John and Diane (Williams) Engelhardt

For close to four decades, retired pediatrician, Diane Williams and her husband John Engelhardt, a retired math professor from Southern Oregon University, have been supporting the Ashland Community Hospital Foundation. According to Diane, as a physician whose practice was across the street from Ashland Community Hospital, she remains indebted to the staff and facilities the hospital provided her patients.

One way John and Diane have chosen to ensure Asante Ashland Community Hospital will continue to be here for the community is by in including the hospital in their estate plans. John shared “over the years, Diane and I have tried to be thoughtful in allocating our gifting, spreading it across many educational, environmental, spiritual, and social service entities. But as a final parting gift, we narrowed things down to just a few that well represent what we believe in and hold dear. Our local hospital has been a very viable presence in the community and we hope our contribution from the estate will help continue the good work and mission of the hospital.”

If you and your family are like John and Diane and would like to know more about including the hospital in your will or other estate plans, please contact Janet Troy at (541) 201-4014. Leaving a bequest to Ashland Community Hospital Foundation can have a lasting impact on the care and services we offer to this community.