Welcome to the Wallowa Valley Health Care Foundation Website…Where your donations make the difference!
At this site, learn about the amazing work of the Foundation, and how you can contribute. The Foundation helps improve and expand health care services in Wallowa County, Oregon, by raising money to support Wallowa Memorial Hospital and Wallowa Valley Care Center through charitable donations and annual fundraising events.
Since its founding in 1991, the citizens of Wallowa County have contributed over $2,500,000 to the Foundation. Improvements have included a new, 4 WD ambulance to reach the rugged terrain that our hunters, hikers, and skiers enjoy; new balance and gait equipment for our Physical Therapy department to enhance the recovery of knee injuries, stroke victims, and anyone with balance issues; top-of-the-line digital mammography, allowing for the earliest detection, and therefore the best outcomes, of breast cancer.
In addition, through wide community support, the Foundation contributed $253,083 towards the building of the new hospital. Completed in 2007, the new hospital is a model of what rural health care can be when a community rallies together.
To contribute to the Foundation, you can:
Make a monetary donation
Donate an item to be auctioned at our Annual Healthy Futures Dinner Auction
Attend the annual Healthy Futures Dinner Auction in September
Run or walk in the Amy Hafer Race for Awareness event
Volunteer your time and/or expertise for an event
Serve on the Board of Directors
Your tax deductible donation makes the difference between adequate health care and state of the art health care. For more information about how you can contribute, contact Foundation Director Stacy Green, at 541.426.1913, or one of our Board Members.
Thank You Circle 100 Club! You helped us raise over $10,000 so far!
Club voted to provide stress echocardiograms here at WMH to help better diagnose our community members with heart disease
The Circle 100 Club, now in its third year, had its One & Only Annual Meeting March 21. Over 60 women attended or sent in checks, and more checks are coming as women join the Club. We want to remind you that Circle 100 is open to ALL women, and you did not have to receive an invitation to join. If you would like to join, just call the Foundation at 541.426.1913.
By investing in the technology to provide stress echocardiograms, we are providing our physician’s the ability to see the heart muscle through an ultrasound, giving a much clearer picture of how the heart if functioning than the standard EKG.
Last year, our physicians ordered 59 stress EKG’s, and sent out over 120 patients to receive a stress echocardiogram test in Walla Walla, La Grande or Spokane. Our physicians estimate there is a need for about 200 stress echocardiogram tests here in Wallowa County, so this allows us to potentially save 200 community members from the cost, inconvenience and time of traveling far away to receive this important test.