Projects Made Possible
Gifts to the Finley Health Foundation help us fulfill our Mission.
Since 1986, the Foundation has put the gifts received back to work into UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital, providing education, equipment and services to patients, employees and members of the community.
Following are examples of recent projects made possible in part through generous private donations:
Dubuque VNA Awareded Grant from Theisen's More for Your Community Program
UnityPoint Health - Finley Health Foundation is the recipient of a grant from the Theisen's More for your Community grant program. The Foundation was awarded a $1,500 grant to support the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Parent Education Program.
The VNA Parent Education (PE) Programs are voluntary, in-home parenting programs designed to prevent child abuse and improve family interactions. The programs teach positive parenting skills, assist parents in understanding child growth and development needs, develop life-long coping skills, teach families how to work together in resolving conflicts, and assist families in developing a positive support network. VNA staff members help parents find joy and satisfaction in raising their children, which leads to healthy children.
"Receiving this grant from Theisen's will have a positive impact on parents and children in our community who participate in the Parent Education Program," said David Brandon, President and CEO of Finley Hospital.
Finley Health Foundation Received United Way of the Tri-States Grant
UnityPoint Health - Finley Health Foundation was a recipient of a $9,500 grant from the United Way of the Tri-States. The grant will support Dubuque Visiting Nurse Association's Representative Payee program. The grant is a result of the United Way's new and targeted initiatives program, developed to improve social services and programs in the Dubuque area. Read more.
Blanket Gift to Wendt Center
Subaru Loves to Care, and recently they showed us just how much, by presenting the Wendt Regional Cancer Center with 80 blankets to provide to our patients undergoing oncology treatment with much needed support and warmth. Read more.
Eagles Club Awards Grants to Wendt Cancer Center, Kehl Diabetes Center and Dubuque VNA
UnityPoint Health Finley Health Foundation has been the recipient of grants from the Fraternal Order of Eagles Charity Foundation, Eagles Club #568, and Eagles Eyes on the Future Committee since 1981. This year's grants will benefit several programs within UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital and the Dubuque Visiting Nurse Association.
The first grant, in the amount of $3,000, assisted the Wendt Regional Cancer Center in purchasing a positioning laser for cancer treatments. The positioning equipment will allow precise positioning, to prevent healthy tissue from being unnecessarily exposed to radiation during a patient's cancer treatment. The laser provides reproducible positioning to reach maximum impact by focused radiation therapy, and will save time with fast positioning during treatment area alignment.
The second grant, in the amount of $1,500, assisted the hospital's diabetes program to purchase training hardware and software for its National Diabetes Prevention Program. The grant will allow the hospital to purchase equipment and supplies required for 40 participants to hear audio sessions via their computer at home or at work as they learn how to prevent and control diabetes.
The Eagles Eyes on the Future Committee has awarded two grants to the Dubuque Visiting Nurse Association to assist with the Parent Education Program, in the amount of $200, and the Mammography program, in the amount of $100. The parent education program assists families in building relationships in order to prevent child abuse and neglect. The VNA's Mammography program provides referrals and assistance to low income women to obtain pap smears and mammograms through community health providers.
UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital and the Dubuque Visiting Nurse Association are grateful to have the Fraternal Order of Eagles Charity Foundation, Eagles Club #568, and Eagles Eyes on the Future Committee as generous partners, and thank them for their continued support. Since 1981, the Eagles have contributed more than $160,000 toward the improvement of health care through Finley and the VNA. The programs they support are important to the health and well-being of our patients, clients and community members.
UnityPoint Health - Finley Health Foundation Awarded DRA Grant
UnityPoint Health - Finley Health Foundation was a recipient of a $7,500 grant from the Dubuque Racing Association. The grant will support Finley Hospital's Family Birthing Suites in purchasing a new isolette. The isolette, a specialized infant incubator, will be used within the neonatal intensive care unit(NICU) for babies who are born prematurely, have developmental conditions, or are ill. Read more.
The Finley Health Foundation's 2017 Miracles on the Mississippi – Boots and Buckles Gala was held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Diamond Jo Casino. The Gala was a great success by all accounts. Attendees were treated to great food, fun and entertainment by critically acclaimed and award winning country music artist Craig Morgan! Guests enjoyed the festive attire and atmosphere throughout the evening. The evenings Masters of Ceremony , Voice of the Iowa Hawkeye's Gary Dolphin and two-time CMA Large Market Broadcaster of the Year Scott Dolphin kept the evening rolling along.
This year's event netted an amazing $103,900.00! Funds raised at the 2017 Gala will be used to support the Currents of Care Capital Campaign. A tremendous bonus to the evening was all dollars raised will be matched by the late community leader, Ed Babka.
We are grateful to all those who sponsored the evenings event, attended the Gala and bid on live auction items. We look forward to seeing everyone again next May for the 2018 Miracles on The Mississippi Gala. Contribute to the Currents of Care campaign.
Nursing Scholarships Awarded
UnityPoint Health Finley Health Foundation and the Finley Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association are pleased to announce that a total of $15,000 has been awarded to area students who are pursuing a nursing degree in higher education for the 2017-2018 academic school year. A full list of scholarship recipients is available here.
Scholarship funding is provided by the Finley Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association, Finley Hospital Auxiliary, Edith Kritz Scholarship Endowment, Dr. Peter Kearney Scholarship Endowment, Colonel Fred and Ellen Phelps Scholarship Endowment, Andrea Hayseltt-Trilk Memorial Scholarship, and Carole A. Smith-Miller Memorial Scholarship, both Finley Hospital School of Nursing alumnae. In the past eleven years, $166,500 has been given in scholarships to area students.
For more information about nursing scholarship opportunities, contact the Finley Health Foundation at (563) 589-2358.