How we’re putting your gifts to work

The programs and initiatives we fund span a wide range, including mental health, kids’ growth and development, integrative therapies, improved hospital resources, scholarships, and much more. But what unites it all is a deep commitment to better health and well-being in and around Amery.

You’re a part of that commitment, too – everything we do is powered by your support. No matter what moves you to give, your donations are a vital part of what keeps every Foundation program going.

Our funding priorities at Amery Hospital & Clinic Foundation

Thanks to unrestricted gifts, we can direct critical resources where they’re needed, when they’re needed. Your donations make it possible for us to respond quickly and flexibly when community health care needs arise.

With your support, we’ve already helped provide new, modern Emergency Department equipment. Next, we’re creating a brand new entrance to make the patient and family experience even better. The new Emergency Department entrance will enhance care, privacy and security with a dedicated waiting and registration area, a private room for family members, and more.

Gifts to our Behavioral Health Fund provide modern, therapeutic, healing spaces for patients. Some of our current initiatives include interior renovations to patient and staff areas, as well as creating a calming outdoor patio for therapy and relaxation. We’re also focused on additional mental health programs in the community, including better access to behavioral health telemedicine and Make It OK resources.

PowerUp is a community-wide health initiative inspiring kids and families to eat better, move more and feel good. We partner with schools, families, organizations and the entire community to organize classes, events, activities, education and more. Together, we’re focused on empowering kids to reach their full potential.

The Foundation supports a community garden located on the Amery Hospital & Clinic campus. Garden plots are available for $20 per season. Master gardeners provide gardening classes for the community, and the garden donates food to local food shelves and low-income residents. At the annual Amery Fall Harvest celebration, vegetables are donated to those in need.

The Patient Care Fund enhances the healing experience at Amery Hospital & Clinic. Through access to calming spaces and soothing integrative therapies, patients can reduce their anxiety and have a hospital stay that’s a little easier.

Assistance funds help both Amery Hospital & Clinic patients and staff in times of financial need:

  • Good Samaritan Fund – This Fund helps patients who can’t afford important parts of their care, including things like prescription medication, transportation to and from appointments, and more. With help from the Fund, patients can focus on their health.
  • Employees Helping Employees Fund – This Fund helps staff when immediate, essential expenses can’t be met because of unforeseen hardships related to an emergency. With help from the Fund, staff can focus on providing excellent care for patients.

Our scholarship program was established to assist local students who are pursuing an advanced education in medicine or nursing. Over time, the program has expanded to recognize the ongoing needs of both our community and our hospital for qualified, compassionate health care professionals.

Discover your impact: 2020 Annual Report to the Community

Despite a challenging year, in 2020 we received over $1 million in donations and grants. Your dollars were instrumental in helping us make the rapid changes we needed to provide care during the pandemic.

We’re thankful for your generous support and look forward to accomplishing even more in 2021 because of your ongoing partnership.