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IU Health Methodist Hospital

Methodist Health Foundation

Methodist Health Foundation supports the adult hospitals of the Indianapolis Academic Health Center. Our mission is to improve the health of our patients and community through innovation and excellence in care, education, research and service. In 2014, Methodist Health Foundation funded eight grant requests totaling more than $1.9 million. One hundred percent of financial donations directly benefit the patients of Indiana University Health and the Indianapolis health campus community.

Our fundraising efforts are focused on these six priority areas, and the following examples demonstrate some of our most innovative programs:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Neuroscience

CompleteLife Program – In 2014, Methodist Health Foundation and IU Health Simon Cancer Center began fundraising for the CompleteLife Program. Through music and art therapies, spiritual guidance and support groups, CompleteLife works to resolve trauma, manage anxiety and depression, reduce symptoms and treat pain during cancer therapy. Cancer patients and their families use this program more than 6,000 times each year.

Comprehensive Stroke Center Education Certification – IU Health Methodist Hospital hosts the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in Indiana and one of few in the country, performing almost 1,500 stroke-related procedures each year. Nurses in this highly specialized field are required to obtain eight hours of stroke-specific education annually. Methodist Health Foundation supports the continued education of nearly 400 nurses who provide the necessary, comprehensive and quality stroke care to these patients and families.

Mobile Intensive Care Unit – The IU Health LifeLine program has provided emergency trauma care for the state’s busiest Level 1 Trauma Center for more than 35 years. Methodist Health Foundation is a longtime supporter of the program, contributing more than $1 million. Most recently a gift from donor Myrta Pulliam purchased an additional Mobile Intensive Care Unit for the hospital’s ambulance fleet. These unique ambulances are capable of performing critical trauma services on the most severe patient injuries—from infant to adult—while still in the field.

Transmedics Organ Care System – The revolutionary Transmedics Organ Care System (OCS), funded in part by the Methodist Health Foundation, is an organ transplant machine that pumps warm blood and ventilates organs while they are transported from donor to recipient. The lung transplant program at IU Health Methodist Hospital is the only one in the state, performing 600 lung transplants in the last 20 years. It is one of the few clinical trial sites in the U.S. with this new technology.