Ashtabula County Medical Center | ACMC Pulse | Winter 2019
FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS, the ACMC Foundation has worked with community members and groups to guide donations to where they best impact local healthcare. Over the years, the Foundation has raised millions of dollars for ACMC projects, including the ACMC Cancer and Infusion Center, a new hospice unit, renovations to the labor and delivery unit, updates to the radiology department, and more. Guiding community dollars to where they’re needed most In recent years, the Foundation has supported building renovations, programming and new technology such as advanced technology in the Intensive Care Unit, infrared vein finders for several departments, physical therapy equipment for home health, new patient safety monitors and special diagnostic imaging equipment for less invasive biopsy procedures, as well as ongoing support for ACMC’s Cancer and Infusion Center. “It means a lot when people are inspired to donate to a special project,” said ACMC Foundation Executive Director Tami Netkowicz, CFRE. “The generous donations of individuals and businesses, Foundation Dedicated to improving your care as well as grants, continue to enhance local healthcare.” She added that community partnerships have developed within the past few years, which are an ongoing source of support for specific needs. “We are honored to partner with Ineos Pigments (formerly Cristal) to host its Mike Sawruk Memorial Golf Outing,” Netkowicz said. “Raising money for our cancer program is a huge benefit to the community. We’re able to treat more patients locally, close to home.” Exploring healthcare careers The ACMC Foundation also supports local education through the ACMC Academy. Now in its 11th year, ACMC Academy is an eight-week summer program for local high school students. They work alongside clinical professionals in various departments throughout the hospital, giving them the opportunity to see if a career in healthcare is right for them, and also to see some of what Ashtabula County has to offer in healthcare professions. “We’re seeing more and more Academy students return as caregivers, so the program continues 14 ACMC Pulse • acmchealth.org EVERY GIFT HELPS The ACMC Foundation provides several ways to donate—whether for specific projects or to meet the current greatest needs. Donations can be made online at acmchealth.org/foundation or by contact- ing ACMC Foundation Executive Director Tami Netkowicz at 440-997-6607 .