Calling All Area Artists!

UMH has launched a hospital-wide initiative to support our patients and staff by bringing art to help reduce stress and loneliness, improve health, and create compassionate care spaces filled with inspiration and peace. Studies have shown that patients respond well to spaces filled with art and eases anxiety for patients, families, visitors, and staff. Art frequently focuses the patient on positive, hopeful thoughts, which can reduce the need for painkilling medication and shorten the length of stay. For patient care teams, art can be a morale booster and can help them find the patience, focus, and energy to deal with stressful situations.

The first ART CALL is for area student artists ages 4 to 22 and the topics are as follows: 

  1. Americana 
  2. Everyday Super Heroes 
  3. Nature 
  4. Contemporary

A few guidelines for your submission: 

  1. The submitted artwork must be 8 1/2” x 11” and can be landscape or portrait orientation. 
  2. Your artwork or photo should be an original work that you have created or taken yourself that illustrates the beauty of our area. 
  3. If your artwork or photo includes any people, you’ll need to include signed releases for each of them (download the release here). 
  4. Photography submissions should be a minimum resolution of 3450 x 2700 pixels, and should be in JPEG or TIFF format. Email your submission to s.rutledge@umhtx.org.
  5. You may submit up to four pieces of art or photographs.

UMH will choose the art and photos to be used for display in the new hospital. Winners will be notified that their art or photos have been selected in March 2021.

The deadline for submission is January 8, 2021.

Future art calls will be announced early fall 2020.

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Uvalde Hospice Foundation

Uvalde Hospice Foundation

Uvalde Hospice Foundation provides financial aid for non-diagnosis related needs and services to qualified hospice patients in a timely, effective manner. Through fundraising, memorials and grant requests, the foundation will work to educate the community on hospice, raise public awareness, assist families with basic needs, and support compassionate end-of-life care.

General Donations

Donations by Mail 

Donations can be made using our  donation form and mailing to Uvalde Memorial Hospital • Attn. Sheri Rutledge • 1025 Garner Field Road • Uvalde, TX 78801.

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Board of Directors

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Board of Directors

Roger Berry, President
Carol Kothmann, Secretary/Treasurer
William A. Kessler, Jr.
Hector Gonzales, PhD
Sheri Rutledge, Executive Director 

Founding Member

John L. Shudde, M.D., Vice-President
2010-2018
Janey Briscoe Marmion
2010-2018
      

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For more information or any questions you may have, please contact Sheri Rutledge at 830-278-6251 ext. 1616. P.O. Box 900, Uvalde, Texas 78802.

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Our Mission

Uvalde Memorial Hospice 

Gifts to UMH Hospice bring comfort, self-respect, and tranquility to people nearing the end of life.

Since November 1997, UMH Hospice has provided quality care for patients and comfort to families and caregivers in the five counties that we serve. Our dedicated nurses, staff and volunteers understand the level of care and support needed surrounding end-of-life and end-of-life care.

UMH Hospice is a not-for-profit service and your gift to the Annual Fund will help us continue to provide end-of-life care for everyone who needs it, regardless of ability to pay. Donations are 100% tax-deductible and ensure that our future needs will be met.

Hospice is a type and philosophy of care provided by a team of health care professionals who maximize comfort for a person with a life limiting illness by reducing pain and addressing physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs. Hospice aims to bring comfort, self-respect, and tranquility to people nearing the end of life.

Hospice is a type and philosophy of care provided by a team of health care professionals who maximize comfort for a person with a life limiting illness by reducing pain and addressing physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs. Hospice aims to bring comfort, self-respect, and tranquility to people nearing the end of life.

Hospice Goals

  1. Relieve pain and symptoms
  2. Provide support and care to the patient and family

Services Provided

  • Physician home visits
  • Nursing care
  • Certified nurse aide services
  • Physical therapy services
  • Medical social services
  • Medical supplies
  • Medication for symptom management and pain relief
  • Nutritional and dietary counseling
  • Spiritual care for patient and family
  • Volunteer support
  • Bereavement and counseling support

Referrals can be made by anyone. 

Board of Directors

Tru Hiatt, President
Ellen Balke, Secretary
Judy Brown, Treasurer
Tony Gruben
Donna Ede
Trina Lee

For additional information on Uvalde Memorial Hospice or Uvalde Hospice Foundation, please contact Heidi Mathewson; PH 830-278-6691 ext. 1414 • Fax: 830-278-7533 • 100 Royal Lane • Uvalde, TX 78801

Our Mission

Serving Dimmit, Edwards, Kinney, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde and Zavala Counties

The foundation operates Kate Marmion Rides to Radiation that provides 100% donor supported transportation to qualifying radiation therapy patients of Clear Springs Center for Cancer Care in Uvalde. 

Kate Marmion Rides to Radiation, a 501 (c) (3), was created after the close of the “Saving Lives Close to Home” capital campaign which raised over $5 million to build Kate Marmion Regional Cancer Medical Center in Uvalde. This effort brought Clear Springs Center for Cancer Care - the first and only radiation therapy practice west of San Antonio- and expanded specialty care for the residents of our region.

 

Patients typically receive 30 radiation treatments delivered over six-weeks. Our mission is to help alleviate financial burdens for patients associated with traveling to and from their daily treatments in our vast nine-county region.

Two vans transport medically underserved, low to moderate income, insured and uninsured patients. Patients use the service if they are unable to drive themselves, have unreliable transportation, or their family members are unable to take off of work to take them to and from their treatments.

There are significant costs in providing the service in nine counties. It is the highest priority of the foundation board of directors to be good stewards of your gifts and to ensure that excellent service is provided efficiently and economically.

I would like to ask you to help continue this meaningful work by giving a 100% tax-deductible gift.

Your gift will fund operation of two vans including fuel, repairs, maintenance, and insurance (each van averages 5,000 miles per month), van drivers’ salaries and benefits, fundraising and administrative costs.

Thank you for your consideration and know that your gift of any amount will allow us to continue helping here and helping now. 

For more information or any questions you may have, please contact Sheri Rutledge at 830-278-6251 ext. 1616. P.O. Box 900, Uvalde, Texas 78802.


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How You Can Contribute

Donations by Mail

Donations can be made using our donation form and mailing to Uvalde Memorial Hospice • Attn. Sheri Rutledge • 1025 Garner Field Road • Uvalde, TX 78801.

Donations can be made using our donation form and mailing to Uvalde Hospice Foundation • Attn. Heidi Mathewson • 100 Royal Lane • Uvalde, TX 78801.

For additional information on Uvalde Memorial Hospice or Uvalde Hospice Foundation, please contact Heidi Mathewson; PH 830-278-6691 ext. 1414

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How You Can Contribute

UMH is a non-profit independent rural hospital that serves the residents of Edwards, Kinney, Real, Uvalde, and Zavala counties.

Our goal is to be the regional provider of choice for healthcare as we meet our charitable mission. As a non-profit hospital, every dollar goes to providing quality healthcare for our patients. Our non-profit status means that rather than paying dividends to stockholders, UMH reinvests all of it proceeds after expenses to improving and expanding services. As new procedures and technologies develop, healthcare costs continue to rise. At the same time, government-sponsored health coverage and health insurance plans continue to lower reimbursements to providers like UMH. As a result, some payments are not adequate to cover cost of providing care.

UMH remains stable in this challenging climate. We are committed to continually enhancing our services for our patients so that they can receive quality care close to home.

In fiscal year 2019, UMH provided over $18-million in charity care. The hospital provides care to patients who meet criteria under our charity care policy without charge or at discounted rates.

Property taxes do not support UMH, nor is UMH a taxing entity. The hospital receives a portion of a half-cent county sales and use tax to offset the substantial expense of charity care. This half-cent sales tax is paid by anyone who purchases goods and services in Uvalde County. Uvalde County Health Services tax is distributed to Uvalde County and divided among healthcare entities, including the hospital. Fifty-five percent of this half-cent tax revenue is allocated to UMH, and in fiscal year 2019, UMH’s portion was $983,510 which covers just over five percent of the hospital’s annual charity care.

With this being the case, UMH relies on the support of generous donors to ensure we can provide our service region with quality, local care with excellent staff, and exceptional technology.

Your gift of support is appreciated.


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Our Mission

Uvalde Memorial Hospital's goal is to be the regional provider of choice for healthcare as we meet our charitable mission. As a non-profit hospital every dollar goes to providing quality healthcare. Our non-profit status means that rather than paying dividends to stockholders, UMH reinvests all of its proceeds after expenses to improving and expanding services. As new procedures and technologies are developed healthcare costs continue to rise. At the same time, government sponsored health coverage and health insurance plans continue to lower reimbursements to providers like UMH and as a result, some payments are not adequate to cover cost of providing care. The hospital remains stable, but is challenged by this climate. We are committed to continually enhancing our services for our patients so that they can receive quality care close to home. Of vital importance to our success is the support of individuals, foundations and businesses. We depend upon the generosity of our donors at times to acquire the equipment needed to better care for our patients. We greatly appreciate our donors and your consideration to support Uvalde Memorial Hospital.

How You Can Contribute

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To make a tax-deductible gift, use our donation forms.

For more information or any questions you may have, please contact Sheri Rutledge at 830-278-6251 ext. 1616. P.O. Box 900, Uvalde, Texas 78802.


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How your gift will help.

It costs $100,000+ to operate Kate Marmion Rides to Radiation annually. Your gift will be used to cover fuel, maintenance, repairs, tires, and insurance for both vans; van drivers’ salaries and benefits; fundraising and other administrative costs. Below are some of the ways your donation will help keep the vans on the road. 

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  • $20 funds 1 round trip for a patient
  • $50 funds 1 tank of gas and cost of operations of 1 van
  • $100 funds 2 tanks of gas and cost of operations of 1 van
  • $250 funds 5 tanks of gas and cost of operation of 1 van
  • $500 funds 10 tanks of gas and cost of operation of 2 vans
  • $1,000 funds the monthly fuel bill for both vans
  • $2,500 funds 2 ½ months of fuel for both vans
  • $5,000 funds 5 months of fuel for both vans
  • $10,000 runs Kate Marmion Rides to Radiation for 1 month

Forms

Memorials or In Honor Of Donation

Fill a Tank Donation

For more information or any questions you may have, please contact Sheri Rutledge at 830-278-6251 ext. 1616. P.O. Box 900, Uvalde, Texas 78802.


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