Your Donation Is Making An Impact

  • Date Submitted: Mar 21, 2024
  • Category: Impact Story

Your generosity through Annual Giving to the St. John’s Health Foundation recently enabled the transfer of $4.2 million in philanthropic support to St. John’s Health. This level of support helps us maintain independence as your community healthcare partner and meet the priorities of the 2024 Strategic Plan.

The transfer fully funded the acquisition and installation of a new CT Scanner at the hospital and helped support initiatives to upgrade the St. John's Health Surgical Suites and construct SJH workforce rental housing units.

$2.2 million to fully fund the acquisition and installation of a new CT Scanner

As the depth and breadth of medical specialties offered at SJH expands, the demand for diagnostic imaging grows too. With the acquisition of the new scanner, SJH now has two CTs to serve patients from the emergency department as well as SJH’s numerous outpatient clinics, including primary care, specialty physician care, and oncology. The acquisition also ensures backup for times when one of the CTs is down for maintenance, representing a major enhancement to reliable access to important diagnostic testing. CT is one of the hospital’s most utilized diagnostic imaging exams, used by clinical radiologists and the care team to investigate internal bleeding, check for internal injuries or problems, and help diagnose tumors.

$1.0 million to support the upgrade of the St. John’s Health Surgical Suites thanks to Friedman Family Foundation

With the addition of new surgeons to the SJH care teams, including breast surgeon Hannah Caulfield, MD and trauma orthopedist Jason Provus, MD, the St. John’s Health surgical suites play a bigger part in community health than ever before. Accordingly, it’s vital that the operating rooms be outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and technology to best serve the surgeon specialists and their patients.

Total Project Cost: $3 million

$1.0 million to help construct 15 rental units at King Street & Karns Avenue

St. John’s Health is in the process of completing 15 housing units on the corner of King Street and Karns Avenue for our vital, healthcare workforce. Designed by Dynia Architects in partnership with General Contractor Shaw Construction, the development broke ground in December 2022 and will be completed in November 2024. Consistent with the SJH employee housing rental program, the units will be offered to SJH team members at rates that are more affordable than the vast majority of what is available through the Teton County rental market.

Unit Mix: ten 2-bedrooms, five studio units

Parking: Onsite

Storage: One per unit below grade

Total Project Cost: $10 million

The St. John's Health Foundation is thrilled to coordinate this transfer of funds that will have direct and positive impacts on our community health and wellbeing. To be able to use $4.2 million of funds raised in 2023 in this meaningful and immediate way to support our hospital, in addition to the over $2 million we also provided for patient support, staff support, and smaller capital needs, reflects a benchmark year for donor giving, outside of a specific campaign.

Your Donation Is Making An Impact!