St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation’s funding priorities are aligned with the future goals of our medical center, ensuring that monies invested in the St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation are used to support critical medical services, state-of-the-art technology, staff education and innovative community health and wellness initiatives. Read below to learn more about our 2013 funding priorities.
Securing Emergency Services
The Emergency Services Endowment will ensure that the hospital continues to have all board certified emergency physicians and expert emergency nurses staffing our Emergency Department, 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. St. Luke’s Wood River is the only hospital of its size in Idaho, and one of few in the nation, to provide this level of service. Our goal is to raise $10 million for emergency services. Learn more about our efforts to secure emergency services.
Given the size of our community and the sub-specialization of pediatric services, providing pediatric care is a complex and difficult issue. In the past, given the relatively low volume of demand in a small rural community, it has proven to be unsustainable to have a solo general pediatrician in the Wood River Valley. In order to make pediatric service available, the medical center is providing start up support to fund a pediatrician, who practices one day a week. Ultimately, it is hoped that investing in a regular presence for pediatrics will lead to a full-time, self-sustaining pediatrician. Our goal is to raise $1 million for pediatric care. Learn more about our efforts to expand pediatric services.
Building Mental Health Services
SLWR Foundation believes that investments in the treatment of underlying mental health issues, particularly for those with limited or no resources, is crucial to the health of our community. To this end, we are working to fund the start-up costs of building an outpatient mental health clinic and developing a well-coordinated mental health network, which will include a full-time psychiatrist and two licensed mental health providers. Our goal is to raise $300,000 for mental health services. Learn more about our efforts to build mental health services.