A message from President,
Dr. Julie Gaddie
A Historic Gift

The Sunderland Foundation, whose focus is awarding grants to nonprofit organizations to support construction and special interest projects serving communities in the Kansas City region, recently announced a $1 million gift to Mosaic Life Care.

The grant represents the largest donation ever received by Mosaic and is earmarked to support the creation of a survivorship clinic within Mosaic's cancer center on their St. Joseph campus.

Our mission statement is, "The needs of the patient comes first," says Mark Laney, MD, CEO of Mosaic Life Care. "We are very fortunate to receive this gift allowing us to expand our health care and supportive services for our cancer patients.

Since 1945, the Sunderland Foundation has invested in the places and spaces where nonprofits do their work. Grants from the Sunderland Foundation help build the places where families in distress find help and healing, where young minds grow and thrive and where communities come together for celebration and inspiration. By supporting construction and special interest projects that allow nonprofits to fulfill their missions, the Sunderland Foundation fosters a stronger, safer and more vibrant future for the communities they serve.
Cerner Donation

On Nov. 12 and 13, Cerner Corporation donated 60 dozen donuts and 47 gallons of coffee to Mosaic Life Care at St. Joseph, Mosaic Medical Center - Maryville and Mosaic Medical Center - Albany.

Many thanks to Cerner for their support of our regional health care heroes and to our caregivers for their ongoing commitment to provide the best and safest care to patients.
The Gift of Warmth

Giving the gift of warmth can provide caregivers, patients and families a moment of hope.

Gloves, scarves, hats and socks decorate four trees located throughout Mosaic Life Care at St. Joseph. Trees are located at the SPA Desk, Emergency Department, Cancer Center and Plaza 3.

This year, Mosaic Life Care Auxiliary is leading the program. Cheryl Hale, board president of the Auxiliary, said the Auxiliary's mission is to provide support that will enhance health care, and ultimately, the lives of Mosaic patients and their families.

"Trees of Warmth inspire our Auxiliary because they represent the very heart of what our organization is all about," Hale said. "This project provides us with an opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of men, women and children in our community who are coming through the doors of Mosaic."

To give or for more information, please call 816.271.7200.
Smile with Amazon

When you are shopping this year on Amazon, you can shop holiday deals at smile.amazon.com.

Amazon will donate to Mosaic Life Care Foundation or an organization of our choice. AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to shop and support your favorite charitable organization, at no cost to you.
Foundation Announces New Board Members

The Foundation is pleased to announce four new members to its Board of Trustees.

Foundation Board of Trustees, Class of 2023

Todd Joe
President of John Joe Insurance Agency

Dr. Elizabeth Kennedy
Interim President of Missouri Western State University

Jerry McMillen
Manager of ROW Aerobic Vaccine Production, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

Fiona Sansone
Director for Population Health and Assistant Professor for Missouri Western State University
SURVEY: STEAM After-School

emPowerU is offering STEAM After-School programming in January 2021.

The Foundation follows appropriate local and CDC guidelines including: temperature and symptom screening, required face masks, social distancing and hand sanitizing stations.

As a friend of the Foundation, we value your input to gauge interest.

Please complete the short survey at the button link below by Monday, Dec. 28.
FREE: emPowerU Programming

The Mosaic Life Care Foundation Board of Trustees approved a change in the emPowerU fee structure for the next five years.

emPowerU Civic Engagement Immersions and e2 Fellowship high school leadership programs will be offered free of charge through the next five years for school districts in the Foundation's 31 county service region. This area includes northwest Missouri and adjacent counties in Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa.

Dr. Doug Van Zyl, Saint Joseph School District superintendent, said the commitment supports educational efforts in the region.

“With the pressure being placed on the educational community today, it is great to have a partner that is willing to help alleviate some of that pressure,” Van Zyl said. “Not only with the financial assistance, but by also offering more learning experiences for our students.” 

Mosaic Life Care Foundation has committed $2 million through 2025 in support of youth-focused leadership development. Approximately 3,700 sixth graders in our region could attend emPowerU programming.
Holiday Windows

As the days get colder and darker, Mosaic Life Care’s downtown parking garage lights up downtown St. Joseph.

Mosaic Life Care Foundation, Mosaic Life Care Auxiliary, United Way Success by Six, Mosaic Life Care Support Services and the City of St. Joseph have partnered to decorate two windows in the parking garage for this holiday season.

Whether it is an evening with Dr. Suess at 8th and Felix or a city scape with peppermint twists and hot popcorn at 9th and Francis, the two window displays provide a happy holiday spirit.

Cheryl Hale, president of Mosaic Life Care Auxiliary, said the downtown holiday windows presented a perfect opportunity to build rapport and get to know Foundation caregivers while enjoying a festive activity.

“Participating members of the Auxiliary very much enjoyed partnering with the Foundation to create the holiday window displays,” Cheryl says. “It was a productive, yet lighthearted afternoon, that culminated in two charming and unique window displays.”

The window displays will run through January 3.
Nursing Fellowship Graduates

Congratulations to two Nursing Fellowship recipients, Jaileigh Hamlin and Holly Poppa for their Missouri Western State University graduation.

Each will receive $10,000 and agrees to a three-year commitment as a Mosaic Life Care acute care nurse.
Facility Rental

Mosaic Life Care Foundation's emPowerU campus and Think Ahead Works satellite facility are available for regional organizations to rent.

The facilities offer multiple spaces to reserve for meetings or events. Settings are available for small or large groups, with flexible seating arrangements and technology options.

The Foundation follows appropriate local and CDC guidelines including: temperature and symptom screening, required face masks, social distancing and hand sanitizing stations.
Mosaic Life Care Foundation is committed to building healthy, thriving communities for generations to come. We believe in championing education and empowering people to live their best lives. When healthcare is needed, we are dedicated to ensuring exceptional healthcare is available, right here in our region.