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Ready to Care: Abbott Northwestern Hospital Foundation launches Critical Care Campaign

Abbott Northwestern Hospital Foundation is raising $15 million from the community to renovate, enhance and expand Abbott Northwestern’s Emergency Department in Minneapolis and Neurological Intensive Care Unit (Neuro-ICU).

This campaign will benefit patients who need specialized care for conditions that are life-threatening and require comprehensive care and constant monitoring.

The need

The Emergency Department currently sees 50,000 patients each year. It must prepare to see 60,000 and more in the near future.

The Neuro-ICU needs to expand from 12 to 20 beds to support the future growth of stroke, neurovascular, epilepsy, neuro-oncology and spine surgery programs.

The impact

Gifts to the Critical Care Campaign will allow Abbott Northwestern to:

  • provide world-class care to more patients and families at a time of critical need
  • employ advanced technologies, including telemedicine, to support increased needs for stroke, brain and spine conditions
  • reliably accommodate local and regional referrals
  • enhance the healing environment for patients and their families with an updated, comfortable, and private space
  • offer available integrative therapies from the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing
  • help the hospital recruit and invest in specialized personnel: training for ED and Neuro-ICU nurses, two additional neuro-intensivists, and a research coordinator to support clinical trials.

Patient story

Dick and Joyce McFarland

The McFarlands experience two strokes in one summer

Joyce and Dick McFarland have given generously of their time, talents and resources to Abbott Northwestern Hospital for decades. So, when they each experienced a stroke in one summer, there was no question where they would go. They became patients of Abbott Northwestern's Emergency Department and Neuro Intensive Care Unit.