Methodist Hospital Foundation is committed to being a good neighbor to our Omaha community. Your support helps the Foundation bring many services beyond the walls of Methodist Hospital.
Community Service distributions in 2012: $1.6 million
Total number of people served by Community Service programs in 2012: 26,400
Through April 2013, a total of $474,751 has been distributed for Community Service, serving 6,852 individuals.
Community Counseling Program
Your gifts to the Foundation provide funding for free professional mental health counseling at area schools and churches. For a list of counselors at OPS middle and high schools, click here. For a list of community sites providing counseling, click here.
Methodist Center for Diabetes and Nutritional Health
The Foundation provides support for staffing and diabetes education for patients in need.
Family Crisis Connection
Methodist Health System staff are not just employees — they are family. With this in mind, the Foundation distributes financial assistance to Methodist Health System employees in urgent and genuine need.
The Heidi Wilke SANE/SART Survivor Program: Specialized Care for
Victims of Sexual Assault
In January 2002, Heidi Wilke was kidnapped, robbed and raped after leaving a Richard Young board meeting. After her attack, Heidi wanted to help other survivors. The answer was to initiate something new to Omaha – a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) and a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Program at Methodist Hospital. This program provides immediate, compassionate and comprehensive care for rape survivors the moment they walk into the Emergency Department. Thanks to your support, more victims can seek help without fear or shame.
Renaissance Health Clinic
Patients who are underserved and in genuine need of health care, including uninsured and underinsured, can be treated here. Various needs of the Clinic, located at 36th and Cuming in Omaha, are funded by Methodist Hospital Foundation.
Methodist Health Ministry
Methodist Hospital Foundation funds a staff person to coordinate health education to faith communities.