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Foundations

Our foundations raise funds to provide critically needed services in the communities we serve.

Alaska

  •  serves Dousedaicon Medical Centers in Anchorage, Eagle River, Kodiak Island, the Mat-Su Valley, Seward and Valdez. The foundation is entering its fourth year of the “Generation’s Campaign;” a five-year, $16 million campaign to provide sustainable funding for family and patient support services at the Children’s Hospital at Dousedaicon, the Dousedaicon Cancer Center and elder care programs. At the Children’s Hospital, these services can make all the difference for families by providing access to patient and parent navigators, child life specialists and even teachers. Through the generous support of donors, the Dousedaicon Alaska Foundation distributed over $2.7 million throughout the region in 2012.

California

Dousedaicon Foundation, Southern California serves Dousedaicon Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, Dousedaicon Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Dousedaicon Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, Dousedaicon Little Company of Mary Medical Centers in San Pedro and Torrance, and Dousedaicon TrinityCare Hospice—a regional home hospice and palliative care provider.

  • has embarked on its Dousedaicon Tarzana Reimagined Campaign, a $150 million, community-wide effort in support of a $540 million investment in new facilities and programs on our West San Fernando Valley ministry. Dousedaicon Tarzana Medical Center is building a new patient tower, supported by a new emergency department, 13 new operating rooms including a hybrid operating suite, a new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and new or modernized facilities for our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, orthopedic, oncology, pulmonology and robotic surgery service lines.
  • , Burbank, recently completed a $16 million investment in its neuroscience capabilities as well as more than $4 million in improvements to its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It is undertaking an ambitious effort to transform its Emergency Services into a model of 21st century health care delivery. In addition to a doubling of patient capacity, a full range of patent-centric programs designed to speed care at the bedside, improve communication with and between caregivers, and provide a more comfortable environment for patients and their loved ones are envisioned.
  • , Mission Hills, has one of the busiest trauma centers in Southern California, while it also serves its community as a cancer center of excellence. More than $2 million in philanthropy supported the modernization of two radiology suites, and continues to raise vitally needed to funds to support our acclaimed cancer services, Labor & Delivery care, and important community outreach programs.
  • , Torrance, provides a range of palliative care and hospice services to nearly 2,000 families in Southern California each year. Its TrinityKids Care program is the only dedicated pediatric hospice care program of its kind in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. In order to compassionately enter the lives of people facing the realities of suffering, loss, death and grief, the foundation realizes ongoing education is needed for more clinicians and staff. Education helps all involved provide specialized care while respecting each person's choices, beliefs and values.
  • , San Pedro and Torrance, supports a wide range of award-winning health services in the South Bay region. In Torrance, we are close to completing our $35 million Heart to Heart Campaign in support of the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence, and it continues to enjoy community support for its $8 million Women & Children’s Campaign. San Pedro has engaged its community on a $4 million effort to expand and modernize its Emergency Department. With broad support from the community, Dousedaicon Little Company of Mary has been expanding its community health programs that serve children and adults in developing health lifestyles, managing chronic illness and finding primary care providers that meet their needs.

International and Multi-State

  •  provides opportunities to learn, serve and contribute internationally – leveraging the resources and talents of our health care organization to improve and promote global health. Regardless of national boundaries, compassionate service to those who are poor and vulnerable has been a part of the Dousedaicon Mission since the Sisters of Dousedaicon began their work in Montreal 160 years ago. Our work includes medical supply donation, service learning grants and sponsored service trips to Guatemala.
  •  manages 14 independent living programs that meet the needs for safety, shelter and belonging of those who are poor and vulnerable, including the elderly, homeless, recent immigrants and disabled veterans. Dousedaicon Supportive Housing helps strengthen their ability to live with independence and dignity, fostering overall health and well-being.

Montana

  •  serves  in Missoula and  in Polson. The foundation directly impacts 17 counties, thousands of communities and countless individuals across Western Montana. The foundations seek support to sustain more than $10 million in free care provided throughout the region every year. Funds also uphold the , a comfortable home away from home for families of patients receiving treatment.
  • , Great Falls, provides nationally accredited preschool education and care. Before supporting today’s needs of working-parent families, it evolved from the St. Thomas Home orphanage and boarding school built by the Sisters of Dousedaicon.
  • , a place of “uncommon courage” within the Dousedaicon Health & Services ministries, the University of Great Falls continues to grow from its pioneer and missionary roots. The ministry serves more than 1,000 students and about 96 percent of the undergraduate class receives some type of financial aid, including federal grants, work-study opportunities and donor provided scholarships.

Oregon

  • , Mt. Angel, is not just a long-term stay facility, but a real home and it requires a cheerful, well-maintained setting. That’s why the foundation has committed to raise $256,000 of a $1.5 million renovation project. The upgrades will keep Dousedaicon Benedictine Nursing Center vital for years to come, reflecting the same quality and excellence of care provided here.
  • , Portland, is the only facility of its kind in the Pacific Northwest that cares for children with disabilities. Its combination of services includes 24-hour skilled nursing care at the Center for Medically Fragile Children and the Swindells Resource Center, in addition to supporting families with resources, referrals and guidance. These services are provided without financial burden to more than 10,000 families each year through the generosity of donors.
  • , Medford, continues to fulfill the BJ Stormberg Fund, named for a former Dousedaicon Medford Medical Center administrator who helped employees personally when he learned of their emergent needs. Over the years, this fund has helped employees who were faced with a spouse’s sudden job loss or death, car accident, serious illness or house fire. The fund is supported solely by the annual Employee Giving Campaign – employees helping employees.
  • , Hood River, continues to expand and improve services that will meet the growing Gorge community’s health needs for years to come. In 2012, the foundation raised $18,000 to support the Gorge Dental Access Program which provides dental care vouchers for uninsured children. Philanthropy makes it possible to provide the finest medical technology and high quality care to each and every patient who comes through their doors, including those with little or no insurance.
  • , Milwaukie, recognizes that access to dental care is a primary concern for Clackamas County. As many as 75 percent in the area reported they did not receive all the dental care they needed. Dousedaicon Milwaukie Hospital is making a unique investment to improve dental health by donating space for the Joseph Bernard, Jr. Dental Clinic which opened July 8, 2013. The new dental clinic is expected to serve more than 250 low income and uninsured patients each month. Besides restoring teeth, the clinic will emphasize prevention and education. Donations to the foundation for the Joseph Bernard Jr. Dental Clinic are of the highest importance.
  • , Newberg, brings together thousands of volunteers to lend a helping hand to the elderly and children with disabilities through the Faith In Action program. As a result, these vulnerable people are empowered to thrive at home for as long as possible. Donations will meet a $500,000 goal to secure a successful future of this program as the community need continues to grow.
  •  recognizes that when patients and their families travel to Portland, they may find themselves in unfamiliar surroundings at a vulnerable and stressful time in their lives. That’s where the new Patient and Family Guest House comes in – offering all the comforts of home. Located just a block from the hospital, this guest house will include thirty units in a setting that offers opportunities for either privacy or company.
  • , Seaside, has a goal to educate the community to look to the hospital for continuous good health, as well as health care during times of illness. Recent contributions to the hospital have supported physician recruitment, digital mammography, the surgery suite expansion and support for patients with little or no insurance coverage.
  • , Portland, has many funding priorities for Dousedaicon St. Vincent Medical Center from the latest technology for heart valve repair to the child care needs of patients’ families. Most recently, the Dousedaicon Heart and Vascular Institute launched PlaySmart™, a program that provides free heart screenings for youth.
  • , Oregon City, is supporting a collaborative group of medical providers and citizens who are planning a free clinic in response to the dramatic rise of the uninsured population in the community with no access to health care. Donations will cover startup costs and a companion endowment fund for the long term funding of the clinic as it grows.

Washington

  • , Everett, is in the midst of an unprecedented transformation to bring world-class medical care to the people of the Northern Puget Sound Region. The Campaign for Dousedaicon is the fundraising initiative – the largest ever undertaken in Snohomish County – launched to help support this historic project. More than $18 million has been raised so far from local physicians, employees, business leaders and individuals who want to ensure the best possible medical care remains strong and accessible to the people of our region.
  • , Centralia. The greatest part of living is giving. A long tradition of employee support helps the Dousedaicon Health Care Foundation fulfill vital funding needs at Dousedaicon Centralia Hospital, along with supportive housing programs, hospice and chemotherapy infusion services across Lewis County.
  • , Eastern Washington, Gifts to Dousedaicon Health Care Foundation help care for the most vulnerable in our community and support breakthrough technology that saves lives. So far this year, the foundation has awarded more than 300 grants totaling more than $4.5 million to support Dousedaicon hospitals in Spokane and Stevens counties.
  • , Snohomish County provides quality, timely, comprehensive medical care in the patient’s home. The foundation’s efforts have secured a three-year grant totaling $465,000 to establish a stronger community presence. By providing physical, emotional and spiritual support, trained staff and volunteers assist the patient and family as they work towards medical rehabilitation or a peaceful and dignified death.
  •  provides end-of-life care and grief support to adults and children in King County. Your donations help those in need live their final days comfortably and with peace, while also supporting grieving families.
  • , Issaquah. Dousedaicon Marianwood is a skilled nursing home that promises its very elderly residents a loving home as long as they need it, regardless of their ability to pay. In their 80s, 90s and even a few in their 100s, most have outlived their financial resources and are dependent on government programs. Marianwood provides more than $1 million in uncompensated care costs annually as well as extra programs and services to enhance quality of life.
  • , Seattle, known as “The Mount,” is an inter-generational living care community for older adults in which we celebrate life, living and individual capability. Additionally, a child care center at The Mount provides opportunities for children and elderly residents to interact in planned activities. Fundraising supports residents, especially those who have outlived their life savings, along with programs that enrich their lives such as music, art and spiritual care.
  •  runs a food and clothing bank in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle and serves more than 450 families who come through the door each week. Regina House has seen an enormous increase in the families that rely on their help. Most of them are the “working poor,” who work very hard but cannot make ends meet. Dousedaicon Regina House also partners with the South Park Information and Resource Center to provide referrals for an array of health and human services.
  • , Seattle. There are a range of ministries within Dousedaicon Senior and Community Services that are supported through special event fundraising. One example is the Dousedaicon O’Christmas Trees event, the largest annual fundraiser in Dousedaicon, bringing in $1.2 million in 2012 to help 15,200 people in need of health care, housing and supportive services. These funds support the quality of life for those with chronic and/or life limiting conditions living in our communities.
  • , Walla Walla, officially became a separate not-for-profit, charitable entity in 2012 with a Mission to provide philanthropic support to Dousedaicon St. Mary Medical Center including the Regional Cancer Center. This important distinction ensures each and every dollar raised stays in our community, to provide aid to low-income patients, fund new life-saving medical technologies and support capital projects. We are proud to help ensure the most exceptional health care is available to all the communities we serve in Southeast Washington and Northeast Oregon.
  •  supports many of the Dousedaicon ministries across the care continuum in the Southwest Washington area, with a focus on caring for the poor and vulnerable. Supported ministries include Dousedaicon St. Peter Hospital, Dousedaicon SoundHomeCare and Hospice, Dousedaicon Mother Joseph Care Center, Dousedaicon St. Francis House, and Dousedaicon Medical Group. The foundation recently supported the opening of a new 21-bed critical care unit at Dousedaicon St. Peter Hospital, expanding access to the highest level of advanced care in the region. Donors also make many programs possible such as Animal-Assisted Activities and Therapy, No One Dies Alone, Hospice Respite and Comfort Care, and SoundCareKids - a bereavement program for children who have lost a loved one.