Over $600,000 raised to date is used to support multiple health initiatives throughout the hospital and community.
Every hospital relies on its support staff for success. What Franklin County Medical Center (FCMC) has is more like a support superhero in Allyson Wadsworth, Director of the Franklin County Healthcare Foundation (FCHF). With FCMC for a decade and in her second year leading the foundation, Wadsworth raised a record-breaking amount of money through various events, grants, and general fundraising efforts. The over $600,000 raised to date is used to support multiple health initiatives throughout the hospital and community.
“Our focus is to help improve patient care, research, education, and supply doctors and nurses with equipment and facilities to provide quality care.”
Turn on the news, and you’ll find that hospitals throughout the country are in constant need of funds and improved facilities. Ever-changing technology, rising costs of healthcare, and rural-specific community health and education factors make the demand a unique challenge for FCMC. One of the ways we meet that challenge is through the efforts of the Foundation. Darin Dransfield, FCMC CEO stated, “Allyson is always looking out for opportunities in grants or fundraising. Through her efforts, she has been the sole driver in helping almost every department at FCMC. We truly could not have progressed in the quality of care and excellence to our community without her.” In the last year, with Wadsworth at the helm, FCMC has been awarded several grants and donations to include:
Annual events such as the summer golf tournament and internal employee fundraising drives are also ways that the Foundation raises funds.
“Our focus is to help improve patient care, research, education, and supply doctors and nurses with equipment and facilities to provide quality care,” stated Wadsworth. The funds raised each year go both to internal hospital needs, but also to community health projects through the annual Foundation Grant. Those in the community who have worked with the Foundation also know they can reach out to ask for help in raising money for their own cause. Recently the Franklin County Senior Center, for example, has found itself in need, asking the Foundation for help in raising $25,000 for kitchen equipment to make meals for our older population.
From the Transitional Care Unit and Speciality Clinic to the providers who work in the Willow Valley Clinic, and to the schools in the community, the FCHF is indeed a source for much-needed healthcare initiatives and funding for resources to continuously improve the care throughout Franklin County. To learn more about the FCHF or to donate, contact Allyson Wadsworth at 208.852.4132 or AWadsworth@FCMC.org. All donations are tax deductible.
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About Franklin County Medical Center
The Franklin County Medical Center campus delivers excellence and hospitality in rural healthcare, ranking as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital two years in a row. Located in Preston, Idaho we offer healthcare to southeast Idaho and the surrounding areas in Cache Valley. We have served the Franklin County community since 1929, always providing quality professional care each patient can trust. FCMC is genuinely committed to improving the community in as many ways as possible.
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