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Young Entrepreneurs Raise Funds for Cancer Care

Mt. Erie Elementary students, Lily Dumas, Natalie Ertel and Lauren Digweed, wanted to contribute to a cause over the summer. To do this, they opened a lemonade stand on 32nd Street, but not just any lemonade stand. Their lemonade was organic, included home-baked goods, and raised funds to benefit the Merle Cancer Care Center. Over […]

Cardiopulmonary Rehab: How YOU Helped Pam

One thing leads to another, but who would have thought a toothache would lead to a heart attack? This is Island Hospital volunteer Pam Birchfield’s story. After complaining of a toothache, Pam’s grandson escorted her to her physician who then referred them to the Emergency Room where doctors discovered Pam was having a heart attack. […]

With Gratitude – Thanks to our Community Grantors

We are so grateful for our many community partners that are committed to enhancing excellent health care at Island Hospital. Some of our recent grants include: Anacortes Noon Kiwanis Club awarded $9,000 for two requests, including $5,000 for Maternity and Infant Care Support and $4,000 for the Teen Clinic. Anacortes Police Department awarded a $2,500 […]

Thank you for providing car seats for families in need!

Last year 45% of births at the Thomas Brooks Birth Center were to Medicaid moms. A single mom, or even a struggling household may be having difficulty with all of the expenses of caring for a newborn. Sometimes they are not equipped to bring their babies home, but with your help, IHF is able to […]

IHF Receives GuideStar Seal of Transparency for 2017

Island Hospital Foundation was recently recognized for our transparency with a Gold Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile! GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. More than 8 million visitors per year and a network of 200+ partners use GuideStar data to grow support for nonprofits. In order to get the […]

Authentic Compassion

For more than ten years, Mary Lou Gould has been fighting multiple cancer battles, one after another. Throughout her journey, she has been a positive force within herself and within our community by becoming a peer counselor. “This is my hospital. I use the word love when I talk about Island because the people here […]

Sometimes Life Happens

Early Sunday morning, Joanne stepped out for a walk while her partner Pete made breakfast. She let her mind wander while she walked thinking of things she needed from the store, the goods she needed to bake for the Farmer’s Market, and how delicious breakfast would be… then she fell. There was a snap – […]

You Support Not Only Changes Lives – It Saves Them!

   “I fell off a 20-foot cliff!” shares Greg Kleven. “It was surreal,” his wife Marlene added, “I was at the top yelling down, ‘Can you move your legs?’” Being airlifted with worries of broken bones and internal bleeding was not the 38th anniversary imagined by this local Anacortes couple. Your support of Island Hospital […]

2017 John Carabba Scholarship Recipients

Island Hospital Foundation is proud to award the John Carabba Scholarship to Anacortes High School seniors; Caitlin Ware & Rachael Stout. Both outstanding young women will be pursuing a career in nursing. We are happy to invest in the future of these two community members!

Thank you for providing a brighter future! – by supporting Mental Health Therapy in our Schools

Just recently shouts from graduation cheers could be heard! For some, the path was smooth arriving to this day. For others, rough and sometimes near impossible. Can you imagine being 13 years old and not having anyone to talk to about problems at home, burdened by a parent struggling with anxiety and debt, who doesn’t […]

With Gratitude

Here at the Island Hospital Foundation (IHF) we know how fortunate we are to have such an extraordinary group of volunteers who work tirelessly to champion our mission to support Island Hospital and its commitment to community health. To show our appreciation, we are going shine some light on some of their great deeds! Our […]

Have you visited the Island Hospital Resource Center?

Have you visited the Island Hospital Resource Center? The Health Resource Center at Island Hospital is a welcoming space where patients and visitors can come to get connected to the resources they need. Your support, through the Island Hospital Foundation, makes it possible for us to provide customized resources to help individuals and families make […]

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