Washington County Hospital Foundation

More than you expect.

aka Washington County Hospital Foundation   |   Washington, IA   |  www.wchc.org

Mission

To encourage, accept, and steward all public and private gifts, grants and contributions in support of Washington County Hospital.

Ruling year info

1997

Director

Amy Vetter

Main address

400 East Polk St

Washington, IA 52353 USA

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EIN

42-1446683

NTEE code info

Hospitals and Primary Medical Care Facilities (E20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The WCH Foundation strives to ensure excellence in rural healthcare through its long-standing support of Washington County Hospital and Clinics (WCHC). Access to quality healthcare in a rural setting has been an issue in our country for many years and the WCH Foundation feels strongly about making sure every child, adult, and senior in Washington County has a safe and capable place to seek medical care.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Washington County Hospital & Clinics

For over 100 years, WCHC's mission has remained focused on improving health and promoting wellness to the communities we serve. With this commitment, we strive to bring up-to-date advances in medicine and medical technology along with highly trained staff and patient-centered physicians. WCHC offers an array of medical and non-medical services to the residents of Washington County and the surrounding communities. Our goal is to provide timely access to high-quality patient care. WCHC takes pride in providing professional and yet, compassionate care for patients and families.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The WCH Foundation aims to provide Washington County Hospital and Clinics with the equipment, providers, and funds needed to help make it an exceptional healthcare system that puts people first.

-make grants to patient care departments at WCHC
-fund provider recruitment opportunities
-expand specialty services offered in rural area
-incentivize current providers to train new physicians
-cover insurance premiums for families/children in need
-provide free prescription service
-provide safe & secure transport for mental health patients to facilities

The WCH Foundation grants funding requests from all WCHC departments with a reasonable and doable project to enhance patient care and ensure quality healthcare to all who seek care at WCHC. These grants have been instrumental in keeping WCHC equipment and services up to date throughout the years. The WCH Foundation established the Jim Harris Quality Care Provider Fund to make certain that WCHC can be competitive when recruiting top physicians and specialists to the hospital and clinics; it also allows funds to be offered as incentives to current, seasoned providers to help with the training of new recruits. To ensure healthcare for those in need, the WCH Foundation partners with the local Public Health office to identify families on the Hawki (Health and Wellness for Kids in Iowa) program. The WCH Foundation then covers insurance premiums for qualifying families, typically 30-40 families per year. The WCH Foundation budgets for prescription coverage and emergent transportation fund each year. With this fund, the WCH Foundation is able to help patients receive medications without payment or payback and helps transport mental health patients to the facility that can treat them best.

Over its 25 years of philanthropy, the WCH Foundation has granted over $1.2 million to WCHC for equipment, improvement projects, and provider recruitment. In fiscal year 2020, the WCH Foundation granted funds to WCHC to purchase and install a new, state-of-the-art MRI for the Imaging Department, updated Admission/Discharge Folders for the Inpatient Unit, provided coverage for 38 families on Hawki, and over $12,000 was given for prescriptions or secure transportation. Through the WCH Foundation Employee Giving Campaign, an outdoor, green space (known as Wells Park) was renovated for patient and employee use. This space has seating, electricity, and a walking path for relaxation and/or exercise and has been invaluable during the current pandemic as it has allowed visitors to wait comfortably and employees to meet safely with outside vendors. Through the Jim Harris Quality Care Provider Fund, three new providers were hired for the WCHC Medical and Family Medicine Clinics as well as a hand specialist and foot surgeon for the Specialty Clinic.
Moving forward, the WCH Foundation is looking to increase the number of families on Hawki from 30/40 to 50/60. The WCH Foundation also has plans to fund equipment upgrades for the WCHC Inpatient Unit and raise funds for a facility expansion.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Washington County Hospital Foundation

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ann Harris

Dental House of Washington

Term: 1998 -


Board co-chair

Stephan Schomer

WCHC

Term: 2018 -

Ed Weeks

Retired

David Bruns

Edward Jones

Gene Driscoll

Retired

Stephan Schomer

WCHC

Dale Torpey

Retired

Willie Stone

Washington School District

Michael Moore

Retired

Todd Patterson

WCHC

Shelli Cleverly

WCHC

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/23/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data