Cancer Patient Support – Way Out Women
This fund was created to support the complex needs of oncology patients throughout the peninsula, not just those who are cared for at Central Peninsula Hospital. Created by an oncology nurse, it has benefited cancer patients from the age of 8 to 88 who need financial help while they are in treatment.
Breast Cancer Resources – Pink Ribbon Rally
Established by a group of local women who coordinate a fundraising event to support the fight against breast cancer, this new fund will provide resources for the early detection and treatment of this all-too-prevalent disease.
Oncology Resources & Support Fund
These funds are set aside for any equipment, program support or education for use in the CPH Cancer Center for cancer patients, their caregivers and their families. This fund is not to be used for direct patient assistance as there are other funds within the Health Foundation for that purpose.
From purchasing medications to providing travel and even covering basic living expenses, this fund was established with the purpose of helping our patients in a difficult financial situation as they battle illness or recover from injury. This fund is managed by the CPH Social Services department and distributed as patient needs are identified.
A key element of Central Peninsula Hospital’s Planetree philosophy of care is providing support beyond just the patient’s medical necessity to include assistance for the entire family. Donations have made it possible to purchase laptop computers on mobile carts for patient use in our Outpatient Surgery, Medical/Surgical, Oncology, Maternity and Intensive Care units as well as create a Family Resource Library at CPH. Other contributions have been used to provide mobile video game units for kids in the hospital and blanket warmers for medical/surgical patients.
Heritage Place Nursing Home
Small comforts make a tremendous difference to the quality of life for the residents of Heritage Place. Funds from donations provided cable television in resident rooms, new wheelchairs, blanket/towel warmers to provide added comfort to residents, a large capacity refrigerator to store resident food items, and much more.
Spiritual Care/No One Dies Alone
When faced with a terminal illness, our patients and their family need more than medical expertise. The journey through end of life requires careful support and guidance, and the CPH Spiritual Care Coordinator works with volunteers, clergy and employees to provide that assistance. Two new programs were made possible by contributions to the Foundation. Passage Baskets were created as a resource for family members losing a loved one, and the No One Dies Alone program ensures that those without friends or family nearby will have someone to be by their side and comfort them through the final hours of life.
Serenity House Client Resources – website
For those in our residential treatment program, seemingly small obstacles can be the difference between success and failure. Just providing transportation to Serenity House when someone has made the decision to get help-or to continue in the outpatient programs after they have completed the intensive residential treatment-has proven to be a key factor in getting them, and keeping them, on the path to recovery. This fund is also used by the staff at Serenity House to provide clothing, basic necessities, and additional health care to their clients in need.
Education, Injury Prevention and Wellness:
Safe Kids of the Kenai Peninsula – website
Child car seats checks, lifejackets at boat launches at local lakes and rivers, snow machine and water safety fairs, child pedestrian safety programs and awareness campaigns to reduce teen auto accidents make up the primary initiatives of Safe Kids throughout the year.
Dr. Paul Isaak Memorial Scholarship
The Isaak family and many others in the community honored the work of pioneering physician Dr. Paul Isaak by establishing a scholarship fund to assist local students in achieving their goal to practice medicine on the peninsula.
Medical Equipment, Wellness Programs and much, much more!
Wheelchairs to transport hospital and nursing home patients, oxygen blenders and analyzers to assist newborns struggling to breathe, infusion pumps to deliver chemotherapy to cancer patients, blood/fluid warmers to assist in cases of severe trauma, and support for our Healthy Lifestyles community wellness program are just a few more of the items funded by donations to CPHF.