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!
Lesha has worked as a Registered Nurse for the past 22 years - currently as an RN for Skagit Regional Health. She and her husband, Thomas, reside in Mount Vernon where they also volunteer for many community events. The Bouchers have two grown daughters.
Mike is a Detective Sergeant with the Washington State Patrol. He and his wife, Paige, reside in Mount Vernon where they raised their two daughters. Mike also volunteers for the Mount Vernon Public Schools Foundation.
Bobbi resides in Burlington where she also works as a Structural Engineer for Coffman Engineers. In her off time, she volunteers for many community events and currently serves as the President of the Washington State University Alumni Association of Skagit Valley.
Evelyn has spent her career in school administration - most recently as the Assistant Principal of Mount Vernon High School. She and her husband, Jim, live in Mount Vernon where they raised their two children.
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.
Mount Vernon Volleyball "Digs Pink" for Cancer Care Center
Mount Vernon High School Volleyball teammates and head coach presented a check for $221 to the Foundation’s Cancer Care Patient Assistance Fund. The funds were raised through a raffle and donations at the team’s “Dig Pink” game in October 2019. Pictured left to right: Zach Barborinas, Foundation Trustee, Mishel Keltner, Head Coach, Lily Zavala, MVHS Senior, Peter Wold, Cancer Care Center Social Worker and Aaliyah Angulo, MVHS Senior. The Foundation is grateful to this MVHS Bulldog team!
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.
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.
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!”