Cancer Care and Treatment
Buffalo Hospital’s oncology department provides innovative approaches to cancer treatment in addition to complete traditional care.
Nurses certified in oncology work with patients to help them maintain their quality of life and find the best way to live with and move beyond cancer. We also have specialty services like physical and occupational therapy, lymphedema therapy, adaptive devices, pain management alternatives and nutritional support.
On August 2, 2010 Buffalo Hospital’s new Birth Center opened for patients. This beautiful new center was designed to be environmentally safe and friendly with recycled floorings, fabrics, wall coverings and window glazing to reduce heating and cooling costs.
In addition to the modern technology for the physicians and nurses, the Birth Center offers new mothers and family member some added perks and luxuries – a private post-partum room with a soaking tub, wireless internet access, iPod docking station , small personal refrigerator, a rocking chair for new mothers and a beautiful, light-filled space with the equipment needed for newborn care. Also, a special music system was installed to play beautiful lullaby chimes throughout the hospital to celebrate the birth of each new baby.
Gifts are still needed to fully complete the birth center, which would include building one labor and delivery room, two post-partum rooms and an operating room. Specific naming opportunities are still available. To make a donation of any size, please call the Foundation at 763-684-6800 or 763-684-6808.
Families in Wright County now have access to technology to save the lives of those with special needs who may wander away, thanks to the fund-raising efforts of Buffalo Hospital Foundation. Project Lifesaver uses state-of-the-art technology and specially trained teams to rapidly locate lost children and adults with autism, Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
Heart Safe Communities
Heart Safe Communities is improving survival from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) – one of our nation’s leading killers — by speeding time to defibrillation. To help the nearly 1,000 people struck by SCA everyday in this country, the foundation raised funds and placed over 160 Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) in community gathering places in 19 communities stretching from Delano to Cokato and from Watertown to Big Lake.
Thanks to our donors, when someone collapses from SCA, help is now closer than ever. More than 2,400 community members were also trained to use AEDs through the foundation’s partnership with Community Health Foundation and Allina Medical Transportation. Trainees had the opportunity to participate in free screenings to assess their risk of heart disease as experts from Buffalo Hospital’s Cardiac Center. If you share our commitment to raising awareness of SCA, training citizens to use AEDs to save lives, and screening community members to prevent America’s number one killer – heart disease, please make a donation to the Heart Safe Fund.
For more information
If you would like more information on how to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Buffalo Hospital Foundation or on any of it’s Giving Opportunities, go to AllinaHealth.org/Buffalo-Hospital/Foundation or call Karla Heeter at 763-684-6808.