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Life Flight

This year we will be appealing to you to help us fund…Emergency/Trauma Services.

 In 2012, key initiatives include elevating our trauma services from our current level three to a level two emergency response.  These advancements in emergency services will be critical as we bring  neurosurgery to Dixie Regional Medical Center and allow us to begin treating head trauma and stroke patients that have previously been flown to larger metropolitan medical centers.  As always – the time saved treating locally will mean lives saved.

Recent Impact

Contributions have made an incredible difference in the level of healthcare available close to home at Dixie Regional Medical Center.  Because of caring and generous donors, in just the past five years:

In 2011

Our Newborn Intensive Care Service area took on a new expansion.  A program that began with a groundswell of community philanthropy in 2004 has serviced more than 2,500 babies.

In 2011, we were also able to renovation the Jubilee Home I.  Like the famous Velveteen Rabbit, this well-loved lodging serves primarily cancer patients and mothers of premature newborns.  It was in very dear need of such basics as new carpet, paint, fixtures and amendments to the kitchen and dining area.

In 2010

We made a commitment to increase the number of eligible women receiving mammogram screenings because southern Utah was found to be among the worst in the nation. In addition, we funded a 4th digital mammography machine and a biopsy locator.

As of this writing, we have given 350 mammograms to women in need.

We focused on funding an on-site refueling station for Life Flight Helicopter and we’re proud to share that it is now operating – saving time and unnecessary miles for our rotary wing service. As of the first quarter of this year, 135 patients have been served – not only in Utah’s Washington, Kane, Garfield, Iron and Beaver Counties – but Clark County, Nevada as well. Twenty of those transported were children and 12 were infants.

In 2008 & 2009

We set our sights high – raising $2.3 million to base a rotary wing air ambulance at Dixie Regional Medical Center. The helicopter began saving time and saving lives for everyone in our broad region on January 11, 2011.

In 2006 & 2007

We raised over $2 million to build and equip Jubilee Home II – a charitable lodging facility for those receiving critical care at Dixie Regional. Since its grand opening in 2008, more than 2,762 patients and families of patients have found a home away from home within its walls.

Finally – we hope you will continue to provide support through outright cash contributions, attendance and sponsorship at our events and with volunteerism.

If you are a donor, we trust you take pride in the achievements your giving has made possible – and that you find we have been thoughtful stewards of your investment.

Thank you again ~ from the bottom of our hearts ~ for your support and generosity.