More than 600 patients were seen in Howard Young Medical Center’s (HYMC) emergency department during the Fourth of July week in 2013.
Of those, 516 were treated and released, 65 were admitted and 18 were transferred via helicopter or ambulance.
The busy tourist season presents challenges for both Ministry Howard Young Health Care hospitals – Howard Young Medical Center (HYMC) and Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital (MERMH).
The Howard Young Foundation uses the generous gifts it receives to enhance and expand medical services not only for our area’s 20,000 year-round residents, but also the 65,000-plus seasonal residents and more than 75,000 tourists and vacationers who visit the Northwoods throughout the year.
While it’s true that the most critically injured or ill patients are sometimes transferred to hospitals outside the area, the vast majority of cases are treated locally. Our hospitals offer a level of sophisticated technologically advanced care that is beyond the capabilities of most rural hospitals and often equivalent to the care patients receive in a large metropolitan hospital.
HYMC and MERMH are consistently called upon to provide a level of service uncommon in rural settings. A team of medical specialists, nurses and board certified emergency medicine physicians are on duty 24/7, 365 days a year to provide the life-saving trauma and cardiac our communities need, expect and deserve. It’s critical that hospital staff and facilities have state of the art equipment and technology.
Philanthropic gifts are the defining difference in advancing health care in the Northwoods. It will ensure the long-term success of our hospitals and the quality of the facilities, the skills and expertise of our physicians and staff and the quality of care provided to our patients.
Significant advancements have been made through generous gifts that demonstrate the value of health care philanthropy locally.
From a surgical robot to a newly-constructed helicopter hangar to patient simulators used for education and training, these are just a few of the items funded by Foundation donors.
If you’d like to learn more about how you can help make a positive and meaningful impact on your health care facilities at your home away from home, we’d be pleased to meet with you in person.
Please stop in and see us at 420 Oneida St. in downtown Minocqua; call 715-439-4005, or visit our website at www.howardyoungfoundation.org.