Hennepin Healthcare Foundation has the honor of connecting the generosity of the community to the mission of Hennepin Healthcare. Caring for anyone at any time with any condition takes resources and a team of exceptional staff. Our unique position of being Minnesota's largest level one trauma center, safety net, and public teaching hospital offers innovative ways to influence the health of our community. Generosity removes barriers to healthcare access, enhances the patient and family experience, and advances efforts in medical education, clinical research and community health.
Areas of Impact
With over 4,000 patients and their families seeking care each day, every gift can empower and provide comfort during times of uncertainty. Donations support a variety of urgent needs of our patient population, remove barriers to healthcare access, maximize technology to advance healthier outcomes, and launch innovations that empower patients and their families to take charge of their health care. Examples include: appointment transportation support, access to clothing and food, assistance with medical equipment, lodging for out-of-town families, and enhanced services for youth, the LGBTQ communities, mother-baby, and the homeless.
There is enormous potential to improve the health of our community, even targeting specific populations or diseases. Hennepin Healthcare has many efforts underway to extend care beyond the walls of our clinics and hospital. More recently, our merger with MVNA and Hospice of the Twin Cities expands the opportunity for donors to support the delivery of healthcare in shelters, private homes, schools, businesses, and community centers.
Hennepin Healthcare is home to over 15 residency and fellowship training programs and is the primary teaching affiliate of the University of Minnesota and more than 60 Minnesota schools. We are a place of learning and innovation for thousands of health care providers each year, including: first responders, resident physicians, nursing students, and medical students in rotations. Donations help enhance training opportunities and residency programs, purchase equipment, and expand trauma prevention outreach, telemedicine, and rural health education.
Insights provided by medical research at Hennepin Healthcare look to lessen the impact of today’s health problems. Research priorities include addiction, health services, infectious disease/HIV, and acute care/trauma. Financial support can impact the success of this research directed by the Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute.