Edward Foundation is the nonprofit arm of Edward Hospital. It’s mission is to help the hospital provide the highest quality services, technology, facilities and staff to the communities they serve.
New Executive Director, Brett Skeen, discusses the various ways the money raised by the foundation is used to help Edward Hospital continue to provide leading edge technology, support and compassionate care:
- Purchase equipment and capital needs
- Provide disease-specific support, education and prevention programs and services
- Bring resources to patients, loved ones and caregivers (e.g., physicians, nurses) to assist in the recovery process
- Provide staff with continuing education and training
As Catherine Smith, System Director of Cardiovascular Services, explains Edward has one of the most progressive and comprehensive programs in the nation to prevent, diagnose and treat heart and vascular disease. Historically, open-heart surgery is used to treat structural heart diseases. However, with the support of Edward Foundation, the experts at Edward are pushing the boundaries of cardiac care with its work in treating structural heart diseases.
Patients who have been told that traditional surgery is too risky and have no alternative for treatment, now have minimally invasive options at Edward that can improve the length and quality of their lives.
With the construction of the Cardiac Innovations & Structural Heart Center at Edward Hospital patients will receive comprehensive, integrated cardiovascular care – appointments, diagnosis, test and consultations – in one convenient location on the ground floor of the Heart Hospital.
For more information about how the live-saving work being funded by Edward Foundation, visit their website.
Brett Skeen, Executive Director
Catherine Smith, Edward-Health System Director of Cardiovascular Services