Looking Back, Reaching Forward
When we at Novant Health Foundation consider the many accomplishments of 2022, we are grateful and humbled by all the ways in which we were able to touch the lives of patients and families.
We set ambitious goals for all our teams in 2022 and reached most of them, which is exactly the sort of positive performance to set the stage for even larger aspirations. Now is the right time to acknowledge our many successes, assess our challenges and look to 2023 with a sleeves-up work ethic as we keep reaching forward.
The foundation-funded programs celebrated in this report reflect the many ways we reach out to the communities we serve — while reaching within ourselves to find the best ways to help philanthropic partners support the causes they most care about.
To put it simply, Novant Health Foundation connects deep generosity with profound need. And when we do that, the results are astounding.
Through the foundation, our philanthropic partners enabled high school students in at-risk communities to get an inside look at healthcare careers and to help strengthen our pipeline of talent. The Bridges to Healthcare program makes it possible for talented teens to intern with Novant Health and get hands-on experience in a wide range of medical roles.
Together, philanthropic partners and the foundation tackled inequities that lead to poor health by launching a community health worker pilot. The program helps solve stubborn problems — such as a lack of transportation or struggles in school — that prevent people from enjoying lives of health and well-being.
Recognizing that children in our communities need better access to mental healthcare, we funded the launch of Novant Health Telepsychiatry in Brunswick County. The service is part of the Novant Health Foundation’s larger work in getting vital mental health treatment to those who need it most.
Our philanthropic partners continue to make it possible for all people in
their communities to live healthier lives. Last year, ongoing funding assured easier access to care through our community cruisers, we partnered with the clinician team at Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital to elevate critical care for babies with a funded NICU expansion, and patients facing hunger at home were prescribed emergency food packs.
Our commitment to expand access to healthcare for all people is stronger than ever, our momentum is truly remarkable, and we are grateful to be your strategic philanthropic team in this complex but essential work. We are forever learning the needs of our community and listening to the expectations of
our philanthropic partners — reaching back to lessons learned and reaching forward to the future that we are all building together.
Senior Vice President, Novant Health President, Novant Health Foundation