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Giving Tuesday

HSHS St. Francis Foundation has joined the global Giving Tuesday effort and asks the community to consider donating to HSHS St. Francis Hospital on this day of giving.

"HSHS St. Francis Hospital is very grateful for the support we receive that helps insure the continuance of the many vital services we provide our community. Philanthropy has been instrumental in funding our new cancer care center, renovations to our patient rooms, and 3D mammography, just to name a few," stated Paula Endress, director of philanthropy.

Giving Tuesday represents a global day dedicated to giving back. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world come together to celebrate generosity and helping others. Giving Tuesday is held annually after the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate to improve their local communities and give back in impactful ways to charities and other causes they support.  

Financial contributions are vital to the healing ministry of HSHS St. Francis Hospital.  The HSHS St. Francis Foundation was established to advance the mission of the hospital to provide health care to all and carry the hospital’s values and traditions for future generations.  By giving to the local foundation, you can be assured that your donation is making a difference for patients, their families, and the community.

As a nonprofit hospital, HSHS St. Francis Hospital relies on contributions to provide health care services to Litchfield and the surrounding communities. In 2016 a $200,000 grant from the foundation allowed the hospital to purchase two simulation mannequins. Nursing and clinical colleagues can now experience hands-on training of complex medical scenarios and invasive procedures using these life-size models. “Helping purchase these mannequins was an outstanding way to support the ongoing quality care and patient safety initiatives at the hospital,” Endress added.

For more information on the national Giving Tuesday initiative or to view renowned charities nationwide, visit givingtuesday.org. To donate to a local hospital and to learn more on how HSHS St. Francis Foundation contributes to the hospital and community, visit http://www.stfrancis-litchfield.org/Giving.

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