…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.
Above, Eric Moll, MGH&FC CEO, and MGHF officers (left to right) Adele DuPont, President; Kathy Howe, Vice President; and Joan Hayes, Secretary/Treasurer, are inside the MRI suite with the check illustrating the $332,853 that has been given to date toward the MRI.
Fantasy Forest November 19-22, 2014
As the chair of Fantasy Forest 2014, A Benefit for Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics, I am honored to invite you to join Mason General Hospital Foundation (MGHF) for a wonderful Christmas celebration on the gorgeous Hood Canal the week before Thanksgiving. This year’s events will be held at the elegant and world-renowned Alderbrook Resort & Spa, nestled among the spectacular snow covered Olympic Mountains, pristine evergreen trees and the glistening waters of picturesque Hood Canal in Union.
The Foundation’s annual Fantasy Forest fundraiser is our community’s signature event. The purpose of Fantasy Forest is to support our mission to enhance the quality of healthcare enjoyed by the residents of Mason County, by raising funds in support of our local hospital and family of clinics. Your involvement ensures that high quality healthcare remains right here, close to home, in our own community.
Remember, ticket sales begin on August 1, 2014! We are looking forward to celebrating Christmas on the Canal with you. More details will be shared with you in the October issue of SCOPE Magazine, so watch for it in the mail!
Event Chair, Fantasy Forest
2014 MGHF Board Member
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
- Cooking with Xinh
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:
- High Field Open MRI
- CT Scanner
- 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.
2014 Quality Care Open Golf Tournament
Save the Date - Friday, June 27, 2014. Tournament held at Lakeland Village Golf and Country Club. Click here to learn more about our tournament.
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