McAlester Regional Health Center Foundation was organized in 2001 and is committed to helping to improve the health and lives of those living in Southeastern Oklahoma. The Foundation is guided by a board of directors who volunteer their time and energy. As a community hospital, MRHC has no stockholders who receive dividends based on the hospital’s financial performance.
McAlester Regional Health Center Foundation is a charitable, 501c non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and provide financial support to McAlester Regional Health Center to improve the health and lives of those living in Southeast Oklahoma.
Donations will benefit the McAlester Regional Health Center Foundation's Nursing Scholarship Fund. Nurses are currently in high demand. According to the American Nurses Association, approximately 100,000 nursing positions will be available per year through 2022. The need for more nurses is higher than ever. Our scholarships will help keep nurses here in Southeast Oklahoma. 100% of what you donate will go towards Nursing Scholarships. Estimated Costs of Education Kiamichi Technology Center: LPN program has an estimated cost of $4500 for entire program; however an increase is expected within the next one year. Eastern Oklahoma State College: LPN to RN program estimated cost of $10,000-$13,000 (depends upon basic requirements being met) Eastern Oklahoma State College: RN program $18,000
Teresa Lane Compton Memorial Wig Closet
The Teresa Lane Compton Memorial Wig Closet, on the Third Floor of MRHC, is operated by Ashley and Lexie Lerblance as a place to help women who have lost their hair to chemotherapy. Lexie, 17, started the project for 4-H after witnessing the struggle and recovery of her mom Ashley, a pharmacist for MRHC.
The room (named for Ashley’s late mother, Teresa) is a private tastefully decorated and comfortable space where women meet 1-on-1 with someone who has experienced hair loss. They talk about hair color and length, learn how to care for a wig, use a wig cap, or stylishly wrap a scarf. The room, donated by the MRHC foundation, is stocked floor to ceiling with wigs, turans, hats, scarves and even prostheses, nearly all of it purchased with donations and gifts.
McAlester Regional Health Center and Dr. Carol Gambrill help McAlester’s most vulnerable residents at the weekly Mercy Clinic.
Mercy Clinic patients are treated by Dr. Carol Gambrill and resident physicians of McAlester Regional Health Center in the Southeast Clinic Family Medicine suite. The patients are seen for free once they are approved for Mercy Clinic. Mercy Clinic patients are seen during regular Southeast Clinic Family Medicine hours for treatment of chronic health conditions. By incorporating Mercy Clinic into Southeast Clinic Family Medicine, patients have better access to their doctors and overall improved health.
Dr. Carol Gambrill and her team, provide necessary and needed services for patients who may otherwise not receive healthcare. Their collaborative effort and dedication help keep our community safe and healthy.
Have you recently had a positive experience at MRHC, and you are looking for a way to give back to our healthcare heroes? Donate today in honor or memory of your loved one!
Thank you for your support of the Southeast Hospice Fund.
Your gift -- of any size -- is important to our mission. When you give to the Southeast Hospice Fund, your tax-deductible gift helps to improve the quality of hospice care for those in your community experiencing advanced illness. There are many ways in which to lend your support.
Other Ways to Give: Donate by Mail or Phone, Monthly Donation, Legacy Giving, Tribute Gifts, Gifts of Securities, Workplace Giving, Volunteer for MRHC Hospice
We primarily serve an aging patient population of retired individuals who suffer from numerous chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.
The patients receive treatments three days a week, lasting from three to four hours per session. Some patients experience side effects such as nausea, headaches, fatigue, and cramping during treatment. Appetites and energy levels are often affected by the disease and lengthy dialysis sessions.
Patients have special dietary restrictions to keep them healthy. These restrictions limit favorite foods such as dairy products, chocolate, and nuts. In addition, patients are asked to limit phosphorus in their diet which is prevalent in our food supply as well as sodium, potassium, and fluids. The renal diet is very limiting and hard to follow. The only foods that are encouraged are high protein foods such as meat and eggs. By following these restrictions, patients dramatically increase their health outcomes and effectiveness of treatments. However, the options patients are left with are rarely convenient and they struggle multiple times each day to remain in compliance with the dietary requirements.
The goal of the Dietary Rewards Program is to offer incentives to encourage dialysis patients who are facing huge obstacles in their healthcare needs. We are seeking donations of items, funds, or gift certificates that we can provide to patients when they successfully meet their strict dietary standards. We would be very excited to have an opportunity to sit down with you and visit more about plans to help these patients.
Please consider partnering with us as we seek to offer encouragement to patients with special healthcare needs that will improve their quality of life. Together, we can make their lives a little brighter with even the smallest of rewards and incentives.
Not sure which cause you want to donate to? Choose the General Fund and we will put your donation towards the greatest area of need.
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