…MGH Foundation donated $151,800 of its proceeds to purchase new medical equipment and remodel the Physical Therapy Department at MGH. More than $40,400 of it was raised through the fund-an-item portion at the Fantasy Forest Gala and Auction to go toward the purchase of a new Skytron 3600 B UltraSlide surgical table. Also included was Treasures Thrift Store’s donation of $96,000 toward the purchase of the new Ultrasound Machine, and $15,400 came from the Foundation’s Endowment Fund. The Endowment contribution was used to pay for part of the remodel of the Physical Therapy Department at MGH, which will help to increase access for pediatric patients in our community.
Mason General Hospital (MGHF) completed its funding of the new Digital Mammography equipment by meeting a goal of $475,000 in 2010. Pictured receiving the "mock check" (left to right) are Janis Byrd, MGHF president; Terry Megiveron, chief of provider services; Bob Appel, MGH&FC CEO, and Eric Moll, MGH&FC CAO. The goal was reached due to the generosity of Treasures Thrift Store, community members, event steering committees, volunteers, and the MGH Foundation affiliate organizations - Sherwood Hospital Guild, Centennial Hospital Guild, and the Karen Hilburn Breast and Cervical Cancer Fund.
Mason General Hospital Foundation generates support for Public Hospital District No.1 through:
- Annual Campaigns - Make an online gift through Paypal by clicking the above Donate button.
- Planned Estate Gifts
- Fantasy Forest
- MGHF Auxiliary
- American Business Women Awards
- Special Campaigns
- Treasures Thrift Store
- Quality Care Open Golf Tournament
- Karen Hilburn Breast and Cervical Cancer Fund
- Goldsborough Creek Run/Walk/Jog
- High Field Open MRI
Why is Your Support Needed?
Special events such as the annual Golf Tournament and Fantasy Forest not only raise funds for MGHF, but build community support for Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics through their participants and volunteers. Funds have been raised by Mason General Hospital Foundation to go toward the purchase of medical equipment. With these funds the Foundation has purchased items such as:
- CMAX Surgical Table
- EKG Machine
- Digital Mammography Equipment
- Patient Monitor Machine
- Total Care Patient Beds
As technology in healthcare improves and the population ages, the public places greater demands on hospitals. At the same time, insurance providers, including Medicare and Medicaid, are paying less to hospitals, making the need for support from organizations like the MGH Foundation more and more important.
Planned Estate Giving
Every year Mason General Hospital Foundation receives gifts designated by the members of our community through their wills. Some of these donations the Foundation is aware of, while others come as a surprise. Either way, all gifts are appreciated and used to help enhance local healthcare. To these people we say, thank you!
Throughout the year, the Foundation welcomes the opportunity to recognize and thank Foundation donors - whether privately or through membership in the Enduring Flame Society. If you have designated a gift to MGH Foundation and you would like us to be aware of it, or if you are interested in learning more about how you can make an estate gift to the Foundation, please contact Jennifer Capps, chief development officer at (360) 427-3622.
MGH Foundation thanks all of the members of our community who choose to contribute to the Foundation throughout the year.
For more information visit our Planned Estate page.
Save the Date – Friday, June 28, 2013. Tournament held at Salish Cliffs Golf Course
MGHF Honors Local Business Women
Mason General Hospital Foundation (MGHF) recently announced its selection of three outstanding, local business women to receive the Foundation’s 2013 American Business Women’s Award. Every year, MGHF selects three business women from a pool of nominees who are or were successful in their occupations, work or have worked in Mason County, and are active as volunteers in the community.
Holly Cahoon, 2nd Street Design Studio in Shelton; Kerry Myers, Robin Hood Restaurant and Pub in Union; and Terri Roberts, Simpson Lumber Company, will be honored at the 16th annual American Business Women’s Award Luncheon on Friday, September 20, 2013, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year’s luncheon takes place at Mason County PUD #3 (new location) on 2621 E John’s Prairie Road, Shelton. Tickets for the luncheon are $25 per person, and are available at the MGH&FC Development Office at Gateway Center, 2505 Olympic Highway North, Suite 460, Shelton. To purchase tickets, or for more information call (360) 427-3623 (from Allyn (360) 275-8614).
To nominate someone for the Annual American Business Women's Award, please click here for the application.
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