Ways that you can participate
There are many ways that you as a member of the community can participate in the ongoing growth of the Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Each year, we provide millions of dollars of high quality care that goes uncompensated. Your donation, no matter the size, can help us purchase new equipment, employ additional and more highly trained staff, as well as renovate and modernize our facilities and add to our evergrowing community outreach programs.
Please note: Flushing Hospital Medical Center is a 501(c) (3) tax exempt organization.
Every year, Flushing Hospital Medical Center organizes a dinner-dance, traditionally held in September, which is one of the hospital’s major fundraising events of the year. Our Celebration! 09 dinner-dance raised funds for our lobby renovation. Our recent Celebration! 10event raised funds for our cafeteria renovation. Our other major event is our MediSys Golf & Tennis Classic which takes place in the Spring and benefits a department or service at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. The department accepts credit cards (MasterCard and Visa) for these reservations.
The fundraising event will be held during fall. For further information contact Development Department.
When coping with the loss of a loved one, grieving family members and friends often decide to make a donation to Flushing Hospital in memory of the deceased. These donations may benefit a specific area, service or program, or go to the hospitals general operating fund. For example, if the deceased was treated in the Coronary Care Unit, a donor might request that his or her gift be designated for that unit. Those funds would then be used toward the purchase of new equipment, recruitment or training of a staff member or maintenance of special programs in that area.
Sometimes, family members request that people paying their respects to the deceaseds family make a donation to an organization in lieu of sending flowers.
Memorial gifts should be in the form of checks payable to Flushing Hospital Medical Center. The donor must indicate the name of the person being memorialized and the area, where applicable, within the hospital to be the beneficiary. If the donor or donors would like surviving family members to be notified that a donation was made in the deceaseds name, that information should be provided as well. Memorial gifts should be mailed to: Development Department, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, 45th Avenue at Parsons Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11355. For credit card donations, please contact the Development Department at 718 206-8291.
Flushing Hospital Medical Center provides opportunities to dedicate areas of equipment to an individual, family or company. A donor, may name a building, medical unit, patient room or piece of equipment or nursing station. There are several ways to do this:
- A patient room could have a wall plaque that reads: In honor of Mary Smith
- A building could be named The Mary Smith Pavilion
- A unit could be named such as The Mary Smith Emergency Department
- A pediatric asthma chair could have a plaque that reads: Donated by the Mary Smith Company
The amount of the donation varies with the area. For further information on naming opportunities, please call the Development Department at 718 206-8291.