Advocate Trinity Hospital
Founded in 1895, Advocate Trinity Hospital has grown from modest beginnings to a 193-bed, full-service hospital, with more than 300 physicians serving 90,000 patients each year. The hospital is renowned for its longstanding dedication to the health of Chicago’s South Side residents.
There is no doubt that Trinity Hospital is a worthy philanthropic cause. Transformational changes over the past few years have resulted in quality and safety ratings in the top 10 percent nationally, a Level II-plus special care newborn nursery, five-star pulmonary and stroke care, and outreach programs to help local residents prevent and manage a full range of chronic diseases. In 2015, the hospital will add a new 12-bed Surgical Intensive Care Unit and a new cardiac catheterization laboratory. Additionally, an investment of charitable dollars in 3-D mammography will save lives by ensuring more accurate detection of breast cancer.
This flexible fund permits Trinity’s executive team to move quickly in response to immediate financial needs and to help cover the cost of critical special projects. This year, funds will be used to enhance the Trinity experience for our patients and community and may include remodeling, new furniture and new equipment.
Most programs included in this initiative are preventive outreach efforts to address the needs of underserved populations on Chicago’s South Side. These are often in partnership with faith communities, schools and other community organizations. Whether we’re offering free health screenings or helping local residents manage chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes, Trinity Hospital relies on your help to invest in the health of our neighbors.
The hospital has embarked on the journey to obtain Magnet designation, the highest and most prestigious national award for nursing excellence. The requirements are rigorous and include changes in governance to empower nurses, as well as increased educational and research opportunities for nurse associates. Gifts to this fund will help nurses attend conferences, acquire specialized training and advanced degrees, and prepare for research projects.
Trinity Hospital provides residents in Southeast Chicago with outstanding clinical outcomes and compassionate care. Your support will help underinsured and uninsured patients receive the health services they need including prescription refills, transportation and equipment, regardless of their ability to pay.
Your gift will help Trinity Hospital provide transportation for patients needing ancillary or outpatient services not available on Trinity’s campus.