Last year, more children, teens and adults experienced the benefits of Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation’s life-saving initiatives than ever before. Below are just a few examples of how your donations made an impact:
Patient Care Grants
- Grant funding was expanded to include the hospital’s new outpatient clinics in Brown Deer (WI), Nashville (TN), and Skokie (IL).
- A record 800 days of free treatment, across all levels of care, were given to those in need.
- The total number of patient contacts increased from 5,613 to 5,878 (+5%).
- One additional part-time Chaplain was hired.
- An additional group spirituality session was added, bringing the total number of sessions to 16 across Rogers Memorial Hospital locations in Oconomowoc, Brown Deer, West Allis and Lincoln Center.
Rogers InHealth (Stigma Reduction & Advocacy)
- Led WISE (Wisconsin Initiative for Stigma Elimination), a state-wide coalition of 80+ organizations/individuals, in creating strategic disclosure guidance materials and programming for high school aged youth.
- Worked on design team for the Department of Public Instruction, assisting in the formation of Wisconsin’s Framework for School Mental Health and crafting online resources for educators across the state.
- Supervised the training of seven health care coordinators as they began their work in reducing stigma across Wisconsin’s health care industry.
- Provided instruction and consultation to workplaces, faith organizations, and county coalitions on evidenced-based approaches for reducing stigma and evaluating the results.
Buildings & Grounds
- Provided ongoing support for the Ropes & Challenge Course, a part of the Experiential Therapy program which serves as an integral part of a patient’s treatment experience.
- 153 patients and/or families were served by individual Angel Fund requests across Rogers Behavioral Health locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Tennessee and Florida.
- More than half of all requests were for gas cards, transportation and overnight accommodations for patients to attend treatment and for loved ones to attend important family sessions.
- Each child and teen going through treatment over the holidays received a special party and gifts.