Through gifts to the Augusta Health Foundation, donors make a difference in the lives of patients every day. Every dollar directly supports patient programs and services. Thanks to Augusta Health's commitment to provide for the operating expenses of the Foundation 100% of every gift benefits the care area the donor intends! Below are a few of the most popular care areas donors choose to support:
Augusta Health Patient Care Fund
This unrestricted fund provides annual support for new and expanded patient services. Through an internal grants process, the Augusta Health Foundation Board of Directors seeks projects from clinical leadership that have a positive impact on the quality of care and the patient experience, or reduces the cost of care to our patients. Each year more than $50,000 from the Patient Care Fund is used to support innovative programs, state-of-the-art equipment and technology, and advanced training for caregivers and staff.
Each year, nearly 1,000 members of our community receive treatment at Augusta Health Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders, a Duke Health affiliate. Gifts to support the Cancer Program provide ongoing support for patient education materials, cutting-edge technology and equipment, and wigs and turbans for patients. In addition, the Cancer Services Bridge Fund provides transportation and medication-assistance to patients who are in need.
Hospice of the Shenandoah
For decades, residents of Staunton, Augusta County, Waynesboro and the surrounding area has turned to Augusta Health Hospice of the Shenandoah for end-of-life care. Grateful family members, individuals, local businesses and organizations have generously provided ongoing philanthropic support for critical programs that directly benefit hospice patients and their families. These funds provide care to veterans through the Hospice Veterans Fund, enhancements to the Shenandoah House, Augusta Health's Hospice House, and for the daily needs of hospice patients through the Hospice Fund.
Nursing excellence is paramount to an excellent patient and visitor experience at Augusta Health. Nurses enhance their skills, learn a new procedure or process, and expand their professional development through gifts to support the W.C. Smith Fund for Nursing Professional Development or the Nursing Excellence Fund.