Honoring excellence through Care Champions
Legacy caregivers strive to make a positive impact in the lives of their patients. Whether it’s the highest quality of care or the cleanest patient room, providing an excellent patient experience is the overall goal.
Often, when a patient or family prepares to leave Legacy's care, they ask what else they can do. Legacy created Care Champions
, a program to offer patients, families and friends, the opportunity to say thank you to someone who truly made a difference in their lives while receiving medical care.
Perhaps it was an outstanding physician or nurse, a supportive therapist, a caring chaplain or volunteer, or an entire department. Whoever it was that made an impact can be honored through a charitable gift.
An anonymous donor recently shared why they chose to honor the Children's Emergency Department at Randall Children's Hospital as a Care Champion.
"Our son hadn't been feeling well and started having really bad stomach pain. It wasn't normal and we knew immediately that something wasn't right. We called our pediatrician and was advised to take him directly to the Emergency Department. Not only were we extremely impressed by the separate entrance, care and overall rooms built to meet the needs of children during a crisis, we also received amazing care. The man who admitted us was so funny, it calmed our nerves. Our nurse was so sweet and thorough and she made us feel so comfortable. Our Child Life Specialist was extremely helpful and made sure both our son and his older brother had their needs met during our stay. Our ultrasound tech was really friendly and explained everything we were seeing as she did her job. Our physician was knowledgeable and kind and made sure we had all the info we needed. Even, the front reception staff were kind and courteous when we first arrived. Every person that touched our lives during those few hours was wonderful. Thankfully, our son was fine and we got to go home after a few hours and a handful of tests. Our visit could have taken a different turn but either way, we knew we were in excellent hands. We want to honor the amazing work the Randall Children's Emergency Department did for us and for every child they care for each day."
A Care Champion gift recognizes a caregiver's extra efforts and makes the patient or family a partner in providing excellent care to future patients. It is just one way to say thank you to those who work tirelessly to provide the best care to our patients and their families.
Help us celebrate their incredible care by honoring a Care Champion
Questions or comments? Contact The Office of Philanthropy at 503-415-4700 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.