Our Programs and How Your Donation Helps

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Imaging for Impact PET-CT Scanner Campaign

Bringing Advanced Care Home: Support Our PET-CT Scanner Initiative in Fairbanks! Keeping Patients Close to Home for Vital Scans

Between 2017-2023, The J. Michael Carroll Cancer Center served 1,457 patients, while The Porter Heart & Vascular Center cared for 21,667. Too many had to travel for PET-CT scans, disrupting their lives and healing journey.

Join Us in Keeping Our Community Together!

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Inpatient Behavioral Health Expansion Campaign

Every day at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital we face a critical challenge to care for our adolescents experiencing a behavioral health crisis. There is no adolescent inpatient treatment care for the children of Northern and Interior Alaska. Currently, pediatric behavioral health patients are boarded in the Emergency Department, with an average say of 115 hours (4.75 days) until a space can be found for them outside of Fairbanks, often outside of Alaska. Your donation will help build an expansion so we can treat our kids at home.

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Support the Hospital Foundation

When you support the Foundation you support local healthcare for your friends, neighbors, coworkers, family and yourself!

The money donated to this fund will be used to support the greatest need at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and Denali Center. This may help buy state of the art equipment, maintain facilities and support the staff and patients of Foundation Health Partners. Technology is ever-evolving. The Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation is continually investing in the future of the Hospital. Capital Projects and Equipment are a major part of this investment and our ability to continually meet the ever-changing needs the future holds.

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Behavioral Health Care

Mental Health and addiction are challenges in every community, and Interior Alaska is no exception. When you donate to this fund you are helping to expand our in-patient and out-patient services to meet the needs of children, teens and adults in need of assessment, psychiatric stabilization and therapy as well as teens and adults seeking treatment for substance use disorders. Help us build up this vital program so that we can open greater access and see that services are provided for those who need it so they can live, work and thrive.

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This program supports cancer patients and the people that care for them. When you donate to this fund you're buying a special bag, given to every cancer patient treated at the J Michael Cancer Center, filled with comforting and helpful items to aid patients through their treatment.

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With the help of medical professionals and volunteers, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Hospice Services provides end-of-life care, comfort, and support. This care comes in many forms. From reducing pain to addressing physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs.

Gifts from generous donors allow Hospice professionals and volunteers to enhance this end-of-life care where they see a need. This can be anything from a needed new pillow to help with utility payments to keep the patient safe in their home. The Hospice gift fund has even helped to reunite families for their final goodbyes. Your gift to Hospice services helps to do amazing work.

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The J Michael Carroll Cancer Center 

When you donate to the JMCCC fund you support an accredited cancer care facility offering some of the most state-of-the-art technology in the state. Leaving Fairbanks for cancer treatment is not a necessity when as good or better care is found in your home town.

At the J. Michael Carroll Cancer Center, we combine cutting edge technology with an expert team to deliver personalized and compassionate cancer care, and is the only cancer center in Alaska accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancer. Our world class technology provides targeted, pinpoint, accuracy to focus treatment right where it is needed and limits radiation exposure.  That level of accuracy, in the skilled hands of our team, gives comfort and confidence in knowing you receive the highest level of care.

 

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The Brooke Fisher Gift of Life Fund

When Tom & Kris Fisher lost their daughter Brooke in a tragic vehicle accident, they found solace knowing her life-saving gifts, made possible through organ donation, have brought joy, peace, and health to other families. This fund is designed to honor organ donors, support the families of patients making life-saving gifts, and enhance the program of organ donation at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.

Losing a loved one unexpectedly is never easy. When a patient has made the remarkable decision to be an organ donor if the opportunity should arise, the family of that patient will need extra care and support during the process of matching the donation to a recipient and the coordination of the organ recovery process.

 

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The Porter Heart & Vascular Center

The Porter Heart & Vascular Center is named after longtime Fairbanks residents Harry and Sally Porter. The late Harry Porter was instrumental in founding the Hospital Foundation and raising the money needed to build the Hospital in 1972.

When you donate to this fund your money goes directly to buying the latest in technology and education to keep our heart center cutting edge. The Porter Heart & Vascular Center is the only full-time Cardiology Clinic serving the area from Denali National Park to the North Slope and Canadian border. When you need cardiovascular care in Fairbanks, take comfort in knowing the experts at the Porter Heart & Vascular Center are here for you.

 

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Pediatric Patient Care

When you donate to support Pediatric Patient Care you are helping our smallest patients weather their biggest storms. This fund supports all manner of care for little patients and their caregivers, whether it's providing a comforting toy, education for parents or supporting programs like Reach Out and Read which encourages parents and children to read together by providing a book at their first well child visit to the FHP Clinic Pediatrics department.

 

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Care Kits for Kids

When your support this fund your donation goes to buying special kits with necessary supplies for the caregivers of our littlest patients. This may include medicines or educational materials for physicians and nurses to give out, helping to ease the burden in times of stress.

 

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Pregnancy Bereavement

When you give to this fund you help the nurses in the Women’s and Infant Center at FMH who are committed to helping their patients and families navigate their way through grief when hello means saying goodbye.

The death of a baby is an incredibly difficult event for parents. Losing a newborn is so unexpected and so drastic that it causes particularly complex grief. Bereaved parents must go from planning a future to planning a funeral. Bidding a proper goodbye is crucial to a healthy grieving process, and the Fairbanks community is among the forerunners in acknowledging the impact perinatal loss has on the immediate and extended family, and the benefit of beginning the grieving process in a caring, peaceful setting.

With inspiration from the Ragdale Family and a passion for perinatal bereavement care, Kristy Terzi, RNC-OB, BSN, and the late Breanna Klann, RN, developed a program to train WIS nurses in the specialized care needed for families that suffer from perinatal loss. The Pregnancy Loss Bereavement Program provides financial assistance for burials, perinatal palliative care, and bereavement education.