In the course of hiring new employees in 2017, did your hospital hire a WHA Foundation technical college scholarship recipient? Did a team of clinicians from your hospital participate in simulation training focused on better identifying sepsis or dealing with pediatric trauma in 2017? If you can answer yes to either of these questions, you were the beneficiary of the work of the WHA Foundation this year.
Each year, the WHA Foundation supports a variety of initiatives that have statewide impact on health care in the areas of quality improvement, workforce development and community collaboration. In 2017, those initiatives include scholarships for hospital teams to participate in clinical simulation training at partnering labs around the state, support for the bi-annual health care literacy summit, and scholarships to technical college students completing two-year, health care-related degrees.
In order to continue supporting these types of initiatives in 2018, the WHA Foundation has officially kicked off its annual fundraising campaign, asking WHA hospital and corporate members to consider supporting the WHA Foundation by making a contribution before the end of 2017. Funds raised in the current campaign will be used to continue some of its most successful initiatives and give the Foundation the opportunity to consider new initiatives for funding in 2018.
A contribution form is included in this week’s packet for anyone who would like to make an individual contribution or on behalf of their organization. For more information on the WHA Foundation’s annual fundraising campaign, contact Jennifer Frank at 608-274-1820 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.