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Donations at Work

Donor Impact

Here are some snapshots of the different ways that we’ve been able to treat local residents, along with profiles of the caregivers and donors that helped make these successes possible.

2013 Funds to Mercy Hospital and Its Departments

In 2013, the foundation provided Mercy Hospital and its departments with $680,350. These funds supported the following initiatives:

Projects

  • Mercy Hospital – Margaret L. Wendt Family Center 

Programs

  • Mercy Comprehensive Care Center (MCCC) – Charity Care (Social Work)
  • Mercy Comprehensive Care Center (MCCC) – Reach Out and Read  

Education

  • Clinical Innovations and Outcomes Department – Association for Clinical Documentation Improvement (ACDIS) Conference 
  • Mercy Ambulatory Care Center (MACC) – Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) Exam
  • Medical Affairs Department – Continuing Medical Education “Saturday CMEs” events
  • Maternity – Gravens Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Conference
  • Infection Control – Infection Control Antibiogram educational materials
  • Pathology – New York State Histotechnological Society (NYSHS) Symposium
  • Pediatrics – Pediatric parenting educational seminar
  • Radiology – October breast cancer awareness patient incentive items
  • Cardiovascular Cath Lab – Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Conference

Equipment

  • Maternity – Safe Sleep Sacks for babies born at Mercy
  • Stroke & MRU – Dynavision device

Left to right: Kevin Gibson, Director of Rehab Services; Jessica Grzybowski; Brian Grzybowski (holding his son Sammy); Christina (Grzybowski) Smith; Jake Grzybowski; Christopher Grzybowski and  Kathy Swenson, Mercy Hospital Foundation Executive Director

On Tuesday, October 22, 2013, the Grzybowski family presented the Mercy Hospital Foundation with a $10,000 check, which was used to to purchase a Dynavision care unit. This device is used during rehabilitation sessions with patients to strengthen their visual-perceptual deficits following a stroke or as a result of a neurological disease.

Pictured left to right: Kevin Gibson, Director of Rehab Services; Jessica Grzybowski; Brian Grzybowski (holding his son Sammy); Christina (Grzybowski) Smith; Jake Grzybowski; Christopher Grzybowski and Kathy Swenson, Mercy Hospital Foundation Executive Director