Programs in Need
At UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital, our goal is to write the happiest ending possible for each child whose life we touch. St. Luke's is the place where young patients get the special care they need, from a new life just entering the world to an abused child or a teen struggling with depression. We're here for families, too, with unique services like Eastern Iowa's only Ronald McDonald Family Room. What do St. Luke's programs really mean to the children we help? Click here and we'll let them tell you in their own words.
We know cancer is not an easy journey. A cancer patient needs hope to carry them through the tough days hope comes from knowing they have the best care available. That's why St. Luke's Hospital does everything in its power to ensure the journey is a positive and uncomplicated one. St. Luke's is committed to providing each cancer patient with the best possible experience through St. Luke's Cancer Care (which includes the Albert G. & Helen Nassif Radiation Center), Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center, UnityPoint Clinics, and collaboration with many other independent physicians.
A child who is a victim of abuse suffers in darkness. But with your support and care from the St. Luke's Child Protection Center (CPC), they have a promise of a better tomorrow. Donations enable the CPC to continue its critical support to abused children. 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 5 boys will be abused before they turn 18. Since the CPC opened its doors in 1987 they have provided over 25,000 services to children.
It shouldn't hurt to smile. But many of the low income and special needs patients of the Dr. Rhys B. Jones Dental Health Center (DHC) are living with chronic mouth pain. Many have never been to a dentist. Your gift to the DHC can change the lives of those who have lived with pain for so long, they can't remember a time without it. Since 2008, the DHC has seen a 46% increase in the number of patient visits. Almost 90% of our funding comes from government-funded assistance programs that typically don’t cover to the cost of patient care. To date, 85% of the procedures completed at the DHC are covered by Iowa Medicaid. We have a large operating shortfall because of limited funding.
UnityPoint Hospice has provided end-of-life care to adults and children since 1989. Donations to UnityPoint Hospice help fund many programs and services for patients and their loved ones, such as grief services for children and adults, volunteer program support and equipment needs.
Each day, St. Luke's Hospital has a life-changing impact on those in
need. St. Luke's Foundation is a major contributor to the hospital's
success, ensuring that every member of our community has access to
innovative medical care. Contributions to the Opportunity Fund give us
the ability to do great things for St. Luke's Hospital. Because gifts to
the Opportunity Fund sustain the Foundation, designated gifts go
directly to the service area of St. Luke's Hospital that donors choose
Medical emergencies can be especially frightening for residents of rural communities. Most First Responders/EMTs in rural areas are volunteers. The equipment and vehicles they use are not usually funded by local taxes - they depend on donations to cover operating expenses. Donations to the St. Luke's Rural Healthcare Fund will help ensure critical equipment and training is available to our rural communities.