Your Gift Can Make A Difference
At Valley Presbyterian Hospital, your gift can help us continue our legacy
of high-quality care and service. Here are some ways you can help:
Hospital Heroes Fund
It may be hard to imagine, but one of the best ways to make a difference
with your giving is to donate unrestricted funds. That's why we decided
to call this fund the "Hospital Heroes Fund," because people
who make unrestricted gifts are our heroes. Unrestricted gifts can make
the critical difference in our ability to put funds where they are most
needed to ensure the best possible care for our patients. While we try
to anticipate every need and budget accordingly, needs arise unexpectedly
and it is often through unrestricted funds that we are best able to meet
Here are a few things your unrestricted gift might buy:
- $150 - a glucose monitor
- $500 - five blood pressure monitors
- $550 - a rocking chair for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- $1,200 - a sleeper chair so a family member can rest while at the bedside
of their loved one
- $5,000 - a portable monitor with defibrillator, for patients who suffer
- $8,400 - a gurney with supportive head piece
Capital Improvements and Equipment
Buildings age, needs change and there is a constant need to expand and
update the facilities in an institution that serves more than 100,000
people each year. At the present time, we are focused on renovating our
Emergency Department to expand our ability to care for the more than 60,000 patients who visit
the ER each year. But there are other capital needs, as well. A gift to
support capital improvement will bring us that much closer to achieving
our goal to offer the best possible physical environment for our patients' care.
Capital equipment needs are also constantly changing as equipment ages,
technology becomes obsolete, and hospital departments grow and change.
Gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations help to ensure that
these needs are met. Current priorities include:
- 2 Giraffe Omnibeds for the NICU - $77,639.18
- Ventilators for critically ill patients in respiratory failure - $34,000
- Cardiac monitors that are more efficient and accurate are being upgraded
hospital-wide. The cost varies per department and can range from about
$800,000 for the Emergency Department to $2,500 for one monitor in the
OR Heart Room
- 32-slice CT scanner for the Radiology Department, which performs about
1,200 CT scans per month. A new scanner, including architectural planning
and installation - $1.5 million
Medication Reconciliation - Partially funded by a grant from California Community Foundation, this
program will eventually go hospital-wide, to help reduce the chance of
medication errors and create a medication record that will be tracked
from visit to visit.
"Improving Patient Pathways" - We are working to develop more efficient systems for evaluating patient
need and assisting them as they move through the Emergency Department,
with the expectation that wait times will be reduced and the overall patient
care experience enhanced. Since 60% of our patients come to Valley Presbyterian
Hospital through the Emergency Department, the efficiencies implemented
here will have a positive impact on patient care throughout the hospital.
Care Transitions Program - The UniHealth Foundation has generously awarded us a grant for a three-year
pilot program to improve patient care through integrating hospital and
clinic care and communication. We are seeking additional funding that
would allow us to expand the program to serve more at-risk patients. Funding
will pay for additional Patient Navigators and IT infrastructure to better
track the care of a patient before, during and after a hospital stay,
to help improve patient health and reduce the need for repeat visits.
Community Education Programs - Receiving the finest possible care is not just about equipment and supplies.
Our Community Education Programs are offered free as a community service.
Your support for these programs can touch hundreds of lives each year
and guarantee that the best possible programs continue to be offered free.