Programs Supported by Donations to CPHF
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.
Prostate Cancer Fund
Monies collected are to be used primarily for, but not limited to, providing funds to those individuals needing financial assistance dealing with prostate cancer issues. The funds would be available to assist prostate cancer patients seeking specialized treatments such as clinical trials or related medical procedures. We want to be able to provide funds for men to receive medical testing and screening such as, PSA blood tests and DRE's (Digital Rectal Exams). In some cases, we would use funds to purchase prostate cancer posters, books, educational materials, supplies or pay fees associated with our work at health fairs and related activities. For more information, please see Kenai Peninsula Prostate Cancer Awareness Group's website at kppcag.org.
Cardiac Rehab Patient Assistance
For any cardiac rehab patient that needs assistance with fees in order to attend classes. This fund is administered by the CPH Rehabilitation Department and distributed as patient needs are identified.
These funds would provide critical education to enable Diabetes patients the opportunity to manage this chronic condition appropriately. Originally funded in 2009 by the Fraternal Order of Eagles, as funds were depleted the Central Peninsula Health Foundation Board added additional funds. This fund is administered by the CPH Rehabilitation Department and distributed as patient needs are identified.
Pulmonary Rehab Fund
Funds will be used for patient fees for patients that use the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Maintenance program. This fund is administered by the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Coordinator and distributed as patient needs are identified.
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
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
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.
Programs Supported by Donations to CPHF
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