OUR GREATEST NEEDS FUND
At UCHealth, we’re proud of the care we deliver—and we’re driven to continuously improve, accelerate, and optimize.
Our Greatest Need Fund gives us the flexibility to direct resources to wherever they’re needed most. The fund enables the foundations to support critical health care initiatives, such as early-stage research, innovations in patient care, urgent needs within our community, and education and training for employees’ professional development.
Giving to the UCHealth foundations' Greatest Need Funds means you are supporting a critical resource that empowers us to allocate funds wherever and whenever a need arises. Your gift will help UCHealth stay prepared to take on whatever challenge we confront next, no matter what it is or when or where it happens.
Our patient assistance program
Each hospital offers assistance to patients with unmet and extraordinary needs. Transportation home is often a barrier for a patient who has been discharged. Donations from our employees and community members make it possible for the UCHealth foundations to assist.
Funding from donors also makes it possible for out-of-town patients with low incomes to stay at a local hotel the night before an early-morning surgery. There are countless ways that assistance funding may help patients in need:
- Prescription assistance.
- Oxygen at home for newborns and adults.
- Clothing for those whose clothes were ruined due to a trauma.
- Equipment such as canes and walkers.
- Hospital-grade beds so patients can be safely in their homes.
- Compression sleeves for those with lymphedema.
- And, much more.
Helping our family, friends, and neighbors fight cancer.
The Oncology Patient Assistance Fund (called the Circle of Hope at Memorial Hospital Foundation) eases patients’ burdens and helps them to meet the enormous challenges of a cancer diagnosis.
Cancer does not choose to invade only the wealthy, only the impoverished, only the prepared. It can strike anyone at any time, as they work hard every day to make a living for themselves and their families. When people in our community learn they have cancer, they face a whole new set of challenges that can distract them from the healing journey. Cancer not only attacks a person physically, but socially, emotionally, and financially. Due to the degenerative nature of cancer illness and its treatments, many patients are forced to take time off from work, increasing their financial burden.
Oncology Patient Assistance covers expenses such as those listed in the general patient assistance program above. Also, it can cover daily living expenses such as:
- Car insurance
- Car repairs
- And, much more.