The Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Foundation is committed to supporting the addition and upgrade of equipment for departments in the hospital and nursing home, along with building improvements. We coordinate two major events each year, the Garden Party and the Boo Bash, to raise funds with community and corporate support. Our Foundation also works with individuals, families, businesses and local organizations throughout the year to steward their donations into projects that help our local hospital.

The Foundation distributes scholarships to associates who wish to further their education in the health field. Between $1,000 and $2,000 is distributed annually.

Some of the Foundation’s projects include:

2016 Projects

  • Funding toward a portable x-ray machine for the Imaging Department
  • Diabetic education materials
  • Hand therapy equipment for Rehabilitation Services
  • Scholarship for a registered nurse on the medical floor

2015 Projects

  • Specialized inpatient bed for medical floor
  • Portable ultrasound machine
  • Portable bladder ultrasound
  • Renovation of two inpatient rooms
  • Construction of Memorial Wall and maintenance of Memorial Garden
  • Patient survey software to support reduction in hospital readmissions and patient satisfaction
  • Little Free Library installation
  • Associate Wellness Days
  • Associate scholarship for a nurse in the Emergency Department
  • Hysterscope/surgical instrumentation for gynecological procedures
  • Lead aprons for use in Imaging
  • Creation of Children’s Area in Primary Care Center Waiting Room

2014 Projects

  • Engineering for parking lot reconstruction
  • Purchased two pieces of equipment for the Heart Center: an Echo table and an ankle brachial index machine
  • Approved funding for new IV pumps and support for an associate wellness program

2013 Projects

  • Installed a Memorial Garden at the hospital’s front entrance

2012 Projects

  • Renovated inpatient rooms on the second floor

2011 Projects

  • Supported the creation of a Primary Care Center on the third floor

2010 Projects

  • Contributed to purchase of digital mammography equipment and imaging service enhancement, with significant community support and a $25,000 donation from the Springville-Griffith Community Education Foundation

2007-2009 Projects

  • Worked in tandem with hospital administration to raise funds to help the hospital negotiate from bankruptcy
  • Gifts large and small contributed to the fact that the Hospital emerged from a difficult time, and can now focus on services and programs to help keep our neighbors healthy

2007 Projects

  • Provided $250,000 for Operating Room Sterilizers