Andersen Windows is known for helping our community. So it came as no surprise when two of the foundations with connections to the company contacted Regions Hospital Foundation with one simple question: “How can we help?”
As COVID-19 motivated a shift to virtual conversations with patients, hospitals and clinics identified a need for telemedicine tools. These allow clinicians to safely work with their patients and patients to talk to their loved ones.
When Andersen heard of this need, they stepped up to the challenge: the Andersen Corporate Foundation donated $100,000 toward the purchase of these innovative tools. The Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation donated an additional $150,000.
These generous gifts have already made a huge impact in just a few weeks, helping hospitalized patients safely and frequently connect with their care teams using new equipment purchased on the patient and provider ends. And by doing so, they are helping us preserve our personal protection equipment supply.
The telemedicine equipment also allows patients to converse with loved ones who are unable to visit, allowing them to feel more connected to the outside world.
We are continuing to install the new equipment in patient rooms, and are working toward expanding telemedicine opportunities for our hospitalized patients.
With the help of charitable contributions like this, Regions Hospital and HealthPartners have made significant investments in our telemedicine program. Looking forward, this will also help us change the way the health system provides care. Telemedicine will play an important role, both in normal times and in times of medical crisis. We thank the two Andersen-related foundations for making a substantial difference for our care teams, patients and community.
When you donate to our COVID-19 Response and Relief Fund, you’re supporting patients, families and our entire community. You’re also providing much needed safety equipment for care teams at our hospitals and clinics. These teams are working tirelessly to keep us all safe; your gifts are making that possible.
Please select from the foundations listed below to make your gift. Thank you.