These impactful programs transform the patient experience, and would not be possible without Foundation funding and donor support.
Arts in Medicine
The Arts in Medicine program gives patients, families and staff an opportunity to engage with the arts through literary, performing and visual arts. The AIM team creates fun, family-centered activities that help children and adults cope with their medical condition and hospital stay.
Canines for Coping
Our Canines for Coping program brings comfort and support to patients across our Madison County hospitals, thanks to four professionally trained facility dogs.
Childhood bereavement can have a profound negative impact on a child’s well-being, with increased instances of depression, anger, academic difficulties, and health issues. The Caring House provides resources and a safe place for children, ages 3-18, to cope with the death of a loved one and start the journey toward healing — all at no cost to families. The Caring House is the only childhood bereavement program in Madison County, and fills an important need for our schools, hospitals and community.
The Chaplaincy program meets the spiritual and emotional needs of our patients, staff members and families at Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children, and Hospice Family Care. The provision of spiritual care services is ecumenical and interfaith, respectful to all religious and spiritual preferences.
The Huntsville Hospital Music Therapy program uses music and the therapeutic relationship to address the physical, spiritual, emotional, cognitive and social needs of neonatal, pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients throughout the hospital system. Music is the tool, but healing is the goal.
SPEAK—Suicide. Prevention. Empowerment. Awareness. Knowledge.—addresses the increasing incidence of suicide and raises awareness about mental illness. Established by the Foundation in 2016 in partnership with area mental health organizations and school systems, SPEAK provides resources and education through annual trainings and more.
Surviving & Thriving
Surviving and Thriving is an eight-week program designed to support breast cancer patients upon completion of their treatments.
The Transitional Care team visits at-risk patients within 72 hours of discharge from the hospital. They provide in-home assistance with everything the patient may need to keep them home and healthy including medications, transportation, diagnosis education, meals, help locating a primary care physician and more – all at no cost to the patient.