See What Your Gift Can Do
JPS is actively working to meet the increasing demands of our vibrant, multi-cultural community — now and into the future. Facilities, technology and programs must keep pace with advances in medicine if JPS is to continue to provide the level of care our patients and physicians deserve.
Annual Trauma Conference: Great Saves Over the Decades
In September 2012, JPS hosted 100 healthcare professionals at its annual trauma conference titled “Informed Strategies: Great Saves Over the Decades.” Keynote speaker James H. “Red” Duke, Jr. M.D., from the University of Texas Medical School, discussed his succinct approach to the complex injured trauma patient.
As the only Level I Trauma Center in Tarrant County and its surrounding areas, JPS cares for more than 2,500 trauma cases each year and gives those seriously injured the best chance for a positive attendance.
Unexpected trauma can affect anyone regardless of race, socioeconomic status or access to health insurance, and though costly, JPS is committed to preserving the highest levels of patient care. The funds donated to JPS Foundation allow JPS to uphold this life-saving designation and benefit the community at large.
A Shower of Love for the newest JPS patients
The tradition continues: this February, JPS Foundation will collect items from community-wide baby showers to distribute to JPS’ newest patients and their families in need. Each year, more than 5,000 babies are born at JPS. Many of these babies would be going home without anything if it weren’t for the items donated to the Shower of Love.
We encourage you to get involved by setting up a collection site at work, church or host a baby shower at your home. Spread the word to friends, coworkers and your social groups on Facebook and Twitter. Your generosity provides these necessary items to JPS babies:
- Pack N Play Playards
- Diapers, all sizes
- New socks and clothing, sizes 0 to 3 months
- Baby washcloths, towels and wipes
JPS pays homage to Fort Worth’s oldest hospital
Founded in 1883, St. Joseph Hospital provided substantial charity services, building a legacy of equal care to everyone regardless of where they came from or their ability to pay, much like JPS. To pay tribute to those individuals who served at St. Joseph Hospital, more than 200 gathered at a commemoration ceremony held by JPS at the Patient Care Pavilion on June 9, 2012. A smaller event was held on December 3, 2012 to open two time capsules.
To honor St. Joseph Hospital, JPS plans to create an attractive green space for the community where the hospital building once stood. Bricks from the original St. Joseph Hospital are currently available for a modest donation. To learn more or to donate and receive a brick, please contact the JPS Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Owning a Piece of History page.
For more information on any of these endeavors, please call (817)702-7310 or click here to Give a Gift.