North Valley Community Health Association
Also known as North Valley Hospital Foundation has a mission to enhance medical care in the North Okanogan County through donations and gifts.
NVCHA has been diligently working on obtaining a van for North Valley Extended Care's residents and other hospital patients. The foundation & Karen Schimpf applied for a grant from the Community Foundation of NCW and on November 4th, 2016, received word that the $9,000 requested amount had been granted. "We would like to go out to eat, see the sights - anywhere would be great and make life more enjoyable"! This is the plea of residents our Extended Care facility. For years, there has been little to no transportation options for them to enjoy the places around them. A used van has been donated to enable veterans, residents, and other patients to travel conveniently, but it is not currently wheelchair accessible – a need for most of our passengers. Your donation will help us purchase and install a wheelchair lift so our residents, local Veterans Clinic, and hospital patients have access this transportation and enjoy the quality of life they deserve.
North Valley Hospital Foundation was established for the purpose of promoting quality healthcare in the North Valley Hospital District. NVH is the only acute care hospital in North Okanogan County that is designed to meet the needs of our community residents. Give the increasing costs of providing healthcare, coupled with reimbursement shortfalls from Medicare and Medicaid, it is difficult to provide the necessary program enhancements and service improvements required to continue the quality of healthcare. Our foundation supports North Valley Hospital as well as North Valley Extended Care.
After the new addition to the hospital was finished in 2010, it was decided that there needed to be a way to show appreciations for the donations and support from our community. Over a year of planning, design work and labor, a beautiful Giving Tree bloomed in the main lobby entrace of NVH. Please make sure to stop by and take a look at the names of those who helped the new hospital become a possibility. These people are a large part of the reason that we are able to continue "Growing Healthcare Close to Home."
Contributions and donations to the Foundation helps ensure the continuation of the excellent healthcare we have come to expect in the North Valley area.
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All gifting is tax deductible.
Remember the Foundation and North Valley Hospital District in your regular giving. Gifting opportunities are available for corporations, individuals, other business entities, and partnerships.
The Foundation has improved the Hospital District by:
- Upgrading the flooring (NVEC)
- Providing yearly scholarships for students in the surrounding area
- 40 dresser and 40 night stands (NVEC)
- Mechanical lifts for safe resident transfer (NVH & NVEC)
- OB Rocking Chair (NVH)
- 2 "Rolling Rosies" (Rolling Vital Sign Machines)