Who Are We and Why Is Endowment So Important?
Women & Infants Hospital is a place of possibility and of passion. It is a place for the most important beginnings of life, family, and community. In this special place the family begins and grows, shares joy, shares pain, gives and receives support and protection, and extends itself into the larger family of the community.
Since its beginning more than 118 years ago, Women & Infants has been a pioneer in developing safe and healthy childbirth care for all women, regardless of their circumstances. Through all the intervening years, that pioneering spirit has pushed Women & Infants toward ever-expanding frontiers.
Frontiers are always challenging, full of unknowns and risks, and they demand unusual vision and courage of the people who attempt to live there. In health care, living on the frontier demands the best people, the best facility, the best teachers and the best management that can be found. It costs a lot of money. And even with the most dedicated and skillful management, no hospital can survive on patient revenue alone - especially a hospital like Women & Infants that insists on living on the frontier because:
We must continue to search for what we need to know in every area of medical science.
We must continue to expand and improve the care we give to all women, to their babies, and to their families, through all the important times of their lives.
We must continue to invest whatever is needed to care for those who need us.
We must continue to teach those who come after us.
We make these choices because of who we are, but we cannot make them alone. Medical miracles come at a cost. They require the support of many individuals committed to the concept of community as family. To provide the crucial support system that sustains the excellence of care, and the compassion that characterizes Women & Infants Hospital, we ask all those who share our vision to participate in sustaining future generations of miracles by making a charitable gift to the Endowment.
For Generations of Miracles
As part of your estate planning, please consider how you may support Women & Infants Hospital in perpituity. Contact the office of Women & Infants' Development Foundation for information concerning endowment giving.
Karen A. Davie
President, Women & Infants Development Foundation
Senior Vice President for Philanthropy & Governance, Care New England
Women & Infants Hospital
101 Dudley Street
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-274-1122 x42020
Fax: 401-453-7583Email Karen Davie