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Grateful Patient Program
Our patients thank us with a smile, a hug, or even a warm handshake. That’s how we know we’re doing a good job. Sometimes, patients and their families choose to express their gratitude through charitable gifts that help us care for more patients.
Your gifts truly matter. Your support ensures that you, your family, and your neighbors continue to receive state-of-the-art care from our expert and caring team.Our Grateful Patient Program is an opportunity to say thank you to a member of our care team, an area of care, or a program that made a difference in your life.
1. Write a brief personal message of appreciation to your caregiver(s).
Download the Grateful Patient Brochure and complete giving form for one of the following facilities:
Tell Us Your Story!
Every day we receive letters, emails, and calls from patients and their family members telling us about their experiences at our hospitals and outpatient services. With their permission, we are honored to be able to share some of these wonderful, heartwarming patient stories with you.
Grateful to be Alive
"The journey back to health was not an easy one ..."
~ Col. Richard H. Johnson
Our Youngest Grateful Patient
"On the first day of school..."
~ Lainey's Mother
"Helpless & In Pain ..."
~ Dr. Fague
What a Difference a Smile Can Make
"My mind was full of what ifs..."
~ Donna Riley
When the Doctor Becomes the Patient
"Every day is a gift. It's a lesson I learned in 2011..."
~ Dr. Stephen Flack
"With Patty, it seemed like nursing wasn't just a job..."
~ Kathy Mollett
A Man and His Miracles
"Everyone probably gets notions that they might be having a problem, but sometimes we fail to act..."
~ Alvin Nelson
Grateful Heart Patient
"I was quickly diagnosed with heart blockages and promptly stabilized..."
~ Jim Bittner
I just wanted to get this taken care of and stay strong for my family
"I knew I was supposed to start getting yearly mammograms when I was 40, but I had put it off..."
~ Lorraine Burkholder
"It started with a feeling like heartburn..."
~ Wade Burkholder
One Patient’s Journey Home
“The journey from surgery though rehab was absolutely seamless...”
~ Joe Diviney
They Saved My Life
“I can remember someone talking to me in the ambulance…"
~ Don Bower
Read our charitable giving newsletter to learn how donations from people just like you impact the patients we care for each day!
Celebrate & Honor Your Doctor
Take this time to celebrate and honor all caregivers who have made a difference in your life or a loved-one's life by providing exceptional care.
Doctors' Day Appreciation Notes
Show Your Appreciation
As part of the Grateful Patient Program at Summit Health, you are invited to honor your physician with a gift to your hospital.
Reasons for showing appreciation:
- He or she is an attentive listener
- Empathetic caregiver
- Compassionate expert
- Great advisor/mentor
- Outstanding role model
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