Wish List St. Elizabeth Healthcare is grateful for the generosity of our community in their gifts of time, talent and funds. Are you interested in another means to assist our patients? Donation of items such as clothing, books, DVDs, blankets, towels, board games and diapers can make a big difference to patients and their families spending time in the hospital. Click the department link below to find specific items needed for patients and their families during (and after) their hospital stay. If you wish to donate, please bring any items to the Main Entrance Information Desk at St. Elizabeth Edgewood, Florence or Ft. Thomas hospitals, along with the Donated Item(s) Form here. Behavioral Health Our patients receiving care in the Behavioral Health unit are sometimes less fortunate and in need of clothing. Patients and their families enjoy books and magazines that help pass the time. Adult Clothing of all sorts and sizes (no hoodies or hooded items) Books - (non-violent books of any sort, fiction, non-fiction, educational, etc.; books about mental health would be great, if possible) Magazines (no staples in the binding, non-violent content) Cancer Care Our patients in Cancer Care sit for long periods of time receiving their treatment, and need items such as DVDs to help provide a distraction through entertainment to make them more comfortable. St. Elizabeth associates like to stay in touch with patients and family by sending cards on special occasions. Portable DVD player DVD movies Birthday cards Thinking of You cards General Patient and Family Needs Our patients sometimes need help with medical supplies, groceries and gas. Kroger gift cards Other gift cards Hospice Our Hospice patients and families are often in need of items that can help them pass the time and assist in making them more comfortable. They also need home care supplies and help with transportation costs. Lap blankets (30” x 30”, made from new material) Yarn for blankets Subscriptions to newspapers or magazines Books, books on tape Wii and Playstation games Video and audio recording devices iPads Crafting/Art supplies, books, chess or checker boards, crosswords, board games, puzzles, etc. DVDs for inpatient rooms Crayons, coloring books Journals and diaries Photo albums Gas cards/gift cards for patient families who travel long distances to visit Hospice patients Flag pole Tree donations Birdseed for bird feeders Family kitchen items, including Keurig, coffee cups, plates and cutlery Home Care patients Wash clothes/towels Fitted sheets (hospital bed) Disposable wipes and gloves Paper towels Shower chair Pull up adult diapers Indigent Patients St. Elizabeth Healthcare has “closets” at each of our facilities to help clothe the less fortunate who visit us for care. Clothing (all sizes, must be new) Sweat shirts Sweat pants T-Shirts Shorts Underwear Socks Shoes (all sizes) Inpatient Unit Activity Boxes Our patients and their families appreciate the opportunity to make their visit at St. Elizabeth a little more comfortable with items that help pass the time. Adults Playing cards Crossword puzzles Sudoku Puzzles Journals/diaries Books Nail polish Manicure sets Children Soft toys Coloring books and crayons Activity books Reading books Maternal Child Our moms sometimes do not have all the supplies to care for their new baby. Many types of baby care items can help. Diapers Baby wipes Baby clothes Car seat Pack N Play Children’s books Neonatal Intensive Care/Family Birth Place Our babies and their families appreciate items to help with soothing and comfort needs, or special items to celebrate the arrival of a new family member. Our babies also like colorful items to make them feel like they are at home. Holiday themed knitted or crocheted hats Some examples: red, white & blue for Memorial Day, Fourth of July or Labor Day Due to a choking hazard, hats cannot have buttons or embellishments sewn on them Quilts for use in the unit or to be given out at discharge as a keepsake for the family IMPORTANT – no batting can be used in the quilts to be used in the unit All quilts with batting are given out at discharge as a keepsake for the family Quilt sizes for the unit: 30” x 30”, 36” x 36”, 42” x 36” (may be longer) Quilts sizes for discharge: 36” x 36” or larger 100% cotton muslin swaddling blankets or other blankets Newborn socks or mittens Newborn or preemie-size sleepers with buttons, NOT zippers Items for care sacks for the parents of babies in the NICU (some of the babies are in the NICU for 2-3 months and parents stay/visit often) Small notebooks/pens to journal Small packs of tissues Small bottles of hand lotion Chapstick Gum/mints Small white canvases (4” x 4“, 4” x 6”, 5” x 7”), white cardstock and Crayola washable kids paint to use for footprint/handprint art made for the families around the holidays Pastoral Care Our patients’ spiritual needs are sometimes as important as their healthcare needs. Prayer shawls (new material only) CDs with soothing music Games, cards, crayons and coloring books for kids Coloring books for adults Volunteer Services Primewise members and our other patients need reading glasses (men's and women's) and universal chargers during their time being cared for at St. Elizabeth. PrimeWise helps facilitate these requests at Edgewood, Florence and Ft. Thomas.