Making a Difference
Your contributions make it possible to meet the needs of our community!
Colorful ceiling tiles, decorated with animated characters, were installed in the Genesis East Pediatric Unit to provide a more peaceful, comforting environment for our young patients.
The Elizabeth Grace Sleep Sack project was launched so that each baby born at Genesis can be sent home with a sleep sack to aid new parents in learning safe sleep techniques and reducing the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).
Camp Genesis, which is held every July, gives kids dealing with the stress of cancer in their family (a parent, sibling, or loved one) the opportunity to take a break from it all and just be a kid. Campers also visit the Genesis Cancer Care Institute and are able to see where and how their loved ones receive treatment in a positive atmosphere.
More than 1,000 hours of Music Therapy is provided for hospice patients each year, in their home and at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, during their end-of-life journey, providing comfort through memories associated with music.
Twelve therapists at Genesis Outpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation are being trained in high level specialized therapies so they provide the latest and best therapies to all patients. Patients improve their motor skills, gaining greater independence and confidence.
Remote video interpreting technology in the Emergency Department at Genesis Medical Center, Silvis is enabling interactive interpretation with patients who use sign language or do not speak English. This allows for immediate and cultural competent service to all patients experiencing an emergency without excessive waiting for a "live" interpreter to arrive.
Patients in financial hardship are able to receive assistance with emergency medication needs, transportation to-and-from life-saving medical treatments, and essential home medical equipment and eye glasses. We remove barriers so that absolutely all may receive quality, compassionate care.
More than $140,000 in scholarships is granted to current and future nurses to attract and retain the best and brightest healthcare workforce. This investment produces healthcare leaders with critical thinking skills.
Annually, thousands of school children in 80 elementary schools are vaccinated against the seasonal flu through the Genesis Flu-Free QC program. For every child vaccinated, five other people will be protected from the flu. That's an important safeguard for those most at-risk of developing a serious flu illness, including children under 6 months old who are too young to be vaccinated and pregnant moms.