An Investment in Livingston HealthCare is an investment in the health of our community.
Livingston HealthCare Foundation Mission, Vision & Values
The mission of the Livingston HealthCare Foundation is to advance the health and wellness of our community by financially supporting the programs, services, and capital equipment needs of Livingston HealthCare.
The vision of the Livingston HealthCare Foundation is to be:
- A trusted, strategically-aligned partner of Livingston HealthCare
- A proactive and engaged entity
- A collaborative organization
- A fiscally responsible organization
To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors to the Livingston HealthCare Foundation have full confidence in the wise and effective use of their gifts, we strictly adhere to the "Donor Bill of Rights," developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Current Fundraising Focus
Livingston HealthCare is focused on expanding access to an array of surgical services for our community, keeping care close to home. Over the past two years, Livingston HealthCare has vastly expanded the variety of surgical services it now brings to our community. Most recently, Livingston HealthCare invested in the implementation of the Da Vinci Robotics, and Globus robotic-assisted surgeries. For our patients, this means smaller incisions, less pain and a faster recovery time. Our patients can return to what they enjoy, faster!
The surgical services expansion project is expected to double our general orthopedic volumes, a significant economic driver for Livingston HealthCare. Not all departments generate revenue for our organization. Departments that are essential to the wellbeing of our community, such as the Emergency Department, Family Birth Center, and Behavioral Health, are considered 'loss leaders' because they do not break even financially. It is important for critical access hospitals to be savvy in finding ways to balance revenue versus non-revenue generating departments, so that the organization remains fiscally stable and maintains service lines to meet the needs of our population. This expansion will also offer expanded access to urology, cardiology, obstetrics and gynecology procedures, while maintaining our capacity to perform urgent or emergent surgical procedures such as c-sections, emergency appendectomies, fractures etc.
Investments made towards our surgical services campaign will be used to fund a third operating room, increase the capacity of the sterilization processing department, purchase equipment and support construction costs so that we can continue to provide the highest quality surgical services to our community. All surgeries require a strong sterile processing department to clean, disinfect and sterilize all the tools and equipment needed. Adding the above specialty surgeries and robotics has placed an immense demand on this department, clearly demonstrating the need for expansion.
By doubling the capacity for sterilizing surgical equipment and expanding the capacity of an additional operating room, Livingston HealthCare will double the volume of general orthopedic surgeries and will be able to accommodate new surgical services lines such as cardiology and gynecology oncology as well as expand current urology, obstetrics/gynecology, ophthalmology, and general surgery capacities. Big city surgical care, right here at home.
Please consider helping Livingston HealthCare continue to provide the highest patient-centered care for our community by donating today.