Other Giving Programs & Funds
Our current Annual Appeals focus on expanded healthcare services in our community!
Middletown Valley Appeal (PDF)
Urbana Appeal (PDF)
Over the years, thousands of people who care about health care in our in their community have made gifts to help Frederick Memorial enhance and expand healthcare services. With your help, we can continue to bring compassionate, convenient and cutting-edge care to you and your family for years to come.
If you have already made your contribution to the Annual Appeal, we thank you!
If you have not, it's not to late to show your support for expanded healthcare services in our community!
Donate now to make an online contribution! When donating, please select "Appeal" from the designation dropdown menu.
To make a donation by mail, please download the Annual Appeal Form (PDF) and return to:
Frederick Memorial Hospital
Attention: Ken Coffey, Office of Development
400 West 7th Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Thank you for your continued support of Frederick Memorial Hospital.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the FMH Development Office at 240-566-3478.
Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund
Cancer Patient Assistance Fund
It is devastating to be stricken with cancer, but it is even more distressing for patients who are unable to obtain medicines and medical services to help fight the illness. As Medicare and insurance companies continue to decrease payments for medical care, individuals must bear the responsibility for more and more of the exorbitant cost of their medications and other necessary care. At a time when these patients should be focusing on fighting the disease, they are burdened by the stress of wondering how they will afford what they need to grow stronger and cope better with their cancer.
The FMH Cancer Patient Assistance Fund was created to assist needy patients who are having trouble affording their medications, dietary supplements and other medical necessities associated with their diagnosis of cancer. Supported entirely by community donations, the Fund has no overhead hidden costs; every dollar contributed goes directly to patients in need.
Make an online donation to help support the Cancer Patient Assistance Fund.
For more information on the Fund or if you, or someone you know could benefit from the Fund, please contact Sharon Evans at 240-566-4699 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prenatal Center Funds
The FMH Auxiliary Prenatal Center provides underinsured/uninsured women in Frederick County with prenatal care. Since opening in December 2007, the Center has provided care to more than 902 patients, approximately 95% of whom had little to no care before entering the program.
Studies have show that women who have regular prenatal exams give birth to infants who are healthier, of normal size and weight, and are more likely to remain healthy and strong as they grow. Patients at the Prenatal Center receive screenings for health problems like gestational diabetes, are taught what to expect during pregnancy and are referred to services like WIC and childbirth classes. Perhaps most importantly, staff monitors the health of both mothers-to-be and their infants. Keeping an eye on the infant's progress helps identify potential issues early, lowering the risk of a pre-term delivery and/or low birth weight.
In fiscal year 2010, the Prenatal Center handled more than 3,500 clinical visits and delivered 316 infants of which 94% were healthy infants while only 6% required a short stay in the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit.
A recent report from the Maryland Department of Mental Health and Hygiene's Vital Statistics Administration has good news regarding infant mortality rates for Maryland, and Frederick in particular. Between 2008 and 2009, Maryland infant mortality rate dipped nearly 10%—from 8 deaths to 7.2 deaths per 1,000 live births. Frederick County was one of only 2 counties in Maryland to see a statistically significant decline in its infant mortality rate, dropping from 8.4 to just 3.8 deaths per 1,000 live births. This means that 11 babies younger than one year old died in 2009, compared to 25 in 2008.
While there is still work to be done, FMH is proud to play a part in helping to reduce these numbers by providing essential prenatal care to underinsured/uninsured women in Frederick County.
The Piki Sorzano Maternity Fund
To support the efforts of the FMH Auxiliary Prenatal Center, Dr. Julio Menocal founded The Piki Sorzano Maternity Fund. Named after Dr. Menocal's mother, the Fund has raised more than $20,000 toward the purchase of equipment and supplies for the Center. Recently, the Fund purchased a DinaMap® machine to help the Center's staff measure patients' vital signs, blood pressure, pulse and temperature.
Make an online donation to help support the Piki Sorzano Maternity Fund.
Other Giving Opportunities
If you have a special area of interest, please contact us and we will do our best to meet your philanthropic needs