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Your Generosity Warms Our Hearts

Supporting innovative care, scholarships for nursing students, & more

Through the generosity of our community over $1.1 million in charitable support and endowment earnings was received to benefit the work of Asante Ashland Community Hospital. The highlights include:

  • Over $568,000 was raised to support the new Innovation Fund, which will allow Asante Ashland to adapt to changes in healthcare by adopting new technologies and approaches to care.

  • The William G. and Ruth T. Evans Endowed Nursing Scholarship awarded a record $105,000 to 33 local nursing students at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and Rogue Community College (RCC).

  • Cardiac Care services were enhanced with the addition of new equipment, and the creation of a dedicated EKG Room in the Emergency Department that will serve over 600 patients each year in need of this critical test.

  • The Evans Family Comfort Room was created to enhance care for patients who are near the end of life and not able to leave the hospital. The soothing and comfortable environment for loved ones gathering to say good-bye make this room very special.

  • Over 1,700 elementary and middle school children in Ashland and Talent received care through the School Nurse Program.

Philanthropic support from our family of donors also raised funds for a varie of hospital programs and services including education, equipment and department support, patient care initiatives and more.