Our Story

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HELP US SERVE ANYONE AT ANY TIME WITH ANY CONDITION

The Hennepin Health Foundation has the honor of connecting the generosity of our community with the mission of Hennepin Healthcare System Inc. (known more publicly as HCMC). Our unique position of being Minnesota's largest level one trauma center, safety net and public teaching hospital offers innovative ways to make an impact with philanthropy.

As you can imagine, caring for anyone at any time with any condition takes resources and a team of exceptional staff. Inspiring support to advance community health initiatives, health care access, medical education, and clinical research are our top priorities.

Light Up the Night is the signature fundraising event of the year benefiting the mission of HCMC. Created in 2011 by the Hennepin Health Foundation, this gala has raised over $1.5 million in proceeds for patient care, community health, medical education, and clinical research.

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The Impact of Light Up the Night

Cancer Center Multi-lingual Patient Education Program
Psychiatry Family Resource Center
Enhancements to TBI Research and Patient Care
Hi-fidelity Equipment for the Simulation Center
Community Scholarships for EMT Certification
15 Sleeper Sofas for Intensive Care Units
60 Baby Bassinets
53 Internal Grants to 41 Departments Since 2011

2017 Mission Moment- Cardiac Resuscitation

The special mission moment during Light Up the Night this year will focus on cardiac resuscitation. For over 15 years, HCMC has been the site of CPR research led by Dr. Keith Lurie and an area of excellence in providing experienced staff and delivering life-saving technology to patients under cardiac arrest. The fund-a-need appeal on December 1 will ask for support for a mobile ECMO Simulator. This training simulator will be used in our Simulation Center and used to develop a team of highly skilled nurses and physicians to apply ECMO to an expanding array of patients who have suffered cardiac arrest. While ECMO technology is present in most hospitals for cardiac bypass surgery, HCMC draws upon this technology for acute resuscitation in patients who suffer from cardiac arrest and in extremely ill trauma and medical patients, literally bringing people back to life.

LUTN 2017 CPR Hospital Room Setup Photo

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: ECMO

In emergency and intensive care medicine, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a technique, offered by a machine, to provide both cardiac and respiratory support to persons whose heart and lungs are unable to provide an adequate amount of oxygen exchange to sustain life.

Our Story

LUTN Mission Statement Graphic

HELP US SERVE ANYONE AT ANY TIME WITH ANY CONDITION

The Hennepin Health Foundation has the honor of connecting the generosity of our community with the mission of Hennepin Healthcare System Inc. (known more publicly as HCMC). Our unique position of being Minnesota's largest level one trauma center, safety net and public teaching hospital offers innovative ways to make an impact with philanthropy.

As you can imagine, caring for anyone at any time with any condition takes resources and a team of exceptional staff. Inspiring support to advance community health initiatives, health care access, medical education, and clinical research are our top priorities.

Light Up the Night is the signature fundraising event of the year benefiting the mission of HCMC. Created in 2011 by the Hennepin Health Foundation, this gala has raised over $1.5 million in proceeds for patient care, community health, medical education, and clinical research.

LUTN Collage Triptych Photo

The Impact of Light Up the Night

Cancer Center Multi-lingual Patient Education Program
Psychiatry Family Resource Center
Enhancements to TBI Research and Patient Care
Hi-fidelity Equipment for the Simulation Center
Community Scholarships for EMT Certification
15 Sleeper Sofas for Intensive Care Units
60 Baby Bassinets
53 Internal Grants to 41 Departments Since 2011

2017 Mission Moment- Cardiac Resuscitation

The special mission moment during Light Up the Night this year will focus on cardiac resuscitation. For over 15 years, HCMC has been the site of CPR research led by Dr. Keith Lurie and an area of excellence in providing experienced staff and delivering life-saving technology to patients under cardiac arrest. The fund-a-need appeal on December 1 will ask for support for a mobile ECMO Simulator. This training simulator will be used in our Simulation Center and used to develop a team of highly skilled nurses and physicians to apply ECMO to an expanding array of patients who have suffered cardiac arrest. While ECMO technology is present in most hospitals for cardiac bypass surgery, HCMC draws upon this technology for acute resuscitation in patients who suffer from cardiac arrest and in extremely ill trauma and medical patients, literally bringing people back to life.

LUTN 2017 CPR Hospital Room Setup Photo

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: ECMO

In emergency and intensive care medicine, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a technique, offered by a machine, to provide both cardiac and respiratory support to persons whose heart and lungs are unable to provide an adequate amount of oxygen exchange to sustain life.

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