The reality of world-class rehabilitation is possible because of the generosity of friends like you. Annual support from our committed friends is essential to provide for the best possible outcomes for our patients. The Annual HOPE Appeal helps us to sustain the mission of the hospital by bridging the gap between what insurance reimbursement provides and the real cost of life-changing rehabilitation.
FIRST HOPE EQUIPMENT FUND
Sometimes a simple piece of equipment can mean a world of difference to a person recovering from a serious accident or injury. Friends like you create quality experiences for our patients needing mobility and communication equipment not covered by insurance.
The donor-supported First Hope Equipment Fund helps relieve barriers for children and adults with spinal cord injuries, brain trauma, stroke and other neurological conditions. Last year, donors like you helped us purchase basic communication technologies for children who can't speak and specialized shower chairs for adults with spinal cord injuries who cannot access their traditional home showers.
ST. BENEDICT FUND
Many people are just one accident or illness away from financial crisis. The St. Benedict Fund was established as an emergency fund to assist Madonna patients who need help to emerge from a crisis. Friends like you made a difference last year by helping 365 people. Your gifts provide immediate relief, assisting with the purchase of medical equipment not covered by insurance, transportation, utilities, rent, gas and very basic needs such as shoes so a patient can participate in therapy.
CHAPLAIN OUTREACH AND CHAPEL SERVICES
Madonna’s chaplains and priests minister to patients through individual outreach and chapel services, especially important during the height of the pandemic when many patients were isolated from their families. In the last five years, our chaplains and priests have served patients representing 35 different faiths. Gifts to the Madonna chapel fund assist the Mission Services staff on both the Omaha and Lincoln campus to provide special programming and ongoing spiritual care along their rehabilitation journey.