June 2022

Your Dollars at Work

Winter Gala Campaign

Thank you to our generous Winter Gala sponsors! We raised nearly $27,000 to support the hospital’s new obstetrics unit and birthing center. We are excited to be building a modern-day birthing center in which these physicians and staff will continue to provide compassionate, person-centered care. We will continue to serve our communities with this state-of-the-art unit.

Platinum Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Specialty Sponsor

Dr. Stephanie & Mr. Jim Duggan

Titanium Sponsors

Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union
Huron Coast Dental
Huron Community Bank
Drs. Brad & Emily Kloska
Neiman’s Family Market
Tawas Bay Insurance Agency

The new obstetrics and birthing unit at Ascension St. Joseph Hospital receives support from Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union! Thank you!

Gifts received from our community members make a vital difference in the care and services provided at Ascension St. Joseph Hospital. We are deeply grateful to Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union for choosing the new obstetrics and birthing unit for their support. The $1,000 donation helps to ensure the future of family care at our hospital. 

Photo: Isaak VonFintel, Tawas Branch Manager at Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union and Michelle Bacarella, Senior Gift Officer, Ascension St. Joseph Foundation.

A transportation grant is removing barriers for cancer patients in need of treatment

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has awarded Ascension Michigan a $15,000 grant to help alleviate the financial burden of transportation costs for cancer patients. The grant provides hundreds of patients with much needed transportation for their cancer treatment. 

The ACS grant is part of a $2 million national transportation investment provided to health systems across the country. In 2020, the transportation grant provided more than 71,000 rides, but a gap remains in many communities for cancer patients for whom transportation is a challenge.

Kathy Goss, PhD, Regional Vice President of Cancer Control at the American Cancer Society stated, “The newly awarded grant funding provides a boost of support to help address currently unmet needs in Ascension Michigan communities.” 

Thomas Klein, Vice President, Ascension Oncology Service Line commented that “The American Cancer Society grant, in support of transportation services for cancer patients throughout Ascension Michigan Cancer Centers, is consistent with our Mission to provide holistic care that sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. Timely access to critically needed cancer treatment supports optimal outcomes and provides peace of mind for patients who experience transportation challenges.”

Transportation is the third most-commonly cited barrier to accessing health services for older adults. Every year, 3.6 million people in the United States do not obtain medical care due to transportation issues. The ACS grant is deeply appreciated and helps cancer patients in their time of need!

Give to provide a book to a child patient

There is an urgent need and a wonderful opportunity for you to put a smile on a child's face.

You know how scary it can be for your child to visit the doctor, especially when a shot is needed! Your gift of $2 provides a child with a book to help ease their stress while waiting for care.

Your gift today will be used to purchase a book for a child waiting in an Ascension St. Joseph pediatric physician office. The book helps to distract them from the scary and intimidating waiting room environment.

You can make your secure online donation today by clicking here. Your $2 gift covers the cost of one book for a sick child (the book is theirs to keep and take home with them after their visit).

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