Catholic Health has received $3.2 million from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to expand system-wide programs to enhance patient care, upgrade technology, and provide educational opportunities for members of the nursing staff. This is the fifth consecutive year the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation has supported the efforts of Catholic Health.
“The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation has generously supported Catholic Health programs that deliver on our commitment to serving Long Island's most vulnerable and at-risk patients,” said Catholic Health President & CEO Patrick O’Shaughnessy, DO, MBA. “We are extremely grateful for their unwavering support as we expand our services across Long Island in 2024.”
The nine grants received span the entirety of Catholic Health and will have broad impact across Long Island at the following hospitals and agencies, providing support as follows:
- Catholic Health System-Wide Programs:
- Provide pharmaceutical co-payments for more than 1,200 low income patients discharged from Catholic Health hospitals following acute care procedures, treatment for behavioral health issues, or those who need at-home treatments for cancer or rheumatology diseases through the Meds to Beds Program;
- Food Insecurity Hunger Vital Signs Program, placing a community health worker in all six Catholic Health Hospitals' Emergency Departments to help patients alleviate their immediate and long-term food insecurity challenges.
- St. Joseph Hospital, Bethpage:
- 33 bedside patient monitors and a Patient Monitoring Center to ensure telemetry coverage for St. Joseph Hospital’s Medical Surgical Inpatient Unit that will improve patient outcomes and enhance nurses' work experience.
- Mercy Hospital, Rockville Centre:
- Improve health outcomes for approximately 430 asthma patients in 2024 through the Asthma Self-Management Program, providing various education and training activities to encourage self-management for this chronic and debilitating disease.
- Catholic Health Home Care, Farmingdale:
- The Clinical Excellence Education Program, delivering an array of continuing professional development activities for Catholic Home Care nurses and allied health professionals to improve patient care and workplace satisfaction.
- St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, Smithtown:
- The Nursing Education Challenge expanding educational opportunities for St. Catherine of Siena's nursing staff to obtain advanced professional certifications, as well as undergraduate and advanced nursing degrees that will prepare them for future leadership positions.
- St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson:
- The Nursing Education Challenge expanding educational opportunities for St. Charles' nursing staff to obtain advanced professional certifications as well as undergraduate and advanced nursing degrees that will prepare them for future leadership positions.
- St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn:
- The Clinical Education Simulation Science Center to purchase state-of-the-art clinical simulation training equipment to enhance professional development opportunities for doctors, nurses, and support staff.
- Good Shepherd Hospice, Farmingdale:
- The expansion of the Home Health Aide Assistance Program providing free home-based hospice care to 85 – 100 low-income families in 2024 who need hospice services but cannot otherwise afford this critically needed care.