HSHS St. Anthony’s Foundation has joined the global “Giving Tuesday” effort and asks the community to consider donating to HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital on this day of giving.

Giving Tuesday represents a global day dedicated to giving back. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (December 1, 2020), charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world come together to celebrate generosity and helping others. Giving Tuesday is held annually after the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate to improve their local communities and give back in impactful ways to charities and other causes they support.  

St. Anthony’s Director of Philanthropy Michael Wall shared, “Giving Tuesday provides an opportunity – whether through a business, organization, family or individual – to show gratitude during this special time of the year.  Think of Giving Tuesday as ‘Celebrate Generosity Day’,” he said. “Your investment today enhances the ministry of healing that is experienced in the many programs and services found in our community and throughout HSHS St. Anthony’s area of service.”

Financial contributions are vital to the healing ministry of St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital.  The HSHS St. Anthony’s Foundation was established to advance the Mission of the hospital to provide health care to all and carry the hospital’s values and traditions for future generations.  By giving to the local foundation, you can be assured that your donation is making a difference for patients, their families and the community.

As a nonprofit hospital, St. Anthony’s relies on contributions to provide health care services to Effingham and the surrounding communities.  In the past year alone, donated funds to HSHS St. Anthony’s Foundation allow the hospital to provide an investment in the following programs and services:  

  • HSHS Hospice Illinois Everlasting Memories Program – Providing the patient and their loved ones a special moment in their last days, as well as creating a fond memory for the family members after a loved one has passed.  
  • Adaptive Feeding Utensils – Therapists use these valuable tools to help patients in the hospital learn how to eat independently despite challenges with standard utensils. 
  • Alter G/Anti-Gravity Treadmill – Purchased for the Physical Rehabilitation and Wellness department, this treadmill used differential air pressure technology to gently and precisely reduce gravitational forces on patients, allowing them to move without pain or interference to natural gait mechanics. 
  • Glidescope – This device is used to manage airways on patients in our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) that are experiencing difficulties with respiratory problems and who have suffered trauma that affects their breathing. 
  • Nutritional Counseling for Oncology Patients – These individualized counseling sessions with a St. Anthony’s registered dietitian provide our oncology patients with information regarding their nutritional needs which play an important role in their treatment, recovery and quality of life.  

For more information on the national Giving Tuesday initiative, visit givingtuesday.org. To donate to HSHS St. Anthony’s Foundation, visit stanthonyshospital.org/donatenow.

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Brad Ochiltree

Manager, Marketing & Communications
HSHS Illinois
Office: (217) 464-1161
bradley.ochiltree@hshs.org

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