2018 Shadyside Hospital Foundation Grants

The Shadyside Hospital Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce the approval of 37 grant requests, totaling almost $850,000 of funding for the 2018 fiscal year. The grants have a focus on 5 program areas, including Process & Strategy Improvement, Patient Care & Satisfaction, Nurse Education, Community Outreach and Research, each uniquely positioned to improve Shadyside Hospital for years to come.

Process & Strategy Improvement

  • Shadyside Improvement Model

Patient Care & Satisfaction

  • The Wellness and Integrative Oncology Nurse Ambassador Program
  • Family Health Center Reach Out and Read/Reading is Fundamental
  • Web Resource for Caregivers and Family Members Grieving the Loss of a Loved One to Cancer
  • Wellness and Integrative Oncology Support Group
  • Patient Empowerment Project (PEP)
  • Enhanced Depression Care Through Behavioral Health Care Coordination
  • Diabetes Quality Improvement Assistant
  • Create Private Setting for Cancer Patients for individual Assistance & One-on-One Support
  • The Smile Cart
  • Home Away from Home
  • Prenatal Group Visits and Home Visits. PCHM Model: “Preventing Pre-Term Birth One Woman at a Time”
  • Hair is a Smile
  • Improving the Non-Pharmacological Care of Palliative Care Patients and Their Families
  • Interconception Care (ICC) at Family Health Center: Moving Beyond Screening
  • The Healing Wall
  • Music Heals the Soul
  • Yeshiva Volunteers
  • Bereavement Support Program

Nurse Education

  • Compassionate Care for Oncology Caregivers
  • Empowering Nurses: Sustaining One Article at a Time
  • Shared Leadership All Council Conference 2018
  • Improving Oncology Nurse Self Care Through Stress Reduction Activities: Building Resiliency and Improving Retention

Community Outreach

  • Association of Critical Organ-at-Risk Dosimetry with Severe Complications in Head and Neck Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
  • Characterization and Validation of Sarcoma Patient Derived Cell Lines
  • Identification of Novel Targets for Pulmonary Metastases of Osteosarcoma
  • Standardization of Radiation Therapy Schedule in Elderly Glioblastoma Multiform Patients
  • Use of Multi-Parametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer
  • Delirium Assessment Identification Reporting and Evaluating (DairE)+: Advanced Evidence-Based Practice Project with Transition to Research
  • Targeting the Vitamin A – Retinoic Acid Pathway: A New Therapeutic Strategy for IDH – Mutant Malignancies