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. 

We are cur­rent­ly revamp­ing our vol­un­teer pro­gram so please check back to fill out an updat­ed appli­ca­tion soon! 

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.