The following priorities have been identified as areas in need of philanthropic support, providing individuals, businesses, and organizations a variety of ways to help. In Fiscal Year 2020 (10/1/19-9/30/20), the Rutland Health Foundation, with your help, will work to raise $750,000 in support of Rutland Regional Medical Center.
Enhancing Our Culture of Care Campaign
Help Us Make a Difference
Our caring and compassionate physicians, nurses, psychiatric technicians and staff are committed to providing the very best inpatient psychiatric care in a setting that is safe, secure and fosters healing. As part of this commitment, Rutland Regional will upgrade its Inpatient Psychiatric Unit to ensure the most welcoming, respectful and therapeutic environment for patient care. Our goal is to raise $550,000 to support necessary improvements and specialized furniture to enhance the safety and security of our patients in a recovery-oriented environment.
The Inpatient Psychiatric Unit has not been upgraded since its inception in the early 1980s. The renovations will enable:
- An increased bed capacity, from 17 to 21, with single-bed rooms increasing from 6 to 15, allowing more flexibility to accept patients and creating a calmer and quieter environment.
- Improved patient monitoring and lines of sight from the nurses station to enhance the safety and security of patients.
Many of our patients have unique needs and require long hospital stays. These renovations will better accommodate their individual needs and help reduce stress for family and loved ones. The renovated unit will function more effectively with calming features to promote comfort, healing and wellness. Direct lines of sight from the nurses station will enable improved patient monitoring and enhance safety and security.
“We are fortunate to have a nationally recognized mental health program in our community, serving us with compassion and professionalism 24 hours a day. This campaign will help transform Rutland Regional’s existing Inpatient Psychiatric Unit into a space that is both safe and welcoming and meets the highest national standards. All of us will benefit from this investment regardless of whether we are ever directly affected by a mental health crisis.” – Joe Kraus, Volunteer Chair, Project VISION
Rutland Area Medical Community Scholarship Endowment Fund
The Rutland Area Medical Community, including area physicians, medical professionals and retired physicians, have established an endowed scholarship fund. This fund supports annual scholarships to be awarded to a student in Rutland County. Eligible applicants will include graduating high school seniors, current college students, as well as current Rutland Regional employees pursuing higher education opportunities with more than one year of education remaining. All eligible applicants must be pursuing a career in the healthcare field.
Option 1: Direct Gift
Option 2: Pledge through Custom Payment Schedule
These are our current fundraising priorities, however we continue to raise funds in support of various hospital programs and services, including the Foley Cancer Center.
Supporting a Healthy and Caring Community