August 2022

Your Dollars At Work

Presented by the Ascension Providence Rochester Foundation, Ascension St. John Foundation, and the Ascension Providence Foundation

Thank you for helping a patient tech on his journey to becoming a nurse!

Your gift helped an Emergency department patient tech at Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital further his nursing education. By taking courses that focused on cardiology, oncology and renal patients, he is able to recognize disease processes and physiology of our medical surgical patients. 

This patient tech is now better prepared as he works toward becoming a registered nurse. Your support of the Employee Unlimited Potential Fund made this possible!

This associate’s hard work is a testament to the importance of advancing education that will lead to a nursing degree, especially now as we face a great shortage of nurses. 

Thank you for your support of our healthcare staff. Because of you, our patients are receiving the best care possible.

If you would like to support associates at Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital, please visit this secure page (under Designation, select “Employee Unlimited Potential”  from the drop-down menu).

More than 900 children (400 families) had a Merry Christmas in 2021 because of you!

Your gifts supporting the Christmas Store Fund at Ascension Providence Hospital provided children and their families with a Christmas they won’t forget! Children were identified through physician practice groups, social workers, partnerships with schools, community agencies and local churches.

You made it possible for each family in need to receive a Kohl’s gift card that parents used to purchase clothing and toys for their children. Each child was also given an age-appropriate book and individual candies; infants received layettes. Parents also received a Kroger gift card (courtesy of the Kroger Co.) for food during the holiday.

Below are two notes of appreciation:

“My daughter and I are honored and grateful for your loving kindness and thoughtfulness, especially during a weakened economy. Your donation will help provide my child with needed gear for the winter such as gloves, a scarf, a hat, and snacks for school. She is a growing child and replacing her gear is vital! I will have the funds to keep her safe and warm – thank you.” - From a cancer patient with a young daughter

“The families are very grateful and told us that the gift cards allowed them to get their children gifts and food for Christmas!” - From a community partner who helped distribute gift cards

If you would like to support a child this Christmas, please visit this secure page. In the drop-down menu under “Designation,” select the Christmas Store at the hospital you would like to support.

You did it! You helped create a great working environment at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital – associate satisfaction is up!

Your gifts in support of the COVID-19 Relief Fund at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital were used to create an Associate Appreciation Program for healthcare workers on the front lines of patient care.

Each month, one associate from each of the 18 patient care areas at the Warren and Madison Heights campuses is randomly selected by hospital leadership to receive a custom gift basket. To date, winners have enjoyed Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill gift baskets and Meijer-themed gift baskets; additional themed wellness and seasonal baskets are being planned.

You have made a difference for associates, especially during these difficult times. The teammates of the staff who won gift baskets are happy for their co-workers. They are also excited about future “mystery gift baskets!” Thank you for helping to boost associate morale at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital!

Here’s how one scenario played out for a gift basket winner: Leaving work after a busy day, a Pharmacy associate was approached by hospital leadership. Initially she thought something was wrong, but that couldn’t have been further from the truth! She was presented with a gift basket and told “it is because we all appreciate you so much!” This surprise brought tears to her eyes, and she was so happy to be thanked for her dedicated service.

If you would like to support initiatives through the COVID-19 Relief Fund at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, please visit this secure page (under “Designation,” select this fund from the drop-down menu).

There is still time!

There is still time to complete your Spirit of Giving campaign online giving form. The Spirit of Giving campaign is our annual associate giving campaign at Ascension in southeast Michigan. You, as an associate, can make a powerful difference in the care and services our patients depend on for their healthcare needs.

You decide the area you wish to support and how you want to make your gift (payroll deduction, check or credit card). There are more than 80 funds in southeast Michigan in need of support. It will only take about 30 seconds of your time to complete your online form.