How Your Gift Helps Abington Memorial Hospital
Your unrestricted gift to Abington Health Foundation is used where the need is greatest at Abington Memorial Hospital.
Supporting care in your loved one's name
When you make a gift to Abington Health in memory of someone you love, you can specify what area of care you would like to support.
Unless you request otherwise, donors of $25 or more will be acknowledged, along with the name of the individual being remembered, in our Profiles of Giving publication and on the Wall of Honor in the hospital.
Below are just some of the possible areas at Abington Health that you can benefit with your tribute gift.
The Animal Assisted Therapy program provides therapeutic companionship to patients in a variety of hospital units and to some of our homebound patients. Research shows that interactions between humans and animals have positive psychological and physiological benefits for hospitalized and homebound patients.
The Hospice Program
Home Care's inpatient and at-home hospice program provides coordinated services that can ease day-to-day stresses for the terminally ill and enable patients and their families to enhance the time they have together.
Innovators' Circle serves as an "internal foundation" at Abington Health and invests in the future of healthcare by providing seed money for innovative programs and creative solutions to healthcare challenges. Doctors, nurses and hospital staff can apply for a grant to help launch their innovative ideas.
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Fund
Established more than a decade ago as a living tribute to the legacy of Dr. King, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Fund Committee has raised funds for a variety of programs at Abington Memorial Hospital, including the naming of a chapel, and scholarships for minority students in the AMH Dixon School of Nursing. Currently the fund supports the hospital's Closing the Gap program, its critical work to eliminate health disparities in minority and economically disadvantaged populations.
The Nurse Development Fund
The Nurse Development Fund is dedicated to making grants to nurses to support off-site continuing education opportunities, ongoing skill development and paid education sabbaticals for special training.
The Pennock Emergency Trauma Center
A Level II Trauma Center, Abington Memorial Hospital ranks fifth in the region for ETC visits with over 100,000 patients treated annually. The ETC doubled in size in 2005 so that patients can bed triaged more effectively, moved into care more efficiently and get to their ultimate destination more quickly, whether into a hospital room or back home.
The Pilla Heart Center
The Pilla Heart Center provides diagnostic testing for cardiology patients, open-heart surgery performed in the hospital's state-of-the-art operating suite and a wide variety of education and rehabilitation programs and services to improve our patients' health and well-being.
Protect the Future of Nursing Campaign
Abington Health and the Dixon School of Nursing are committed to protecting the future of nursing and have established specific initiatives to help train, hire, and retain first-rate nurses for Abington Health. Endowed nursing scholarships and awards can provide opportunities for outstanding students needing financial assistance.
The Rosenfeld Cancer Center
Each year, 1,600 new cancer patients are treated at Abington Memorial Hospital's Rosenfeld Cancer Center, where they receive comprehensive cancer care at a full-service, tertiary care hospital close to home. The Rosenfeld Cancer Center's nationally approved services include cancer prevention, early detection and diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.
The award-winning Safe Harbor program provides ongoing grief support for children, teens and their families. Six staff members and more than 50 professional volunteers facilitate groups in which children share their stories, play games, engage in art and music and participate in numerous activities to help them cope during the critical time of bereavement.
The Stroke Center
The AMH Stroke Center has been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval and achieved Disease-Specific Care Certification from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the first hospital in Pennsylvania to earn this designation of excellence. The Stroke Center team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing stroke education, prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
The Andrew Tesauro Special Care Nursery
A Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the Andrew Tesauro Special Care Nursery provides high-tech, high-touch care to critically ill newborns and premature infants. With 16 critical care beds and eight beds for continuing care, Abington Memorial Hospital's NICU is also a referral center for babies born at other local hospitals in need of our services.