Giving Opportunities

You can designate your gift to one of our community outreach programs or let us determine how to best utilize the donation.

St. Dominic Health Services General Donation
To learn more or to make a tax-deductible donation to the Foundation, call, email us, mail to:

St. Dominic Health Services Foundation
969 Lakeland Drive
Jackson, MS 39216
(601)200-6910
foundation@stdom.com

Community health clinicSt. Dominic Health Services has operated a FREE Community Health Clinic for over 15 years under the direction of Sister Mary Trinita Eddington. The Clinic is located in the downtown area of the capitol city adjacent to another worthy charity, Stewpot. Each year Sister Trinita, the staff and many volunteer physicians see more than 12,000 patients absolutely free of charge. Most all of these people are from the impoverished community and widely underserved. The Clinic has open case files on 2,500 patients at any one time. Sister Trinita is a nurse practitioner who treats those she is certified to treat and then depends on volunteer physicians to treat those she cannot either in clinic or by referral. Once again at little or no cost. Funds are needed to support the work of the clinic whether for referral cost, medications, food or clothing, etc. The Clinic is a big part of St. Dominic’s community health outreach. Please consider making a gift to a growing endowment designed to secure the future of the clinic or to the regular everyday operation fund. Every penny benefits the needy in our impoverished community, men, women and children.

Button-Click-Here if you would like to make an online gift in support of the Community Clinic.
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Care-a-vanSt. Dominic’s Care-A-Van to takes wellness and health screenings to the streets and remote locations of the Jackson metro area and beyond.

Today, a new, modern and well equipped Care-A-Van travels the roads of Central Mississippi performing much needed basic health screenings for children and senior adults. Care-A-Van regularly travels to health fairs, boys and girls clubs, schools, churches, colleges and many other locations. Sonya Walker and her staff are dedicated to protecting as many young people as possible each year, many of whom have never seen a physician or dentist. Many lives have been saved by discovering dangerous conditions in young children. Last year the Care-A-Van performed 470 screening events, 333 educational programs, had wellness contacts with 39,000 children and adults and did 2,100 referrals. Whether for Van maintenance, medications, materials, fuel, equipment or whatever the Van needs, your gift would be well used for a noble cause. Your gift would touch many children some of which are in peril unbenounced to them or their parents.

Button-Click-Here if you would like to make an online gift in support of Care-A-Van. Thank You.

Remember the good old days when every school had a school nurse? Some of us can remember them jumping in the middle of injury situations, stabilizing things and then getting us to the appropriate help. Or simply day-to-day contact with someone who was looking out for our well-being and wellness. Due to tight budgets and liability concerns, a school nurse at every school fell by the wayside. St. Dominic’s, in an effort to fill the void, responded to a request from Madison County Schools to provide a school nurse for almost every elementary and middle school in the county. Think about a child dealing with Type I diabetes and how valuable a nurse’s presence would be to that child and many others who are dealing with other health care issues. Each year St. Dominic’s Madison County School Nurses, at no cost to the child or school, make tens of thousands of wellness contacts and put on many wellness seminars or healthcare training programs. This is a program that is worthy of your support, especially if you have a child or grandchild going to school in Madison County.

Button-Click-Here if you wish to support the Madison County School Nurses Program with a gift.
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St. Dominic Hospital’s local, regional and even national reputation for exceptional care delivered with great compassion can be traced to many of its services especially when caring for patients with cardiovascular issues. Celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2015, MHVI performs tens of thousands of cardiovascular procedures annually; with great success, contributing to its great reputation.

Partnering with Cardiac teams like Jackson Heart Clinic, there is very little cardiovascular treatment you can’t get done here in your home community. Even the most technically skilled physicians must be supplied with state-of-art facilities and equipment.
The cost of staying on that cutting edge is high. Revitalizing a cath lab can cost up to $2 million dollars. Your support can touch the hands of some of the best physicians in Mississippi and literally saves lives on a daily basis.

Button-Click-Here to make a gift in support of the Mississippi Heart and Vascular Institute. Thank You.

St. Dominic’s Cancer Center treats tens of thousands of patients each year from almost 30 counties within the state. There is virtually no treatment nor detection procedure that is not available at the Center. From the time you enter the Gertrude Ford Atrium until you leave, you feel a comfort with the wonderful facilities and incredible staff. High quality care and sincere compassion are the bywords of every person inside those walls. From its twice annually cancer survivor camp, Camp Bluebird, to the very basics of premier care you can rest assured those who come to us for cancer concerns are attended to as if they were the only person we were treating. Many patients we see lack the funds or insurances to pay for medications, treatments or even travel to receive treatments. Our patient care fund exist to fill the void.

Camp Blue Bird is also in need of annual support. Just ask anyone who has ever attended Camp Bluebird about their experience and the value of camp. The Cancer Center is in need of expansion primarily for additional patient treatment space. A $5 million dollar expansion is in the planning stages and is also worthy of consideration.

Button-Click-Here to make a gift in support of the Cancer Center. Thank You.

New directionsNew Directions over 55 is St. Dominic’s Senior wellness, education and entertainment society, with over 7,000 local citizens as members. In an effort to give back, the members of New Directions initiated the Compass Fund in 2014. The Compass Fund is an annual appeal to its membership in support of some worthy program or project here at St. Dominic’s. Their current project is to purchase a telemedicine cart for St. Dominic’s Telestroke program. Each cart cost approximately $30,000.

St. Dominic’s was the first hospital in the Central Mississippi to have a certified primary care stroke program. They have five remote locations currently and are looking to expand to several other locations. The program takes the best in neurosurgical care to rural locations where patients often suffer, die or have irreversible damage due to lack of expertise to handle such cases.
Compass Fund has secured a matching gift from the St. Dominic Health Services Foundation and is almost to their goal of $15,000. Once that goal has been achieved and celebrated it will be on to another critical need at St. Dominic’s.

Button-Click-Here to make a gift in support of the Compass Fund. Thank You.

Volunteer servicesSt. Dominic’s just simply can’t provide the caring and helpful environment you find without a large group of loving and active volunteers. We are blessed to have hundreds of wonderful citizens who just want to help in some way. Whether it’s our Auxiliary, Pastoral Care or the volunteers who handle simple but critical services, such as, wheeling patients from one location or another. It takes money to operate and support an exceptional group of volunteers. Once again, what good are volunteers if you don’t provide the resources they need to truly reach out?

Button-Click-Here to make a gift to Volunteer Services. Thank You.

Dominican FundSt. Catherine’s Village is considered the gold standard in retirement care in many ways, from the absolutely beautiful facilities to the incredibly compassionate attention and care the residents receive.

When St. Catherine’s Village accepts residents under their Life Care program, neither the resident nor the family has to worry about the future. Should a resident outlive their resources or some traumatic financial event happen, SCV picks up any financial short fall. Talk about peace of mind. To help offset the annual cost of this promise, the Dominican Fund was set up. It is an endowed fund that many current and past residents have contributed to, as well as, many friends of SCV. The fund has almost $3 million dollars and has a goal to reach at least $5 million. At that level, the income would provide for almost all of the annual short fall opening up cash flow to use in support of other needs. We want SCV to continue to be the gold standard. Your annual gift or estate gift could go a long way toward success. If you don’t have an estate plan in place or if you haven’t had it reviewed in the last few years, the Foundation has engaged a consultant, Thompson & Associates, who is available at no cost or obligation. Your interaction is also absolutely confidential. Check the website for how to make an appointment.

Button-Click-Here to make a gift in support of St. Catherine’s Village or the Dominican Fund. Thank You.

Maternal Newborn CenterThe MNC at St. Dominic’s includes twenty intensive care beds and eight continuing care beds, providing care to premature newborns or full term newborns experiencing health issues. In 2014 there were 202 admissions to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Of these, 30 infants weighed less than 1500 grams, which is considered a VLBW or Very Low Birth Weight patient and there were no VLBW mortality’s. The wonderful staff of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit provides family centered care. Parents are regarded as active participants in their child’s care. They are encouraged to spend as much time as they would like with their infant and are taught to provide care for their infant as appropriate. The staff provide encouragement and education to the families. These healthcare providers are passionate about their patients and recognize that each of these tiny lives are precious and valuable.

Button-Click-Here to make a gift in support of the MNC or NICU. Thank you

Many patients express their gratitude for the wonderful care they receive here at St. Dominic’s through their kind words, smiles and letters of thanks. Hearing the words “thank you” from a patient is more meaningful to a caregiver than any type of award or accolade they can receive. However, many times just saying “thank you” is not sufficient for the patient or family. They feel compelled to express their appreciation in a more tangible way.

St. Dominic’s Grateful Patient Program now provides patients with another way to say “thank you” to caregivers who may have gone the extra mile to make a difference in their lives. By honoring a caregiver(s), physician and staff member(s) who put in the extra effort and love to care for you or a loved one, you can say a lasting thank you in a way that impacts our ability to care for patients 24 hours a day, 365 days.

Gifts received through the Grateful Patient Program pay tribute to a caregiver(s) who has enriched your life while also helping to provide essential resources for a healthier tomorrow—for you, your family and our community. When a gift is made, the person(s) being honored will be sent an acknowledgement letter notifying them of your gift. Your message of appreciation will also be shared with your honoree, their supervisor, his or her colleagues and the community through donor and employee recognition in our publications and newsletters.

The gift amount will be kept confidential and all gifts are fully tax deductible. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call St. Dominic Health Services Foundation at 601-200-6910.

Button-Click-Here if you would like to make an online gift or donation in support of the Grateful Patient Program. Thank You.

Employee givingEach year thousands of St. Dominic’s and St. Catherine’s Village employees give to The Employee Caring Fund. St. Dominic’s employees have a well-deserved reputation in the  community for being generous with their talents, time and treasure. If you haven’t already seen the Employee Caring Fund video please click here. It will tell and show you everything you need to know about where your gift will go, how it will be distributed and who makes those decisions.  Our employees have contributed close to or more than $200,000 on an annual basis for many years. Gifts are tax deductible and can be pledged through payroll deductions each pay period.  “Mission 26” employees are those who choose to withdrawal a minimum of $5 from each of the 26 annual pay periods. A pledge can be withdrawn at any time. You can also make a one-time payroll withdrawal or credit card gift.  Please seriously consider joining your fellow employees in reaching out to make our community a safer and healthier place. If you have questions please call the St. Dominic Health Services Foundation office at 601-200-6910.

Button-Click-Here if you would like to make an online gift or donation in support of Employee Giving.
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