Established in 2003, the Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that serves as the philanthropic arm of the Hospital, tapping into the pride, generosity and passion that enabled the Hospital’s initial founding.
Cancer Center. In 2004, the Foundation led a campaign to build a medical oncology Cancer Center in the hospital. The Foundation raised funds for the treatment rooms, allowing patients to receive their care in a private, comfortable setting. In 2009, the 5,500-square foot center could barely contain the 6,800 procedures performed.
Stereotactic Biopsy Equipment. A stereotactic biopsy is a non-invasive method to sample a lump inside the breast. For patients, the precision and accuracy of this machine can support the critical diagnosis of a malignant or benign lump. In 2005, the Foundation raised funds to help purchase a machine. Today, over 300 stereotactic biopsies are performed each year at Valley View.
Heart and Vascular Institute. In 2006, the Foundation partnered with the Hospital to establish the Heart and Vascular Institute, a key component of the Hospital’s vision for becoming a regional medical center. The Foundation raised funds to support the construction of a cardiac catherization lab. The lab opened in 2007 and has grown to perform over 600 procedures annually, bringing world-class care to our local community.
Heart and Vascular Outreach. In 2007, the Foundation continued to support the Heart and Vascular Institute by raising funds to purchase specialized, mobile heart diagnostic equipment for the Hospital’s outlying clinics in Silt, Willits and Eagle. This equipment brought additional advanced cardiac technologies to the region.
Acute Care Family Rooms. For patients with severe illnesses, the space for contemplation and conversation is vital. In 2008, the Foundation raised funds to create family rooms in the Hospital’s new Acute Care wing. The new wing serves an average of 18 patients every day.
Nurse Residency Program. The Hospital’s nurse residency program provides recent nurse graduates with a full year of in-depth training and hands-on experience. In turn, the nurses gain the confidence and capabilities to ensure greater care for everyone at the Hospital. In 2009, the Foundation raised funds to support this important program.
Cancer Center Capital Campaign
In 2010, the Foundation exceeded its goal of raising $7 million by $600,000, helping complete the build-out of the new cancer center at Valley View. The center was named after Jim and Connie Calaway, local philanthropists, and Bob Young, the founder and Chairman of Alpine Bank. Radiation therapy will now be available close to home, in addition to medical and surgical oncology services.
Full-spectrum Cancer Care: The Rally Fund
What sets Valley View apart is its dedication to humanizing the patient experience through their medical treatment. In setting up the Rally Fund, the Foundation is able to offer healing services and comfort resources to patients of the Calaway • Young Cancer Center that address the mind, body and spirit of someone facing a cancer diagnosis.