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Giving Back

Charitable Foundation

Enhancing and strengthening our community's health

Thank you for caring, too.

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital’s mission is to improve the health of the people and communities we serve. We support that mission through generous donations from our patients and their families and the community. Thanks to your generosity, we’re able to maintain our tradition of excellence in patient care and community service. This includes being able to purchase the latest medical equipment and state-of-the-art technology.

Foundation Programs

The Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Foundation also has created special programs, featuring various commemorative options, which honor donors, patients, families and loved ones. The following are just a few of the Foundation’s programs:

C.A.M.P.

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C.A.M.P. for a Cause’s efforts have truly paid off. Within the last two years, several area residents have received support from the program.

For example, Trevor Witt, a Sullivan resident who suffers from muscular dystrophy, sought financial assistance to purchase a special set of splints manufactured by Dynasplint® Systems. These splints stretch joints in the arms and legs that are lacking range of motion. The benefits can be life-changing.

Muscular dystrophy patients, like Trevor, often deal with progressive muscle weakness, limited range of movement, muscle contractures, an inability to walk and poor balance. Wearing a Dynasplint can help prevent contractures and loss of movement by providing a continual gradual stretch to the joint so that the shortened soft tissue will begin to lengthen and become remodeled. This assistance is critical to helping Trevor cope with his muscular dystrophy and improve his quality of life.

“Without C.A.M.P., Trevor would not have been able to get these much-needed splints,” said Tammy Witt, Trevor’s mother. “We are very appreciative of this program and everything it has done for our community.”

For more information about C.A.M.P. for a Cause, contact Maggie Head at 573-468-1303 or Stacey Dace at 573-860-7951.

Established by the Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital’s Foundation in 2011, C.A.M.P. (Community Assisting Medical Patients) for a Cause was organized by a volunteer committee to raise funds to support the following communities: St. Clair, Sullivan, Bourbon, Cuba, Leasburg and Steelville. The goal of the program is to provide support directly for patients and families, including pharmacy assistance, durable medical equipment and/or hospital services. Patients in need of financial assistance can submit applications to the program for consideration.

To support the program, C.A.M.P. for a Cause funds are raised all year long with a celebration event held each year in June. Participants select specific health conditions to support, such as heart disease, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, breast cancer, colon cancer, fetal demise, Alzheimer’s disease and a general assistance fund. Hospital departments hold fundraisers for C.A.M.P., including a parking lot sale, big bass tournament and 5K run/walk. C.A.M.P. for a Cause also relies on donors and local businesses to support the program during the year, as well as the event.

Giving Tree

Trees are places of relief and recuperation, drawing strength from their surrounding environment. Similarly, Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital is a place of relief and recuperation, and we draw our strength from the surrounding communities. That’s why we created our Giving Tree – to symbolize this mutually nurturing relationship.

Our Giving Tree is a highlight of the hospital’s Emergency Department lobby. The eye-catching, beautiful tree centerpiece is framed by numerous brass and copper leaves on its wood branches, with stone plaques at the base of the trunk. Each leaf and stone is engraved with the name of a donor or “in honor of” a donor’s loved one.

Healing Garden

The Alta Farris and Don King Healing Garden is the crown jewel of our completely remodeled campus. Opened in September 2011, the garden provides visitors with a variety of soothing experiences – a calming water fountain, a beautiful arbor, shady trees, fragrant flowers and artwork – adjacent to the hospital’s state-of-the-art cancer center. Extensive research in oncology and environmental design has established a strong link between the environment and the ability to tolerate chemotherapy. This healing garden was designed specifically with this connection in mind.

To help complete our spacious 6,000-square-foot garden, we launched the Healing Garden Campaign. Donors can honor loved ones by purchasing a commemorative brick, planter, bench or tree. Each item, which will include a special inscription, will be placed in the healing garden.

How can I help?

We appreciate all gifts, big and small. There are many ways to support the hospital. You can make a donation for general patient care, or designate a gift for a specific department fund, such as oncology, hospice, cardiac rehabilitation, surgical services, or social services.

Download our Foundation Donation Form to mail your donation or use our Online Donation Form to give now. For more information about how you can support Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital, contact Stacey Dace at 573-860-7951 or slt7171@bjc.org.

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital is a 501(c)(3), therefore, all gifts are tax deductible.