Foundations Meridian Park

Your Impact

As a nonprofit health care system, Legacy Health relies on the generous spirit of thousands of people to ensure our community has access to compassionate, comprehensive, high-quality health care. Through the power of giving, we come together in our commitment to create healthier and stronger communities. 

Your continued support has made the following initiatives and many others possible:

Legacy Meridian Park Chest Pain Center

Project status: In progress
As part of a larger Vascular/Cardiac Initiative, Legacy Meridian Park is currently raising funds to support the development of a Chest Pain Center. This new Center will act as an extension of the Emergency Department for low-risk cardiac patients, allowing specially trained staff to observe a patient for 24-48 hours while diagnostic tests are conducted.

Healing Gardens

Project status: In progress
With the help of our donors, Legacy Health has become an international leader in the development of healing gardens. Located on every hospital campus, these tranquil settings are therapeutic retreats for patients, their families and visitors, hospital staff and the public. Donations help us maintain the gardens and provide therapeutic and educational programming to patients and the wider community. Meridian Park Medical Foundation has created the Lewis & Floetta Ide Healing Garden, a beautiful sanctuary for our staff, patients, their families and the southwest community. This 10,000-square-foot garden offers a place to relax and enjoy the healing benefits of nature. Purchase a commemorative brick or tile, or make a general gift.

Visual Health Information System 

Project status: Complete
Philanthropic donations enabled Legacy Health to purchase a Visual Health Information system, an innovative technology that allows physicians and physical therapists to tailor rehabilitative exercises to the specific needs of individual patients and then print out easy to follow visual instructions. The addition of this software has greatly improved the care and patient outcomes of rehab patients throughout the Legacy. 

Health Literacy Tools and Techniques

Project status: In progress
Donations to Legacy Health are being used to develop new patient resources and to train our doctors, nurses and other staff to communicate more effectively with the patients and families we serve. Improved communication will help to ensure patients understand their current medical conditions and how they and their loved ones can care for themselves at home. 

Simulation Education

Project status: In progress
Donations to Legacy Health funded the development of the Carl O Peterson Clinical Education Center, a leading provider of hospital-based clinical education in the region. The simulation lab within the Center provides clinical staff and teams with realistic patient care experiences in a safe learning environment.  Training often focuses on the use of new technology and innovative procedures, and ensuring staff are prepared to handle infrequent, high-risk events. Donations to the Center are currently used to purchase the latest simulation mannequins and related equipment. 

Nursing Education and Training

Project status: In progress
The Nursing Excellence Fund has been established to support leadership training and continuing education opportunities for Legacy Health’s nursing staff. Contributions to support the career advancement and development of Legacy’s 2700 registered nurses ensure excellence in patient care throughout the system.

Robotic Surgery (Da Vinci)

Project status: In progress
Philanthropic support enabled Legacy Health to purchase its first DaVinci robot and evaluate its impact on patient care. As a result of this pilot, robotic surgery using this new technology is available in almost all of Legacy’s hospitals within the areas of gynecology, urology, and cardiology. Donations continue to support robotic surgery through ongoing physician training. 

Prescription Assistance 

Project status: In progress
As a leader in the provision of charity care, Legacy Health often cares for individuals who are unable to afford prescription medications. Our dedicated social workers are often able to link these patients to long-term prescription assistance programs, however this process can take several days if not weeks. To bridge this gap and ensure our patients are receiving the medications they need, community donations are used to provide these essential prescription medications to patients in need.