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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

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:

  • Admit­ting
    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!

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.