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We are proud to spotlight the impact Methodist Health System is having in our community.
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Your contribution can help ensure the legacy of caring continues.

Together, we're making our communities healthier places to live.

Thanks to generous donors like you, we're supporting our Methodist patients, implementing new programs and strengthening the delivery of health care to everyone who needs it. It's our privilege to share how our donors are making an impact in our communities.

Women Connect
Community Event

Women Connect

Women Connect is our way of educating and empowering women to do something they don't always do: prioritize their health. Methodist Hospital Foundation is excited to build this community – and encourage impactful giving for Methodist programs – through this dynamic, new program.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our kickoff on Saturday, October 22!  

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Garden Mural
Community Impact

A Work of Art - From the Heart

Thanks to the Joslyn Art Museum's Kent Bellows Mentoring Program and artist mentor Hugo Zambrano, four young painters designed, and are now creating, a new passageway into the Adam M. Koslosky Reflection Garden at Methodist Hospital.

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For All Women
Greatest Need

For All Women: A Campaign to Grow Methodist Women's Hospital

Every woman deserves individualized, compassionate health care throughout her lifetime.

To increase access at every stage – from adolescence through pregnancy, mid-life and beyond – we have to grow too.

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Methodist Emergency Department Renovation
Community Impact

Progress Report: Emergency Department Expansion and Renovation

The third and final phase of the Methodist Hospital Emergency Department expansion and renovation is scheduled for completion in early 2023. It includes a new waiting room and registration area, and two triage bays.

The first two phases brought on 12 new exam rooms, including two behavioral health safe rooms; a state of the art trauma room; and a more accessible ambulance bay.

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Inspiring Stories

The Methodist Newsroom highlights the culture of caring we live every single day. Explore stories about our providers, technology, services and patients. We also invite you to get to know — and be inspired by — some of our generous donors. You may find you have a lot in common. Their stories make our story possible.

For All Women: A Campaign to Grow Methodist Women's Hospital

Keeping NICU Families Connected

Foundation donors are investing in innovation – a new virtual care platform at Methodist Women's Hospital that will offer secure live-stream patient viewing to NICU parents and family members anywhere, anytime.

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Inner Beauty

Donor Impact In the News: Inner Beauty Salon

Thank you to KETV for shining a spotlight on Methodist Inner Beauty Salon, a specialty salon for cancer survivors. Our donors play an important supporting role with Inner Beauty. Your generosity is helping to empower individuals to reclaim confidence, comfort and control over their appearance and sense of self during their cancer journey. 

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The Meaning of Care Award

The Meaning of Care Awards: 10 Years of Honoring Extraordinary Care, Including ‘a Moment of Perfection and Beauty'

DeDra Robb hadn’t met Adam Wells, MD, before Saturday, April 30. But Dr. Wells, the medical director of Methodist Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU), quickly deduced two things: how dire DeDra’s situation was and how much she wanted to see her 17-year-old son graduate from high school.

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Karrer Dedication

Honoring a Visionary Physician Leader

A place of tranquility and beauty at Methodist Women’s Hospital now pays tribute to the visionary physician leader, surgeon and educator who helped make it possible.

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Cancer Care

Foundation Donors - Champions for Those Battling Cancer

Inspired by the bravery of those battling cancer, our Methodist Hospital Foundation donors continue to respond with generosity. Through your support of Harper’s Hope Cancer Survivorship Program and Inner Beauty Salon, you've touched the life of Crystal Slaughter and so many others on a journey toward healing.

 

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Cox Charities Grant

Reason to Celebrate

A special thanks to Cox Charities for supporting our Methodist Equipment Loan Program with a $5,000 Community Involvement Grant.

 

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Koslosky Reflection Garden

Welcome Summer

On June 21, the Adam M. Koslosky Reflection Garden proved the perfect place for patients and staff to celebrate the summer solstice and the official turn of the season.

 

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Leap-for-a-Cure

Seeing the Impact

Leap-for-a-Cure is an incredible partner to those battling cancer and to our Methodist Hospital Foundation. A recent tour underscored the real impact its generosity is having on our Methodist patients.

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Methodist Hospital Community Counseling

Meeting Students Where They Are

Students are wrestling with increasing rates of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. Bouts of isolation are also taking a toll. Our Foundation donors are meeting the need, supporting the only counseling program of its kind in Omaha.

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Exoskeleton

Philanthropy in Action: Generous Gift Brings State-of-the-art Rehabilitation Tool to Methodist

It's been on the Methodist rehabilitation staff’s wish list for years. Thanks to a gift from the Nebraska chapter of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the dream is now a reality.

“This device will change lives,” said Tracy Madden-McMahon, president and CEO of Methodist Hospital Foundation.

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Methodist 3D Mobile Mammography

Because of You, More Lifesaving Screenings

Your generous support of Methodist Mobile 3D Mammography helped bring the pink coach to Latino Center of the Midlands in November. Two visits resulted in 40 women receiving mammograms — women who, otherwise, could have gone unscreened. 

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Our Partners in Care

Our Partners in Caring

When patients are in need or their families are feeling overwhelmed, Methodist’s social work team continually steps in with skill, creativity and compassion. Backing them up? Methodist Hospital Foundation and our generous donors.

 

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Your gifts support NMC's Mobile Diabetes Clinic.

Our Mission in Action: Eliminating Barriers to Better Health

More people are being screened for diabetes – and vaccinated against COVID-19 – because of our Methodist Hospital Foundation donors. 

Your gifts help support Nebraska Methodist College’s Mobile Diabetes Center (MDC), which provides free screenings and more to underserved members of our communities.

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Scare Away Cancer

Scare Away Cancer 2022

Scare Away Cancer is a nonprofit organization operated by employee volunteers from MCL Construction. We are grateful for its steady support of the Inner Beauty Salon at the Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center.

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Special Delivery for Methodist Employees

Caring for Our Caregivers

We are thrilled to honor Christ Community Church with one of our Sharing the Care Awards. We give this honor to individuals, groups or businesses that take extraordinary steps to help Methodist deliver The Meaning of Care.

 

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Sandy Krupka

Foundation Donors - Champions for Those Battling Cancer

Inspired by the bravery of those battling cancer, our Methodist Hospital Foundation donors continue to respond with generosity. You've touched the life of Sandy Krupka and so many others on a journey toward healing.

 

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Gratitude doesn't expire.

Gratitude Doesn't Expire

A touching gift to Methodist Hospital Foundation proves that, even decades later, gratitude doesn't expire.

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Methodist Employees posing with Caring Cradle device

Caring Cradle Donation

The Caring Cradle is a device that cools and offers a more dignified, comfortable way for parents and families to spend time with a baby who has passed away.

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Methodist Hospital employees posing with donations in front of a Methodist sign

Sharing the Care

Honoring the Individuals, groups and business that help Methodist deliver The Meaning of Care.

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Thank you, Foundation donors!
Making a Difference

Thank you, Foundation Donors!

During an especially challenging couple of years, you haven’t waivered; supporting our patients, students and communities because you care, because you want to make an impact, because generosity is in your DNA.

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Pictured from left to right:  Gordon Lansford, President & CEO of JE Dunn Construction Company, Tracy Madden-McMahon, President & CEO of Methodist Hospital Foundation, RyAnne Elsesser, Philanthropy Officer at Methodist Hospital Foundation, Chris Pesek, Vice President at JE Dunn Construction Company and Paul Neidlein, Midwest President at JE Dunn Construction Company.

Building Support

Methodist Hospital Foundation is grateful for JE Dunn Construction Company’s support of the Methodist Community Counseling Program. 

Pictured from left to right:  Gordon Lansford, President & CEO of JE Dunn Construction Company, Tracy Madden-McMahon, President & CEO of Methodist Hospital Foundation, RyAnne Elsesser, Philanthropy Officer at Methodist Hospital Foundation, Chris Pesek, Vice President at JE Dunn Construction Company and Paul Neidlein, Midwest President at JE Dunn Construction Company.

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