9 ways your donation to Fairview is driving a Healthier Future

As a nonprofit organization, Fairview’s generous donors play an important role in our ability to drive a healthier future for everyone we serve. When you make a gift you save lives, change lives and improve health.

Here are just a few of the things giving has made possible this fall:

Suicide Prevention Training For Teens and Community Partners

Our Lakes and Northland hospital service areas will soon benefit from Lifelines—a comprehensive suicide prevention training. The Lifeline curriculum empowers school and community partners to more readily identify and respond to potentially suicidal adolescents and to create greater resource awareness for troubled youth.

Expanded Parish Nursing Program

A new parish nursing program will be established at St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church in Plymouth help the mind, body and spirit of both congregants and the community.


Trauma Readiness Training

When a patient requires emergency trauma care, seconds can be the difference between a life forever changed and a healthy future. Funding will provide new training tools to enhance care team learning around trauma patients and provide more opportunities for hands-on trauma care practice.

Improved Sepsis Outcomes

Sepsis is a leading cause of death in the United States, but early use of appropriate antibiotics has been shown to decrease mortality. A new team, comprised of an Infectious Diseases physician, a pharmacist and pharmacy residents, will look to formulate and implement a standardized algorithm to best treat sepsis in our hospitals.

Improved IV placement experience for patients

A new vascular access team will be created at Ridges Hospital to tackle PICC line placements and difficult IV starts. The result? Improved patient experience and decreased wait times for these critical services.

Stress release for pediatric patients

Ridges Hospital will begin offering nitrous oxide (commonly referred to as laughing gas) as needed to pediatric patients to help increase comfort and reduce anxiety.

Expanded Integrative Healing Therapy Program

Funding will allow Fairview Home Care and Hospice to expand their integrative healing therapies which provides education and symptom support through a variety of techniques, including the use of essential oils, accubands, guided imagery, hand massage and more.

Music for moms and babies

Mothers and their babies at Fairview Ridges Hospital will now have the ability to experience a more relaxing and soothing environment during labor, delivery and their postpartum stay thanks to the addition of Bluetooth speakers in each patient room, the operating suite and the newborn nursery.

A better place for birth partners to rest

Anxious and tired birth partners are going to get a comfort upgrade thanks to the addition of couches in each labor room.

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