Portland, OR. The 6th annual Together for Good Gala supported Nursingale’s mission of providing in-home, skilled nursing care to families with medically fragile children. Emcee, KGW’s Art Edwards interviewed family members of a Nursingale client named Annie, including her younger siblings Daphne and Isaac, and their mom Katie. The August 17th benefit was held at the downtown Hilton, with 225 people in attendance. Nursingale raised over $122,000 which will help medically fragile children and young adults receive in-home, family-centered care with an emphasis on keeping families together. Guests at the gala enjoyed a wine reception, silent and live auctions, appeal, dessert dash and dancing to Patrick Lamb and his band. (Photo credit, Andrea Lomas)
Kristy Blizzard, Patti Sadowski, Nursingale’s Executive Director, and Doug Blizzard share a moment visiting about their daughter Stephanie who was featured in the evening’s video presentation.
People line up to enjoy the selection of dessert dash treats.
Patti Sadowski, Nursingale’s executive director, congratulates nurse Mae Jordan, on winning the raffle prize of a weekend in Friday Harbor.
Nursingale is the only non-profit provider of home-based skilled nursing care for medically fragile children and young adults in Oregon. Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses are under the direct written orders of the client’s physician. Nursingale coordinates with families to be the leaders of the care team.
Here is a video with more information about why nurses may enjoy a career with the Nursingale program:
Co-Founding Board Chair, Chris Thomas’s son Eric had been receiving nursing care at home for more than 20 years. During that time they had worked with many different home-nursing agencies, some of which had closed. In 2005, frustrated, because she wanted her son cared for not only the right way, but for the right reasons, she and her family decided to support the formation of the only non-profit organization in Oregon providing in-home nursing care to medically fragile children. Today Nursingale continues to thrive, making it possible for children to remain with their families, go to school and participate in their communities. The success of Nursingale can be attributed to our employees’ knowledge, skill, and commitment to providing outstanding client care. With the never-ending dedication and support from our nursing staff, we have created an organization committed to providing service we can all be proud of.
Portland, OR. Nearly 200 people gathered to celebrate the 4th annual “Together for Good” fundraiser for Nursingale. It’s Oregon’s only nonprofit providing in-home, skilled nursing care for families with medically fragile children, making it possible for families to stay together. Emcee, KGW news anchor Joe Donlon, enjoyed a moment with Juan, one of Nursingale’s clients. The August 19th benefit included music by Rock violinist Aaron Meyer, a pinot tower, live auction, and dessert dash. Total proceeds were just over $100,000. (Photo credit, Andrea Lomas)
Supporters raised their paddles for Nursingale.
Emcee Joe Donlon, KGW news anchor, Patti Sadowski, Nursingale’s Executive Director, and auctioneer Christine DeCastro pose for a photo.
Eric Thomas, whose family founded Nursingale, just recently celebrated his 32nd birthday on full life support. He’s shown with his nurse Codie Philo.
Mission To enhance the lives of the medically fragile at home and in the community
Vision To provide the best nursing care to the most vulnerable
Values As a non-profit, Nursingale embraces a set of core values:
Integrity and respect guide all of our actions.
Teamwork and a positive work experience support high-value client care and staff satisfaction.
Partnerships with other community partners helps to maximize our services.
Commitment to keeping families together is a driving force in all that we do.
Lake Oswego, October 3rd, 2015. 150 people gathered at the Oswego Lake County Club to support the work of the nonprofit, Nursingale. It provides in-home, skilled nursing care to medically fragile children and young adults, with an emphasis on keeping families together. Nursingale Board Co-Chair Chris Thomas and emcee Joe Donlon pose for a photo at the event some clients, family members and nurses took to the dance floor. The second annual “Together for Good” event featured Patrick Lamb and his band, and raised nearly $50,000, which will be used to provide more families with the nursing care they need. (Photo credit, Andie Petkus)
Nursingale maintains a balance between the number of clients with Medicaid and private insurance to ensure long-term stability. Nonprofit status allows the organization to sustain operations and special projects with grants from Foundations and donations from service clubs, corporations and many loyal donors.
Founding Board Chair, Chris Thomas’s son Eric had been receiving nursing care at home for more than 20 years. During that time they had worked with many different home-nursing agencies, some of which had closed. Frustrated, because she wanted her son cared for not only the right way, but for the right reasons, in 2005 Chris decided to support the formation of the only non-profit organization in Oregon providing in-home nursing care to medically fragile children.
Here’s a video about the program:
Vision Our vision is to be the leader in providing expert home nursing care and comfort for the medically fragile and their families.
Values Nursingale, as a non-profit, embraces a set of core values:
• Integrity and respect guide all of our actions.
• Teamwork and a positive work experience support high-value client care and staff satisfaction.
• Partnerships within our community maximize our services.
• Commitment to keeping families together is a driving force in all that we do.
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