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Generosity Really Does Work

Published June 30, 2014

More than $105,000 of funded grants were approved last week through the new Generosity Works program at Providence. The program, which ran from April through May, encouraged employees, physicians, and volunteers to apply for funding from the Providence General Foundation for programs and equipment that would enhance the patient care experience at Providence.  Twenty-six grant requests were received, and 18 were awarded during the program’s inaugural cycle.

“The majority of the funding for the grants comes from the Annual I Give Employee Campaign,” said Tina Gilson, director of annual giving at the Foundation. “It is exciting to see the donated dollars being reinvested into department initiatives that will not only impact patients, but employees as well.  It is a win-win situation.”

More information on the funded initiatives will be shared in the coming months.  Some highlights include a new exam table for mobility-impaired patients at the Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse, lung pillows for thoracic surgery patients, equipment for the Simulation Lab, and temporary housing for homeless emergency department patients.

The next grant cycle begins in September 2014, so start thinking today of innovative programs and initiatives that could improve the way we care for our patients and families.

“I hope the Fall grant cycle is as rewarding as this one has been,” Gilson added. “It really does demonstrate that Generosity Works!”