Since its founding, the Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital Foundation has funded and completed incredible projects enhancing the lives of Clark County community members. The Foundation, which was founded in 2005 has raised almost $5 million since 2008 and internally granted more than $2,558,000. Oversight is provided by an 18-member Board of Trustees. Through community support and donations, visitors and patients alike are cared for in a holistic approach that affects every aspect of the hospital's design and programming. This unique atmosphere arises not only from the terrific care provided by the Salmon Creek staff, but also from exceptionally planned programs and building additions created by the hospital Foundation.
Some of Salmon Creek Hospital Foundation programs and projects include:
The Child Abuse Assessment Team (CAAT) is one of the Foundation's most important projects. The Foundation raises funds and donations that support the Salmon Creek campus's Child Abuse Assessment Team, serving the five counties in southwest Washington. The team ensures children who have been or who are suspected victims of abuse receive the care they need. During the month of
April, the hospital was covered in blue pinwheels, showing its support for child abuse awareness month.
The Healing Garden, one of the Foundation's newer projects, was formerly a concrete courtyard. The courtyard has since been redesigned as a peaceful garden where patients and loved ones can rest in the shade or enjoy the fresh air next to fountains and a labyrinth. The garden is comprised of art, flowers and specialized plants from local donors. Patients who have been restricted to the indoors can rest and recuperate in this calming place.
The Legacy Breast Health Center Salmon Creek was recently transformed after a generous donation from Douglas & Heather Greene. The Greenes understood the importance of a hospital's environment and its effects on patients. Their donation funded a total transformation of the Breast Health Center waiting room and mammography suites. The waiting room is intentionally designed to make anxious patients and visitors feel comforted and well cared for.
Anyone can participate in projects implemented by the Foundation. Head to their website, www.legacyhealthgiving.org or attend and sponsor an event. Join the Foundation in their annual benefit luncheon at the Vancouver Hilton on October 10th supporting Legacy Salmon Creek Cancer Services.