WMH Fundraising Priorities
- Long Term Care Vehicle
- Uplifting Art Cart - Supporting Cancer Patients
WMH has long recognized the need for a chapel for our patients and families. In 2018, with the help of generous donors, the space was completed.
The chapel provides a convenient place for prayer and reflection, or just a quiet place to escape from stress and worry. It is an inclusive space for people of a specific faith, or of no faith, to feel welcome.
A group of area clergy were invited to meet with staff to share feedback on the space. Staff appreciated hearing from those with experience counseling families during difficult times. The WMH Patient and Family Council (PFAC) also shared feedback to ensure the chapel was designed to best serve all who will use it.
A generous donation from the Ken O’Connor family kicked off the project.
The completed chapel is located next to Radiology and is open 24/7.
Long Term Care Respite Room
Being by the side of a loved one during the final days and hours while in the hospital is a moment where families should have the privacy needed to cope and deal with the situation.
In 2016, the family of Lillian Rawlings approached WMH after Lillian passed away on the Long Term Care Unit. Administration wanted to express how thankful they were for the wonderful care Lillian and the family received. They also wanted to express their dissatisfaction with the lack of privacy in those final days, while their mother was sharing a room with other patients.
Around the same time the LaJoie family had approached WMH to donate money to the hospital in honor of their Mother, Betty LaJoie, who was a long time employee and volunteer at WMH. It was the perfect storm of two families wanting to help their local hospital better their services. With their support the Betty LaJoie Family Respite Room was renovated and opened on the Long Term Care Unit.
The new room now offers a private, comfortable, homey space for families during a difficult time.
~ 2018 PROJECTS ~
Information on this project is still to come.
~ RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECTS ~
Cancer Care Center
In January, 2016 War Memorial Hospital opened the doors to their State Of The Art Cancer Care Center, offering comfort and privacy to patients undergoing cancer treatment “under-one-roof”.
Ensuring that every cancer patient was receiving treatment in a welcoming and comfortable environment, close to home was a top priority of War Memorial Hospital. Patients and their families shouldn’t have the added burden of traveling out of the area for high quality cancer care.
The Center specializes in both oncology and hematology, and is lead by Dr. Maksoud Hematologist/Oncologist.
Expanded Infusion Therapy / Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy and infusion therapy are offered exclusively at WMH in Chippewa County. Patients undergoing intravenous treatments may be on the unit anywhere from one to six hours at a time, repeating that same pattern during a multi-visit course of treatment. WMH has created a comfortable, private environment for our patients.
Honor and Support those with Cancer
In Honor of a Cancer Patient
War Memorial Hospital invites you to support cancer care by purchasing a personalized ceramic tile.
Cancer touches everyone in some way in our community. The tile program is a simple way community members and businesses can make a difference.
With a $250 gift, donors may personalize a six-inch tile in honor of someone, in memory of a loved one, or in support of all Eastern U.P. cancer patients. The opportunity is available to individuals and businesses.
The personalized ceramic tiles are on display at entrance to the Cancer Care Center, located on the 2nd floor of the WMH Medical Office Building, located at 509 Osborn Blvd.
Buy a Tile to Support the Cancer Care Center
Tile in Memory of a Loved One
For more information about purchasing a tile or supporting the Cancer Care Center, please contact Teresa Armstrong at (906) 635-4351.
Nearly four years in the making, the newly-expanded and renovated Emergency Department opened on August 12, 2014. Today, 18 exam rooms are in use, doubling the department’s size.
One major change is the opening of two trauma rooms, also known as resuscitation rooms. Using an overhead boom, life-saving equipment is within reach of medical staff and both rooms have direct access to the CT scanner without using public hallways. Planning was key in this space, right down to the color-blocked floor, where each color signifies the placement of a trauma team member during a code. Staffed by physicians and nurses with advanced training in trauma care, all the pieces are in place for exceptional trauma care.
Several rooms service special purposes or allow for staff to perform functions that require specialized equipment, including
- Fast-track rooms
- Negative pressure rooms
- Bariatric room
- Dialysis-capable rooms
- Psychiatric rooms
- Trauma rooms