PATIENT STATISTICAL HIGHLIGHTS
PATIENTS BY ORIGIN
PATIENTS BY AGE
PAYOR BY MIX
(DISCHARGES)
EMPLOYEE FACTS
AT A GLANCE
TOTAL NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES


4,853
Gender
Employee Age
LARGEST DEPARTMENT


NICU
228 EMPLOYEES
Work Shift
PHILANTHROPY

Nearly 15,000 donors contributed a record total of $13,401,168 in support of Children’s of Alabama in 2017. As the pie chart below underscores, all aspects of our development program enjoyed strong results. Key performance indicators include:

  • A record of 147 donors who made gifts of $10,000 or more
  • Gifts from every county in Alabama
  • Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals results were strong, but reflected impact of urgent hurricane relief campaigns
  • An anonymous $1 million donor purchased the largest gift annuity in our history
  • The Nucor Steel  golf tournament approached $3 million in total contributions
  • The Children’s Ball exceeded $500,000 for the first time
  • Our annual giving program, Family Friends, enjoyed record membership and contributions

Notable gifts include donations by Anne and Benny LaRussa, together with Mrs. LaRussa’s Foundation of Hope, that helped launch our Psychiatric Intake Response Center. Kohl’s Cares committed $125,000 to fund Children’s efforts to make Alabama a safer place for children.

The University of Alabama Dance Marathon doubled their historical best. The size and scope the gifts vary widely, but all have one thing in common — a fundamental belief by the donor that children come first. Thank you from the foundation staff, the board and employees, but most importantly, on behalf of our patients and families who rely on us every day.

2017 PRIVATE PHILANTHROPY
AND GRANTS
$13,401,168


TRISTATES 100

The 15th Annual TriStates 100 Century bike ride in Dothan surpassed expectations as its best event yet. Despite the gloomy weather forecast, the ride broke attendance records with 425 riders from 10 states. The ride featured 100-, 70-, 41- and 27-mile routes and is the only one in the area that spans three states (Alabama, Florida and Georgia). In 2017, nearly 70 percent of the riders completed the 100-mile century route. The ride raised more than $40,000, exceeding last year’s event total. The TriStates 100 has raised more than $350,000 since its inception, with proceeds going to the Dawn Pitchford Fund, benefiting the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama. The funds are dedicated to helping with the non-medical needs of children with cancer.



COMMITTEE FOR THE FUTURE

Children’s of Alabama’s Committee for the Future was created to introduce emerging leaders to the hospital’s mission and work. Over the last decade, Committee for the Future members have personally contributed more than $1 million dollars, countless hours of service and impacted the lives of children across Alabama. Members gathered to celebrate the committee’s 10th anniversary in 2017. Pictured are members Allene Neighbors, Tom Yeilding and Caroline Yeilding at the 10th anniversary celebration.



EXPRESS OIL CHANGE AND TIRE ENGINEERS

Thanks to Express Oil Change and Tire Engineers for their commitment to the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders by donating $91,627 through their 2017 Change A Life Campaign. In our 10-year partnership, $562,267.38 has been donated to Children’s of Alabama from the Change A Life Campaign and the Express Oil Change Coupon Books sold in Dothan and Montgomery-area Express Oil Change locations.

Pictured are Ricky Brooks, Express Oil Change and Tire Engineers CEO; Dr. Kimberly Whelan, Interim Director, The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders; and Dr. Avi Madan-Swain, Director, Hope and Cope Psychosocial Program.

“A decade ago, the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders’ Hope and Cope Program wanted to make expressive activities such as art therapy available, particularly for children during their hospitalization. Express Oil understood the importance and positive impact of this request and stepped up to the plate to partner with us,” Madan-Swain said. “Express Oil’s partnership with the Hope and Cope program is ensuring that we strengthen families so that they are emotionally strong and able to live their lives to the fullest through activities that help minimize stress, distress, fear, anxiety and depression, and, more importantly, strengthen resilience and overall health and well-being.”


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