It’s that time of year when we make resolutions for the months ahead. Mine is to continue to keep you informed about the Foundation, especially from the back of HouseCalls . As we look ahead to the new year, I want to make sure you know there are three major funds at the Foundation that continue to help Juneauites and others in the region: The Carrigan Fund The Carrigan Fund was established with a generous gift from longtime Juneau resident Vera Carrigan. The fund is designated for critical care needs, and over the years it has been used to update equipment for the hospital’s Critical Care Unit (CCU). The Baby Jack Treadwell Fund The Honorable Mead and the late Carol Treadwell established the Baby Jack Treadwell Fund in memory of their infant son, John “Baby Jack” Treadwell, who passed away within the first few months of his life. These funds have been used for pediatric needs and children’s areas in the hospital, including the purchase of the pediatric climbing wall for our young physical therapy patients. More recently, along with individual donations, it helped establish and fund our Baby Box Program. The Edelman Fund The Edelman Fund, created by the late Grace and Phil Edelman, provides financial assistance to Southeast Alaska students in the health sciences, enabling them to pursue medical careers and return to Southeast Alaska. The fund has distributed more than $135,000 since 2009, and a number of fund recipients have come back to the region with certificates, degrees and jobs in the health sciences. On a related note, our newest board member, Lauren Hopson, is one of our 3260 Hospital Drive Juneau, AK 99801 Standard U.S. Postage PAID Portland, OR Permit No. 2901 Connect with us www.facebook.com/BartlettRegionalHospital www.twitter.com/BartlettHosp Provider directory: www.bartletthospital.org/providers Facebook “f”Logo CMYK / .ai The view from the back of the House (Calls) By Maria Uchytil, Executive Director Bartlett Regional Hospital Foundation HAPPY NEW YEAR! As always, you can reach me at email@example.com or by calling me at 907-463-5704 . 2016 Edelman recipients. After obtaining her graduate degree from Columbia University, she returned to Juneau and is working at Glacier Pediatrics as a pediatric nurse practitioner. If you or someone you know is thinking about a health science career, especially if they’re looking at graduate school and ultimately returning to Juneau or Southeast Alaska, contact me for an application. Your gift makes a difference While our major funds ensure financial support for a number of very special programs, we continue to raise funds for Bartlett Regional Hospital’s needs that might otherwise go unfunded. Please consider making a year-end, tax-deductible gift to the Foundation.