The Slidell Memorial Hospital Foundation assesses needs for equipment and innovative programs at SMH that will improve the quality of life in the community. We fund services that bring dignity and confidence to our patients during their time of need, along with services for children and parents. Through annual fundraisers and direct donor cultivation, we have collaborated with the community to raise funds to fill the identified needs.
Programs funded by the Foundation:
- Fit as a Firefighter, a summer day camp focused on nutrition and fitness that builds self-esteem for local children ages 7-12.
- Hand washing program at local schools to help prevent the spread of sickness and disease.
- Helping the SMH Regional Cancer Center fund services that aid the emotional well-being of patients as well as obtaining state-of-the-art equipment and treatment options.
- St. Tammany Cancer Fund Lori Hoffman Von Matre Appearance Center, which provides wigs and other items for patients undergoing cancer treatments.
- SMH Community Outreach meets the needs of more than 5,000 children and their families with health screening and education.
- Women’s Imaging Center, a center providing imaging services in a peaceful, spa-like atmosphere and programs focusing on women’s medical education.