Gifts to the Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital Foundation can be designated for a particular fund, based on your interests as a donor. Below is a list of funds administered by the Foundation (in alphabetical order):
Ambassadors Fund - Created in 1992, monies are raised by the Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation Ambassadors to fund special projects, such as the Mobile Health Unit and the Saint Thomas Medical Partners - Saint Louise Family Medicine Center.
Building Fund - Created in 1984, the Building Fund was utilized for monies raised from the $20M "A Time to Build Up" capital campaign conducted from 2007-2013. Naming opportunities in the new Saint Tomas Rutherford Hospital are still available.
C.H. Hunt Indigent Patient Care Fund - Created in 1992, by Rev. C.H.Hunt, this fund assists indigent patients by providing medications and medical equipment that are needed, usually at the time of discharge.
Cancer Fund - Created in 1984, the Cancer Fund is used to purchase equipment, fund renovations and support indigent cancer patients.
Clara and Ed Delbridge Nursing Scholarship Fund - Created in 2006, by a gift from The Christy-Houston Foundation, this fund provides nursing scholarships to hospital associates.
Dispensary of Hope - Created in 2004, the Dispensary of Hope fund provides medications for those patients unable to afford them. Local physician, Dr. Bruce Wolf, began the Dispensary in Murfreesboro with an idea that has grown into a national model.
Friends of Nursing Fund – Created in 2007, by then VP of Patient Care Services Michael Bratton, this fund provides monies for educational seminars for the Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital nursing staff.
George Justin Lombardi Assistance Fund – Created in 2011, by Christine and Annette Lombardi, in memory of their late husband and father, respectively. Through referrals, this fund assists Saint Thomas Rutherford associates and patients recovering from life altering situations with stopgap assistance in their time of need.
The Gift of Wellness Fund – Created in 2005, this fund was established to provide for ongoing equipment needs at the Saint Thomas Rutherford Wellness Center, located in the Seton Building.
Heart Fund – Created in 1984, this fund provides cardiac rehab equipment for Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital and The Wellness Center.
Jean Hastings Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund - Created in 2003 by Arthur Hastings, in memory of his wife Jean Hastings, this fund provides scholarships for MTSU Nursing students.
Lymphedema Fund - Created in 2004, by Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital physical therapist Linda Bullard, this fund provides anti-swelling garments for indigent lymphedema patients.
Nursery-Pediatric Fund – Created in 1984, this fund provides equipment for the NICU, Well Baby Nursery and the sixth floor pediatric unit.
Pallie Jones and Lib
Walker Nursing Scholarship Fund - Created in 2014 by Pallie and David Jones, and
in honor of Pallie and her mother Lib Walker, this endowed scholarship fund provides nursing scholarships for Saint Thomas
Saint Joseph Fund- Created in 2014 by Dr. Liz Rhea, this fund provides for end-of-life needs and expenses for indigent patients at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
Saint Thomas Emergency Capital Fund - Created in 2015 by an anonymous donor, this fund provides capital for needed equipment in the Emergency Department.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Emergency Physicians SANE Fund - Created in 2014, by Drs. Sherry and Russ Galloway, this fund provides monies to enable Saint Thomas Rutherford nurses to obtain Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner certification.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Emergency Physicians Scholarship Fund – Created in 2014, by Drs. Sherry and Russ Galloway, this fund provides nursing scholarships for Emergency Department nurses and techs.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Emergency Residents Fund - Created in 2015 by Dr. Mary Jane Brown, this fund provides for needs associated with the University of Tennessee Emergency Department Residents program.
Sister Juliana Fund – Created in 2012, to continue the good work of the Associate Benevolence Fund, this Saint Thomas Health system fund provides grants for rent and/or utility bills for associates in need.
Sloan-Rice Nursing Scholarship Fund – Created in 1993, in
memory of Saint Thomas Rutherford associates Sue Sloan and Beverly Rice, this fund provides nursing scholarships for Saint Thomas Rutherford associates.
Unrestricted Fund – Created in 1984, this fund provides monies for those areas of greatest need at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.