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Advancing Excellence at Abbott Northwestern Hospital is raising funds for the hospital’s centers of excellence that are among the hospital’s core services and, together, serve thousands of patients and families every year.

  • Cardiovascular Services - to support innovation and advance patient care with funding for the Health Care Delivery Innovation Center, rural heart health programs, technology, research and clinical education.
  • Compassionate Care – to support the special health needs of vulnerable patients with funding for patient assistance, patient supplies, community access, patient education and patient-inspired research.
  • Givens Brain Tumor Center - to support patient care, research and leading-edge technology for the treatment of brain tumors.
  • Mental Health and Addiction Services – to improve access to care and treatment for patients with mental health conditions and addictions with funding for crisis care in our Emergency Departments, psychiatric support in primary care clinics, and the Mother Baby Mental Health Program.
  • Neuroscience Institute and Spine Institute – to support neuroscience patient care, research, innovation and education with funding for research and technological innovation, patient care and education.
  • Nursing Excellence Initiative – to strengthen nursing practice for the future with funding for scholarships, nurse-led research and ongoing education.
  • Research - to investigate innovative approaches to advance health care, improve patient lives and promote population health. 
  • Piper Breast Center – to help strengthen prevention, treatment and support services for patients with breast cancer with funding for emergency assistance, renovations that contribute to a healing environment, innovative care practices and research.
  • The Mother Baby Center Obstetric Intensive Care Program – to ensure that a woman with life-threatening health concerns in any stage of pregnancy, from pre-pregnancy to postpartum, will receive the best treatment and outcome .
  • Virginia Piper Cancer Institute® – to help strengthen prevention and treatment services for patients with cancer with funding for innovative care practices, research and renovations that contribute to a healing environment.
  • Phillips Eye Institute – to help strengthen eye care for youth (E.Y.E.), a mobile eye clinic (Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile), eye care for service men and women (Sight for Soldiers), and transportation services for patients.
  • Orthopedic Institute - to help strengthen research, equipment, integrative therapies for patients with bone or joint problems.
  • Where the Need is Greatest Donors may make an unrestricted gift to be allocated by the Foundation based on the greatest priorities of the hospital and community.

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute receives gifts through a separate foundation. For more information, call 612-775-2589.