod to the campaign.