A Solid Foundation - Supported by a Foundation that Cares
Owensboro Health Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Owensboro Health and partners with individuals, corporations, community organizations and other foundations to fund programs that serve people in our region. Last fiscal year, Owensboro Health Foundation funded programs that served 6,365 individuals. These programs and services provided by Owensboro Health met needs identified by the Community Health Needs Assessment. Owensboro Health Foundation is also a key supporter of the work being done at the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center.
Work done by Owensboro Health Foundation helps secure funds that make a difference in the lives of patients with cancer. This includes financial assistance for prescriptions, funding for transportation to and from their cancer care appointments and treatments, support of the health system’s cancer support groups and more.
Social workers at the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center are part of the networking team. They help connect patients to resources like the programs available through Owensboro Health Foundation.
Programs supported by Owensboro Health Foundation at the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center include, but are not limited to:
- LifeSpring: This program provides a combination of coping and sharing, health and wellness education, and creative and complementary therapies for cancer survivors and anyone in our service area affected by a cancer diagnosis.
- Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center Medication Fund: This fund provides financial assistance to patients with cancer who cannot afford the medicines needed for controlling or relieving symptoms of their cancer and/or treatments.
- Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center Transportation Fund: This program includes two separate funds. These provide mileage reimbursement to needy cancer patients, who must travel to the cancer center multiple times from outside Daviess County, for treatment.
- Breast Cancer Assistance Fund: This program provides financial assistance to breast cancer patients who cannot afford or have insurance coverage for specialty bras, compression garments, and medicines for controlling or relieving symptoms of their cancer and/or treatment..
“Owensboro Health Foundation provides support to the programs at the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center that ultimately serve some of the most vulnerable people among us,” said Owensboro Health Foundation Executive Director Pat Serey. “Patients come to the cancer center knowing they will receive the best quality of care from our team of dedicated, compassionate caregivers.”
"Our role at the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center is to help patients take advantage of the resources that we have available right here," said Colleen Bachmeier, one of three social workers at the Center.