Mission in motion
With today’s busy schedules, Lourdes makes it quick and convenient for women to get the screenings they need. The mobile mammography van provides 3D mammograms and education in Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schuyler, Sullivan, Tioga and Tompkins counties. Schedule your mammogram today. Visit the Lourdes Hospital website and take advantage of online scheduling: https://healthcare.ascension.org/specialty-care
Lourdes Dental Care utilizes its mobile dental van to service school districts throughout the Southern Tier. The mobile dental program visits schools and provides oral health exams and education about oral hygiene and overall oral health. This mobile dental van is only one of two in the state. Thanks to the Mee Foundation and the Decker Foundation, the children in the Southern Tier really have something to smile about!
Camp Hope for Kids
Camp Hope for Kids is designed for children and teens who have experienced the loss of an immediate family member. This 3- day camp includes Healing circles – a safe time for campers to share and process their feelings about their loss. Along with Healing Circles, campers will experience all that a traditional summer camp has to offer like swimming, arts and crafts, meals together and lots of laughter. Most of all, they will learn coping skills to help them navigate moving forward after their loss.
Lourdes Childcare Center
The Solemn Blessing and Dedication of the Lourdes Childcare Center took place in January of 2020. The Center had recently moved to its current location, the former St. Thomas Aquinas School on Binghamton’s West Side. As part of a $900,000 project, the Lourdes Hospital Foundation funded the renovation and modernization of the building to transform the former school into a state-of-the-art childcare center. The Center is NYS certified and is a registered Office of Child and Family Services facility.
Just as the right building is important, even more so are the right people. Sheila Fetterman, Director of the Lourdes Childcare Center, is a deeply committed and passionate leader. She understands the importance of making sure that each child in her care receives the very best. Sheila notes that children who take part in early childhood education programs have improved social skills and do better in school. They also learn life skills that will stay with these children forever.
Department Manager, Roberta Brown-O’Connor says current enrollment is at a total of 116 children. There are 19 infants, 32 toddlers, 46 pre-school & pre-Kindergarten children, and 19 school- aged children. The Center can accommodate 208 children. Roberta would love to see more families take advantage of the school and its’ educational programs.
The Center is open Monday through Friday 6:30 AM until 6:00 PM. They offer Before & After School care as well as Snow Day and Vacation Day care.
With just over 2 years at the Aquinas Circle location, the Lourdes Childcare Center has become an essential provider of early childhood education in the Binghamton area. Thanks to the Lourdes Hospital Foundation, a caring staff, large well-lit classrooms, a commercial kitchen, and a full-sized gymnasium for making the Lourdes Childcare Center an ideal place to learn and grow!
Our Mission, Vision and Values guide everything we do at the Foundation. They are foundational to our work to transform healthcare and express our priorities when providing care and services, particularly to those most in need.
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Center of Excellence for Spine Care
Lourdes Hospital made great strides to becoming a Center of Excellence for Spine Care when it acquired an O-Arm and Stealth Station imaging system. The system is installed in the Lourdes Hospital Operating Room and has been in use since Spring of 2022. The Lourdes Hospital Foundation provided funding, along with two grants of $100,000 each from both the Dr. G. Clifford & Florence B. Decker Foundation and the George A. & Margaret Mee Charitable Foundation.
Lourdes Cancer care initiative
In the fall of 2014, the Lourdes Hospital Foundation Board agreed to fund the Lourdes Cancer Care Initiative project as set forth by the Hospital. This endeavor will greatly enhance cancer care, early detection and treatment for our patients and the people whom we serve. Unfortunately, cancer claims the lives of many all too often in our community, but with this initiative, Lourdes will strive for better outcomes and earlier detection which in turn will lead to earlier treatment and lives being saved.
Board Member Miles Ondecko Underwrites Much Needed Expansion Project!
The Lourdes Centre for Oral Health was established in 2005 in response to a demonstrated community need. The Clinic has served primarily children and youth for the past nine years and has expanded to include a school based program and Dental Van that serves rural communities. It has now been decided to expand upon this great work and thus to accept adults who lack access to dental care because they are uninsured or under-insured, or have Medicaid as a source of payment and cannot find a dentist that will accept it. Lourdes plan is to double the capacity of these services through renovation of existing space that has been occupied by the counselors for the PACT Program. A business plan has been completed for this project and proposed renovations will cost $500,000. Lourdes Hospital Foundation Board Member, Miles Ondecko, has committed to generously underwrite the total cost of $500,000 to move forward with these renovations. Because of the generosity of Miles, the Lourdes Oral Health Program will be able to serve an even larger population of those in need. Thank you Miles!
Lourdes dental care
Dental Care for Children and Their Families
219 Front Street
Binghamton, NY 13905
Hours: Monday - Friday,
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
For more information on the Lourdes Oral Health Center or to make an appointment, please call 607-584-4545.
the mercy house
The Foundation Board approved an additional donation of $50,000 which was disbursed in October 2016.
Lourdes Foundation Makes a Major Commitment Towards This Project!
The Lourdes Foundation is indeed honored and privileged to support this endeavor of establishing a home to provide 24-hour care to people with a terminal illness, as an alternative to hospital, nursing home or at-home care, to restore peace and dignity to their final days. Mercy House will be located at 212 N. McKinley Avenue in Endicott, the former St. Casmir’s Church building. Mercy House will accept all persons regardless of age, race, faith or gender and is a non-profit organization, relying on the support of donations, grants, and fund-raising activities.
In 2009 the da Vinci Robot was acquired by Lourdes through the generosity of the Lourdes Foundation, This 21st century robotic technology will greatly assist Lourdes in providing surgical procedures that are less invasive, less painful, and that offer patients a faster recovery time.
da vinci® robo
In August 2009, the Hope Dispensary of the Southern Tier opened in Binghamton. This center provides free prescription drugs for low-income individuals and patients in the Tri-City area. The Foundation supports the operation of the Hope Dispensary by subsidizing the cost of the rent for the center.
For more information about the Hope Dispensary and qualification guidelines, call 607-584-9376 or visit the Hope Dispensary page of our Website.
Assists cancer patients with everyday needs such as groceries, utilities, transportation to and from appointments as well as other comfort items necessary for care.
The hospice fund
Lourdes Hospice helps individuals with terminal illnesses live life to its fullest, up to the final moment. Lourdes Hospice care teams offer patients and their families comfort and care when a cure is no longer possible.
The linus brennan memorial fund
For families who experience the loss of a child, burial fees and funeral costs add a financial burden to their grief. The Linus Brennan Fund assists those who are enduring this tragedy by covering the costs associated with the burial of their child.
The anderson fund
In the same spirit of St. Vincent de Paul and the Daughters of Charity, the Anderson Fund is there to help the most vulnerable in our society - the sick and the poor. Help from the Anderson Fund is designed to assist the poor with bills, repairs, food, and miscellaneous expenses as they navigate through illness, injury, and disease.