The Keith Sivertson, MD Compassionate Care Program helps patients in need by assisting with the cost of lodging, transportation, medical supplies, medications, and other health-related necessities.
The Physician Innovation Endowment fund is an avenue to express gratitude and also provide our physicians with another tool to invest in better patient care.
Support St. Luke’s Wood River employees in times of crisis through the Circle of Friends fund. This fund provides funds to support our frontline staff in times of need.
Community philanthropy ensures that our ER is staffed with board-certified physicians 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
If you have symptoms of respiratory illness and are concerned you may have risk factors for COVID-19, please call your primary care provider first. Clinic staff will be able to complete a risk assessment over the phone and provide guidance on next steps, which may include arranging testing if necessary. If you need to call after hours, contact 208-381-9000.
If you need to visit the emergency department to treat symptoms, call ahead to your local facility and ask for a protective facemask when you arrive.
What Makes Humans Happy – What Does the Science of Psychology say About How to Live a Happier Life
Laurie Santos, Ph.D. is a professor of psychology and cognitive science at Yale University and an expert on human cognition, its origins and the evolutionary biases that influence our life choices. Her renowned work focuses on how positive psychology can lead to a happy and fulfilling life. At Yale, Santos teaches a class titled “Psychology and the Good Life,” which is the university’s most popular class in over 316 years. She was named one of Popular Science magazine’s “Brilliant 10” and a Time magazine “Leading Campus Celebrity.” Her TED Talk has over a million views.
As we approach our 20 year anniversary, the St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation initiated a strategic planning effort to evaluate how philanthropy can best serve our community, given the changing healthcare environment, and our growing and diversified community. In the spring of 2019, the St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation invited 3000 community members to participate in a “Community Interest Survey”. St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation supporters, St. Luke’s Wood River Staff and patients were invited to take part. The information will be used by the St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation Board to guide our strategic planning process. We look forward to sharing more with you later this year.