The Impact of Philanthropy
Grants and donations make it possible for Rush Copley to live its promise of providing extraordinary patient care each and every time. This promise is one that cannot be achieved without the involvement of numerous stakeholders who share in a common ideology that “together, we can make a difference.”
The Foundation exists to support the priorities of Rush Copley Medical Center and, specifically, programs which provide or improve access to care, patient & community education, training for our health professionals and patient care improvement. Most of the programs and services supported by the Foundation rely completely on philanthropy, including:
Copley Community Care Fund
Provides free prescription medications, bus passes and simple homecare equipment to more than 150 low-income patients each year, enabling them to manage their own health and avoid readmission to the hospital.
Movement Disorders Program
Offers support groups, art and music therapy, exercise classes, and a wide array of educational programs, free of charge, to approximately 350 patients with Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders each year.
Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center
Offers a wide array of free classes, support groups, counseling and holistic offerings like nutrition, fitness, art/music therapy, salon services, massage, yoga and meditation. Programs are open to anyone in our community impacted by a cancer diagnosis.
Fox Valley Heart Fund
The Fund supports 200 patient visits annually to participate in classes on diet and exercise in collaboration with VNA Health Care, an annual heart survivor walk, the Heart Sisters Support Group, diabetes education, and donates AEDs to local nonprofits.
Rush Copley Foundation gratefully acknowledges the many different partners who have intentionally chosen to invest in projects, programs, and initiatives that are elevating, enhancing, and transforming the health and wellness of the communities Rush Copley is privileged to serve. What follows are recent examples of the wonderful way in which, “together, we can make a difference,” is being realized.