The Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation builds community engagement and inspires donors to generously support the state-of-the-art, comprehensive and accessible healthcare provided by Truman Medical Centers.
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TMC traces its beginning back to 1870, when Kansas City opened General Hospital. Later the County established the Jackson County Home in rural eastern Jackson County. By the 1970s, the city and county public hospitals had become Truman Medical Centers. Today, TMC is the area’s premier safety net hospital for uninsured and underinsured patients, providing the latest in facilities and services for the entire community. It is the teaching hospital for the UMKC Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Dentistry
The TMC Charitable Foundation is responsible for cultivating, soliciting, and managing private non-government gifts and grants to benefit Truman Medical Centers and TMC’s vision of leading the way to a healthy community. In 2013, the TMC Charitable Foundation successfully completed a $10.5 million capital campaign which included a renovation of the surgery waiting area at TMC Hospital Hill, expansion of the oncology center at TMC Hospital Hill, acquisition of new medical equipment and upgrades, and build-out of a state-of-the-art dental mobile to provide dental services and education to Independence, Missouri, school children. Bringing momentum to the campaign was a significant challenge grant - one of the largest awarded in the region - which resulted in a gift of nearly $2 million.
Lakewood Family Birthplace
Community Wellness and Chronic Disease
Center for the Healing Arts
The Boards of both Truman Medical Centers and the TMC Charitable Foundation (CF) are committed to TMC’s vision of leading the way to a healthy community.
TMC continues to provide quality healthcare to everyone in our community, including those who are unable to pay. More and more of our patients find themselves uninsured or underinsured. This means we must rely on generous support from the community to help offset the cost of uncompensated care. The TMC CF Board oversees fundraising efforts that include foundation grants, individual and corporate giving, planned giving, and events. Three annual TMC events provide support and friends for TMC. These are: Fashion for a Cause, held each Spring to benefit Women's Health; the fall Benefit at the Bristol to support Behavioral Health; and Golf Baby Golf in June, benefitting the Lakewood campus.
Board and volunteer recruitment and development are priorities. We also have a longer-term emphasis on building the TMC endowment. The Board is aligning itself with TMC’s strategic interests by encouraging our members to pursue their particular interests through our newly formed Passion Teams.
In this challenging financial climate, when charitable giving is so important, the Board of Directors takes special care to assure our donors that their gifts will go directly to support the care of TMC’s patients.
Patient demand continues to grow for TMC’s quality cancer care. In response to community need, Truman Medical Center will open the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Center at TMC Hospital Hill in February 2014. The new Center, about triple the size of the former unit, will offer an even better experience for more patients. It will also secure TMC’s partnership in the Midwest Cancer Alliance, giving TMC patients access to the latest advancements in cancer treatment and opportunities to participate in clinical trials.
Oncology Center staff members provide a wide range of patient care:
· Educating patients about their cancer and its development
· Discussing treatment options and recommendations with the patients
· Monitoring and coordinating the patients’ care and treatment throughout the course of their disease
· Helping patients manage their pain and control their symptoms
· Helping patients improve their quality of life and find survivorship services following their treatment.
TMC helps and encourages women to promote good health within their families. Philanthropic support of TMC helps to sustain our innovative and multidiscliplinary health programs for women. These programs combine education, clinical care and research to meets the needs of Kansas City women of all ages and stages of life.
Maternity services are vitally important to our community and TMC plays a significant role: more than one-third of babies born in Jackson County, Missouri, are born at TMC.
Art has long been known to aid in the healing process. TMC provides a healing and soothing environment for patients, visitors, and employees through various art activities. These include the First Friday Concert Series, the Healing Arts Gallery, and works of art on display throughout each hospital. The Center for the Healing Arts addresses the emotional needs of patients and families, as well as TMC’s caregivers. We strive to to improve patient services and to attract, develop and retain quality employees at TMC.
· Accelerating workforce learning and professional development
· Releasing employee creativity and energy for improved performance
· Nourishing the human side of medicine, reducing on-the-job stress, and providing for caregiver renewal
· Strengthening relationships, collegiality, and new levels of cooperation in support of patient care and service
· Nurturing the spiritual well being of patients and their families through the arts as an integral part of medical care and healing
TMC collaborates with hundreds of entities throughout our community: other hospitals such as Children’s Mercy and St. Luke’s; clinics like Swope Health Care and Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center; public schools and universities; and with the business, philanthropic, and faith communities. TMC’s list of partners also includes the Salvation Army, reStart, Harvesters, Goodwill Industries, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and the Jackson County Health Department. TMC Charitable Foundation likewise works with other groups in fundraising activities: Children’s Mercy Hospital, UMKC, and United Way. TMC employees collaborate with CF to raise approximately $50,000 each year for hospital needs. Our extensive collaboration with community partners provides a strong foundation for providing quality health care for everyone.
The TMC Foundation Board meets four times annually. Its work is bolstered by strong and active committees. Board priorities include recruiting volunteers, supporting fundraising, and building the TMC endowment fund. The Board has aligned itself with TMC’s strategic interests by forming Passion Teams. These encourage Board members to devote themselves to their particular TMC program interests. The Passion Teams mirror TMC’s Funding Priorities: Clinical Services, Lakewood, Behavioral Health, Women’s Health, Healing Arts and Community Wellness, and Chronic Disease.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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