Philanthropy at its Best at the Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation
Greetings from the Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation, we hope everyone is finally enjoying some sunshine and warm summer weather! As we transition into the new Ruby Valley Medical Center, The Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation has so much to be grateful for, thanks to the generosity of our community.
Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation Receives An Incredible Gift of Real Estate!
On May 30, 2018, The Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation recorded the deeds resulting from a generous gift of two parcels of real estate in Sheridan. One parcel is the Historic Old Bank Building on 101 South Main Street and the other is the Rod and Rifle on 301 Mill Street. The Foundation Board will be discussing plans for these incredible gifts at their June Board meeting. The donor wishes to remain anonymous.
Projects for the New Facility
The Digital Donor Recognition Wall
The Digital Donor Wall will be located in the main lobby of the new hospital. The donor wall will consist of two electronic flat screens that are seamlessly designed to display interactive donor recognition, Hospital Board of Directors, Foundation Board and Committee Members, Capital Campaign donors and bios, Foundation and Hospital history, pictures of babies born at the old Ruby Valley Hospital, Annual Giving opportunities, planned giving Ideas, ongoing equipment needs, physician and employee directory, upcoming hospital and foundation events, patient testimonials, and hospital services. The 55” and 43” screens and associated technology is very user friendly and will feature display button menu options so visitors, patients and staff can easily access any of the information as listed. The $25,000 Digital Donor Wall was donated by Nigel Pashley MD a Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation Board member, in memory of his parents Joan and Tom Pashley. Del Bieroth is busy working on a custom design for the wall and Shane Overturf , Ruby Valley Hospital’s Technology Service Manager and Sue Marxer, Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation’s Web Designer are mastering the digital technology component.
Naming Opportunity Recognition Plaques
The Foundation Board is busy working on recognition plaques for the following departments/areas in the new facility, per the specific request of our donors:
Physical Therapy Department: Sarah and Jim Kennedy – Trailsend Foundation - their incredible $500,000 gift was the largest Capital Campaign gift received.
Radiology Department: M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
Cat Scan Room: The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
Cat Scan Room: In Memory of Jim and Helen Edwards
Bob Walsh Memorial Healing Garden: Coralene Walsh
Emergency Department: The Walsh Family
Lobby, Gift Shop & Waiting Area: Ruby Valley Hospital Auxiliary
Laboratory: The Treacy Foundation
Visiting Specialist Area: Donor wishes to remain anonymous but has requested the following quote to be placed under the room signage: “In Honor of the Great Physician (Matthew 11:28)”
Family Waiting Room: Tom and Barbi Donnelley
Isolation Room: The James Family Foundation – Hamilton Ranch
Coffee Break Room: Stockman Bank
Patient Room Technology: Dr. Roman and Joan Hendrickson
Patient In-Room Oxygen: Jack and Karen Hutchison
Physical Therapy Traction Table: Craig and Martha Woodson
Donor Recognition Wall: Nigel Pashley M.D. in memory and honor of his parents, Joan and Tom Pashley
Three Tall Pines: Chet and Mary Pat Graham and Family
Please note that there are numerous Naming Opportunities available for the Ruby Valley Medical Center. Please call the Foundation Office for a list of these opportunities.
Recognition Benches (Sold Out)
The following Benches will be placed throughout the new hospital campus.
Ann Good in Memory of Bob Good * Bethal United Methodist Church * Bill and Quinn Mercer, REMAX Mountain Property – Ennis * Christ Episcopal Church * Dick and Polly Todd - donated by Terry and Juilenne Todd * Memorial Bench in honor of Emmett “Skeet” Marsh, Flossie A. Marsh, James V. Marsh, Oliver E. Kendall * Home Park Assisted Living - Tony and Emily Simonsen * Nondi Harrington & Family * St. Joseph Catholic Church donated by the Hendrickson Family * St. Paul’s Episcopal Church * 2 benches were purchased by Seventh Day Adventist Church – Butte, Dillon and Whitehall * Terry and Julienne Todd * Todd Family - donated by Terry and Julienne Todd * Walters Family Foods and Ace Hardware.
The Bob Walsh Memorial Healing Garden
In October 2017, Coralene Walsh gave the Foundation a generous donation to design and build a Healing Garden in memory of her late husband and beloved friend, Bob Walsh. The Healing Garden Committee Chairs, Terry and Julienne Todd, Foundation Board and Nondi are pleased to report that the Bob Walsh Memorial Healing Garden is well under way and will be finished by August 10, 2018. It is located near the outdoor entry to the patient rooms and will be connected to the outside entry area by the Family Waiting Room. The Healing Garden includes a custom made 20’ x 22’ octagonal Gazebo, hand crafted by Mountain View Gazebo in Moore, Montana. The Gazebo will have outdoor lighting, 2 entry ways, and will be set on a custom stamped concrete pad with a 4’ perimeter pathway around the circumference to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers. The interior is also ADA compliant, and will feature 3 matching tables and 12 chairs for visitors, guests and employees to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or a picnic. A 3 tiered water fountain will be placed on a concrete “kick out” near the gazebo entry way and a number of recognition benches will be positioned in the Memorial Healing Garden area. High Country Landscaping is planting Coralene’s favorite shrubs and trees to include 2 Crabapple trees, 1 multi-stem Quaking Aspen, Daylilies, Winter Berry Shrubs, Blue Fescue Clump Grass and Carl Forester plants. Thank you to High Country Landscaping and the Langlas crew, Jason and Tiger for all your assistance and advice.
Mark your calendars!
July 17, 2018 the Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation will be bulk mailing an Update to all our community members.
August 8 – August 12: stop by our Booth at the Madison County Fair. The Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation will be sponsoring the Buckle award again this year for the Girls Saddle Bronc Riding winner.
August 17: Donor tour of the new Ruby Medical Center 4 PM – 7 PM. Please stop by the Bob Walsh Memorial Healing Garden Gazebo for cake and lemonade.
August 22: Everyone is cordially invited to attend the Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation’s Appreciation BBQ and Dance at the Hamilton Ranch - Round Barn to celebrate the opening of the new Ruby Valley Medical Center. Jason George’s “Pig Out BBQ” starts at 4 PM * Chick’s “No Host Bar” opens at 4PM * Dancing and Music by The Ruby Valley Boys & Barb Wire starts at 6PM.
There is no fee to attend, and this is not a fundraiser. This event is sponsored by local businesses, community members and corporations.