Donations at MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland
How Your Gifts are Used
We want to enable donors to participate in programs that mirror their values, preserve their interests and meet their needs for recognition, belonging and a feeling for making a difference. Therefore, we encourage donor-designated giving to the greatest extent possible. Listed here are some of the funds you may want to consider when making a donation. For more detail on these funds, please click on any of the links below.
If you are looking for suggestions of where to give, please see our Areas of Current Emphasis. We generally apply any undesignated contributions in these areas of greatest need.
To make a donation, you may use our secure online giving form, download a giving form or contact us.
Funds for Charitable Giving
Assistance for Special Patient Needs
Cancer Genetics Fund
Center for Women's Health
Equipment and Improvement Needs
Toys for Children
Rev. Glenn and Helen Baumann Memorial Assistance Fund
Rev. Baumann was pastor of the Midland United Church of Christ. Because of his strong belief in the dignity and value of the individual, Rev. Baumann was instrumental in shaping the Medical Center's humanistic attitude toward patient care.
In memory of Rev. Baumann and his wife, Helen, a fund was established to help meet special patient needs including pharmaceutical expenses, gas money for out-of-town family members, as well as nutritional supplements. The fund is administered by the Medical Center's Medical Social Work and Transition Planning Department.
Margaret H. Nutting Campus Beautification Endowment
As a loving tribute to his wife, Mr. Howard Nutting began this fund to help maintain the Medical Center's courtyard for the benefit and pleasure of patients, visitors and staff. Since then, other donations have been added to this fund to help beautify more locations on the Medical Center's campus.
Nearly all of us have been touched by this disease. Donations to this fund support our progressive treatment programs that include not only the technology to fight the disease, but also the tools to make the battle as dignified and supportive as we can.
Some examples include a special blood pressure monitor that we use on complex chemotherapy patients, new recliners/rockers for patient rooms so families can stay more comfortably with their loved ones, soothing artwork throughout the unit and a remodeled kitchen located in the area to meet the special nutritional needs of those with cancer.
Cancer Genetics Fund
This fund supports those without insurance or the financial means to receive access to genetic counseling and testing.
Center for Women’s Health Fund
The Center for Women’s Health provides prevention, screening, diagnostic testing and educational services for breast cancer in a comforting, serene environment. Financial support helps assure the latest in imaging technologies along with special services are provided to women receiving care there.
Diabetes is widespread and on the rise. Gifts to this fund help us to continue to offer screenings, diagnosis, treatment, education and prevention materials to aid in the battle against this disease.
All contributions to this fund are invested and only the earnings are used for equipment and improvement needs of the Medical Center. The principal is never spent. This ensures that the endowment can continue assisting the Medical Center in meeting the health care needs of this community and region.
Hospitality Service Endowment
All outpatients and families of individuals receiving treatment at the Medical Center can use this service offered through Fairview Inn. Warm, friendly faces and affordable, close accommodations can mean so much for people facing medical treatments or a loved one whose condition has worsened. Guests pay a nominal fee with the Medical Center covering the remaining balance through income earned off an endowment for this service. The Charles J. Strosacker Foundation was instrumental in the development as well as the continuation of this funding source.
The Robert W. and Veronica M. Cermak Mammogram Fund
Established through a contribution from Mr. and Mrs. Cermak, this fund helps pay for mammograms taken at the Center for Women's Health for Midland County women who are unable to afford this important test.
This fund helps women who do not qualify for the Cermak Fund still have access to a mammogram if certain financial criteria are met. The best defense against breast cancer is to find it at its earliest stage when there are more treatment options available. Donations to this fund help ensure that every qualified woman has that opportunity.
Chris Bartos Memorial Neuroscience Fund
The care of patients with neurological injuries or diseases will be enhanced through the Chris Bartos Memorial Neuroscience Fund. John and Sandy Bartos initiated this fund in celebration of the life of their son and in honor of those at the Medical Center who helped him live it to the fullest.
Donations to the Chris Bartos Memorial Neuroscience Fund help advance the neuroscience program for the region and support the education and clinical development of staff.
Frances B. Mayhew Nursing Education Fund
Mrs. Mayhew was a nurse at MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland who touched the lives of many. Because of her immense love and appreciation for the nursing profession, her family designated her memorials to help other nurses at the Medical Center enhance their education by attending workshops and seminars. Donations are welcome to help continue to meet this important need.
Spiritual Care Program
Implemented to help meet the spiritual needs of patients, as well as serve families and staff. Integral to this process is the Medical Center's Chaplain who is working with other local clergy members in the shared desire of promoting comfort, wellness and acceptance to those who are struggling.
Vada B. Dow Memorial Toy Fund
Due to the generosity of The Alden and Vada Dow Family Foundations, stuffed animals are being handed out to children seen in the Emergency Department or receiving outpatient tests. These gifts are helping the children to focus on something other than their fear or pain, which can allow the staff to better concentrate on the immediate medical needs of the child. Donations are needed to help supplement this source.