Your gift supports Great Plains Health's mission to inspire health and healing by putting the patient first, always.
Your gift can make a difference, whether in an area of importance to you or to support the general needs of Great Plains Health. Our goal is to match each donor's charitable intent with an area, project or department most passionate to them. The following funds were created to allow the Foundation Board to direct funds to the area of greatest need at Great Plains Health. When making your gift, please consider designating it to one of the following:
A donation to the general fund allows the Foundation Board to fund projects and purchases as needs are identified and requests are made by departments throughout Great Plains Health.
Equipment and technology fund
As medical technology continues to advance at a record pace, a donation to this fund will assist in the purchasing of the latest advancements in healthcare equipment.
Patient assistance fund
Often, due to a lengthy medical stay or long-term illness, patients struggle to afford the necessary medications required to return to health. Patients may also be referred to a specialist in Omaha or Denver and may need assistance with transportation. Gifts to our patient assistance fund will help with medication assistance and gas cards. Patients are screened by our Case Management Department before being approved, and funds are never dispersed directly to a patient. A maximum gift per patient has been established by the Foundation Board, and gifts average $60 in assistance.
Educational simulators (2017 project)
Gifts for healthcare education will be utilized to further offer continuing education classes for medical professionals throughout the region as well as the expansion of an educational simulation lab, located in the Great PlainsEast Tower.
What is simulation?
Simulation is a forward-thinking, technological method to provide hands-on, real life healthcare education and training to ensure that clinical professionals are trained to the top of their licensure. This real-time training will provide our region's medical professionals with opportunities to test their skills during unique, unusual and critical healthcare circumstances.
GP Health has been using simulations technology through IStan and many other varieties for years. Victoria and Super Tory will bring the simulation training the most advanced technology to practice real-life complicated clinical situations in the areas of labor and delivery, pediatrics, obstetrics, medical surgical, intensive care and emergency medicine.
How can I help?
GP Health employees have raised $20,000 to date for this project, and the Foundation received a $40,000 grant. The remaining amount will come from generous gifts from the community and GP Health employees. Great Plains Health Care Foundation needs to raise an additional $85,000 in order to bring the simulators to the region.
Service line gifts
Support for a specific service line helps purchase equipment and funds support, education and outreach programs within the department based on the needs of the patients.
- Behavioral health.
- Callahan Cancer Center.
- Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation services.
- Emergency medicine.
- Heart and vascular.
- Palliative and support care.
- Sports and therapy center.
- Women and children.
- Wound care.