Teton Valley Hospital Foundation » News and Press Releases 2014
December 15, 2013 – Teton Valley Hospital Foundation Welcomes New Board Members
The Teton Valley Hospital Foundation Board of Directors welcomes four new members: Ray Howard, Merri Moradian, Carrie Snoey and Julie Whitlock. The nine (9) member board is comprised of local residents who volunteer their time and talents to raise funds for capital equipment and projects to support Teton Valley Hospital. “We are thrilled to have them on board,” said Tammy Brown, Teton Valley Hospital Foundation President. “Their experience, enthusiasm, and expertise will be a valuable asset in helping us to further strategize the growth of our foundation that will benefit our hospital.” Read full release.
December 1, 2013 – Teton Springs Foundation Awards $5,000 to Fund Lab Improvements Room
Teton Valley Hospital Foundation was recently awarded $5,000 to renovate the Teton Valley Hospital Laboratory through a generous grant received by the Teton Springs Foundation. The Teton Springs Foundation’s contribution will provide funding to renovate the blood draw room and upgrade the phlebotomy chair. Read full release.
October 10, 2013 – Hospital Foundation gives over $250K to Teton Valley Hospital
Teton Valley Hospital Foundation Board of Directors voted during the Sept. 18, 2013 meeting to give Teton Valley Health Care nearly $255,00 toward the purchase of new equipment and services. Read full release.
October 10, 2013 – Hospital Foundation receives $2,500 grant award from the Unrestricted Eastern Region Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation
The Teton Valley Hospital Foundation received a grant award of $2,500 from the Unrestricted Eastern Region Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation to purchase an updated microbiology refrigerator for the Teton Valley Hospital laboratory as part of the “Lab Boost” soft capital campaign. Read full release.
June 22, 2013 – 2nd Annual 92-Hole “Golf Til You Drop” a success, raising over $18,000 to benefit Teton Valley Hospital Foundation
Teton Valley Hospital Foundation’s second annual 92-Hole “Golf Til You Drop” Invitational was a success, raising over $18,000 towards Teton Valley Hospital Lab improvements. This event brought together the golfing community for a day of endurance golf, raising funds and awareness for promoting quality healthcare for our community. Read full release.
January 1, 2013
As the holiday season is here, more than ever, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our progress possible. And in this spirit, we say sincerely, Thank you and best wishes for a happy holiday season. Your support has made capital equipment purchases that were not otherwise possible and allows our team to continue providing quality healthcare for our community. Thanks to your generosity, contributions this year entailed upgrades in the facilities, operating room, lab, emergency department, and much more, making a beneficial difference for our patients. Click here for more information on Teton Valley Hospital Foundation capital purchases made in 2012 that were highlighted in our “Thanks and Giving” campaign.
September 14, 2012
Teton Valley Hospital Foundation receives grant award from the Steele-Reese Foundation Special Project Fund and the Eastern Region Greatest Need Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation to support Teton Valley Hospital’s chemotherapy services. To meet community needs, decrease the stress and costs of traveling Teton Valley Hospital recently began offering outpatient infusion and injection therapies with oversight from the patient’s oncologist. Teton Valley Hospital has experienced an increase in referrals from the Huntsman Cancer Institute and regional oncologists. The grant award will support the expanded services by investing in added infrastructure and remodeling to support the service. Teton Valley Hospital Foundation also provided funding to support equipment, training and certification. Click here for the full article.
June 4, 2012
Teton Springs Foundation Provides Support Through $11,800 Gift
Funding Teton Valley Health Care Operating Room Equipment and Upgrades
Teton Valley Hospital Foundation was recently awarded $11,800 to fund surgical equipment and upgrades in the Teton Valley Health Care Operating Room through a generous grant received by the Teton Springs Foundation. The Teton Spring Foundation’s contribution will purchase a surgical patient positioning system, replace aging instruments, provide back-up instruments and purchase a state-of-the-art hand tray to expand the basic hand tray now in use. Angela Booker, Director of Nursing Services explained the hand tray is typically used for carpal tunnel surgeires, any finger or foot surgeries, and for any surgical procedure that requires smaller instruments. Click here for the full article.
February 1, 2012
Donald C. Brace Foundation Provides Support Through $49,500 Gift
To Fund Teton Valley Hospital Lab Upgrades
Teton Valley Hospital Foundation recently acquired new laboratory equipment through the support of a charitable gift of $49,500 from the Donald C. Brace Foundation. The funding allowed the purchase of a chemistry analyzer for the Teton Valley Hospital laboratory. The contribution allowed an upgrade and replacement of an aging analyzer unit. The new chemistry analyzer has been installed, calibrated, and is currently serving the patients and healthcare team at Teton Valley Hospital. The Teton Valley Hospital lab is an essential component of providing safe, quality and effective health care for patients. Effective and speedy lab analysis is integral to many clinical decisions, often providing physicians, nurses and other health care providers with pivotal information for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of illnesses. Donald C Brace Foundation’s gift is critical in supporting Teton Valley Hospital’s organizational needs and lab upgrade initiatives. Click here for the full article.
September 15, 2011
Teton Valley Hospital Foundation Awarded $5,000
To Fund Upgrades in the Operating Room
Teton Valley Hospital Foundation received a grant award of $3,000 from the Idaho Community Foundation and additional funds of $2,000 by the Kissler Family Foundation Philanthropic Gift Fund, a donor designated fund administered by the Idaho Community Foundation. The funds have been awarded to purchase a Steris System One E Liquid Sterilant Processing System. The Teton Valley Hospital Foundation provided matching funds to further leverage the grant. The system is an important piece of equipment within the operating room. “This is a critical piece of equipment that will allow a greater level of quality care and allow Teton Valley Health Care to maintain a zero infection rate,” said Angela Booker, Director of Nursing Services. Click here for the full article.
June 2, 2011
Teton Valley Hospital Foundation Awarded $15,800
To Fund a Patient Room Remodeling Project
Teton Valley Hospital Foundation was recently awarded $15,800.00 to fund a patient room remodeling project. The Teton Springs Foundation Room Remodel Project will upgrade the patient room that offers long-term rehabilitative care in terms of appearance, furnishings and amenities offered. The remodeling project will promote a higher degree of patient comfort and satisfaction, increase usage, and encourage patients to return to Teton Valley Health Care. Click here for the full article.
May 15, 2011
Teton Valley Health Care
Receives Support from Teton Valley Hospital Foundation
Teton Valley Health Care received nearly $50,000 of financial support from the Teton Valley Hospital Foundation this past month for capital, facility and educational support. Funding was made possible through a private foundation grant award, fundraising events, and proceeds from the See N Save thrift store which is owned and operated by the Hospital Foundation. Support comes with the purchase of a Mini C-Arm which funding was made possible by the CHC Foundaiton and the Teton Valley Hospital Foundation, Pediatric Advanced Life Support Manikin and Training, and an upgraded security system for the Teton Valley Health Care facility and campus. Click here for the full article.
March 2, 2011
R-E-S-P-E-C-T MENTAL HEALTH
If you took a bad fall and broke your leg, would you wait and hope that it healed on its own? Would your family and friends suggest that “you need to tough it out; you’ll feel fine in a few weeks?” We would hope the answer to those questions would be resoundingly “No.” Yet many of us pay little attention to our mental health even though mental distress can be similar to taking a bad fall. We can’t always heal ourselves, physcially or mentally, and ignoring the pain may result in more serious problems. The Board of Directors and staff of the Teton Valley Hospital Foundation urge everyone to show respect for mental health. Spread the word that professional counseling can be every bit as necessary as a re-set casted bone. Counseling is appropriate for people of all ages and from every walk of life. Our valley has subsidized resources available through the Teton Valley Mental Health Coalition, Family Safety Network, an local medical clinics. Click here for the full article.
January 28, 2011
TETON VALLEY HOSPITAL RECEIVES HEALTHY GIFTS IN 2010
Teton Valley Health Care received charitable funding support to the tune of approximately $356,000 this past fiscal year. Contributions such as capital equipment, facility improvements, training and community programs, were made possible primarily through Teton Valley Hospital Foundation efforts: private contributions, fundraising events, employee contributions, and proceeds from the See N Save Thrift store which is owned and operated by the Hospital Foundation. Successful grant awards from private foundations and federal entities were also significant. Click here for the full article.