A Nonprofit Corporation
The Shoshone Medical Center Foundation was organized in 1990 according to Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code as a non-profit corporation. Its purpose is to benefit Shoshone Medical Center and the community it serves by coordinating all fund development programs, receiving estate bequests, donation, gifts, and administering and disbursing funds received.
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 purpose of the Foundation is two-fold; first, it encourages and supports area students to pursue careers in health-related fields by offering scholarships to Silver Valley high school graduates as well as to current SMC employees. Second, it provides a way for you to become involved in supporting your local hospital and community through bequests, memorials, and donations. All gifts are tax-deductible due to the 501(c)3 status. Donations of any amount are always welcome and may be forwarded to:
Attn: Ashlee Myles, Foundation Director
25 Jacobs Gulch
Kellogg, ID 83837
The Foundation Board meets the third Wednesday of every month (excluding July and December) at 12:15 in Classroom One at SMC. 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! Contact Ashlee Myles to donate time 208-512-0706
Scholarships are offered to Silver Valley students who are continuing their education in a health related field. The Joan Head Scholarship fund was begun in 2017 to benefit SMC employees who are pursuing further education in health care.
The SMC Foundation hosts and supports multiple events throughout the year:
Healthcare Career Day – Wallace and Mullan High School – TBA – Fall 2019
Healthcare Career Day – Kellogg High School – TBA – Fall 2020
High School Scholarship Application (Deadline April 2019)
23rd Annual Charity Golf Classic, Pinehurst Golf Course, May 11th at 3PM
55+ Senior Health Fair, SMC Community Outreach Center, Pinehurst, May 29th
SMC Kids Health Fair, Shoshone Wellness Center, Smelterville, September 21st
Foundation “Fall Fest”, Saturday, October 5th – Noah’s Loft at Silver Mountain – 6PM-9PM
Shoshone Medical Center Foundation is holding our annual fundraiser “Fall Fest” – previously known as “Summer Wine”. This Live/Silent Auction, Hors d’oeuvres, Wine and Beer Tasting event will be an exciting and fun-filled event.
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 Accuvein 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
LOVING TREE PROGRAM
The Loving Tree program received gifts throughout the year as memorials or to honor special people or events. The name of the person honored is placed on the Loving Tree plaque located in the main lobby of the hospital. The beautiful Hospital Donor Wall which was commissioned for the hospital when it was built and recognizes and memorializes gifts of $1,000 or more. Donations made in the honor of a loved one in the amount of $100 or more will be placed on the Loving Tree wall near the waiting area of SMC.