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”.

2019

Asante Ashland Gift Shop Gives Back

The Asante Ashland Volunteer Program recently awarded the Ashland Community Hospital Foundation with a donation of $9,650. The gift represents profits from the Asante Ashland Gift Shop from the 2019 fiscal year, which ended in September. Gift Shop volunteers include Kathy Fraser, Joan Hedges, Susan Rosenlund, and Lyn Ruiz. After careful consideration they chose to […]

Ashland Grizzlies Raise Money for Breast Cancer Awareness

During the October 16th Pink Out, the Ashland High School Volleyball Team presented a check to the Ashland Community Hospital Foundation for $650.00 to support mammograms. The gift represented donations collected during Dig Pink Night, their annual Breast Cancer Awareness game, which was held on October 10th against Willamette High School. Following the check presentation, the team […]

Announcing the William G. and Ruth T. Evans Scholarship Recipients

$108,069 Awarded for the 2019-2020 Academic Year On Friday, September 20, 2019 the Ashland Community Hospital Foundation hosted the annual award luncheon at Asante Ashland for recipients of The William G. and Ruth T. Evans Endowed Nursing Scholarship. At the celebration recipients are recognized for their significant achievement and have the opportunity to meet members of […]

Turning Taxable Income into a Tax-Free Donation

Perhaps you’ve heard from a friend or relation who made a gift to a 501c3 nonprofit organization from their IRA Retirement Account. Perhaps you’ve heard whispers of ways to avoid stock market ups and downs by donating money to your favorite charity tax free during your lifetime! Perhaps you’ve stayed awake at night wondering how […]

School Kids Get a Boost

Grant Supports the School Nurse Program The School Nurse program of Asante Ashland was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from The Sharkey Foundation. It is the fourth consecutive year the foundation has lent its support to the program.  Since 1997 the Asante Ashland has been providing school nurses in K-8 schools in the Ashland and […]

True or False

Trivia Night at Louie’s Restaurant a Success? True! On Wednesday, June 26th Louie’s hosted a sold-out evening for Not Your Grey’s Anatomy Trivia Night. The restaurant was bursting at the seams, and at their 70 person capacity. Asante Ashland employees, volunteers, friends and family did not disappoint, and were well represented with a number of teams. There were also team […]

Seeing is Believing

Lab Receives Staff Break Room Many thought the day would never come, but on June 24 the “ribbon” was cut and members of the Ashland Community Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, Asante Ashland Leadership, Adroit Construction, Foundation and Lab staff celebrated the completion of the new Lab staff break room. Thanks to the generosity of […]

Ashland Duffers Fore Health

On June 1st the Second Annual Ashland Duffers Golf Tournament was held at the Oak Knoll Golf Course. The tournament kicked off with a 9 hole 4-person scramble, and ended with a bar-b-que. The fun filled afternoon included prizes, raffles, and an awards party. The tournament raised $3,410 to support Ashland Community Hospital Foundation. The Duffers chose to split […]

Grants Help Care for School Kids

School Nurse Program Receives $31,100  In May, three different organizations stepped forward with grants to support school children in our community. The first is a $30,000 grant from the Reed and Carolee Walker Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation. The Asante Ashland Community Hospital School Nurse Program wouldn’t be where it is today without the generosity […]

Louie’s Big Give to benefit Asante Ashland Community Hospital

For every $20.00 gift card purchased through June 30th from the Ashland Community Hospital Foundation, Louie’s Restaurant will donate $10 to support Asante Ashland Community Hospital. Purchase yours online or by calling (541) 201-4019. There is no limit to the number of cards you can purchase. Gift cards are valid for the full value and […]

Robby & Danette Harfst, Supporters Since 2003

Ashland is a remarkable place to live. The small-town feel, warm sense of community, cultural opportunities, and outdoor recreation make it a true gem in the Pacific Northwest. The Ashland Community Hospital Foundation ensures that world-class health care, a surprising achievement for a town of our size, is available when we need it. The Lights […]

Innovation Symposium

Asante Ashland Community Hospital and Ashland Community Hospital Foundation hosted the 2019 Healthcare Innovation Symposium for healthcare, business, and civic leaders at the Ashland Hills Hotel and Suites on April 25th. More than 70 Asante leaders, physicians, and community members attended the symposium. The goal was to share knowledge about the future of healthcare and […]

The OCF Reed and Carolee Walker Fund

An Extraordinary Legacy for Children in Our Community When Reed and Carolee Walker moved to Ashland from Idaho in 1988, they brought a passion for growing roses and a dedication to helping those in need. To friends and neighbors, they were known for a quiet sense of philanthropy, helping those that needed a lift. Reed’s […]

2nd Annual Ashland Duffers Golf Tournament

June 1, 2019 Oak Knoll Golf Course3070 OR-66, Ashland, OR 97520Sign In 9:30 amShot Gun Start 10 am! Format: 9-hole, four-person scramble team tournament, special prizes including team lowest score, men and women closest to the pin, etc… Entry Fee: $60 per person, $30 for juniors/ anonymous donor $30 match. Includes 9 holes of golf, […]

Employee Donations Support Patient Safety

Caregiver Fund Awards Last week the Patient Experience & Employee Engagement Committee (PEEEC) awarded $11,945 from the Caregiver Fund to support projects to enhance patient experience and safety. Our Outpatient Lab, which sees an average of 100 patients each day, will soon have a new bariatric phlebotomy chair, as well as a reclining chair. Both […]

A Great Experience Inspires Family to Give Back

Fundraiser for the Family Birth Center Inder Kaur and her husband Parvinder Singh, owners of Aqua Restaurant & Bar and Taj Indian Cuisine had a wonderful patient experience and have decided to do something to give back. A couple of years ago they had a baby in the Asante Ashland Family Birth Center, and Inder […]

Healthy Foods–an Alternative to Medication Program

Thanks once again to Eric Chaddock, Manager of  Shop ‘n Kart for continuing to support the Healthy Foods-an Alternative to Medication Program.  This program was implemented in 2014 by Belinda Brown, RN as part of the Asante Ashland Community Hospital School Nurse Program when Belinda realized children were seeking medication to relieve symptoms of hunger. […]

Grant from Rogue Credit Union & Butler Automotive

In December, Rogue Credit Union and Butler Automotive Group presented the Ashland Community Hospital Foundation with a donation of $2,500 to support the Innovation Fund, our primary fundraising initiative in 2018. The donation was made at the direction of Chuck and Linda Butler of Butler Automotive Group who have an established partnership with the credit […]

2018

AHS Volleyball Team Dig Pink

Earlier this week, Radiology Technicians Tina Sullivan and Tessa Damon met with the Ashland High School Grizzly Volleyball team who presented a check for $469.26 to Women’s Imaging. The gift represented donations collected at DIG PINK NIGHT, their Breast Cancer Awareness game held on October 15th against South Medford High School. Following the presentation the […]

Volunteer Program Supports Innovation and Staff Education

The Asante Ashland Volunteer Program recently presented a $16,000 donation to the Ashland Community Hospital Foundation. The gift represents profits from the Asante Ashland Gift Shop from the 2018 fiscal year, which ended in September. Gift Shop volunteers led by Volunteer Specialist Valerie Chamberlain, include Kathy Fraser, Joan Hedges, Susan Rosenlund, and Lyn Ruiz. After […]