Your Donations at Work
Donations to the Foundation are used to support and enhance patient care and to provide needed services to the community. To keep pace with advancing technologies and provide patients with the best diagnostic treatment services, Asante Ashland Community Hospital must continue to replace equipment, train staff and develop programs.
Projects with Long-Term Community Benefit
Contributions to our Patrons Campaign and Lights for Life helped purchased telehealth technology for our Intensive Care Unit. Telehealth enables our hospitalists to consult with specialists at Rogue Regional Medical Center regarding our most critically ill patients, which will enables those patients to remain at Asante Ashland and avoid being transferred.
Family Birth Center: $83,288
The long-awaited refresh of our Family Birth Center was completed thanks to a grant from the Gwladys and John Zurlo Charitable Foundation and individual contributions. The space was renovated to include a second water birth tub, shower, updated furnishings, paint, and flooring.
Thanks to a generous bequest from the estate of Geraldine Oeser, seed money from the Auxiliary, and contributions from individuals and the faith community we completed a long-awaited Chapel. The Chapel is a non-denominational space within the hospital where people of all faith traditions can use for sanctuary and reflection.
Women’s Health Initiative: $91,559
Contributions to our Patrons Campaign and Lights for Life supported our Women’s Health Initiative to help purchase new equipment for breast reconstruction and gynecological surgeries, and Breast Tomography equipment for Women’s Imaging in 2015. In addition, thanks to donor designated gifts and a grant from Soroptimist International of Ashland the Women’s Care Fund was established to provide healthcare services for underinsured women.
Equipment for Family Birth Center: $152,646
Contributions from our Patrons Campaign, Lights for Life and earnings from donor designated estate gifts helped purchase new equipment for our Family Birth Center. New equipment includes a neonatal monitor, fetal monitor, Bili Blanket, minor procedure light, updated medical air delivery system and newborn bassinets in 2014.
Center for Family Medicine: $100,000
Funded the renovation of the new Center for Family Medicine offices in Ashland and Talent.
School Nurse Program: $415,000
Since 2005 have funded programs at Ashland and Phoenix-Talent elementary and middle schools through a grant from the Reed and Carolee Walker Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation.
Nursing Scholarships: $451,573
Since 2002 have provided 209 scholarships to 161 nursing students enrolled at Rogue Community College and Oregon Health Science University (Ashland Campus) with financial support through the William G. and Ruth T. Evans Endowed Nursing Scholarship Fund.