THE FOUNDATION AT MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL
Murray-Calloway County Hospital has been serving the region since 1910. The hospital is dedicated to providing patients in our community with the best quality healthcare in our region while maintaining a non-profit, community-owned status.
In 2008, Murray-Calloway County Hospital created The Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital (formerly the Endowment for Healthcare) to improve the quality, access and affordability of healthcare in our region. Its purpose is to advance the mission and vision of your public, not-for-profit hospital.
The Foundation has launched a new campaign called “Enduring Hope,” this campaign will raise funds for a new regional cancer center on the campus of Murray-Calloway County Hospital.
Everyone has been touched by cancer in some way, whether it has been a friend, a parent, a spouse, a child, or even you. Cancer affects more than 3 out of 10 people in Kentucky alone which is higher than the national average.
The goal of our new Cancer Center is to help change this statistic. Please consider giving to the “Enduring Hope” campaign today, and be a part of the change.
ANNA MAE OWEN RESIDENTIAL HOSPICE HOUSE
The Ana Mae Owen Residential Hospice House opened in November of 2016 and provides a place where terminally ill patients can end life’s journey in a comfortable home-like setting. It offers an important option for people who are in need of end-of-life care and cannot, or prefer not to die at home, in a hospital, or nursing home. Residential Hospice Houses offer a variety of services to meet the physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of its residents. Your donation will help us to support the daily operational needs of this facility.
The American Cancer Society predicts nearly 232,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in 2015 and one in eight women will develop it during their lifetime. Death rates have been in steady decline since 1989, which is partially attributed to earlier detection through screenings. However, recent statistics by the CDC indicate 1 in 4 women in the US are not up-to-date on their mammogram screenings.
With the latest 3D Mammography technology, cancer detection rates are expected to increase from the current 1.2%. The best protection is early detection, thus increasing the importance for the latest technological advances. Murray-Calloway County Hospital currently performs over 7,000 Mammograms per year, making the addition of 3D Mammography an important priority.
Thanks in part to generous donations from the community, the Murray-Calloway County Hospital began offering 3D Mammography services in February of 2019 in a newly renovated mammography area of the Radiology Department. Your donation to this cause helps to support the daily operation of this department.
Additionally, as a part of the Because She Matters campaign, The Foundation is a proud sponsor of the MCCH Breast Cancer Support Group, which meets monthly. Call Evelyn at 270.489.2462 for more information.
The Dr. Jan Weaver Music and Memory program at Spring Creek Health Care supports the training of employees to help them work with dementia and Alzheimer patients by providing high quality, person-centered care through digital music technology. These employees will identify those residents who could benefit from the program and work with them to provide iPods with personalized playlists tailored for each one. Spring Creek Health Care is just one of seven facilities in Kentucky to be Music & Memory certified.
Not sure how to designate your donation? The Foundation supports a variety of efforts and you have the option of making a donation to the area of greatest need. When you make a donation to the Unrestricted Fund, you are allowing us to dedicate your donation to the area that we feel can most benefit from your generosity.