…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
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.
2013 Quality Care Open Golf Tournament
Save the Date – Friday, June 28, 2013. Tournament held at Salish Cliffs Golf Course
MGHF Honors Local Business Women
Every year, MGH Foundation honors outstanding business women in our community who are or were successful in their occupations, work or have worked in Mason County, and are active and volunteer in the community.
Mason General Hospital Foundation is seeking nominations for its 16th Annual American Business Women’s Award. Those selected will be presented with the award at a luncheon held in their honor on Friday, September 20th, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a location to be announced. Tickets for the event are $25 per person.
To nominate a business woman who qualifies for this year’s award, an entry form can be obtained online or at the MGH&FC Development Office at Gateway Center, 2505 Olympic Highway North, Suite 460, Shelton, 98584. All nomination forms must be received by the Development Office postmarked by Friday, May 31. For more information, visit the MGH Foundation web page or 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.
Stephanie L Fyfe
Patty J. Ayala Ross
CFC Member #27211