Note that all funds raised in this drive go directly to program costs and no portion is used for administration costs of the Guild.
This year, help us fund important projects and equipment to make Providence Saint John's even stronger in our community:
Since inception, our Annual Patron Drive has raised over $1,800,000 to fund and maintain many exceptional projects and upgraded equipment at Saint John's. In 2022, we granted over $118K for programs and equipment throughout the health center.
The drive is a letter-writing campaign from Guild members to their friends, family and associates in the community requesting donations.
Funding Programs/Patron Drive
Gifts of Equipment, Programs & Projects
Each year, we review requests from various departments in the Health Center to determine grants for programs and equipment which will have the greatest impact for patients and caregivers. Our goal is to use all donated funds each year to help Saint John's provide leading edge medicine and unwavering compassionate and personalized care. Scroll down to learn more.
Ongoing Programs funded by our Patron Drive
Angels of the ER
A nationally recognized program unique to Saint John's
Treats for Caregivers
Snacks distributed to hospital staff in recognition of their efforts and delivery of compassionate care.
Books, DVDs and CDs for patient use and waiting room magazines throughout the hospital.
Toys for the ER
Guild members purchase a number of toys and activity kits for distribution to children accompanying loved ones in the ER.
Programs funded by the Patron Drive in 2022
In 2022, through the generous donations to the Annual Patron Drive, the Irene Dunne Guild funded the following programs and equipment:
Massages for Caregivers ($32K): providing massages to caregivers on a monthly basis, with the goal to addresses burn-out among hospital staff. Gift $ 32,400.
Flowater Refill - Cancer Center ($8K): provided accessible hot and cold clean water to caregivers and patients and helps reduce the environmental footprint encouraging water bottle refills.
Locker Room Refresh - ICU & PCCU: Redo of the Nurses' locker room with new furniture, as well as enhancements to create a calm and inviting atmosphere.
Electric Gurneys - PreOP and GI departments ($25K): Gift of two electric gurneys (including a service contract) making it easier to transport patients.
Cardiac I Stat Machine – Kenny and Carol Minerd Heart Institute ($12K): Machine provides point-of-care lab results for patients (like blood panels and respiratory status).
Biocon Bladder Scanner - Cancer Center ($10K): Machine provides 3D images to determine if catheterization is needed, lowering the rate of cauterizations and thereby the associated urinary infections.
Portable Battery Headlight - Heart and Vascular Institute ($8K): Highly sought-after equipment allowing nurses and surgeons to see more accurately.
Wireless Fetal Monitoring System - Women’s Health & Wellness Institute ($20K): The device allows women in labor to walk around the floor instead of being tied to a fetal monitor; the movement benefits the labor experience.
Irene Dunne Guild Nursing Scholarships: These special scholarships help Saint John’s nurses with Associate degrees complete their BSN requirements; they were provided by the Irene Dunne Guild and matching gifts from the hospital. The current five awardees have been selected from the Intensive Care, Neonatal Intensive Care and Preoperative units.
Help us fund important projects and equipment to make Providence Saint John's even stronger in our community!