The Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph’s, a management community of women at St. Joseph’s Hospitals in Tampa, Florida, have raised $1 million for healthcare technology particularly for women, youngsters and households.
The group was established in 2009 by co-founders Elaine Shimberg and Donna Jordan. Today it has greater than 150 members who’re supporting progressive and life-saving providers and technology at St. Joseph’s Hospitals.
“Individually, we are great,” Jordan said. “Collectively, we are a force to be reckoned with.”
Using the facility of collective philanthropy, the PWSJ members’ annual philanthropic contributions are pooled and all the membership joins in deciding which program, venture or new gear might be funded.
This yr, the group raised and permitted $176,000 in grants for two machines: a 3D Pediatric and Adult Echocardiography Unit that may conduct exams utilizing sound waves to take footage of a affected person’s coronary heart; and an endoscopic tower, a tool that may home the video scopes used to evaluate leg veins and in sure coronary heart operations.
Past initiatives embrace the acquisition of a digital radiography system that permits surgeons to look at tissue samples whereas the affected person continues to be within the working room, ultrasound gear for bedside use throughout emergencies, ventilators for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and a brand new Mobile Medical Clinic, which supplies free immunizations and exams to youngsters in underserved areas.
St. Joseph’s Hospital is a component of the 14-hospital BayCare Health System.