Our History

In 2017 Ashland Community Hospital Foundation celebrated our 40th anniversary. With your support, we have received more than $10 million in charitable gifts since our founding. You, along with your neighbors and friends, have impacted every corner of the hospital and extended its reach into the Ashland and Talent communities. As part of our anniversary celebration, we collaborated with students at SOU to create a video that provides a glimpse into our first 40 years. Please enjoy our “walk down memory lane”.


The Distinguished Service Award wall is relocated to its new home at the foundation office

Thanks to a generous gift to ACHF from Bob Holbrook the cafeteria at Asante Ashland Community Hospital is transformed and renamed the Bob Holbrook Cafe’

William G. & Ruth T. Evans Nursing Scholarship awards record-setting scholarships of $169,683 for local nursing students

Board of directors embarks on comprehensive strategic plan to guide our work through 2024 as we reimagine our future as a community focused foundation


Foundation relocates office to 123 Clear Creek Drive, Suite 101 in Ashland, Oregon

An estate gift from Barb and Sid Field to ACHF supports the renovation of the conference room at Asante Ashland Community Hospital

Asante discontinues support for staffing and office space for ACH Foundation


ACHF secures grants to expand School Nurse Program of Asante Ashland Community Hospital to all K-12 Schools in Ashland, Talent, and Phoenix

Evans Endowed Nurse Scholarship Awards Record $108,069 to Nursing Students

Hosted an Innovation Symposium for community leaders, stakeholders and Asante employees


Creation of the Innovation Fund

Dedication of the Evans Family Comfort Room

Evans Endowed Nurse Scholarship Awards Record $105,000 to Nursing Students


Celebrating 30 years of Lights for Life

Evans Endowed Nurse Scholarship awards a record $100,000 in scholarships

Ashland Community Hospital Foundation celebrates 40th anniversary


In October, doors open to a long awaited Chapel funded by community contributions

Family Birth Center renovation is completed


The Evans Nurse Scholarship program expands to include the Licensed Practical Nursing program at Rogue Community College


Ashland Community Hospital merges with the Asante Health System. Ashland Community Hospital Foundation remains independent and donates real estate holdings to help finalize the merger

In January, Ruth Evans bequest in excess of $2.5 million to the Foundation


The first official Employee Campaign is held


Evans Nurse Scholarship becomes formally endowed


Janet Troy is hired as the Executive Director


In November, the final Gala is held celebrating the hospital’s 100 year anniversary

In April, Development Director Pat Flannery retires


Foundation acquires medical office space in Ashland and established 595 N. Main Street medical office building.


Cora Nixon Endowment is created to benefit Lights for Life


Ruth Evans donation to establish the William G. & Ruth T. Evans Nursing Scholarship


Foundation establishes medical office clinic in Talent, Oregon


First Hospital Gala is held and the first Distinguished Service Award is given to Beth Bornet at the event

Bill & Florence Schneider donate land for senior living facility, currently Maple Ridge Senior Living


Patrons Campaign begins


Lights for Life begins


In February, approved as a 501c3


In April, the Articles of Incorporation are signed