Funding Priorities

Our donors – thousands of individuals, community organizations, corporations and foundations – make a great difference by supporting leading-edge research and technology and also helping us serve patients in financial need.

Your gifts contribute to Providence Medford Medical Center’s excellence. Every dollar donated is important! All donations, large and small, are valued and appreciated. We need and welcome gifts in support of the following priorities.

Area of Greatest Need

Mother Gamelin Fund

This fund was established to support the Providence Mission of serving the poor and vulnerable. It provides a wide variety of basic needs for indigent patients and their families, such as food, clothing, transportation, shelter and prescription medications.
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Unrestricted Fund - Hospital's Area of Greatest Need

Throughout the year the hospital has a variety of capital, technology and charitable needs that are not included in the annual budget. Under the guidance of the Providence Community Health Foundation Board of Trustees, over the years unrestricted gifts have been allocated to help fund special capital projects such as the Simulation Lab and equipment, telemetry monitors and ENT surgical equipment, and to renovate family waiting areas and remodel the main lobby of the medical center. (Area of Greatest Need)
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Brain

Carl Brophy Stroke Program

In addition to community education and outreach activities, funds are used to support physician and nursing education, and the establishment of the regions first and only telestroke program in southern Oregon.
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Spine Program Fund

The Spine Program at Providence Medford Medical Center unites a group of physicians, nurses, physical therapists and pain specialists to provide complete care for people suffering from back and neck disorders. The program provides a free evaluation to determine the patient's needs, and referral to physical therapy, pain management, or surgery if necessary. Donations to the fund are used for education programs to enhance the skills of nurses dedicated to caring for spine patients.
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Building & Equipment

Surgical Services

Providence Surgical Services consists of eight operating rooms with state-of-the-art equipment, including image-guided technology. Recent fundraising efforts helped to purchase the daVinci Surgical System, the first robotic surgery technology in our region. Gifts to surgical services will continue to be used to purchase the latest in surgical technology for Providence Medford Medical Center. (Surgical Services Fund)
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Cancer

Cancer Center Fund

Providence Cancer Center combines the most advanced technology and skilled physicians with the support of a full-service medical center. The outpatient clinic includes radiation therapists, registered dietitians, case managers, spiritual care chaplains, library and education center. Foundation funds are used to pay for staff training and education, and to purchase the latest technologies available for cancer patients.
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Cancer Center Medication Assistance Fund

This fund provides financial assistance for qualified patients who need medications that treat symptoms related to chemotherapy and radiation therapies.
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Leila J. Eisenstein Breast Center Fund

The Leila J. Eisenstein Breast Center provides comprehensive services including mammography, ultrasound, stereotactic biopsy and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. The center has state-of-the-art technology including digital imaging and computer-aided detection.
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Sister Therese Kohles Charitable Mammography Fund

This fund provides mammograms, radiology readings and follow-up ultrasounds for patients who qualify for financial assistance. Annually, this fund helps more than 60 women in need. (Sr. Kohles Mammography Fund)
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Education

Richard and Rita Coughlin Nursing Education Fund

Through a generous community donor who experienced our care, this fund was established to provide financial support for Providence Medford Medical Center nurses pursuing continuing education opportunities, specifically in the area of credentialing. (Coughlin Nursing Education Fund)
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Heart

Heart and Vascular Fund

Providence Heart and Vascular Program provides care for patients with heart and vascular problems. Diagnostic procedures such as echocardiography, cardiac and peripheral vascular angiography, vascular ultrasound, and nuclear medicine studies are performed, as well as interventional procedures for patients with peripheral vascular disease. Funds donated to this program are used to pay for staff training and education, and to purchase technology such as Cardiac PACS.
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Hospice

Hospice/Home Care Fund

Providence Hospice is a compassionate care program for families and patients facing terminal or life-threatening illness, with a focus on comfort and quality of life. Home Health provides skilled in-home services to patients of all ages as a transition following hospitalization and as a cost-effective alternative to inpatient care. Gifts received for this fund go directly to support the general needs of the Hospice and Home Health Department.
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Rehabilitation

Rehabilitative Services Fund

Providence Regional Rehabilitation Center provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services. Recent fundraising efforts helped to bring telestroke medicine to our region.  Gifts to the Rehabilitation Center support education and technology.
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Spiritual Care Fund

Spiritual Care

To support the Spiritual Care department at Providence Medford Medical Center. Gifts are used to fund updates to the chapel, Providence Mission activities, and ongoing training and education of the spiritual care staff.
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Women and Children

BirthPlace Fund

Providence BirthPlace offers personal, family-centered maternity care in a serene setting supported by the best technology. This fund provides support for baby safety features, educational materials and ongoing assistance for patients during and after delivery.
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