With the news that St. John’s Health CEO, Dr. Paul Beaupré was able to procure 10 ventilators from a private supplier, St. John’s Health Foundation responded with the funding needed to get them quickly.
The Board voted on Thursday to expand the scope of the COVID-19 Response Fund they launched on March 19th in support of St. John’s Health employees and their families affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic to include equipment and other needs required to treat COVID-19 patients. The Board voted to seed the COVID-19 Response Fund with an initial contribution of $50,000 from the Foundation’s unrestricted funds. To date, more than $60,000 has been contributed by the community. One hundred percent of the Foundation board members have donated to the fund.
St. John’s Health Foundation’s vote to expand the scope of the St. John’s Health Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund includes the following objectives:
1. To continue support for St. John’s Health employees and their families with mental health counselling, financial assistance for food and housing insecurity, and other issues pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2. To support St. John’s Health with the purchase of capital equipment and supplies to help the hospital administration combat the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes Ultraviolet Disinfectant machines, ventilators, masks, and other equipment and supplies deemed necessary to keep our patients, our staff, and their families healthy and safe.
3.To support St. John’s Health Board and Administration in their efforts to pursue leasing satellite locations throughout Teton County, Wyoming, that may be necessary to stage and house COVID-19 patients, families, and St. John’s Health employees.
4. To secure philanthropic support, as well as in-kind support, from donors and residents throughout the Jackson Hole valley. The Foundation pledges to be stewards of financial and personal support and goodwill provided to our patients, their families, hospital staff, their families, and our community.
St. John’s Foundation Board invites the community to join them in their support of St. John’s Health with contributions to the newly expanded fund. “The SJHF COVID-19 Response Fund fund-raising campaign is now officially underway – and its urgency and its objectives cannot be overstated” stated John Goettler, President of the St. John’s Health Foundation. “The St. John’s Health staff are truly first responders during this pandemic. Apart from their professional needs, they require us to understand and support their essential professional needs: the right tools, protection, and equipment so that they can perform as safely and effectively as possible—and save lives.”
If you would like to make a financial contribution in support of the COVID-19 Employee Response Fund, please click below or contact John Goettler at 307/739-7516.
To apply for the St. John’s COVID-19 Employee Response Fund, please click here.
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If you would like to make a financial contribution in support of the COVID-19 Employee Response Fund, please make a donation by clicking here or contact John Goettler at 307/739-7516.