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extraordinary support It is hard to believe that we are nearing the completion of the first phase of the Extraordinary Visions project. The new tower will open this spring and we are extremely grateful to the more than 1,200 individuals and businesses who have helped make this possible. The support from our communities has been nothing short of remarkable. In July we celebrated the successful completion of the Extraordinary Visions Campaign and shared the news that we had exceeded our $6 million goal. Of course the building project is just one piece of what private support makes possible at Mary Greeley Medical Center. Through the pages that follow, you will learn more about programs and services supported by donations, and most
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importantly about the impact on our patients, visitors and staff. We are proud to offer support for scholarships, continuing education for physicians and staff, new equipment and technologies, and so much more. For those who so generously supported the Foundation in the past year, we offer a sincere thank you. Melissa McGarry Director External Relations
Jolene Randall Board President MGMC Foundation
SUPPORT Thank you to every individual, business and organization that supported Mary Greeley Medical Center and the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation last year. Donors who contributed $100 or more between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013 are recognized on our website: www.mgmc.org/foundation. Every gift, regardless of size, is both important and appreciated.
“We look forward to partnering with our supporters to impact the health and wellness of our communities for many years to come.”
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a fitting memorial
Newborn Pippa Herrick (above) of Jewell benefits from a specialized blanket for babies with jaundice.
“Our family is touched that her memory lives on in such a fitting way. We are incredibly happy that our mother will continue to hold babies.”
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For years, Jo Anne Owen volunteered her time to knit hats for newborn babies at Mary Greeley Medical Center. She loved her volunteer role so much that she often joked with her family that her dream job “would be rocking the newborn babies” on the Birthways unit. When Jo Anne passed away, her family decided to direct her memorial gifts to the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation, hoping that the funds could benefit newborn babies. Fittingly, the Birthways unit was in need of a specialized blanket that helps newborns recover from jaundice using light therapy. The blanket, which bathes the baby with light from both above and below, helps babies heal more quickly allowing them to go home sooner. The baby can also be swaddled in the blanket so the parents can hold the child during treatment. “She loved holding babies so this blanket is a wonderful memorial to our mother,” says Jo Anne’s son, Bill Owen. “Our younger brother was jaundiced so there is an additional connection there and this means a lot to us.”
SUPPORT • The Foundation supports the Birthways unit in many ways, including the Baby Friendly initiative that encourages breastfeeding and mother/ baby bonding.
• Funding from Variety—The Children’s Charity makes it possible for each newborn to receive a sleep sack as part of a SIDS prevention program.
“Our family is touched that her memory lives on in such a fitting way. We are incredibly happy that our mother will continue to hold babies.”
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navigating with compassion
Angela Long, RN, BSN, CBPN-C, (left) is the William R. Bliss Cancer Center Nurse Navigator. Wilma Evans (right) benefited from the service.
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Wilma Evans was floored when she was diagnosed with breast cancer last March. As she began chemotherapy at the William R. Bliss Cancer Center she was scared and uncertain of the road ahead. Then she learned about Cancer Care Navigation, a free service through the Cancer Resource Center supported by the Foundation. Cancer Care Navigators assist patients, caregivers and families “navigate” the cancer journey from diagnosis through survivorship. “When you’re hit with the news that you have cancer, you panic and don’t know what to do,” Wilma says. “The Nurse Navigator was helpful in providing information, and offering support and someone to talk to through the process.” Angela Long, RN, BSN, CBPN-C is the Nurse Navigator and feels fortunate that she can provide this service. “Cancer is a very complex disease to navigate on your own. We are happy that we can be there to help patients overcome obstacles and continue to live active lives throughout diagnosis, treatment and recovery.” “There are studies that have shown a navigator program like ours has a positive impact on patient outcomes,” Angela continues. “But I don’t need science to know we are making a difference in the lives of our patients.”
SUPPORT • Donations to the William R. Bliss Cancer Center support needs in the 20-bed inpatient unit, radiation oncology, clinical trials and specialty training, as well as the Cancer Resource Center. • Private support funds the Cancer Resource Center which provides Cancer Care Navigation, survivorship meetings, support groups and monthly educational sessions. • Because of generous donors, patients receiving treatment at the William R. Bliss Cancer Center can receive a wig or head covering free of charge.
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The daughter of a patient recently recognized (left to right) Imran Dotani, MD, Shelby Larson, Brigette LaBeare-Messa, RN and Jeanette Morris, RN for excellent care.
“All staff, including those at the cafeteria and the cleaning staff, were clearly making sure visitors were taken care of and made to feel welcome. The doctors were really on top of my mother’s medical needs, and they kept me informed.”
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Late last summer, Denise Anderson’s mother was rushed to Mary Greeley Medical Center with chest pains. Currently living in southeast Iowa, but having been born at Mary Greeley, Denise knew it was the right place for her mother—physically and emotionally. “Mary Greeley Medical Center is synonymous with friendliness and expert care,” she wrote in a letter recognizing a number of physicians and staff members who participated in her mother’s care. Few that had contact with Denise, her mother, or her family went unrecognized. “All staff, including those at the cafeteria and the cleaning staff, were clearly making sure visitors were taken care of and made to feel welcome,” she says. “The doctors were really on top of my mother’s medical needs, and they kept me informed.” The excellent care compelled Denise and her husband to give a gift to the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation. “Everyone was caring and friendly,” Denise says. “We wanted to give back to the employees by offering some assistance and positive feedback.”
SUPPORT • Many patients and families want to thank those who provided exceptional care during their stay. • Our Grateful Patient and Family Program provides a meaningful way to recognize excellent care while supporting future needs of the medical center. • Visit www.mgmc.org/grateful for more information.
“It makes what we do worthwhile,” says Brigette LaBeare-Messa, RN, Medical Telemetry Unit, one of those recognized by Denise. “We provide the care we do because it is what the patient deserves. The recognition is never expected, and it is very humbling.” Jeanette Morris, RN, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, was also recognized. “The true reward for us is knowing we helped a patient get better,” Jeanette says.
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patient is the center of care
Among those who offered input on the layout of the new patient rooms were (left to right) Kay Lynn Hildebrand, PCT, Justin Hester, RT, and Amanda Engnell, RN.
“We were happy to offer our input on how the new rooms should be designed. It allowed us to ensure our patients are, literally, at the center of care, and that everything we need to care for them is within reach.”
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—Amanda Engnell, RN
Staff input is always valued and solicited at Mary Greeley Medical Center. As construction of the Extraordinary Visions building project continues, nowhere is that input more visible than in the new patient rooms. From initial planning stages multiple members of the care team were given the opportunity to provide input on the layout of the new rooms, ensuring that rooms were designed with the patient at the center of care. “We were happy to offer our input on how the new rooms could be designed,” says Amanda Engnell, RN, Oncology. “It allowed us to ensure our patients are – literally – at the center of care, and that everything we need to care for them is within reach.” Among the suggestions offered by staff that were incorporated into the design were: • A computer station at the bedside for charting and medication verification, allowing the nurse or care technician to maintain eye contact with the patient. • Access to oxygen, lights and electrical outlets on both sides of the patient to allow members of the care team convenient access no matter how the patient is situated. • Increased storage space, both for the patient’s personal items and care supplies. • An additional sink in each room specifically for staff, designed to help with infection control. • Expanded space for family members enabling them to offer a greater level of support to the patient in a more comfortable environment.
SUPPORT • In July we celebrated the completion of the Extraordinary Visions Campaign, surpassing our $6 million goal. • More than 1,200 individuals and businesses contributed to the campaign. • The new tower will open in spring 2014. Scheduled completion for Phase Two is 2015. • Visit www.mgmc.org/ extraordinary-visions to view a new time-lapse video and live construction webcam.
“We are excited to begin serving patients in the new rooms,” Amanda adds. “Especially knowing we had a hand in how they were designed.”
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fostering healthy habits
Participation in the Mary Greeley Mileage Club inspired John Glover’s children (from left) Keegan, Kylie and Kaleb to participate in the annual Foundation-sponsored Hope Run.
“Mileage Club has really fostered an enjoyment and appreciation for being active. But, without question, the competitiveness in my kids comes out too. They really want to get the Toe Tokens.”
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An eight-week walking/running program for Story County elementary school children, the Mary Greeley Mileage Club is one of a number of outreach programs supported by the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation. Coordinated through Mary Greeley’s Diabetes and Nutrition Education Center, the program introduces healthy behaviors to children. “It is fun to listen to my sons Kaleb and Keegan come home each night and talk about Mileage Club,” says Teresa Stolfus, whose children, pictured at left, participated in the program at Sawyer Elementary in Ames. “And my daughter Kylie enjoys running so much that she joined the cross country team this year. The introduction to healthy activity has had a real impact on our family. It has shown my children that exercise is fun and rewarding.” The rewards come in the form of muchcoveted “Toe Tokens” for the number of miles participants walk or run during specified periods of the school day. A nutrition component rewards them for eating fruits and vegetables during the program’s duration.
SUPPORT • Donations to the Diabetes and Nutrition Education Center have a tremendous impact on the long-term health of our communities. • Your gifts support the Mary Greeley Mileage Club, pre-diabetes and diabetes education, and many support groups.
“Instead of ‘fighting’ my kids to eat vegetables, they were motivated to meet the goal they’d set and excitedly marked them off on their tracking sheet,” Teresa says. Kaleb, Keegan and Kylie’s father, John Glover, is an avid runner and says the Mileage Club is a great program. “Mileage Club has really fostered an enjoyment and appreciation for being active,” John says. “But, without question, the competitiveness in my kids comes out too. They really want to get the Toe Tokens. “I think they liken them to the running medals I have at home.”
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fiscal year 2013 in review HIGHLIGHTS OF GIVING July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013 • Number of Donors: 3,420 • New Gifts and Commitments: $1,425,663 • Total Foundation Assets (as of June 30, 2013): $14,060,851 YOUR GIFTS IN ACTION Campaign................................................................ $2,490,000 • Extraordinary Visions Campaign support Programs................................................................... $466,497 • Support for the Cancer Resource Center, Israel Family Hospice House, Diabetes Education and Nutrition Center, Birthways and more Education..................................................................... $84,764 • RN to BSN tuition reimbursement, scholarships, Grand Rounds, educational conferences and educational materials Equipment and Technology......................................... $14,307 • NEO Blue Blanket and iPads for cancer conference Other........................................................................... $34,138 Total Funds Transferred to Support the Mission of Mary Greeley Medical Center............... $3,089,706
additional highlights • A record 600+ runners and walkers took part in the Hope Run for Hospice (pictured above), including 127 children from the Mary Greeley Mileage Club. This annual event benefits the Israel Family Hospice House. • The 2013 Annual Benefit raised more than $240,000 in funds and in-kind support for the William R. Bliss Cancer Center. • In 2013, 26 businesses and individuals participated in the annual Sponsorship Program, which supported the Israel Family Hospice House and the William R. Bliss Cancer Center. Additional funds supported Grand Rounds and the Mary Greeley Mileage Club. • The Greeley Society recognizes contributors who arrange for a deferred gift to benefit the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation. Currently there are 39 members. 14 | www.mgmc.org/foundation
foundation leadership The Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation assists Mary Greeley Medical Center in promoting health and providing compassionate, high-quality care by encouraging charitable giving. We are led by a skilled and generous volunteer board. FOUNDATION BOARD
Jolene Randall President
Amie Rockow-Nelson, DDS
Tom Pohlman Past President
Jeffery Johnson President Elect Ann Martin Secretary/Treasurer Jill Alexander, MD Dave Benson Linda Dasher Maureen Dockstader Deb Fennelly Steve Goodhue Steven Hallberg, MD Ron Hallenbeck Chuck Jons, MD Kevin Kinzler Jim Mason Daniel Oh
Jennifer Stark Mortimer Jerry Sloan EX-OFFICIO Sarah Buck, Chair MGMC Board of Trustees Ann Campbell Mayor, City of Ames Brian Dieter President & CEO, MGMC Thomas Johnson, MD Chief of Staff Amy Salama, 2013 President, MGMC Auxiliary STAFF Melissa McGarry Director, External Relations
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Thank you for your support! Please visit our website at www.mgmc.org/foundation You may also contact us at 515-239-2147 | www.mgmc.org/foundation Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation
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Thank you to every individual, business and organization that supported Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation last year!