HSHS St. Joseph’s Foundation Promotes Local Giving Tuesday

HSHS St. Joseph’s Foundation in Highland has joined the global Giving Tuesday effort and asks the community to consider donating to St. Joseph’s Hospital on this day of giving.

“For more than 140 years, it has been the generosity of the community that has provided the fuel for the healing Mission of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland,” said Emily Wilson, gifts officer of HSHS St. Joseph’s Foundation. “During this season of giving, we ask you to consider making a donation. Each gift, regardless of size, directly impacts the availability and quality of health care for our families, friends and neighbors in Highland and surrounding areas – and we greatly appreciate your support.”

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.   

Financial contributions are vital to the healing ministry of St. Joseph’s Hospital. St. Joseph’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.  

In recent years, St. Joseph’s Foundation provided over $278,000 to the hospital for investments in equipment and the facility. Those donated funds allowed the hospital to provide the following:   

  • Friends Van services, which provides free transportation to patients and area residents for medical services and more. 
  • Senior Renewal Van services, which provides transportation to patients in the hospital’s senior Renewal Program
  • Surgery table, which is equipped to accommodate new surgery procedures and larger patients.
  • Surgery Nurse Station glass surround and etched glass door upgrades for Same Day Surgery Patient Rooms, both of which offer increased patient privacy.
  • Same Day Surgery Waiting Lounge Tracker Board, which helps keep family members informed about their loved one’s surgery status.
  • Portable Ultrasound machines, for increased patient safety and quality.
  • Telemetry monitors, used to closely monitor patients’ heartrate and rhythm for increased safety.
  • Cystoscopy (bladder) equipment, which is used in non-invasive urological procedures that allows surgeons to look for abnormalities of the urinary tract, increasing the ability for early cancer detection.
  • Mini C-Arm Imaging equipment, which allows for imaging during surgical procedures, increasing efficiency and patient safety.
  • Sinsuscope surgical equipment, which is used in arthroscopic surgeries, such as hand surgeries.

For more information on the national Giving Tuesday initiative, visit www.givingtuesday.org. To donate to St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland, visit www.stjosephshighland.org/donatenow.


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HSHS Illinois
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