West Jefferson Hospital Foundation

  The West Jefferson Hospital Foundation (WJH Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity which provides financial support to West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). The WJH Foundation is a legally separate entity from WJMC and serves as a charitable support organization operated exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes within the meaning of 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or the corresponding provision of any future United States tax code.

  All donations will be deposited into the general fund of the WJH Foundation. These funds will be used to support the mission of WJMC. The WJH Foundation and the Board of Directors shall oversee the distribution of funds.

  Donations are accepted from individuals and/or corporations and may be given as an Annual Gift, in Planned Giving installments, Stock or as a one time Honorary or Memorial Gift to honor a loved one. Donations to the WJH Foundation may be deemed unrestricted or restricted. Gifts are considered tax deductible to the extent of the law.



WJMC History

The Beginning

In the early 1950s, a group of citizens led by the late Dr. Joseph Massony and Mr. George Fonseca took the first steps toward developing a small hospital to serve the citizens on the West Bank of Jefferson Parish. Those early efforts, so full of enthusiasm for the pioneers, eventually came to fruition through a citizens group and hospital committee with dozens of area families and individuals including Dr. Massony, Dr. Samuel Logan, who continues to serve on the hospital's Medical Staff in an honorary capacity, Beauregard Miller, Jr. who serves on the hospital's Board of Directors today, Frank Ehret, and the late Nat Knight, Jr., George Fonseca, and Eldon Majoue. Mr. David Smith was the hospital’s first administrator.

Founded April 11, 1956, through the citizens of Jefferson Parish, West Jefferson Medical Center today is a 451-bed, community hospital. West Jefferson Medical Center opened its doors in April 1960. Located in the heart of the West Bank of the New Orleans region, this hospital service district hospital is one of the crown jewels of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.

West Jefferson Medical Center marked its 50th anniversary in 2010. The West Jefferson Hospital Foundation hosted the community celebrations marking the occasion. The Foundation Board and countless volunteers joined together to make the joyful commemorations for persons of all ages possible. Special thanks to all who made the events and celebrations possible. Today, the West Jefferson Hospital Foundation board continues to support the mission of the hospital in the spirit of community.



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