Our History

Ashland Community Hospital Foundation is celebrating our 40th anniversary this year and we invite you to celebrate with us. 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”.


In April, the Articles of Incorporation are signed


In February, approved as a 501c3


Lights for Life begins


Pat Flannery hired as development director

Patrons Campaign begins


Bill & Florence Schneider donate land for senior living facility, currently Brookdale

First Hospital Gala is held where the first Distinguished Service Award is given to Beth Bornet


Foundation establishes medical office clinic in Talent, Oregon


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


Cora Nixon Endowment is created and continues to support the hospital each year through Lights for Life


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


First Butterfly Tea is held in support of Hospice


In April, Development Director Pat Flannery retires

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


Janet Troy is hired as the new Executive Director


Evans Nurse Scholarship becomes formally endowed

In May, the last Butterfly Tea is held


The first official Employee Campaign is held


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

In August, Ashland Community Hospital merges with the Asante Health System, Ashland Community Hospital Foundation donates property to help finalize the merger


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


Family Birth Center renovation is completed

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


Ashland Community Hospital Foundation celebrates 40th anniversary

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

Celebrating 30 years of Lights for Life


Dedication of the Evans Family Comfort Room

Creation of the Innovation Fund

Creation of the Education & Professional Development Fund for Asante Ashland Employees

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