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ProMedica announces $50 million to address social determinants of health

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2017/10/16/ProMedica-announces-50-million-to-address-social-determinants-of-health.html

created by ckbeats21 on Oct 17, 2017 at 07:32:29 am     Comments: 8

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Saw that.

Did you have any thoughts on this?

posted by justread on Oct 17, 2017 at 08:33:02 am     #   1 person liked this

I have some thoughts.

Mainly: that's pretty generous. Can't wait to see how it's used.

posted by endcycle on Oct 17, 2017 at 08:52:01 am     #  

Don't see how generous it's when it is mainly money donated to them to do this with. Not there own money.

posted by In_vin_veritas on Oct 17, 2017 at 09:01:01 am     #  

From Blade article: "In recognition of the donation, Toledo Children’s Hospital will be renamed for Mr. Ebeid."

I envision years of having to read the phrase "Ebeid Hospital, the former Promedica Toledo Children's Hospital" in Blade articles.

posted by viola on Oct 17, 2017 at 10:46:18 am     #   1 person liked this

1: their

2: from the article:
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A large portion of the investment — $28.5 million — is a gift from Carolee Ebeid and her late husband, who died in July. ProMedica has committed to raise another $21.5 million from community fund-raising and matching ProMedica investments, according to a news release announcing the donation.

The Ebeid funds mark the single largest donation that ProMedica has received.

“We are deeply grateful to the Ebeid family for this gift and look forward to using it to make real change, strengthen collaboration and improve the quality of life across our region,” said ProMedica President and CEO Randy Oostra, in a statement Monday.

The funds will go toward research and programs related to social determinants of health, or the demographic factors such as income, education, housing, and food insecurity that affect a person’s well-being.
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Now, maaaaaybe I'm crazy and all, but seems like the 28.5 million dollars was a pretty generous gift from the Ebeids, and seems like the other 21.5 million in fundraising is a pretty generous use of resources.

posted by endcycle on Oct 17, 2017 at 10:46:51 am     #  

and seems like the other 21.5 million in fundraising is a pretty generous use of resources.

Quite generous.
Because the philanthropic capacity of our region does not rise and fall with the announcement of yet another health care campaign. This will be depleting to other causes and organizations for a time as significant philanthropic dollars are redirected.

posted by justread on Oct 17, 2017 at 10:54:09 am     #   2 people liked this

That's a good point - it'll be interesting to see how that's handled, for sure.

posted by endcycle on Oct 17, 2017 at 11:14:09 am     #  

I'm a bit confused -- is this supposed to be used primarily for research, or for actual ways to solve the problems?

I work for a firm that helps people in the area of housing. I know a million ways we could use some of that cash to change lives for the better forever.

posted by Anniecski on Oct 17, 2017 at 03:42:41 pm     #