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Champions For Care

As a friend of Missouri Baptist Medical Center, you know that we place a premium on delivering compassionate care to our patients. It takes many caring donors to make it possible.

Today, we hope you'll consider partnering with a special group of MoBap donors called Champions for Care. Each year, the Champions designate their giving to a group fundraising project that will elevate the quality of patient care.

Who is a Champion for Care?

A Champion for Care is a MoBap donor who gives at the Leadership level of $500 or more toward a patient care improvement project each year either outright or as a monthly Sustaining member.  Since 2016 the Champions for Care Leadership Giving Level has provided much-needed equipment, education, access to excellent health care, and life-saving screenings. 

2024 Project Goal

This year, Champions for Care are coming together to raise $200,000 to help fund a modernized and expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).   Now more than ever we are grateful to donors who have supported the Foundation's charitable gifts with patient care improvements in the hospital as well as in our community.  Since 2016 the Champions for Care Leadership Giving Level has provided much-needed equipment, education, access to excellent health care, and life-saving screenings.  Champions for Care have had a significant impact on patient care through its ongoing support of important patient care projects.  

An innovative NICU platform requires physical space to support patients and families in an enhanced clinical environment. Expanding the space will allow parents to sleep or “room-in” with their infant. Private rooms not only allow for parents to be in the same room as their child but also contribute to the following benefits:

  • Increases infant bonding, breastfeeding, and skin-to-skin contact
  • Promotes rest for a support person
  • Supports in transition of care and can allow parents to contribute to the care of their infant
  • Assist mom in healing with comfortable chairs • Allows a comfortable environment for family visitation

Past Projects

2016: Purchased 42 new infusion chairs for the Cancer and Infusion Center
2017: Underwrote early testing and diagnosis for breast cancer patients at risk of lymphedema
2018: Funded 14 new radiant warmers for Labor and Delivery and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
2019: Purchased 9 new dialysis machines for the inpatient dialysis unit
2020: Funded both a second lung cancer screening program nurse navigator and screenings for underserved communities
2021: Funded breast screenings on the Missouri Baptist Mammography Van for underinsured and uninsured women in 31 counties
2022: Purchased 12 new Emergency Room beds/stretchers
2023: Purchased 48 patient recovery recliners for the Orthopedic Department.

Become a Champion:

Fill out the form below and a member of our Foundation team will contact you to set up your monthly Sustaining donation and updates on CFC projects. 

Contact Us

To learn more about the Champions for Care program or to become a Champion today email Deborah Kersting at [email protected] or call 314.660.9956.

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