A historical overview of Providence Festival of Trees' support for Providence Medford Medical Center services
2012 - The 21st annual Festival of Trees raised more than $487,000. Funds will be used to support the primary beneficiary, Providence Palliative Care program. Specially designated gifts will support the Swindells Resource Center located on the Providence Medford Medical Center campus. A multi-disciplinary care approach for those living with a serious illness or chronic condition, Providence Palliative Care funds will be used for clinician training, community provider outreach and program staff support. Money was also raised for the Swindells Resource Center to expand outreach support services to families of children with special needs. The center is located in the Providence Medical Group-Pediatrics Clinic on the Providence campus.
2011 - The 20th annual Providence Festival of Trees raised more than $463,000 in support of Providence Spine Institute and its interventional pain management services. Funds will be used to purchase specialized equipment that will benefit our patients while helping us continue to exceed state and national standards of care.
2010 - Providence Festival of Trees raised more than $480,000 to support both the Carl Brophy Stroke Program and infusion services at Providence Medford Medical Center. The stroke program received funds for community education and outreach activities, physician and nursing education, and the establishment of the first and only telestroke network in southern Oregon. Funds from the festival included $56,000 raised in honor of Noel Lesley to update the inpatient infusion room at Providence.
2009 - The festival brought in more than $435,000 to support the hospital's Leila J. Eisenstein Breast Center. Proceeds went toward purchasing southern Oregon's first and only breast-specific Dilon gamma imaging camera, which helps doctors detect early-stage cancers based on breast abnormalities found during screening mammograms. A portion of the proceeds was raised specifically for the Sister Therese Kohles Fund for charitable mammography services at Providence.
2008 - The festival raised $408,000 for charity care services, helping to ensure that every person who seeks treatment at Providence Medford Medical Center has access to the highest-quality care regardless of ability to pay.
2007 - Providence Festival of Trees raised $533,000 toward the purchase of a da Vinci Robotic Surgical System for Providence Surgical Services. In addition, funds raised during the auction paddle pledges went to the Mother Gamelin Fund, established to meet patients' special needs such as transportation vouchers, medication vouchers, wheelchairs and walkers.
2006 - An astounding $583,000 was raised for Providence BirthPlace. Funds went toward expanding Providence BirthPlace as well as providing Welcome Baby starter kits for low-income mothers and diapers for children whose parents need assistance.
2005- The festival brought in a record-breaking $421,000 to benefit cardiac services at Providence Medford Medical Center with the purchase of cardiac PACS (picture archive communication system). This technology improves cardiac imaging by replacing still photos with moving pictures of the heart and surrounding blood vessels. These pictures can be stored and shared online with other health care providers within minutes.
2004 - The festival raised $413,000 to enhance the hospital's cancer services. Funds were used to purchase a state-of-the-art high-dose-rate brachytherapy unit, allowing patients to receive high-dose radiation cancer therapy treatment locally rather than having to travel outside the area.
2003 - A phenomenal success, the festival raised more than $417,000 to benefit the Providence Breast Center (now the Leila J. Eisenstein Breast Center), which provides comprehensive diagnostic services in one convenient, inviting and private location. Funds were used to decorate the space, purchase state-of-the-art equipment, and fund mammograms for those in need.
2002 - The festival raised a record-breaking $348,000 for Providence BirthPlace. The funds went toward the purchase of a new 24-hour central monitoring system for laboring mothers and their babies, so that potential complications can be immediately recognized and treated.
2001 - Providence Festival of Trees celebrated its 10th year in successful style, raising more than $294,000 to help provide Providence Medford Medical Center's new surgical suites with the latest, state-of-the-art technology. The festival added replica trees to the auction.
2000 - A record-breaking $277,000 was raised to add a women's diagnostic center, including mammography services, bone density scanning for osteoporosis and other services.
1999 - The festival added a new event, "An Elegant Evening Among the Trees." An incredible $236,000 was raised to support Providence's Senior Services. Funds purchased Lifeline protection for older adults living alone, helped expand the Foot Care Clinic, and purchased a new MediVan that increases outreach to rural areas and the growing elderly population.
1998 - The festival raised $185,000 to furnish and equip a library and resource center in the new Providence Cancer Center, and to purchase a series of healing images for windowless areas in the cancer center.
1997 - A record-breaking 822 guests attended the dinner and auction. The festival raised $186,000 to redesign the hospital's Emergency Department in order to provide faster service for non-emergencies and privacy for families in crisis.
1996 - With a stunning new event design, the festival raised a record $202,000 to purchase a mammography machine for the Diagnostic Imaging Department.
1995 - The festival moved to the Medford Armory, where 650 people attended the dinner and auction and more than 10,000 people viewed the beautiful display of trees, wreaths, stockings and banners while enjoying live entertainment. More than $158,000 was raised to add a critical care waiting room and to remodel four intensive care unit rooms for patients who require longer stays.
1994 - The Jackson County Expo was transformed into a "Winter Village" for the festival. Shining lights lined the park paths and surrounded the trees, and the Town Square featured an ice castle complete with a Snow Queen for children. The festival raised $160,000 to benefit Providence's Rehabilitation Services, providing funds for the Brain Injury Patient Care Fund and renovation of the therapy pool.
1993 - The festival returned to Studio C of KOBI television with a stunning display of 34 trees and a children's playhouse, which thrilled more than 5,000 visitors. A raffle tree added to the excitement. More than $163,000 was raised, providing funds for a new MediVan to take disabled and elderly people to the doctor, and for Lifeline protection for older adults living alone.
1992 - The first Providence Festival of Trees was held in Studio C of KOBI television station. With 3,000 visitors, the three-day event featured beautifully decorated trees, entertainment, a gift shop, and Christmas cookies at the Tea Time station. The festival generated more than $63,000 for Hospice of Providence, providing CADD pumps for pain relief and respite care for families and caregivers.