How your donations have made the difference
Since 1977, our donors have supported the evolving health care needs of our local community. With your generous gifts, we’ve been able to fund decades of local nursing scholarships, invest in innovative hospital programs, and increase access to quality health care across the valley.
The William G. and Ruth T. Evans Endowed Nursing Scholarship was created in 2002 to support nursing students attending Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU – Ashland Campus) and Rogue Community College (RCC). In 2015, the scholarship program expanded to include funding for Licensed Practical Nursing students attending RCC. In 2022, ACHF began awarding scholarships to students pursuing Allied Health professions through RCC.
Community Health & Wellness Initiatives Investment
- La Clinica
- Mercy Flights
- Options for Helping Residents of Ashland
- Rogue Valley Farm to School
- Rogue Valley Mentoring
- Talent Maker City
- United Way of Jackson County
Hospital-Based Programs and Services
Total: $9.4 million
As a champion for Ashland’s hospital since 1977 contributions to ACHF have touched every department. Areas where significant impact has been made include:
- Age Friendly Initiative
- Cardiac telemetry equipment
- Employee education
- Employee financial assistance
- School Nurse Program
- Donor designated gifts to departments
Access to Medical Services
From the 1990s through the mid-2000s, ACHF acquired and developed medical office space in support of the hospital’s strategic direction. It allowed providers to be in close proximity to Ashland’s hospital and brought medical services and a pharmacy to Talent. The investment enhanced access to primary care, specialty providers and pharmaceuticals. In 2013, ACHF donated many of the facilities to Asante Ashland Community Hospital, where they continue to offer easy access to primary and specialty care.