Winner - Gavin Runyon (2)

The winner of our football raffle is Gavin Runyon!

Gavin is a local high school student who has lived in Abilene his whole life.  When asked, “Are you a Bears fan, a Cody Whitehair fan, or do you just love football?” He replied that he likes football and because Cody is from Abilene, he likes him too!

The Foundation wants to thank all those who participated in the raffle.  Your efforts to help us raise money get us closer to buying playground equipment for the walking trail!

Memorial Health Foundation is investing in our community’s health and well-being…both for today and into the future. The Foundation supports the mission of the Memorial Health System, which is to provide quality health care services for our families, friends, and neighbors. In a rural area like Dickinson County, we are very fortunate to have access to high-quality, well-staffed health care services that are available locally. These valuable resources are often the result of foresight and support from those who have come before us.

Now it is our turn to look ahead and ensure that these vital services will continue to be available, even in the face of today’s many challenges. By contributing to the Memorial Health Foundation, you help to secure the continuation and growth of all Memorial Health System services. Memorial Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and your gift is tax deductible.

Giving Opportunities

Your charitable donations will help the Memorial Health Foundation enhance patient care, provide education programs, improve Memorial Health System facilities and equipment, and support community health initiatives.

Gifts can be designated for a particular Memorial Health System department, facility, or program. A donor may wish to allow the Foundation to direct the contribution to the area of greatest need. Gifts may be one-time or set up as contributions to be paid over a period of time.

 

Please send donation forms to:

Memorial Health Foundation
ATT:  Haley Jones
511 NE 10th Street
Abilene, Ks 67410

Our Mission

Memorial Health Foundation is entrusted with the community’s philanthropic investment in Memorial Health System. Our role is to secure, manage, and give support to benefit the health care system’s mission of caring for our community.

Our Vision

Supporting and securing our community’s health… now and for the future.

Your Charitable Gifts at Work at MHS

Memorial Health Foundation is constantly working to provide financial support that benefits Memorial Health System programs, services, and the overall health of our community. Your donations will be beneficial in a number of ways, either through supporting the Foundation’s  designated funds, our specific wish list of projects, or a selected department or affiliate of the health system.  All gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible.

You may donate any amount to Undesignated Funds and it will be used where it is most needed. Or you may designate your donation to go to any one of these projects:

Walking Trail – ongoing
3D Mammography – ongoing
Aqua Therapy – ongoing
Village Manor Residents – ongoing

Valet Parking for Hospital Patients – wish list
Lactation Pods – wish list

Foundation Initiatives

Transportation Fund
The Transportation Fund is a program supported by the MHS Volunteer Corps and Foundation to fund bus vouchers for Abilene’s General Public Transportation bus. These vouchers can be used to provide transportation to and from medical appointments, both at MHS and other medical appointments in town.
Impact the Cure

Impact the Cure, the annual breast cancer awareness 5k run and 2 mile fun walk, is a great success thanks to the community support. It is hosted by Impact Sports and Fitness, Memorial Health System, and Memorial Health Foundation. Each year, funds are raised for a cause related to breast cancer. Funds raised are used to support breast cancer services to include free mammography services for uninsured in Dickinson County.

 
Impact the Cure

Memorial Health System Walking Trail

Plans for the walking trail include beautiful trees and flowers, more benches to sit on along the way, some playground equipment for children to keep busy while adults can enjoy their walk.  You can help build the walking trail by making a donation!  If you would like to make a donation to help enhance the walking trail, please contact Haley Jones, Foundation Director, at (785) 263-6686 or email hjones@mhsks.org.*You may purchase a memorial bench for the walking, click on the link below for the order form.Memorial Bench Order Form

Photo by Lucas DeDonder

In the fall of 2020, Memorial Health Foundation received a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Pathways to a Healthy Kansas Implementation Grant in the amount of $40,070.15, and a $5,000 Community Spaces Grant from the Union Pacific Foundation, to help construct a walking path on the south side of the Memorial Hospital campus.  Memorial Health System is nestled in a quiet neighborhood on the east side of Abilene. There are many homes in the area, and very few sidewalks. Memorial Health System, through a worksite wellness plan, encourages staff to get up and move during the day. The walking path is open to the public and encourages everyone to use it!Several years ago, Memorial Health System (MHS), Chief Executive Officer, Harold Courtois, signed a pledge to “affirm our commitment to taking on new opportunities that provide greater access to healthy lifestyles for our patients and employees,” he said. “We believe it is our responsibility and our duty as a health care organization to improve the lives of the population we serve, and encourage strong community norms for healthier living. We are willing to learn more about making healthy environment and healthy policy changes to help all employees, patients, and community members live longer and have better quality lives.”“The Quality of Life Coalition (in Abilene) deserves the credit for bringing the Pathways grant to Dickinson County,” said Kim Stivers, previous MHS Director of Community Affairs and the Foundation. “They have been wonderful to work with, and I know there are many businesses and organizations in the community who have and will continue to benefit from their work.”Memorial Health Foundation continues to raise funds through donations, grants, and memorials to fund additional enhancements for the area such as solar lighting, sitting benches, waste containers for trash and pets, trees, and playground equipment.  “We would love to see this area become so inviting that people can’t wait to go for a walk around the trail, ” said current Community Affairs Director, Haley Jones.  “Kim Stivers started a wonderful project and we have a long ways to go before we can call it done!”

Memorial Health Foundation Board of Directors

Members:

Dr. Steve Schwarting, ChairMillie FinkAnita MillerDale KoopDr. Dennis BiggsJennifer WaiteTony GeigerKent Wyatt

Ex Officio:

Harold Courtois, MHS CEOElgin Glanzer, MHS CFOAndrea Taylor, MHS COOHaley Jones, Executive Director

Contact Us

Memorial Health Foundation

Foundation Director:  Haley Jones
Email: hjones@mhsks.org
Phone:  785-263-6686

Address: Memorial Health System
ATTN:  MHS Foundation
511 NE 10th Street
Abilene, KS 67410

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