Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation Reports Successful First Year
Reprinted from Spring 2009 "On Health"
We are pleased to report that in its first full year of existence, the Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation achieved its fundraising goals, with more than $8,200,000 received in contributions and pledges.
This success was made possible through the support and generosity of so many patients, physicians, volunteers, staff members and others committed to Sibley. It is a vote of confidence made by those who understand how important Sibley is to the Washington metropolitan area.
Virtually every philanthropic contribution Sibley receives, whether large or small, has as its genesis a grateful patient. Many donors not only make generous contributions to the hospital, but direct those gifts in ways that are meaningful to them and touch on an aspect of their hospital experience.
In 2008, numerous contributions were specifically earmarked for Nursing Education, the Emergency Department, Family Centered Care, the Sullivan Center for Breast Health, and Radiation Oncology, among other departments and programs. Examples of the results of contributions included:
- Crucial Conversations, funded by Prince Charitable Trusts, focuses on communication skills and patient safety.
- Sibley’s Volunteer Service donated a new bilirubin unit for Family Centered Care.
- Nurses benefit from special educational opportunities provided through The Nona and Suzy fund.
We look forward to another busy year as we work collaboratively with our Sibley colleagues, donors and others to help ensure that Sibley has the resources it needs to remain the hospital of choice for so many patients.
For more information about the Sibley Foundation and how you can donate, please visit www.SibleyFoundation.org.