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Foundation

Supporting St. Elizabeth and Nebraska Heart.

St. Elizabeth/Nebraska Heart Foundation

Our Purpose

To raise funds that help our community, support caregiving for our patients and enhance technology at St. Elizabeth, Nebraska Heart and our affiliates providing a healing environment.

Good happens here every day.

You are making an impact with your investments to the St. Elizabeth/Nebraska Heart Foundation. Learn more in our annual report about how you are making a difference.

Current Projects

During two weeks in May we celebrated Nurses’ and Hospitals. May 5-12 was Nurses’ week and provided an opportunity to show appreciation for our nurses but also have some fun! Hospital week was May 9-15 and we celebrated all of our team members who make CHI Health St. Elizabeth and Nebraska Heart a special community that serves all of our patients.

Our Emergency Department is currently being renovated to update the ventilation system. There is an increased need to improve the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning by quickly flushing away indoor air and replacing it with fresh outdoor air. This project is important especially in light of the recent pandemic to provide frequent replacement of the air in the facility. 

CHI Health St. Elizabeth recently received certification as a Level III Trauma Center. This will benefit our community by strengthening trauma clinical practice while also improving access to services and less travel. 

Would you consider a gift for this project? Donate today or call Donna Hammack at (402) 217-7074.

Thanks to our generous donors, the canopy at the ambulatory entrance at CHI Health Nebraska Heart is complete! The canopy is capable of handling three ambulances and provides protection for our patients, first responders and the team at CHI Health Nebraska Heart. The underground heating system ensures the area under the canopy is free from ice and snow. Almost $325,000 was raised by donations to make this project a reality. 

Thank you again to everyone who helped to make this project possible. 

Upcoming Events

Special Outreach

Your estate plan is more powerful than you may realize. Not only can you secure your family’s future with quality planning, but you can change our patients’ lives as well.  Many of our supporters have chosen to participate in various planned giving options. Estate gifts are given in many ways based on your family’s values and goals. One major benefit of planned giving may be significant tax advantages, depending upon your situation. As a service to our friends and donors, St. Elizabeth Foundation offers confidential and comprehensive estate planning services at no charge and with no obligation. Planning clients are not asked or expected to make gifts, unless they choose to.  Please contact Donna Hammack at (402) 219-7074 for additional information.

The CHI Health St. Elizabeth and Nebraska Heart Foundation is proud to support continuing health care education through our scholarship programs. To qualify, applications are due by April 1, 2020. Current employees and teen volunteers are able to apply for a wide array of scholarships dedicated to both nursing and general health care related degrees. These scholarships are made possible through generous donations made throughout the year. Learn more about the scholarships that you can apply for below: