Mission of Washington Health System Foundation

The mission of Washington Health System Foundation is to generate present and future charitable resources to support Washington Health System in providing high quality health care services to the people it serves.

 

Our History

 

Established in 1993, Washington Health System Foundation helps financially support Washington Health System, a non-profit integrated healthcare system that depends on the community’s charitable giving to fulfill its mission to provide great patient care. 

 

The Foundation raises funds through:

  • Donations, grants, and sponsorships by individuals, organizations, and corporations. 
  • Yearly giving campaigns asking families, friends, and community members to support the health system.
  • Special capital campaigns to raise money for construction projects to better meet our community’s health needs.  

   
Washington Health System Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, and all contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible.

  • In fiscal year 2015, the Foundation had 3,319 donors and raised $2,604,859. The Foundation has raised $60,543,833 since its founding. The Foundation’s fundraising ratio of 23.91%, meaning it only cost about 24 cents to raise a dollar, is much lower than the national norm.
  • The Foundation’s planned giving program that has realized more than $2,100,000 over the past decade.  Since 1999, the grant writing program that has received over $16,910,000 from private and corporate foundations as well as state and federal government funding.
  • In 2015, Washington Health System launched two projects partially funded by charitable contributions:

    The Health System renovated the Inpatient Rehabilitation Services’ “Main Street” at Washington Hospital, an area that has a fully equipped apartment, car, putting green, and grocery area.  “Main Street” helps patients simulate every day activities during their hospital stay and prepare them for returning home.

    Washington Health System also began construction on the Rice Energy Family Simulation Center, slated to open in September 2015.  The Simulation Center will use new life-like wireless mannequins to teach Washington Health System School of Nursing students and Health System clinical staff critical skills without putting real patients in danger.