September 2022

Your Dollars At Work

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

You helped improve patient satisfaction at Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital!

The Washington Physical Therapy gym at the hospital received nine roller shades because of your donations in support of the Employee Unlimited Potential Fund. Thank you!

The new roller shades replaced the old ones that didn’t work. The new shades help with temperature control in the gym, especially during the warmer summer months. Our patients now have a comfortable environment for their physical therapy sessions. 

Additionally, the new shades provide better privacy for patients and increased security after hours as no one is able to see into the gym from the outside. 

Associate testimonials:

“It is great that they (the shades) work now.”

“So nice to be able to open and close the shades when needed!”

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


A new therapy dog is joining the team at Ascension River District Hospital because of you!

Your support of the Therapy Dog Program made this possible. Thank you!

Josie, the new therapy dog, is currently in training. She will be a welcome addition for patients, their families and our staff members at Ascension River District Hospital.

Over the next few months, Josie will mature and learn. Once she passes all of the requirements to be a therapy dog, she will start visiting patients.

Your donated dollars to the Therapy Dog Program are also used to ensure that therapy dogs have proper nutrition, medical care and needed supplies.

Therapy dogs provide comfort to patients while they are cared for in the hospital. In their own special way, the dogs can help a patient on the road to recovery. They have the ability to help patients reduce stress, lower blood pressure, ease fears, cope with isolation and depression, and more.

If you would like to support the Therapy Dog Program at Ascension in southeast Michigan, please visit our secure web page


New ultrasound technology supports physician and resident training at Ascension Providence Hospital!

Thank you for your support of the Department of Family Medicine Fund for Excellence that made the new Butterfly iQ+ ultrasound technology possible.

Your gift helps physicians and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine residents (who are committed to Family Medicine at Ascension Providence Hospital) perfect their ultrasound skills by training on the new device.

The Butterfly ultrasound device can fit in the palm of your hand and provides superior image quality. The new technology makes it possible for healthcare providers to diagnose patient conditions with speed and precision, thus minimizing delays in care.

If you would like to support programs that improve patient care at Ascension in southeast Michigan, please visit our secure web page to make your gift today.


Will you support a therapy dog at Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital today?

Patients in the hospital find comfort and stress relief when they receive a visit from a therapy dog! Your gift today in support of a therapy dog will help purchase food, medication, veterinary care and provide for other program-related expenses.

Therapy dogs help patients on the road to recovery by reducing stress, lowering blood pressure, easing fears, and helping them cope with isolation, depression and more – especially during these difficult times.

You can make a gift in support of a therapy dog by clicking on this secure link.