Methodist Healthcare Foundation
P.O. Box 42048
Memphis TN 38174-2048
Contact Information
Address P.O. Box 42048
Memphis, TN 38174 2048
Telephone 901 5160500
E-mail mhfoundation@mlh.org
Mission Statement The mission of the Methodist Healthcare Foundation is to support the life of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare by inviting community philanthropic partners to invest in the parts of our mission that demand enhancements in research, facility or programs. The Foundation invites our partners to build the capacity of the healthcare system by communicating the bold faith of our founders and expansive vision of a more full and healthy life for the communities we serve. 
Web and Social Media
Methodist Healthcare Foundation, in partnership with our donor partners, supports many meaningful programs and services within and beyond our hospital walls. Through our community-based work, our team of dedicated navigators strive to connect patients to the information screenings and care they need- regardless of their circumstances.
Other ways to Donate, Support, or Volunteer
Methodist Healthcare Foundation depends on your support to provide outstanding clinical care for our patients, including funding for: research initiatives, capital needs, scholarships and education programs, community wellness activities, and charitable support to those in need of care who are unable to pay-- both within our hospitals and throughout the community.

When you make a donation online or by mail, you can select a specific area, such as: cancer care, community health, hospice care, sickle cell care, and transplant, or you can select to designate your donation to the area of greatest need. 

You may also choose to memorialize or honor a loved one on a special occasion by making a gift in an individual’s name. Memorial and honor gifts offer a wonderful, permanent way to recognize someone special in your life while benefiting our many patients in need.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Paula Jacobson
Board Chair Mr. Larry Jensen
Board Chair Company Affiliation Commercial Advisors
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1974
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $4,602,000.00
Projected Expenses $1,322,000.00
Statements
Mission The mission of the Methodist Healthcare Foundation is to support the life of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare by inviting community philanthropic partners to invest in the parts of our mission that demand enhancements in research, facility or programs. The Foundation invites our partners to build the capacity of the healthcare system by communicating the bold faith of our founders and expansive vision of a more full and healthy life for the communities we serve. 
Background
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH) is an integrated, not-for-profit healthcare delivery system based in Memphis, TN. MLH is one of Tennessee’s largest healthcare providers, servicing a socio-economically diverse population in West Tennessee, North Mississippi and East Arkansas. MLH was founded in 1918 by The United Methodist Church to help meet the growing needs for quality healthcare for all citizens. A Methodist farmer came to Memphis to visit his pastor and saw that he was placed in a community ward because of his inability to pay. He vowed to found a hospital that would provide equal care to all patients, regardless of their financial status. Today, the MLH system is a network of six hospitals with 1,725 licensed beds; minor medical, diagnostic, surgery, and cancer treatment centers; primary care providers; specialists; and Hospice care. Methodist has the following major areas of focus: neurosciences, oncology, transplant, cardiology, and pediatrics. MLH serves as the designated teaching hospital to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Based on admissions, Methodist is the third largest not-for-profit hospital in the country. Affiliated with the Memphis, Mississippi and Arkansas Conferences of The United Methodist Church, Methodist Healthcare combines a dedication to the art of healing with a Christ-centered commitment to minister to the whole person. 
Impact

Below are examples of how the mission of the Methodist Healthcare Foundation and the work of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare are impacting our community:

The three year partnership with West Cancer Center culminated in the dedication of an innovative new facility.  The dream of providing comprehensive cancer care for patients under one roof—so patients can visit their doctors and receive care in the same location--has become a reality.  Methodist has recruited some of the best specialists in the world to care for these patients, right here in Memphis. So, there’s no reason to leave home to receive the best cancer care.

Secondly, we continue to provide uninsured and underserved women throughout the community with breast health screenings.  In partnership with West Cancer Center, MRPC, the Avon Foundation and Susan G. Komen Memphis-Mid-South, Methodist has navigated over 2,000 women to freed breast health screenings, diagnostics, and/or treatment in the past five years. We’re committed to bending the curve on mortality rates for African American women by improving access to care.

Third, our Congregational Health Network continues to provide healthcare awareness, resources, education and access to care to those who need it most.  We remain dedicated partners to 580 congregational partners, the pastors and their members in their healthcare journey.

Fourth, our hospice and palliative care programs continue to grow.  More and more patients require these services when they are chronically ill or at the end of their lives.  Our goal is simple—all patients who need it should have access to high quality, holistic hospice care.  In 2015, we provided financial support to over half of our hospice patients.

Finally, we recently received a transformational gift that will elevate the Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute to the highest level of patient care, research and physician excellence.  This gift challenges us to create a vision for transplantation beyond our previous dreams. With our strong physician leadership, we are up to the challenge. 

Needs
The Methodist Healthcare Foundation works to raise funds and awareness for the following priority areas. In each area, the Foundation strives to raise awareness about the community issue, increase education and access to resources within the community, and provide charitable dollars to support advancements in research while ensuring that all patients in need of care receive it regardless of their financial circumstances. 
 
1. Methodist Hospice & Palliative Care 
2. Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute
3. Methodist Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center
4. Cancer Care
5. Community Health Initiatives
6. Center of Excellence in Faith & Health
7. Brain & Spine Institute 
 
In addition to these primary areas of support, the Methodist Healthcare Foundation also seeks philanthropic partners to invest in capital projects to create or enhance Methodist's healthcare facilities, resources and patient experience. While the above list highlights our fundraising focus areas, donors are always welcome to designate their gifts to the "area of greatest need", which helps ensure that resources are allocated where they are needed most. 
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
TN - Shelby County
TN - Fayette County
AR - Crittenden County
MS - DeSoto County
MidSouth
Tri-State
TN - Tipton
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH) is based in Memphis, TN and is one of Tennessee’s largest healthcare providers, servicing a socio-economically diverse population in West Tennessee, North Mississippi and East Arkansas. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Larry Jensen
Company Affiliation Commercial Advisors
Term June 2017 to June 2019
Email LJ@commadv.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mrs. Nancy Barnett
Mr. Nicholas Bragorgos Mc Nabb Bragorgos & Burgess, PLLC
Mr. J. Michael Drake Master IT
Mr. J W Gibson II Gibson Companies
Ms. Paula Jacobson Methodist Healthcare Foundation
Dr. Jeanne Jemison Behavioral Pediatrics
Mr. Lawrence Jensen Commercial Advisors
Mrs. Debbie Jones
Mr. Wilson Moore Raymond James- Pettey Moore Advisory Group
Mr. Demetri Patikas Duncan Williams Asset Management
Mr. Ed Roberson Christ Community Health Services
Rev. Deborah Smith Centenary United Methodist Church
Rev. Shane Stanford Christ United Methodist Church
Dr. Kurt Tauer The West Clinic
Mr. Floyd Tyler Preserver Partners
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 11
Female 5
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 55
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Executive
Nominating
Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Paula Jacobson
Experience
Paula Jacobson, President of Methodist Healthcare Foundation, is responsible for raising funds to support and strengthen the priority programs and community initiatives of the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system. In this role, she helps identify programs that benefit all patients, including those mission focused initiatives that provide care to all patients outside the walls of the hospitals. Several projects include the construction of the Methodist Hospice Residence and raising funds to address the breast cancer disparities in the Memphis community and healthcare strategies to benefit the underserved.

In addition to her responsibilities at Methodist, she was responsible for the development efforts to support Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. She was part of the team that raised funds to build the new hospital. She has also served as President of the Jewish Foundation of Memphis and Director of Development at Rhodes.

Paula currently serves as President of Temple Israel.
 
In 2007, she received the Outstanding Fundraiser Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals and in 2012 she was named a Super Woman in Business. In 2015, she was honored by Girls, Inc. with the Strong Award.
Staff
Full Time Staff 7
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 100
Contractors 0
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2015
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Programs
Description
The Dennis H. Jones Living Well Network is an online and call-in resource that was created to help individuals navigate depression, stress and other challenges of life. The mission of the Living Well network is to give individuals the oportunity live their lives to the fullest by creating and supporting a healing network that can assist them in successfully navigating depression, stress, anxiety, and substance abuse.  
 
The Living Well Network is an online resource that provides helpful information and  behavioral health referral resources. Additionally, the Living Well Network offers a hotline where behavioral health specialists are available Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm throughout the year to answer questions, provide support and advice, and connect individuals to behavioral health providers and other resources. The Living Well Network is a trusted resource used by the entire Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system and aligned physician groups. 
 
In addition to information, support, resources and referrals, the Living Well Network exists as an advicacy tool that strives to remove cultural stigma around behavioral health through open dialogue at special events, marketing and community-based outreach and education efforts.  
 
After the tragic and unexpected suicide of her husband, Dennis H. Jones, Debbie Jones made a generous contribution to the Methodist Healthcare Foundation that created the Dennis H. Jones Living Well Network with the hope that this resource would help people like her husband access support and resources to prevent suicides. The Methodist Healthcare Foundation continues to raise funding for the program through the Living Well Network Mental Health Breakfast annual fundraising event and form businesses and individual donors. 
 
Population Served Adults
Budget $150,000.00
Short Term Success
The short-term success of the Living Well Network includes:
-400 or more individuals will access and review helpful information about behavioral health challenges, take a personal assessment, learn about depression and anxiety and get in touch with resources and tools to help with life’s challenges each year
-200 individuals will receive individualized support and referrals from trained behavioral health professionals through the Living Well Network call-in line each year
-100% of individuals who call will receive appropriate referral to a licensed counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist, or hospital as needed
-A large community referral base of behavioral health specialists will continue to grow to meet the community's behavioral health needs
-Individuals utilizing the Living Well Network will be able to access behavioral health specialist appointments at an earlier date than those not utilizing the resource- typically within 3 weeks.
Long Term Success
The long-term success of the Living Well Network will include:
-For individuals accessing the Living Well Network resource online or by phone, 100% of those needing follow up support from a behavioral health specialist will receive successful referrals
-For individuals who receive referrals to behavioral health specialists, the wait time for the appointment date will be reduced to three weeks or less
-The Living Well Network will implement depression screening protocol within all 40 Methodist aligned physician groups to identify depression in patients at annual visits in order to connect them to appropriate resources and care.
-The Living Well Network will also implement substance abuse screening protocol within all 40 Methodist aligned physician groups to identify substance abuse in patients at annual visits in order to connect them to available resources and care.
-Based on the screening protocol implementation at physician groups, the Living Well Network will implement screening protocols within every portal of the entire healthcare system to assess for behavioral health needs in every patient at every level of the healthcare system.   
 
Description
Methodist Hospice strives to provide the highest quality care and compassion to every patient and family. Hospice caregivers are dedicated to preserving dignity and comfort during one of life’s most challenging times. Methodist provides this high-quality, compassionate end-of-life care to patients in their homes, in nursing facilities or at the stand-alone Methodist Hospice Residence. In addition to end-of-life care, Methodist Hospice programs also include bereavement services and palliative care. 
Contributions in support of Methodist Hospice ensure that the highest level of care and comfort is available to every patient and their family, regardless of their ability to pay. The Methodist Healthcare Foundation supports Methodist Hospice programs in partnership with individual donors, grant makers, corporate sponsors and through loving memorial gifts.
Population Served Adults
Budget $600,000.00
Short Term Success
The short-term success of the Methodist Hospice Programs will include:
-Providing quality and compassionate end-of-life care to approximately 2,000 individuals each year
-Providing charitable support to cover the cost of care for 100% of patients in need of support
-Offering bereavement services and grief counseling to 100% of patients and families in need of these services
-Hosting over 80 children and their families for the annual Camp BraveHearts Family Grief Camp 
Long Term Success The long-term success of the Methodist Hospice Programs will be defined as providing the highest level of hospice care to every patient in need of care, regardless of their ability to pay. 
Description
Memphis maintains the second highest population of adult sickle cell patients in the nation. For these patients, daily life is often interrupted by pain that lasts a few hours to many weeks – threatening their family life, career, education and social life. The Methodist Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center is a preventive outpatient clinic and Memphis’ first dedicated emergency infusion unit specifically for sickle cell patients. The Center is located in the heart of Memphis at Methodist University Hospital. Through the Center, Methodist strives to provide quality care, education, transition assistance for pediatric patients into adult care and groundbreaking research.
 
Donations to the Methodist Healthcare Foundation support these efforts and ensure that all patients have access to the care they need, regardless of their ability to pay.  
Population Served Adults
Budget $155,000.00
Short Term Success
Short-term success of the Methodist Healthcare Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center includes:
- Improved and timely access to infusion care services for crisis management for all Sickle Cell Patients
- Increased access of continued care over the long term among sickle cell patients in order to reduce crisis
- Increased patient education to improve their understanding of their disease and apropriate self-management
- Increased utilization of infusion care services among sickle cell patients
- Provision of transition assistance for pediatric patients into adult care for all patients 18-25 years of age
Long Term Success
Long-term success of the Methodist Healthcare Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center will include: 
- Improved quality of life for sickle cell patients and their families
- Identified and replicable treatment advances through on-site research
- Reduced utilization of Emergency Departments for sickle cell patients 
Description
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare's community health initiatives are grounded in our faith-based mission and driven by our commitment to addressing the critical needs of our community through research-based, innovative approaches to health.
In 2006, Methodist formed the Congregational Health Network (CHN) to establish covenant relationships between the healthcare system and MidSouth congregations. The CHN provides a network of 580 congregations and faith communities that partner with the healthcare system through trusting relationships to share the ministry of caring for patients- helping people navigate the journey from home to medical care and back. The goal of the CHN is to intentionally build stronger relationships and bridges between local faith communities and Methodist in order to improve the patient journey and to build healthier communities. 
Methodist expanded community health initiatives through a strategic approach to health within the underserved 38109 ZIP code, which was identified as the most complex, high poverty community within the Mid-South region. With little access to community-based resources, high rates of chronic disease, and high utilization of healthcare, Methodist implemented two research-driven demonstration projects to address the specific healthcare needs of this community including Wellness Without Walls community health events and Familiar Faces direct patient navigation effort. 
 
Methodist also offers educational opportunities on 27 health-related topics at the hospitals and within the community that are open to all community members.
Charitable contributions to support community-based health improvement initiatives help enhance program resources, support program expansion, and facilitate continued research and innovation in order to improve the health of the Mid-South community and to combat critical healthcare disparities.
Population Served Adults
Budget $700,000.00
Short Term Success
Short-Term Success with Methodist's Community Health Iniatitives will include: 
- Improved understanding about personal health maintenance and chronic disease prevention
- Improved access of appropriate healthcare resources including primary care
- Increased utilization of appropriate healthcare resources including annual healthcare screenings
- Increased understanding of predominant  healthcare issues within the underserved community
- Increased trust between the community and the healthcare system
- Increased involvement and leadership of faith organizations in educating and supporting congregation members on their healthcare journey 
Long Term Success
Long-Term Success with Methodist's Community Health Initiatives will include:
- Improved awareness within the most underserved communities in the Mid-South about available health resources and appropriate utilization of those resources 
- Reduced critical health disparities in Memphis
- Reduced healthcare utilization among underserved, high need patients
- Improved healthcare outcomes among underserved, high need patients 
      
Description
The Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute  provides the highest quality organ donor and transplant care and, in partnership with University of Tennessee Health Science Center, groundbreaking and life-saving research.
Additionally, the Transplant Institute offers the Transplant Resource Center Patient Emergency Grant Program that offers financial assistance to organ transplant recipients, organ donors and their families. Assistance is provided to cover expenses related to the following situations, including; medication co-payments, phone and utility bills, transportation expenses, and Nora's Home or hotel arrangements.
 
Much of what Methodist does within clinical specialties including the Transplant Institute can be enhanced by private support. The Transplant Institute provides many opportunities for individuals to make a meaningful gift to enhance the clinical care and the quality of life of transplant patients and families. Funding is also required to support clinical and basic science research. 
Population Served Adults
Budget $539,000.00
Short Term Success
The short-term success of the Transplant Institute includes:
- Continuing to provide the highest level organ donor and transplantation care to all patients
- Recruiting and retaining the most skilled physicians and care team members
- Providing wrap-around services and support to patients before, during and after their transplantation
- Offering emergency financial grants to every patient in need following a transplant or organ donation surgery to ensure that they can focus on healing 
Long Term Success
Long-term success of the Transplant Institute program will include: 
- Improved patient and family care through research advancements
- Increased rate of transplantation and organ donation
- Improved quality of life of transplant patients following procedures
 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $4,602,000.00
Projected Expenses $1,322,000.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense--$3,635,745$3,996,622
Administration Expense--$555,668$599,584
Fundraising Expense--$584,321$604,245
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.071.221.12
Program Expense/Total Expenses0%76%77%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue--10%10%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets--$18,993,196$17,852,914
Current Assets--$3,055,859$3,079,639
Long-Term Liabilities--$0$0
Current Liabilities--$510,647$523,360
Total Net Assets--$18,482,549$17,329,554
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities--5.985.88
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets--0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit
Methodist Healthcare Foundation- 2016/17 Charitable Solicitation Registration LetterView
Methodist Healthcare Foundation- 2017 TN Charitable Solicitation ExtensionView
Address P.O. Box 42048
Memphis, TN 38174 2048
Primary Phone 901 5160500
Contact Email mhfoundation@mlh.org
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Paula Jacobson
Board Chair Mr. Larry Jensen
Board Chair Company Affiliation Commercial Advisors

 

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