At South Shore Health System, philanthropy is an integral part of our culture and a truly rewarding way we can contribute as colleagues. It is an exciting time for the hospital as we launch the 2016 Colleague Campaign, an important initiative that invites all colleagues to help meet the needs of our patients and families - those we care for today and in the future - with a gift to our hospital.
Gifts given as part of the 2016 Colleague Campaign will be used to help fund construction of our new Critical Care Unit (CCU) and support our mission of healing, caring and comforting.
South Shore Health System has developed an exceptional critical care program, led by a superb team of board-certified intensivists, pulmonologists, surgeons and anesthesiologists. To mirror this clinical excellence, the system is building a state-of-the-art 24-bed CCU on the new 5th floor of the Messina Building and renovating the existing ICU to become a 24-bed medical surgical unit.
The project is necessary to treat the sickest people in our community, because the current ICU is outdated. The region’s population has grown from less than 500,000 when the current ICU was built in 1978, to more than 725,000 today. There is also a far greater number of residents over age 65. In addition, patient complexity and acuity has increased dramatically since the hospital was designated as a 2008 Level II Trauma center in 2008. The current ICU is not adequately configured for this level of sophistication. Philanthropy is vital to this project and helping to fund the new CCU is the key component of this year’s Together We Give campaign.
Every dollar donated to the Together We Give Colleague Campaign will support our patients, community, and colleagues for years to come. Please consider participating in the 2016 Colleague Campaign to improve care for our patients and families.