January 2023

Your Dollars At Work

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

Three new ventilators, used for direct patient care, were received by the Respiratory department at Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield

The Ascension Providence Foundation received a grant from the Respiratory Foundation of Southeast Michigan and used it to purchase three new Puritan Bennett PB980 ventilators. This equipment is essential to providing state-of-the-art patient care for those in need. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for ventilators has surged. The new ventilators will serve multiple patients with various respiratory issues and will replace the older, obsolete equipment.

Heart failure clinic patients receive low-sodium cookbooks

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Your gifts made it possible for 500 heart failure clinic patients to receive a low-sodium cookbook – thank you!

Your donations to the Donald & Eleanor Strnad Cardiology Services Endowment at Ascension St. John Hospital made the cookbook purchases possible. Patients who are better able to follow a low-sodium diet have experienced an overall improvement in their health. To date, more than 75 patients have received a cookbook!

Providing heart patients with cookbooks helps encourage them to eat a healthier diet. The patients have more resources to manage their heart failure, gaining tools that may be helpful to take control of their disease and improve their quality of life.

Many patients have told us that they are using their new cookbook. They really appreciate that each recipe contains not only the amount of sodium in each meal, but also the calories and other nutritional information. Several patients were surprised we were giving them a free cookbook, and they were very grateful, expressing that they will put them to good use. This was made possible by you!

The gesture of giving the free cookbooks to patients helps show them the importance of following a low-sodium diet when managing their heart failure.

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.