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.

 

 

WJH Care House

Mission

The CARE HOUSE project is designed to benefit families whose loved ones are being cared for in the critical care nursing units at West Jefferson Medical Center. It gives them a complimentary, comfortable place to stay near the hospital while they wait for their loved ones to recover.

The house has been named: “The Care House - The Silva Lining". Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Silva are the major donors for the home. The couple named it in loving memory of Mr. Carlos "Chas" Silva and Mr. and Mrs. Christian "Whitey" Schulingkamp. The Care House opened in July 2010. To date, more than 920 nights of complimentary lodging in the Care House have been provided to patients' loved ones.

 

Facility

The 3-bedroom Care House is located just a block from the hospital. Priority will be given to individuals whose loved ones have experienced an unexpected medical emergency and live at least 10 miles from the hospital.

The House is fully furnished and equipped with many of the comforts of home.

 

Funding

The facility is supported by the West Jefferson Hospital Foundation, and on-going donations will be accepted to support this short-stay lodging. 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. To make a contribution please e-mail us at wjmcfoundation@yahoo.com or call (504) 349-6663.

 



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