How Your Gifts Help

Thanks to gifts of all sizes from our special friends, the BMH Foundation has been able to support important programs and services and purchase valuable equipment at Beaufort Memorial. It is because of community support that the hospital is able to better serve the community – a beautiful cycle. Learn about Ways to Give.

Total grants made to the hospital surpass $24 million dollars since it became active in 1990. The impact of your gifts is tremendous. Examples of how gifts have helped our patients are shown below. Enjoy these stories and the many issues of our Community of Giving Report.
 
Gifts from the community and BMH employees helped bring more space and better technology for emergency care needs. Patients  have been very pleased with their care since the new Pratt Emergency Center’s opening in January 2013. Staff members were very involved in the planning of the new center, wisely using every dollar and opportunity to provide the best patient care.
Read more from the Fall 2013 Report



Tapping community contributions to the Foundation, Beaufort Memorial was able to purchase nine new ventilators, allowing us to adjust each unit as needed to meet the specific respiratory needs of newborns, children and adults. Thanks for helping us care for all sizes of patients! Read more from the Fall 2012 Report


To help our nurses save time, improve accuracy and documentation, and, best of all, better tend to the needs of their patients, thirty-three new, wireless vital sign monitors will be integrated into multiple patient care areas thanks to gifts from generous friends like you! Read more from the Spring 2012 Report

 
Twelve children, ages 6 to 11, attended the annual Camp Sea Breeze this past July thanks to BMH Foundation funding. They enjoyed a week of arts and crafts; swimming; rock climbing; games; and even trips to the beach, air station and fire department—all while learning how to stay healthy with asthma. Read more from the Fall 2011 Report

Meet our new SimMan, short for simulation man. Like a human, SimMan is capable of responding physically and verbally to test our staff’s clinical and decision-making skills. Because of cost, these mannequins are often only found at major teaching facilities. However, funds donated to the Foundation assisted in the purchase of SimMan for BMH staff training. Read more from the Spring 2011 Report

 
HealthLink for Children received funds from the BMH Foundation to add the revolutionary Tobii ATI P10 eye gaze system.  This is technology that creates a new frontier in evaluating and treating cases such as Hannah’s, a 7-year old from Hilton Head born with cerebral palsey. Read more from the Fall 2010 Report

Another significant impact your gifts have made is the availability of services to help improve the health of our community through the funding of BMH’s LifeFit Wellness Program, which includes a gym and fitness classes, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, an assortment of educational services, and even a mobile wellness unit that provides health screens throughout Beaufort County. Read more from the Spring 2010 Report

 
With breast cancer, early intervention is vital to overcoming the disease, and with digital mammography, the detection of breast cancer can occur earlier. That is why the BMH Foundation funded all four of BMH’s new digital mammography machines in Beaufort and Bluffton. Read more from the Fall 2009 Report

 
The annual Valentine Ball has been the Foundation’s signature event for over two decades. The Ball has raised over $4.0 million since 1990, and a wonderful evening has been had by thousands. Read more in the Valentine Ball Achievement Report


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