CARING FOR CHILDREN HERE IN MONTANA — St. Vincent Healthcare is embarking on a bold vision for pediatric care. St. Vincent Children's Healthcare is an initiative to improve access to, and the quality of, healthcare for children throughout Montana, northern Wyoming and beyond. We are enormously encouraged by the great strides St. Vincent Children's Healthcare has made since 2008. Prior to 2008, more than 300 children each year were transported to pediatric hospitals in Denver and Salt Lake City when they suffered an acute illness or injury. In fact, Denver Children's Hospital was the 4th highest paid Medicaid hospital in Montana in 2006 due to the large number of children flown out of state for medical care. With the establishment of Montana and Wyoming's only full-scale pediatric intensive care unit, children are now healing close to home. Indeed, a great majority of the children who would have been transported out of state are now cared for right here at St.Vincent Healthcare. A number of new pediatric sub-specialists create amazing support for our region's most fragile children. It is only through visionary philanthropy that we will accomplish our quest to provide the highest quality of care to the children of our region. Please help us continue to create an environment of healing that wraps around every critically ill and injured child who enters our ministry.
ADVANCING HEART AND VASCULAR CARE — St. Vincent Healthcare offers a state-of-the-art comprehensive program for heart and vascular care throughout the region. Our $6 million initiative to create a Heart & Vascular Center of Excellence brings our outstanding team of Cardiologists, Cardiovascular Surgeons and Interventional Specialists together to provide the most integrated, technologically-advanced model of care.
Campaign Reaches Initial Goal - $2,500,000
With the generous support of our campaign leadership team and the generous donor/investors in the $6 million Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence Project we are proud to announce we have reached our initial campaign goal of $2.5 million and remain on track to open the first Hybrid Operating Room in our region by January 2014. The Hybrid OR Suite will significantly advance heart and vascular care for our region, keeping our loved ones close to home!
A special thank you to the many supporters of the 34th annual SAINTS Gala which was held on October 6, 2012. The 2012 SAINTS event benefited the heart and vascular initiative and netted more than $1,000,000, setting a new fundraising record for the event.
TRANSFORMING ORTHOPEDIC CARE — For more than 113 years, St. Vincent Healthcare has been recognized as the region's premier hospital for Orthopedic Medicine. The Orthopedic Center of Excellence is an $8.4 million initiative to expand and transform St. Vincent Healthcare's 5 Fortin and 5 Tower to meet the growing demands of orthopedic care in our region.
Campaign Reaches Goal - $2,000,000
The 5 Tower Joint Replacement Center was opened on July 31, 2012, offering the only dedicated Joint Replacement Center in our region. In January of 2013 we completed the 2nd phase of this project and opened the patient and family orthopedic lobby and three large patients rooms on 5 Fortin. Phase three is currently underway to enhance the remaining 25 orthopedic patient rooms on 5 Fortin.
A special thank you to our campaign leadership team and the numerous donors that have invested their time, talents and financial resources to ensure the success of this campaign to provide a warm and welcoming orthopedic experience to our patients and families.
VIEW OUR ANNUAL REPORT — Annual Report 2012