Each day brings astounding new possibilities in health care, from clinical breakthroughs to innovative models of delivery. With continued donor support, Chilton 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 Hospital Foundation is currently raising funds for several initiatives aimed at keeping Chilton 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:
- The Breast Center at Chilton
Breast cancer touches more families in our community than almost any other disease, striking more than 200,000 American women each year. With that in mind, the hospital completed a $1.6 million expansion of The Breast Center. To date, Chilton Hospital Foundation has raised almost $800,000 for the facility transformation and now seeks additional funding for other program enhancements, such as a Wellness Boutique for mastectomy patients, continuing education for nurses, updated equipment and community outreach. Supporters helped enhance patient flow, privacy and comfort with separate waiting areas for screening and diagnostic mammograms, as well as investments in additional medical technology - including a third digital mammography unit, two new ultrasound machines and a stereotactic breast biopsy table.
- Paint the Towns Pink
To raise awareness and to help battle breast cancer, the Chilton Hospital Foundation and the hospital's Community Outreach Department teamed up with 24 restaurants, businesses and local philanthropists for the fourth annual "Paint the Towns Pink" event during the week of October 8 through 13, 2012. More than $17,000 was raised. Click here to read about the 2012 event.
Click here to read an inspiring story about community member Ellen Bernstein, a breast cancer survivor. Her son, Joshua, helped initiate Paint the Towns Pink in 2009 in honor of his mother.
- $24 Million Renovation
Chilton Hospital has embarked upon a $24 million renovation to transform its facilities, along with its delivery of care. Most noteworthy, the endeavor will nearly triple the number of Chilton's private rooms and modernize five inpatient units, including a newly established Cardiovascular Interventional Lab and Surgical Services. Each of the units will feature spacious, beautifully furnished rooms and redesigned nursing stations that reduce patient stress and promote recovery.
- Chilton Cancer Center
Our Cancer Center began with a gift from Robert and Doris Collins. It is dedicated to bringing world-class cancer care to our community, including a full continuum of services that guide patients through diagnosis, treatment and recovery. With donor support, this program has become increasingly important because our region experiences an unusually high incidence of breast, prostate, colorectal and lung cancers. With donor support, Chilton will strengthen its cancer program by investing in cutting edge technologies and cancer-fighting therapies while also providing comprehensive support and stress-relieving amenities to patients and their families. Planned enhancements include a new linear accelerator for radiation treatment, as well as extensive renovations to the Collin's Pavilion. Our facility will be modernized and redesigned to create a more comfortable, patient-centered healing environment.
Click here to read about a recent, generous gift from a Pompton Plains family and one of our cherished oncologists.
- Ambulatory Care
The need for outpatient services is expected to rise 30 percent over the next ten years, largely due to our aging baby boomer generation. With this in mind Chilton seeks to open two new ambulatory care centers that provide expanded diagnostic, therapeutic and wellness services, such as Radiology, Rehabilitation, Lab and Pharmacy. The proposed sites, currently under development, will be conveniently located and easily accessible for area residents, including those who work outside of their home communities.
For more information about these vitally important projects, or other giving opportunities, call the Chilton Foundation at (973) 831-5165.