Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation
Established in 1988, the Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation is a private, non-profit corporation that acts as the official gift-receiving agency for Skagit Regional Health. The sole mission of the Foundation and its 25-member board of directors is to raise, manage and distribute funds to assure the continued availability of quality healthcare services and programs. While the name is specific to Skagit Valley Hospital, reflecting it's roots as a hospital foundation, the Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation has funds that support programs and healthcare services across the Skagit Regional Health system.
The Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation is celebrating 31 years of partnerships, generosity and gratitude. The Foundation works with Skagit Regional Health to improve upon the service, quality and efficiency provided in the many healthcare facilities across Skagit, Island and north Snohomish counties. The Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation has supported a wide variety of programs and capital projects since it's inception in 1988 and has exciting plans to continue raising the bar for state-of-the-art healthcare in our communities.
The Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation is fund-raising to bring the latest in life saving breast cancer detection technology to Skagit County and the neighboring communities. The Foundation has committed to raise $2 million in a Capital Campaign to help build and equip a new Women’s Imaging Center adjacent to Skagit Valley Hospital. Dedicated to breast imaging, the Women’s Imaging Center will feature state-of-the-art equipment to include 3D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis mammography, ultrasound, CT, MRI and Stereotactic Breast Biopsy.
Gifts to the Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation stay in your community, whether you live in Skagit, Island or north Snohomish county. In 2018, the Foundation provided $327,629 in support services at Skagit Regional Health. This included more than $27,000 in patient assistance was allocated to Cancer Care patients, providing financial assistance for medications, treatment transportation and help with medical expenses. Nearly $10,000 purchased supplies for the Children's Therapy Program, $204,414 to provide advanced equipment for Surgical Services and much more. Why wait? Support the Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation today!
Jill Christensen, Bettering Our Community
Serving on the Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation Board for nine years gave me an opportunity to help grow the quality services offered at the hospital, but it also helped me grow as a person. I made many lifelong friendships, all while helping to better our community.”
With Gratitude, Debbie Hendricks
My six years on the Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation Board was such a rewarding experience! We worked together as a team to make life better for others in need, and along the way made amazing, life-long friendships. I will continue to volunteer and help this great foundation!”
Thank you, Jama Hiltz
My service on the board was very rewarding. It was a pleasure to work with such dedicated volunteers and leaders who value our health community and valley!”
Rewarding Experience, Brett Simbe
Having the honor of serving on the Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation was one of the most rewarding experiences. If I can recommend something to any current board members it would be to deliver Christmas trees after the auction. Lots of fun to see the faces of the little ones light up!”
Join us at any of our events to support quality healthcare services and programs at Skagit Regional Health.
The Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation hosts several major fundraising events during the year.
Strengthening healthcare services in your community.
The Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation works collaboratively with Skagit Regional Health to transform our healthcare system by improving upon service, quality and efficiency in support of a healthier community.
La Conner High School Volleyball Supports Women's Imaging Center
The La Conner High School Women's Volleyball team presented a check in the amount of $700, raised through their "Dig Pink" fundraiser this fall, to benefit the Women's Imaging Center Capital Campaign. Photo from left to right: Suzanne Marble, LCHS Head Volleyball Coach, Mike Marken, SVHF Trustee, 2019 LCHS Volleyball Team, Pamela Keller, LCHS Assistant Volleyball Coach and Evelyn Morse, SVHF Trustee.
Skagit Woodstock Raises $19,000
Skagit Woodstock, in their 10th year this past August, presented a check in the amount of $19,000 to benefit the Cancer Care Patient Assistance Fund. Event organizers Reed Harlow, David Clark and Brad Pritchard announced the gift. Photo from left to right: Brian Ivie, President and CEO of Skagit Regional Health, Reed Harlow, Coordinator Skagit Woodstock, Mary June Curtis, SVHF Board President, David Clark and Brad Pritchard, Skagit Woodstock.
A&L's Snack Shack supports the Children's Therapy Fund
Seven-year-old Ashlynn Barborinas and her four-year-old brother Lucas are the two smiling faces behind “A & L’s Snack Shack", a snack stop along the busy roads of west Mount Vernon during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. The two children happily presented a portion of their earnings to the Foundation for use in the Children’s Therapy Fund. “We want to help other children,” said Ashlynn, “and this is a fun way to do it!”
Blanketed with love!
Making a difference for our patients. Dwayne Lane’s Auto Family and the “Subaru Loves to Care” program in partnership with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society presented beautiful blankets and kids’ activity boxes to the Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation. These gifts will be presented by Skagit Valley Hospital Auxiliary members to patients receiving treatment at Skagit Regional Health Cancer Care Center.