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Descriptions of Funds

The funds listed below represent a sample of avenues to which your contribution can be designated. For more information, or to discuss a specific funding need, please contact the Methodist Medical Center Foundation office at (865) 835-5261.

Cardiac Care

The Congestive Heart Failure Program (CHF) teaches patients and families about congestive heart failure and how it can be managed at home with goals being to improve patients’ symptoms to the best level possible, to reduce the need for hospital admissions and to improve the overall quality of life for patients suffering from CHF. 

Cancer and Palliative Care

Methodist’s Palliative Care program offers medical care provided by a team of healthcare professionals focused on pain and symptom management and support for emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients and their families facing life limiting illness.

Chaplain’s Benevolence Fund

Employee and Patient Assistance is provided to members of the Methodist “family” who find themselves in desperate situations.  Whether it’s an unforeseen expense such as medical bills, medicines or disaster assistance such as the loss of a home, the Chaplain’s Benevolence Fund offers confidential support when it’s needed most.

Employee Education and Scholarships

This fund provides financial support for specific training to keep staff up-to-date on medical advances.

Technology and Facility

Making robotics a reality at Methodist was made possible through a highly successful campaign.  The Methodist Medical Center Foundation raised over $1.3 million dollars in less than six months for the purchase of the state-of-the-art technology. With additional funding for equipment such as the IMRT technology in our cancer center, the Foundation continues to make these purchases a possibility.

Hospitality Houses

The Hospitality Houses provide free lodging to cancer patients and their families who must travel for treatment at Methodist Medical Center. The houses not only provide food and lodging, but offer compassion and a feeling of security for patients and families as they cope with a challenging illness.

Greatest Need

This is unrestricted giving to Methodist Medical Center to fund areas of need that the hospital deems most urgent. It may be used for equipment or other underfunded areas, or be used as needed to help any of the above listed funds.

Potential immediate and future opportunities for philanthropic support:

  • Hospitality Houses Endowment
  • Renovations of Patient Care units
  • New technology
  • Intermediate care unit
  • Endowing positions (e.g., clinical educators for nursing)