With the generous support of more than 200 people and corporations, $1.2 million was donated during the Community Hospital South Capital Campaign, successfully exceeding the $1 million fundraising goal. Hospital leaders will use these resources over time to fund programs for medical excellence and innovation, purchase state-of-the-art medical technologies, ensure the delivery of exceptional patient care and to sustain a healing environment for patients and visitors.
Donor impact: education and innovation
$63,175 of the capital campaign funds have been used to purchase a state-of-the art patient simulation doll and install monitoring equipment in the hospital’s new simulation suite, located in the first-floor education center. This equipment, which can simulate a variety of patient situations, is being used to provide medical employees hands-on, real-time education that was previously taught using paper and mannequins.
Donor impact: patient and family experience
A portion of the campaign donations were also used to assist in the creation of a healing environment throughout the hospital’s new patient tower. $130,430 was spent to install a collection of 37 pieces of art created by 26 Indiana artists. Located in the tower’s main lobby and common areas on its upper floors, the collection is a main feature of the healing environment that is calming and reduces stress.