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Phillips Eye Institute Foundation



Organizational Description:

The Phillips Eye Institute (part of Allina Health) is a premier specialty hospital dedicated exclusively to preserving, protecting and restoring vision. Established atMount SinaiHospital(Minneapolis,MN) in 1987, Phillips Eye Institute integrates the latest diagnostic, treatment and surgical technologies with a staff dedicated solely to eye care. Coupled with the expertise of affiliated ophthalmologists, referring physicians and other eye care professionals, this unique collaboration ensures that patients receive the latest in advanced eye care - all within a single hospital.

Through the Phillips Eye Institute Foundation, the Phillips Eye Institute extends its mission beyond its hospital walls. The Foundation develops and funds programs to improve the eye health of the larger community.

Early Youth Eyecare Community Initiative Program Overview

The Phillips Eye Institutes Early Youth Eyecare (E.Y.E.) Community Initiative strives to remove vision problems as a major roadblock to learning by providing regular vision screenings and subsequent treatment services to Minneapolis school children in Kindergarten, 1 st, 3 rd, 5 th, and 6 th grades. In addition to free screening services, EYE conducts comprehensive follow-up by working with families to identify and remove barriers to receiving treatment: offering interpreter services, free transportation, and pays for vision care for uninsured or underinsured children. E.Y.E. serves over 14,500 students annually, and engages a workforce of 200 trained volunteers to deliver the service each school year.

The success of the E.Y.E. Program has been widely recognized - having received the Minnesota Hospital Association Community Benefit Award for Small Hospitals and the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce Quality of Life Award.

Mission: Mission: The Phillips Eye Institute Foundation's mission is to further Phillips Eye Institute's commitment to eye care excellence, education, research and community involvement while honoring the legacy of Mount Sinai Hospital.
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