How your donations will help
Every dollar donated to St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation stays right here in Maine to help fund both Annual Fund priorities and capital projects. St. Joe's projects funded in part or in whole by community support in 2016-17 include:
Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (3D Mammography)
St. Joseph Healthcare is the regional leader in mammography; we were the first to offer digital mammography (now standard care) and currently serve 54% of the market share. Only one other hospital in Maine, York Hospital, provides 3D mammography services. St. Joseph Healthcare would like to again take the lead in bringing the very best in diagnostic and imaging technology to the women of our region.
3D mammography technology provides far more detailed images with hundreds of digital “slices” all within the same amount of time it takes to have a 2D mammogram. There is no increased radiation or discomfort for the patient, and the results are remarkably detailed and thorough. This enhanced, complex system of imaging will help reduce false-positives and the related costs of additional screenings – including the emotional costs to the patient and family. Ultimately, 3D mammography technology will help with the early detection and effective treatment of breast cancer – and save more lives. Click here to donate to our 3D Mammagraphy efforts.
Healing Arts Program
Art contributes to healing. You can contribute through art. The St. Joseph Healthcare Healing Arts Program was established in 2014 by a group of enthusiastic volunteers, staff and artists. The purpose of the Healing Arts Program is to enhance the healthcare environment and aid in healing and recovery. The program is overseen by the St. Joseph Healthcare Art Commission, a group of volunteers who guide the exhibition and acquisition of art in many different forms: rotating art exhibits, permanent collections, sculpture, music and performances.
The Mona Blitz Art Cart is designed to provide patients with art of their own choosing to decorate their room during their hospital stay. Our St. Joseph Healthcare Volunteers travel around the hospital with an iPad loaded with images of available art. The art for the Mona Blitz Art Cart was generously donated by Sandy Blitz, Mona's husband. Mona Blitz was a resident of Hudson, Maine, and was a former patient of St. Joseph Hospital and Hospice of St. Joseph. She passed away in 2014.
The Gallery at 900 is home to St. Joseph Healthcare Internal Medicine at Building 5 of the 900 Broadway campus. The Gallery at 900 is host to a rotating art exhibit as well as permanent and loaned collections. Other exhibit space includes various hallways and meeting rooms at St. Joseph Hospital at 360 Broadway in Bangor. To apply to be considered for an independent exhibit at The Gallery at 900, please read our guidelines.