MHF provides direct support to the patients who need it most and often have nowhere else to turn. Enhancing the quality of medical care and level of comfort for patients and their families during periods of intense hardship makes an enormous impact on this lives of those affected. We work with individual patients to find their specific needs, and then compassionately collaborate to find a solution.
We often provide funding for treatments that directly save lives, such as radiation for patients who can’t afford it and Rx For Kids, a program that pays for children’s medications. We also save lives more indirectly by contributing to overall improvements in MIHS’ medical equipment, covering the cost of preventative health measures, and setting up funds to assist patients to assist with copays and payments. Another major focus for MHF is increasing patients’ level of comfort and quality of life, factors which can make all the difference under distressing circumstances.
An illustrative example of increasing a patient’s quality of life was the case of a woman in her mid-twenties who had breast cancer and received a double mastectomy. The cancer was gone, but her insurance company refused to cover the cost of reconstructive surgery. The woman was grateful to be alive, but still in a great deal of distress and had nowhere to turn. The Foundation stepped in and provided the necessary funding for the reconstructive surgery.
Without the help of our generous donors, we would not be able to offer such timely aid to our community.
- Plane tickets for patients’ families, to be by the side of their loved ones
- Clothing and department store gift cards for the impoverished
- Socks and shoes for homeless patients at MIHS behavioral health centers
- Rx for Kids, a program that purchases medicine for children
- Santa Claus visits to children during the holiday season
- Assisted living expenses
- Wheelchair lifts
- Chief Medical Officer Assistance Fund, makes funds available to pay copays and payments for patients
- Mariposa: Wings to Safety, domestic violence program that helps victims and trains providers
- Teen Pregnancy Program, pays for education for young women experiencing their first pregnancy
- Capital expenditures (improvements to MIHS facilities)
- MRI movie goggles for children to provide distraction, reduce anxiety, and eliminate the need for sedation (first in Maricopa county)
- Remodels to enhance quality of care, for example, the tub room
- Radiation treatment for patients who can’t afford
- X-boxes and iPads for the children’s center