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Ways To Give

Impact of Gifts

Impact on Improving the Health of the Community

Last year, Saint Mary's Foundation awarded more than $750,000 back to programs and capital efforts at Mercy Health Saint Mary's campus.

Below are the highlights of how your gifts made an impact on various areas:

Clinical Excellence

  • Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center: $447,136
  • Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences: $58,968
    • ALS and Parkinson's Programs
  • Mercy Health Wege Institute for Mind, Body, and Spirit: $44,436
  • Mercy Health Diabetes and Endocrine Center: $18,621
  • Mercy Health Comprehensive Breast Center: $1,556
  • Mercy Health Labor & Delivery/NICU: $9,310

Medical and Nursing Education

  • Clinical and Nursing Education: $10,344
  • Medical Mission Trips: $1,500

Campus Enhancements:

  • Sophia’s House: $43,402
  • Art Enhancements: $3,651

Community Outreach & Patient Support

  • Clinica Santa Maria: $9,542
  • Browning Claytor Health Center: $19,440
  • Heartside: $775
  • Warren Reynolds Library: $68,638
  • Personal Care Area in Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center : $10,556
  • Support for Patients and Families: $6,009
    • Transportation, meals, and lodging at Sophia's House

Grants totaling $120,888 were awarded for the following programs and services at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s:

  • Telesitter Study: $22,000
    • Purpose of this study was to fund a nursing research project to evaluate the cost and effectiveness of remote video monitoring with a dedicated staff member (telesitter) to reduce falls among at-risk patients. Study showed a reduction in patient falls on the units involved in the project, at the same time the number of direct patient companion hours was also reduced.
  • Neuroscience Student Research Mentorship Program: $12,500
    • Grant provided stipends to medical students to offset expenses for neuroscience research conducted at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s. Eight medical students are conducting studies under the mentorship of Mercy Health research clinicians.
  • Breast Cancer Screening Educational Video: $5,000
    • Grant provided monies to develop an educational video to be used with patients at the Mercy Health Comprehensive Breast Center.
  • Tobacco Free Program: $23,007
    • Grant provided funding for smoking cessation program offered at various health centers including Heartside, Clinica Santa Maria, Browning Claytor, and post-surgical groups. Services were expanded to underserved persons, one-one counseling, and provision of nicotine replacement medications.
  • Research Grant to Michigan State University – College of Human Medicine: $49,513
    • Grant supported two scientists studying Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases to begin critical research that would ultimately require additional federal funds to continue the work. Saint Mary's Foundation provided the original seed money for these projects.
  • Fever Kits for Mercy Health Emergency: $5,000
    • Grant supported the purchase of fever kits to be distributed to at-risk families who presented at the Emergency Room with a child suffering from a fever. The kit offered quick and easy tips and tools on how to manage a fever at home.
  • Neonatal Lactation Club: $3,868
    • Grant funded the purchase of a Medela Cremaocrit Plus machine which measures the caloric and lipid (fat) content of breast milk. This information helps new mothers understand how to best maximize infant growth and overall health.

In addition, Grand Girlfriends awarded $6,890 to fund Genetic Testing for the underinsured served at the Mercy Health Comprehensive Breast Center.

Financial Health Snapshot

Total assets (as of June 30, 2013): $18,093,118
Return on Investment: 3.12*

*Return on Investment (ROI) is calculated by taking the overall fundraising revenue/overall fundraising expenses to demonstrate how gifts made to Saint Mary's Foundation are a strong investment and make a significant impact on the programs that serve our patients and families. A 3.12 ROI signifies that for every $1 spent, $3 goes back directly to the programs.


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