Impact and Programs
In 2021, Hudson Hospital Foundation strategically partnered with many organizations to improve care locally and regionally in western Wisconsin. - We redesigned and implemented a hew Healing Arts program which includes permanent artwork, sculpture, gardens, aromatherapy and pet therapy. - Hospital employees gave to our One Campaign. These funds were used to enhance the experiences of patients, visitors and employees, as well as community health grants. - We provided varied support to behavioral health by funding the Emergency Department Behavioral Health Tele Video program. We also provided medication lock boxes and funding for patients voluntarily admitting themselves to inpatient mental health or substance use treatment. - We supported the purchase of a new infant security system and the operations of our lactation consultant program. – Purchased equipment specially designed to help bariatric patients rehabilitate. – Purchased program books for the Reach Out and Read program so that each child from birth to 5 years old received a developmental age and language appropriate book at their well-child visit. – Provided financial support for urgent, supportive medical services such as prescriptions, transportation to medical appointments for patients with financial insecurity. – Provided grant to YMCA in Hudson to create four Unlock It! Courses in our community. Unlock It! Allows all community members to have access to free outdoor exercise regardless of socio-economic status and ability. – Provided grant to support the operations of a new foodbank that works to decrease food insecurity in our community.
In 2023, we will assist with the launch of a neonatal nurse practitioner program at our hospital along with the elevation of our nursery from a Level I to a Level II Nursery. The result will be more complete care for newborns, the ability to care for newborns who are younger, and who may also have more complex health problems. This increased level of care will allow more newborns to stay with their moms and families, rather than be separated so a newborn can seek treatment at a nursery with a higher level of care in the Twin Cities.
We will continue to support basic needs of our patients through transportation to medical appointments, food, clothing, prescription medication assistance, and support for medical equipment.
We will continue to support our patient’s and staff’s well-being through a robust healing arts program. The program includes music therapy, pet therapy, rotating and permanent art, gardens, and sculptures.
We will also support our community with community health grants to support local nonprofit organizations whose mission aligns with the priorities in our current Community Health Needs Assessment. Those priorities are mental health and well-being, access to health, access to care, nutrition and physical activity, substance use, and environmental justice. We will pay particular attention to funding organizations who serve communities considered ALICE by providing at least two grants impacting this community.
Community or Constituency Served
We service the community in Hudson, Wisconsin, and surrounding areas.
Geographic Area Served
We serve the St. Croix Valley including St. Croix, Pierce, and Polk counties in Wisconsin and Washington County in Minnesota.