Ridgeview Foundation Receives Grant from Million Dollar Round Table Foundation
The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to Ridgeview Foundation to support Ridgeview’s home care and hospice programs. The funding will be used to ensure that Ridgeview patients continue to receive excellent in-home care and end-of-life support for years to come.
The MDRT Foundation provides grants to a diverse range of worthwhile charitable organizations throughout the world, providing hope and opportunity to those in need. This year, the foundation will award over $1 million to more than 280 organizations worldwide.
Tim Foster, a member of MDRT and a director on the Ridgeview Foundation Board, endorsed the generous grant to Ridgeview Foundation. Foster has served on the Ridgeview Foundation Board of Directors since 2013, co-chairing initiatives to establish the Ridgeview Regional Heart Center and raise over $37 million for a women and children’s center, neonatal care unit and hospice home.
“We are extremely grateful for Tim’s continued leadership and dedication and for his help in securing the MDRT grant for the home care and hospice programs,” explained Doug Stasek, executive director of Ridgeview Foundation. “With the help of this grant, Ridgeview will continue to provide superior care for patients facing life-limiting and end-of life issues.”
Ridgeview Home Care works closely with patients and their families to create an individualized care program that best meets their needs. Services include in-home assessments, prenatal care, nursing and infusion therapy, physical and occupational therapy, and social services for long-range planning.
Ridgeview Hospice brings a care team to wherever “home” may be to enhance the quality of life for patients and their loved ones during this final journey of life. The goal of this service is to help people who are dying feel peace, comfort and dignity. The care team works to control pain and other symptoms so a person can remain as alert and comfortable as possible.
Ridgeview Medical Center’s home care and hospice programs have an extraordinary staff of professional caregivers who work together to provide the highest level of comprehensive and compassionate care.
To learn more about Ridgeview’s home care and hospice programs, please visit www.ridgeviewmedical.org/services/hospice.
About the MDRT Foundation:
The MDRT Foundation was created in 1959 to provide MDRT members with a means to give back to their communities. Since its inception, the foundation has donated more than $30 million in more than 70 countries throughout the world and in all 50 U.S. states. These funds were raised by MDRT members and industry partners. For more information, visit mdrtfoundation.org.