The Technology and Innovation fund connects donor interests with hospital projects in need of new technologies. We realize a key component of achieving our vision is committing to providing the best equipment available on the market. Offering the newest technology on the market allows patients to stay as close to home as they can, and experience accelerated health outcomes.
The Technology and Innovation Fund has supported projects like the Da Vinci Robot. Through this technology, Ivinson can offer robotic-assisted surgery which allows for a more pleasant experience for the patient. Several of our providers at Ivinson perform robotic-assisted surgeries.
As technology changes, so do the demands on education. Through the Education Excellence fund, the Foundation can provide training and educational opportunities to departments and individuals to reinforce our commitment of providing the best care. From educational scholarships to house-wide conferences and speakers, we believe investing in the education of our team allows us to provide the best care for our patients.
The Foundation has returned over $200,000 to hospital employees for enhanced educational opportunities.
The leadership team at Ivinson conducts routine scans of the community to make sure we are providing the highest level of care possible for Laramie. As needs change, so do the needs for physical space. The Capital Construction fund allows donors to participate in specialized spaces to provide specific services.
A recent example of funding can be noticed in Ivinson’s new Medical Offices at Ivinson building. This building houses over twenty providers, including specialty providers, in an outpatient clinic. The clinic is attached to the hospital, streamlining coordination of care and improving access to hospital-based services like imaging.
Most projects funded by the Foundation are planned projects; however, sometimes community need requires readily accessible funding for a specific project. The Area of Greatest Need fund can be utilized to quickly fill the gap for special projects as these funds are more accessible.
The Foundation Board of Directors is involved in funding decisions and provides oversight to funding all projects. This fund allows projects that receive administrative approval to move forward.
The Foundation staff and Board of Directors work closely with donors to ensure donor intent is always achieved. Please contact the Foundation if you are interested in participating in another project or funding opportunity that is not directly listed on this page.
Ivinson Memorial Hospital is always looking for new volunteers to help us serve patients in our community. Our volunteer program allows volunteers to choose a schedule that works for them to offer their time to Ivinson. Volunteers can assist in a number of areas throughout the hospital, including the following:
Assist patients with greeting and wayfinding at our new Medical Offices at Ivinson.
- Cancer Center
Offer greeting and wayfinding to patients and families as well as assistance to patients receiving treatment at our Cancer Center.
- Extended Care
Offer your talents and services to Extended Care patients, whether you play an instrument, sing, or just want to spend time with our patients in this department.
- Family Care Unit
Assist staff with baby hearing screens and provide customer service to Family Care Unit patients and their families.
- Medical/Surgical Unit
Assist with any of the several volunteer opportunities at our Medical/Surgical Unit, including offering patient support by reading, doing nails, and assisting with clerical work; providing one-on-one support to patients who need constant supervision; and spending time with patients who are in their final days, ensuring that they have a friend to talk to while they are at the hospital.
- Patient Art Program
Plan and lead an art activity for patients using materials and lessons provided by the Ivinson Memorial Hospital Foundation. Help patients express themselves creatively and cope with the issues that they face at the hospital. Patient art program volunteers may work with patients in either Dialysis or Extended Care.
- Auxiliary Volunteer Program
Join a community of hospital volunteers that serve in departments throughout the hospital as well as work together to raise funds to support Ivinson. Our auxiliary volunteers are a dedicated group that meets throughout the year to help improve our hospital through volunteer service and fundraising. Areas of volunteering include the Pinecone Gift Shop, Pharmacy, the Cancer Center, and other IMH departments.
If any of these programs are of interest to you, apply to get started now!