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Newsletter March 2021

Newsletter March 2021

Tuesday, March 16, 2021   |   Category: Newsletter

The Transformation of Emergency Medicine

The HonorHealth Thompson Peak Medical Center Emergency Room will undergo a major transformation, and name change, thanks to Craig and Karen Stull. Their inspirational $4 million gift paves the way for the hospital to meet the needs of the surrounding area and continue to ensure our families, neighbors and friends receive expedient, quality care when they need it most: during a medical crisis.

“As a grateful patient, I know the value of comprehensive and compassionate healthcare,” stated Craig Stull. “Transformational emergency medicine is something I believe our growing and demographically diverse community needs, so my investment is in healthcare but also people – to help save more lives.”

Establishing the Craig and Karen Stull Emergency Department at HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center is underway and the gift will be used to build seven more exam rooms for expedited care and create a centralized care station for physicians and nurses to collaborate. To meet a growing community need, the gift also will add a negative-pressure room and expanded triage rooms. The additional capacity will allow staff to serve the increase in emergency and surgical patients without delay or over-crowding.

“We love our community and want it to have the best – especially when there is a life-threatening event,” commented Karen Stull. “So, by design, our gift helps ensure the best emergency care possible whether it be surgery, stroke or trauma care.”

Noted Ashleigh Leite, Senior Vice President, Major Gifts, “Generous hearts fuel the work we do and the health and well-being of our entire community. Their commitment is making a difference and creating a wave of positive impact for Arizonans.”


It’s a 24-Hour Giving Marathon - Arizona Gives Day 2021
Even though the day has passed, the need is ongoing, as is your support throughout the year. Choose to make a gift to our Greatest Needs Fund, or any of our other programs, and your generous donation will help the people in our community, with 100 percent going to HonorHealth programs. 

New Donor Recognition Societies Launch April 1
Our work is made possible through your philanthropic vision, and every day we are grateful for your generosity and loyalty to HonorHealth Foundation. Your commitment ensures the health and well-being of our community.

To more effectively show our appreciation, we have transformed our donor recognition societies with new levels and benefits. We will show our gratitude to our most loyal donors with benefits such as complementary classes, virtual events, impact videos, a new donor magazine and more. And of course, our highly anticipated annual events including, The Honor Ball 2021, Night of Gold, and the newly designed Circle of Distinction virtual gatherings. More information and invitations coming soon.

This year’s HonorHealth Foundation Night of Gold invites you to remember Every Voice Matters.
A virtual event that allows you to enjoy fun, philanthropy and friends from the privacy of your own home – while supporting our community’s most vulnerable through HonorHealth Desert Mission’s programs and services. Proceeds from the night support:
• Adult Day Healthcare
• Lincoln Learning Center
• Food Bank

When: Thursday, May 6, 2021
Time: 6 – 7 p.m.
Where: Virtually anywhere

CARES Act Provisions Extended
The CARES Act passed in 2020 and included several charitable tax provisions to encourage giving. Congress has extended these provisions for 2021 including:
• A deduction for charitable donors who do not itemize when filing their tax returns. If you do not itemize but make a cash gift to charity, you will be allowed to take a special tax deduction, up to $300 ($600 for joint filers), to reduce your tax liability.
• An increase in the deduction limit up to 100% of a donor's annual income for cash gifts (previously the deduction was capped at 60% of annual income). If you make a gift you will be able to deduct more this year.

HonorHealth Expands Vaccine Eligibility to 55+; Shifts Distribution to Medical Offices
HonorHealth is now offering the Moderna vaccine for those age 55 and older at select HonorHealth Medical Group offices. Registration is available through MyChart.
Saguaro Medical Group
18404 N Tatum Blvd., Ste 101C
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Appointments available Wednesdays through Sundays
8 am – 3:45 pm
Note: Urgent Care access is suspended during vaccine hours. Bethany Home Urgent Care remains open.

HonorHealth Thompson Peak Primary Care
20745 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale AZ 85255
Appointments start March 20th, Saturdays and Sundays only.
To schedule through MyChart, click on "visits," then “schedule an appointment.” Scroll down to the option for “COVID Vaccine Appointment” for age 55 and older. Click on that button to complete the steps.
Keep up on the latest COVID-19 updates from HonorHealth.

Quote For the Month
"Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn."
Lewis Grizzard