2019 Employee Caring Campaign

The Jennie Edmundson Foundation along with our Employee Ambassadors want to thank each of you for the amazing support and generosity you have shown to the Employee Caring Campaign. Funds raised each year benefit patients and their families, and we couldn't do that without you! We look forward to a wonderful year-end of giving and hope for 100% employee participation this year, and that starts with our compassionate "Team Jennie" staff!

Greatest Need in 2019: Behavioral Health Initiative

The Joint Commission, which is the accrediting body for hospitals, works collaboratively with a panel of patient safety experts to develop National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs). These standards are updated periodically. The current NPSGs establish strict requirements for hospital psychiatric inpatient units, based on analysis of inpatient suicides that suggested hospital prevention efforts should focus primarily on mitigating risks associated with hanging.

Remodeling our behavioral health roomsto comply with the new standards will cost nearly $500,000. To continue providing inpatient psychiatric care, we must comply with these standards. Terminating our behavioral health program would be unacceptable because it would intensify the mental health crisis and worsen the inpatient bed shortage across the state of Iowa. 

Thanks for Caring!

Thanks to people like you who are willing to invest in the future, we can continue a proud tradition of offering excellent medical services to our community, regardless of a patient's ability to pay. 

You can select the area your gift benefits from any of these areas:

  • Greatest Need: Behavioral Health Initiative 
  • Breast Health Center
  • Cancer Care
  • Caring for Our Communities
  • Employee Crisis Connection
  • Medi-Bus Transportation
  • Scholarship Fund
  • United Way 


How to Give

Click here to download and print the Employee Giving Campaign brochure. 

Click here to download and print the Employee Pledge Card. 




If you have questions or comments about our Caring Campaign, please call (712) 396-6040.