Charitable Giving & Donor Support
As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, South County Health relies on the generosity of donor support to sustain its mission and continue to advance the practice of medicine and to provide exceptional patient care with innovative, life-saving technologies.
FY2021 continued to present challenges for fundraising efforts with COVID-19 restrictions preventing many of our traditional fundraising events from being held. We are thankful that two popular outdoor events were able to be held, keeping our participants and guests safe.
On June 7, 2021, The Longest Drive Golf Tournament took place at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln, Rhode Island, where 82 golfers participated in the 18-hole event. Through sponsorships and entry fees, almost $52,000 was raised to support the funding of South County Hospital’s Emergency Department upgrades and renovations.
On October 2, 2021, the South County Health Invitational golf event attracted 86 golfers to Misquamicut Club, raising over $100,000 to support South County Health.
Philanthropic contributions received from individual and corporate supporters allow us to continuously provide the highest levels of care possible to all we serve. Our medical staff and healthcare teams are devoted to continually improving the services, technology, and quality of care we provide.
This would not be possible without the generous support of individuals and corporate partners, like you.
Below are some of the areas that benefited from the generosity of our community:
- Emergency Department upgrades
- Cancer Center services
- CNA training program
- Nursing education
- Purchase of a new Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
- Telemonitoring devices for South County Home Health
- South County Home Health Senior Health Check workshops
- First Connections program
- The addition of a new Operating Room (OR-7)
- The relocation and renovation of the Endoscopy Suite
- Support for WNCU, ICU, Behavioral Health, and Cardiac Rehab programs
We would also like to thank the community for its continued support of South County Health through the COVID-19 Relief Fund in FY2021.
CIRCLE OF CARE
With 177 members of the Circle of Care, we raised over $300,000 for the Annual Fund to be used where needed most. This generosity enables us to remain innovative in our ability to provide the best patient care possible and increase organizational capacity to care for every person who walks through our doors.
We have engaged 15 community-based businesses in support of South County Health’s mission. Now in its fourth year, the Business Partner program provides an opportunity for local businesses to demonstrate their support for the health and wellness of those in their communities.
In addition to individuals and businesses that provide financial support, South County Health acknowledges these organizations that have provided grant funding:
The Champlin Foundation - $300,000 for the purchase of Endoscopic Ultrasound technology
The Rhode Island Foundation - $50,000 to fund our new Patient Care Technician training program
Ocean State Charities Trust, Andrade Faxon Charities for Children, Dime Bank Foundation, Shriners of Rhode Island, and The RI Foundation – support for our Community Health programs
SOUTH COUNTY HOSPITAL AUXILIARY: MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Founded in 1932, the South County Hospital Auxiliary is made up of a group of dedicated volunteers who support South County Health through a variety of fundraising efforts. The Auxiliary has raised more than $2 million for hospital services and equipment through the hospital’s volunteer run gift shop and fundraising events such as its annual Fashion Show held at The Dunes Club in Narragansett. After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, the popular fashion show is planning to return in 2022.