Your generosity to the Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation makes an impact in the lives of people through our service area. The following stories are examples of the ways in which our Benefactors have an influence on our journey to become the healthiest community in Wisconsin.
No woman needs to face cancer alone with the Fort HealthCare staff and the Healing Breast Care Program available to walk with them through difficult times. The Healing Breast Care Program provides a place where women can receive ongoing care and support to help them heal. This program, with support from the Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation, impacts the lives of women with cancer, their families and our own staff in ways that cannot be measured.
The Movin’ & Losin’ program is designed to help children and families learn and work together at developing healthy diets and lifestyles to support improved health. This family oriented program is led by passionate healthcare providers and staff motivated to make a real impact on the health and well-being of children and families in our community. The Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation helps fund this and similar community oriented programs.
The Diabetes Lunch & Learn Program helps children and families learn how to manage diabetes and lead active, healthy lives. The program is managed by Fort HealthCare school nurses working with students and families in our local schools. Lunches are provided by the Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation and pediatric nurses provide educational support. By educating students to help them grow and be independent, face the challenges of their illness, they take control of diabetes and their lives.
Fort HealthCare’s simulation Laboratory is unique in rural healthcare. Here staff have the opportunity to practice critical skills needed to provide the best available care to patients. Honing skills in a practice environment is directly linked to improving patient outcomes. The Kachel Foundation, the Arthur and Nancy Nesbit Charitable Trust and NASCO are community partners that help start and support the program. This remains a vital training program with the ongoing community support through the Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation.