programs

Tech­nol­o­gy and Innovation

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.

Edu­ca­tion Excellence

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.

Cap­i­tal Construction

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.

Area of Great­est Need

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.

Donor Inter­est

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. 

Vol­un­teer Opportunities

We have a proud lega­cy of vol­un­teerism at Ivin­son Memo­r­i­al Hos­pi­tal. We work close­ly with our clin­i­cal staff to make sure that our vol­un­teers will have mean­ing­ful expe­ri­ences and so we can bet­ter meet the needs of our patients and their fam­i­lies and our staff. We have found that com­mu­ni­ca­tion, con­sis­ten­cy and under­stand­ing the expec­ta­tions with­in each depart­ment are crit­i­cal for cre­at­ing a suc­cess­ful vol­un­teer program.

Our Aux­il­iary Vol­un­teer Orga­ni­za­tion was found­ed in 1951. Since then many hours have been donat­ed, includ­ing 3,338 hours in 2018. Addi­tion­al­ly, this group has assist­ed the hos­pi­tal in the pur­chase of major equip­ment through their var­i­ous fundrais­ing endeav­ors. We encour­age all vol­un­teers to be a part of the Aux­il­iary Vol­un­teer Orga­ni­za­tion. The quar­ter­ly meet­ings pro­vide oppor­tu­ni­ties for our vol­un­teers to get to know each oth­er and be a part of this con­tin­u­ing legacy.

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:

  • Can­cer Cen­ter
    Wel­come patients and guests to our Can­cer Cen­ter and of direc­tion with­in the hos­pi­tal. Offer sup­port to patients receiv­ing treat­ment and pro­vide assis­tance to Staff. 
  • Cof­fee Sta­tions
    Stock sup­plies and main­tain area for Cof­fee Sta­tions in our new Med­ical Offices at Ivin­son and in the Surgery Wait­ing room.
  • Dial­y­sis
    Offer sup­port to patients receiv­ing treat­ment and pro­vide assis­tance to Staff. The Patient Art Pro­gram is a wel­come activ­i­ty for patients in this department. 
  • East Entrance/​Medical Office Build­ing
    Wel­come patients and guests and offer direc­tion with­in the hos­pi­tal. Sup­port staff with main­te­nance of sup­plies and equip­ment. Keep areas neat and orga­nized. This posi­tion assists the Med­ical Offices at Ivin­son and the Admit­ting departments.
  • Extend­ed Care
    Add per­son­al touch­es for the peo­ple who may need a longer hos­pi­tal­iza­tion to get stronger before return­ing home. Giv­ing man­i­cures, play­ing games, read­ing and spend­ing time vis­it­ing are some of the ways that can make a dif­fer­ence in what can be a long day for our res­i­dents. The Patient Art Pro­gram is a wel­come activ­i­ty for patients in this depart­ment. There are also oppor­tu­ni­ties for staff sup­port, such as tak­ing care of the Beta fish.
  • Fam­i­ly Care Unit
    Assist staff in ways that allow them to do their best work for our patients.
  • Foun­da­tion Events
    If you are inter­est­ed in help­ing the Foun­da­tion with annu­al events, please con­tact the Foun­da­tion direct­ly at 7554520 or Foundation@​ivinsonhospital.​org.
  • Gift Shop
    Assist with sales, shop dec­o­ra­tion, and orga­ni­za­tion. Pro­vide a wel­com­ing atmos­phere for our guests. 
  • Patient Art Pro­gram
    This Art Pro­gram is fund­ed by the IMH Foundation’s Women in Courage group. The pro­gram was devel­oped to help patients through­out IMH par­tic­i­pate in art and help with their heal­ing process.
  • Phar­ma­cy
    Assist staff in ways that allow them to do their best work for our patients.
  • Qual­i­ty Man­age­ment
    Be a part of our Patient and Fam­i­ly Engage­ment Coun­cil”. Work­ing togeth­er with our com­mu­ni­ty helps us iden­ti­fy ways to make our hos­pi­tal bet­ter. This Coun­cil meets once a month and mem­bers share help­ful infor­ma­tion from their demo­graph­ic”.
  • Radi­ol­o­gy
    Assist staff in ways that allow them to do their best work for our patients.
  • Snack/​Activity Cart
    Share good­ies” with patients and guests.
  • Surgery Wait­ing Room
    Pro­vide fam­i­ly sup­port and assist staff. Keep area neat and organized.
If you are interested in partnering with any of the programs listed on this website, please contact the Foundation at 307-755-4520. We welcome discussions about other programs that are not on our website, but may be of interest to you.