My message to you is about gratitude. On behalf of the patients, families and community members who have received support from the Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Foundation I thank each and every organization, business and individual who has donated time, money or goods to fund that support.
It’s been said that gratitude can change your life. I am truly grateful for the opportunity of serving on the Foundation board of directors and volunteering in the Foundation office over the last 12 years. It has given me a better perspective on what we can do to help others and how much we accomplish when we work together.
I’m happy to tell you that our support of the Gorge area is stronger than ever. In the face of ongoing healthcare changes, the PHRMH Foundation is embracing the transformation of the ways we provide assistance to those in need. Many of our efforts are directed outward with programs in the community like the dental vouchers we provide for kids, the community kitchen we helped restore and the Hispanic outreach promoters we deploy. We believe that new initiatives like supporting a workforce of community health workers such as the promoters may be the most valuable investment in improving the health of rural populations.
In the coming years, you will also see the Foundation continue to perform fundraising work for the most vulnerable patients within the Providence continuum of care through dialysis patient assistance, free mammograms for the uninsured, hospice complementary therapies and many more programs.
I speak for our foundation board when I say we are grateful for the opportunity to enhance access to services and improve population health with our Mission-based initiatives that center on the poor and vulnerable. We sincerely welcome and appreciate your support and participation in our efforts. Please contact me or call the foundation office to talk about your passion, what drives you to help others and how you might get involved.
Mooreen Morris, chair
Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Foundation