Building on the tremendous success of our $10 million new hospital campaign,
the Livingston HealthCare Foundation is now working on raising funding
needed for several specific projects as well as for our Annual Fund which
provides unrestricted dollars to allow Livingston HealthCare to respond
quickly to address any one of the following programs:
Breast Cancer Support
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in women, and breast
cancer screenings are widely used for early detection. Effective treatment
depends on timely and accurate detection. Livingston HealthCare is committed
to providing the latest imaging technology and free mammograms to those
in financial need so that access and early detection can save women's
lives here in Park County.
3D Tomosynthesis is a new, cutting-edge technology that improves detection
rates from 2D mammogram by more than 50 percent and makes it possible
to give patients faster and more individualized treatment locally.
Funding this project will assure that the most highly-developed diagnostic
technology available anywhere in the world will be on hand close to home
and accessible to all.
Imaging Services offers diagnostic testing that can provide a window into
the causes of many diseases and physical ailments. In an effort to keep
up with important advances in technology, Livingston HealthCare seeks
funds for the following imaging equipment: Portable X-Rays, Ultrasounds,
Bone Densitometer, and as mentioned above in the Breast Cancer Support
area, a 3D Tomosynthesis Mammogram machine.
Clinical Excellence & Innovation
Medical research and technological innovation continuously spur new discoveries.
These discoveries only lead to improvements in patient care or preventive
measures if we ensure that our doctors and other healthcare providers
are given the latest knowledge or tools to apply the advances in their
daily practice. To ensure that Livingston HealthCare can fulfill its mission
of providing excellence in patient-centered care and has the resources
needed for keeping up with important advances in medical science and technology.
Gifts toward this fund will make it possible to implement cutting edge
diagnostic and treatment procedures - for you, for your loved ones, for
every person in our community.
Free Mammo Program
Since many insurers will not cover the total cost of the 3D for those 64
or younger, requiring a $30-75 insurance copay to have 3D rather than
2D images, Livingston HealthCare Foundation is committed to providing
access to quality healthcare for our community regardless of income and
we have a special fund for uninsured and underinsured women 64- and-under
which covers the cost of screening and diagnostic mammograms for those
who cannot afford them.
In line with Livingston HealthCare’s recipient of “Baby Friendly”
designation, we also seek support for any and all relations to maternal
and infant care. LHC has recently began a program with Park County Health
Department and Community Health Partners to implement a Maternal and Infant
Home Visiting Program. This program begins at the Family Birth Center
at LHC, then within three days of hospital discharge, a Park County Public
Health Nurse conducts the home visit. During this home visit, evidence
based interventions and education is provided which includes breast-feeding
support, immunizations, smoking cessation, identification of postpartum
depression, contraception use, and overall wellbeing of baby, mom, family
members and home safety. In 2016, over 60 home visits have been conducted
and nearly one-third have received a Parents As Teachers (PAT) referral.
Prior to this program, few LHC families were connected to PAT.