Here are a few ways in which your gift helps:
Gifts of Technology:
Each year the Foundation makes a donation toward medical technology such as:
- Vital Simulation Manikin for ongoing clinical education
- Nurse Call System upgrade
- Natus Hearing Screeners for newborns
- Video Gastroscopes
- DEXA Bone Density Scanner
- Stereotactic Breast Biopsy equipment
- and more
The gift you make toward technology helps maintain OHC as a vital resource for our community.
Oneida Health Foundation awards over $18,000 a year in scholarships in the memory of Greta B. Sanderson, a valued volunteer of OHC. These scholarships are aimed at supporting our hardworking staff to the pursuit of higher education, promoting personal growth and continued excellence in their chosen field. Nurses as well as all Allied Health professions are considered based on specific criteria established by a committee of Foundation Board members and OHC staff. Supporting education for our staff has the added benefit of raising morale and instilling loyalty.
A recent recipient writes:
“I am honored and grateful for your generosity and I am deeply appreciative of your support.”
OHF also awards 8 scholarships to area high school seniors entering healthcare professions.
Oneida Health Foundation established the Laurie’s Legacy Breast Cancer Fund in 2011 through a grant from Saint Agatha Foundation of Syracuse.
Click here for more information on Laurie’s Legacy.
This fund provides for the healthcare needs of women in our community throughout adulthood. An array of services are provided at OHC including: Prenatal Care, Childbirth Classes, Breast health, Bone Density, S.A.N.E (sexual assault nurse examiner), Maternal Child Services and more.
Your donation to Project Shine is put to use where the need is greatest within these service areas or as specified by your gift.
S.T.E.P Towards the Future:
The goal of this program is to provide funds to four important areas: scholarships, technology, education ( & community), and programs.
For more information on the S.T.E.P Toward the Future program click here.
Extended Care Resident Fund:
One of our community’s greatest treasures – our elders, find that the Extended Care Facility is truly their home. Through activities they enjoy in an atmosphere that is warm and inviting, our loved ones lives are enhanced and supported. The ECF utilizes these funds to provide such amenities as: Outdoor gardens and seating areas, inviting family gathering areas within the facility such as the lobby with fireplace, the sunroom and more. Funds designated to a certain floor or to a specific piece of equipment are always used in accordance with your wishes.
Your gift provides our elders with the same homelike environment from which they are accustomed and encourages family visits to be a time of true quality.
OHF Board of Directors
- Craig T. Baliey, President
- Daniel Huffer, Vice President
- Henry Leo, Jr., Secretary
- Bruce Ironside, Treasurer
- Kenneth Brewer, Asst. Treasurer
- Joel Arsenault
- James J. Devine, Jr.
- Peter Dunn
- Dr. Robert Friedman
- Holly Foster
- John E. Haskell
- Joanne Larson
- Dr. Rathika Martyn
- Jonathan C. Pawlika
- Ann Pierz
- Monica Walts
- Brett W. Zielasko