The Shoshone Medical Center Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization committed to obtaining funding to help meet the healthcare needs of the Silver Valley by providing equipment, services, and education to Shoshone Medical Center and the community it serves.
The Foundation hosts multiple fundraisers throughout the year to support various health-related causes and provide scholarships within the Silver Valley. If you would like more information or to find out how you can get involved, please reach out to Rachel Meyer, Foundation Director at email@example.com or (208) 784-1283
All gifts are tax-deductible. Donations of any amount are always welcome and may be sent to:
25 Jacobs Gulch
Kellogg, ID 83837
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The Foundation Board meets the third Wednesday of every month (excluding July and December) at 12:15pm .at Shoshone Medical Center: 25 Jacobs Gulch Rd., Kellogg, ID in the Classrooms. This is an open meeting and guests are always welcome to attend. We are always looking for new volunteers and members to help with any one of our many fundraising and community engaging events!
SMCF Scholarships are offered to Silver Valley students who are continuing their education in a health-related field. Additionally, the Joan Head Scholarship fund that began in 2017 benefits SMC employees who are pursuing further education in health care.
Supporting our Community Hospital
The Foundation continues to assist the hospital in funding items that are greatly needed and beneficial though do not get purchased given the small rural hospital budget. Last year, we purchased an Acumen Machine, which allows healthcare professionals to see a map of a person’s veins on the skin’s surface with the goal of improving drawing blood or starting an IV on a patient of all ages. We also purchased numerous pieces of fitness equipment for our SMC Wellness Center. This year, our goal is to raise $21,000 to purchase six Striker Prime TC Wheelchairs. These wheelchairs are ergonomically designed and have special features that include:
- Smaller back wheels that avoid contact with the patients
- Foot pedals that remain attached and are always available yet reduce the chance of them getting entangled with the patient or causing a fall
- Improved braking system ensuring stabilization of the wheelchair
- Taller arms allowing for ease of patient ingress and egress
Call (208) 784-1283 for more information.