Grateful Patient Program
The Kennedy Health Care Foundation Grateful Patient Program offers you the opportunity to thank Kennedy for a great experience with a financial contribution. Gifts made through the Grateful Patient Program enable Kennedy to continue to provide the outstanding level of care the community has come to expect from Kennedy Health.
National Doctor's Day was created to show appreciation to your doctors. Doctors perform vital diagnosis, treatment and care for yourself and your family. When you are well, your doctor keeps you well. When you are sick, there is no other person more important to you than your doctor.
Matching Gift Program
Take advantage of our matching gift program
To find out if your employer (or your spouse’s employer) is one of 15,000 companies and subsidiaries that match gifts, click the "Search Now" button below. If you do not find your employer here, please contact your employee benefits department for more information about their matching gift program. Matching gifts are directed to the same designation as your original gift, unless your employer dictates otherwise.
“Give the Gift of Education”
Kennedy Health’s Nursing Scholarship Fund
Pursuing a higher level of education is always admirable. However, education is not always affordable. To help our associates pursue nursing degrees and advance their educational status without a heavy financial burden, Kennedy Health has introduced the Department of Nursing Scholarship Fund.
Patient Navigator June Guest, RN, is a nursing scholarship recipient. For June, the nursing scholarship played a critical role in her professional development. “The cost of tuition had started to become a financial challenge, and I was actually considering deferring my graduation indefinitely,” says June. “The scholarship came at the right time. It brought me much relief and allowed me to achieve my goal!”
June continues, stating Kennedy associates feel like they really make a difference, and she is “honored” to be on her professional development journey during a great time of growth at Kennedy.
No matter what the future holds, for June, her future is filled with promise – and not just for herself, but also for her patients, and her place is, and always will be, by their side.
With this Scholarship Program, Kennedy will move further in its mission to become an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognized Hospital. Hospitals receiving Magnet designation are recognized for their quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovation in professional nursing practice.
The scholarship program provides exciting opportunities for all Kennedy associates, and is offered in three levels:
- Entry-Level BSN Scholarship – Open to ALL Kennedy associates aspiring to earn a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.
- The Gartzman RN to BSN Scholarship – Open to current Kennedy clinical nurses aspiring to earn a BSN.
- Leadership Scholarship – Open to Kennedy associates with BSN or MSN status aspiring to earn MSN or Doctor of Nursing degrees
Employee Emergency Assistance Fund
Here at Kennedy, we consider ourselves a family. Together we work, grow and strengthen the community. We also stand by one other when times get tough.
Disasters, financial or physical can happen to all of us, at any time. That’s when the Kennedy Health Care Foundation Employee Emergency Financial Assistance Fund steps in.
When an associate loses of their home in a fire, faces the sudden loss of a spouse and insurmountable funeral costs, or can no longer keep up with a sick child’s medical bills – the Emergency Financial Assistance Fund is there to relieve them of the financial burden and help them get back on their feet.
Grants are determined by a caring committee of associates, and all applications are handled with the strictest level of confidence and respect.
Supporting our fellow associates is simple. Choose a payroll deduction plan for the year by contributing as little as $1 each paycheck or decide to make a one time donation.
Regardless of the plan you choose, remember: YOU are deciding to stand by members of your Kennedy family when they need it most. Small acts of generosity really add up.
Alan Z. Gartzman, D.O., Memorial Fund
The Alan Z. Gartzman, D.O. Memorial Fund (AZG Fund) was established in 1985 to honor the memory of a young physician who was a member of the Kennedy Health family. Dr. Alan Z. Gartzman was tragically killed in a car accident in October 1985. He was only 30 years old.
Alan’s outgoing personality and zest for life made him an endeared member of the Kennedy Health family. The sincere care and concern he showed for all of his patients, along with his commitment to medical education, made him an outstanding physician during his brief, but memorable, career.
For the past 30 years, the AZG Fund has organized numerous community health initiatives and contributed to Kennedy Health and the Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Family Medicine to promote medical education,
recruitment and program enhancement.
The AZG Fund is currently planning a community education series with the Alzheimer's Association about dementia, and will also host a Healthy Fun Day in October 2015 to raise awareness about healthy habits.
For more information on the Alan Z. Gartzman, D.O. Memorial Fund, please email AZGFund@kennedyhealth.org.
The Kennedy Health Tree of Life
Remember. Acknowledge. Honor.
The Kennedy Health Tree of Life is a permanent memorial located just off the lobby at Kennedy-Washington Township. Created by New Jersey native Sanford Werfel – whose works have been displayed throughout the U.S. and Canada – the Tree of Life is the perfect way to remember, acknowledge or honor someone special in your life.
Through the Tree of Life, you can pay tribute to someone special in your life, while simultaneously supporting various patient care projects, programs and services that meet the growing and
changing needs of Kennedy Health.
Every polished brass leaf on the Tree of Life represents the lasting legacy of a loved one-a spouse, a friend, a family member. Remember, acknowledge or honor your loved one today with a personalized leaf on the Tree of Life.
Year End Giving
Throughout this year, our patients have been the recipients of your incredible generosity. From our Cancer Center, to our Bariatric program, through our Pediatric department and into Behavioral Health, your gifts have made an impact, enhancing care and providing that critical relief in times of crises. Your gift truly matters.
By supporting Kennedy Health today, you are ensuring that the quality of health care you have come to expect will always be available for yourself, your family, and your community!
As a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, gifts to the Kennedy Health Care Foundation are tax deductible.