Impact and Programs
In 2018, Hudson Hospital Foundation focused on ways to prevent, educate and provide community outreach programs to reduce prescription drug misuse. Through charitable support, we’ve reached thousands of students, parents, educators, and patients through key initiatives such as:
“Stand Up and Speak Out - Rise Together” - Provided financial support for a school-based presentation hosted by Hudson School District to raise awareness among 6th – 12th grade students about the dangers of experimenting with drugs and alcohol. It also taught youth to become resilient leaders, and gave teachers and parents tools to keep kids safe and healthy.
CounterAct - Offered a six-session curriculum for 5th graders, in partnership with the Hudson Police Department designed to involve police officers, schools and families in preventing children from using alcohol and other drugs and solve problems through means other than violence.
Interactive drug prevention simulation - Provided financial support for a mobile simulation used by the Hudson Police Department to identify seemingly innocent items in a teenager’s bedroom that are used to conceal drug use and other dangerous behaviors.
Family medication lock boxes - Distributed medication lock boxes to the community free of charge, in partnership with other community organizations, to provide a way to temporarily secure daily medications at home and prevent accidental poisoning and drug abuse.
Medicine take-back bin - Added a convenient, community drop-off location at Hudson Hospital Pharmacy for unused medications to reduce the risk of accidental poisoning, drug abuse, and protect our ecosystem from contamination.
In 2019, we raised funds and made grants to benefit several segments of our community’s health in a wide variety of ways.
We raised funds to support our emergency center expansion. The expansion will increase the number of treatment rooms from six to twelve. Two of these treatment rooms will be specially designed to prevent self-harm in patients with behavioral health emergencies.
We provided funding to a diaper bank that will provide much-needed resources to under-privileged families.
We provided funding to an outdoor exercise program for seniors.
We provided funding to hospital patients who could not pay for transportation or prescription medicine.
We provided books for all children from age 6 months to 5 years attending well-child visits at our partner primary clinic.
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.