Santiam Hospital & Clinics is undergoing a major expansion to its Emergency Room — and the local community has joined forces to make it happen. Thanks to generous donations from local families, the $5 million campaign has made significant progress and is looking to raise more to meet the goal.






Introducing Santiam Hospital & Clinics Foundation, the Foundation’s sole purpose is to raise funds through charitable giving, and administer those funds and allocate them for the benefit of Santiam Hospital and Clinic’s mission and purpose.






What Will the Expansion Provide? 





The expansion will double the capacity of the Emergency Department by adding seven private patient examination rooms, allowing patients to experience shorter wait times and enhanced care. Technology upgrades such as e-power updates for crisis and disaster preparedness will help ensure safety and security while also improving workflows. Plus, Santiam Hospital & Clinics can maintain our commitment to excellent healthcare with this needed infrastructure investment.






The campaign first began with the A.J. Frank Family Foundation generously donating $1 million, adding fuel to an impressive legacy of such giving that dates back to when Santiam Memorial Hospital first opened its doors in 1953. Freres Engineered Wood followed suit with yet another $1 million contribution – demonstrating both families’ deep ties with Santiam Hospital & Clinics over the years.






The Foundation has high hopes that this ER campaign will inspire an even larger movement of participation among donors throughout the region – no gift is too small! Now is your chance to be part of something truly special: investing in the health and vitality of your local community by joining forces with Santiam Hospital & Clinics Foundation today.






“An investment in this project is an investment in the health and vitality of our community,” said Dr. Dessieux. “We invite everyone throughout the Santiam Canyon to get behind this project and partner with the Foundation to meet the fundraising goal. Gifts of all sizes will help get us there.”






Ways to Donate





There are many ways to give back and play a role in this ER expansion, here are some ideas:


    • Personal Gift
    • Corporate Gift
    • Memorial Gift
    • Bequests
    • Planned Giving
    • Real Estate
    • IRA
    • Stock



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