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2018 Philanthropic Funding Needs

Each day brings astounding new possibilities in health care, from clinical breakthroughs to innovative models of delivery. With continued donor support, Chilton Medical Center can sustain and grow its role as a true pioneer, shaping the future of health care and bringing the most promising medical advancements to our hospital and community.

Chilton Medical Center Foundation is currently raising funds for several initiatives aimed at keeping the medical center on the forefront of 21st century care while meeting the region's burgeoning health needs. If you so choose, your gift can benefit one of these exciting projects - and make a meaningful difference in the lives of our patients:

Palliative Care Funding Initiative: $519,200 for three years

The goal of palliative care is to relieve symptoms and reduce stress in individuals with serious or life-threatening illnesses. Established in 2015, the Palliative Care Program at Chilton Medical Center prides itself on enhancing quality of life, providing emotional and spiritual support and establishing preferences for patients and their families.

Our team currently includes one collaborating physician, a full-time advance practice registered nurse (APN), a part-time social worker and a part-time chaplain. We are now looking to add a registered nurse (RN) who will provide palliative care consultations to every patient referred to the program.

Additionally, Chilton Medical Center is requesting philanthropic support to launch Talk about the Elephant (TATE) – a community-based “conversation project” designed to help people talk about palliative care and their wishes for end-of-life care. By initiating these important discussions, this program helps improve outcomes and reduce moral distress experienced by patients, loved ones and their medical care teams.

Nursing Research Clinical Scholar Program: $333,600 annually

This program will give Chilton Medical Center nurses the opportunity to conduct individually-initiated research projects under the guidance of a PhD research mentor that may ultimately enhance the health and well-being of our patients. Funding will provide paid time for research-related activities and cover the costs for software, statistician and mentor services.

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