You are cordially invited to join Owensboro Health Foundation in supporting a healthy community!
Owensboro Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, established in 1993 as a philanthropic subsidiary of Owensboro Health. Owensboro Health Foundation directs special events and fundraising campaigns and seeks out grant funding to implement and sustain long-term health initiatives that will have the most impact on our community.
The Foundation partners with individuals, corporations, community organizations and other foundations to support a multitude of worthy health initiatives in western Kentucky and southern Indiana.
View the 2017 Annual Report
Since its inception, the Foundation has supported numerous Owensboro Health projects impacting the lives of the people in our region. In the calendar year 2016, 5,158 of our family members, friends and neighbors benefited through the following funded programs.
*(numbers in parentheses indicate the number of individuals served through each program):
Baby Boxes For Infants In Need
Baby Boxes for Infants in Need provides baby essentials for new mothers to get them through their first few days at home from the hospital. (80)
Bereavement Gowns provides hand sewn infant bereavement gowns to expectant families who suffer the loss of their child. (25)
Bike Helmets, provides bicycle helmet, as well as helmet fitting and education, to the pediatric population (15 years of age and younger) at Owensboro Health public events in our region to reduce traumatic brain injuries. (300)
Breast Cancer Assistance Fund
Provides financial assistance to breast cancer patients who cannot afford specialty bras and/or medicines needed for controlling or relieving symptoms. (18)
Camp Wheeze Away
Camp Wheeze Away, an educational day camp provided for children with asthma. (30)
Car Seat Assistance Program
The Car Seat Assistance Program provides free car seats to families in need. (72)
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*Please note, proof of income is required.
Care Bears For Kids
Care Bears for Kids provides stuffed animals to comfort children admitted to the Owensboro Health emergency department, surgery or pediatrics. (1,800)
Dr. Scott E. Gaines Scholarship Fund
Dr. Scott E. Gaines Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for college-bound students from Hopkins County. (8)
Fall Proof Program
Fall Proof Program, equipment for the Owensboro Health Healthpark to pilot a community-based fall prevention program. (24)
Healthpark Run For Your Life
The Healthpark Run for Your Life, kids fun run. (115)
Helping Our People in Emergencies,” provides financial, emotional, and spiritual support to employees of Owensboro Health facing crises and emergency situations. (42)
Monitoring devices for the elderly and low-income. (29)
LifeSpring provides a combination of coping and sharing, health and wellness, education, and creative and complementary therapies for cancer survivors and anyone in our service area affected by a cancer diagnosis. (131)
Mammograms For Life
Mammograms for Life provides free breast health services (including screening mammograms, diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds, biopsies, MRIs, and pathology) to medically underserved women. (112)
Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center Medication Fund
Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center Medication Fund provides financial assistance to cancer patients who cannot afford the medicines needed for controlling or relieving symptoms. (386)
Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center Transportation Fund
Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center Transportation Fund, a fund that provides mileage reimbursement to low-income cancer patients who must travel to the cancer center multiple times per week for treatment (280), as well as another fund that provides mileage reimbursement to working poor or retired cancer patients who worked until their cancer diagnosis and must travel to the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center multiple times per week for treatment. (90)
NICU At Owensboro Health Regional Hospital
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital – a licensed level III NICU providing specialized care for fragile babies born as early as 27 weeks.
- Developmental Therapy Program, equipment and supplies that allow NICU staff to utilize the most effective techniques in sensory integration, therapeutic positioning and thermoregulation. (134)
- Monitors, equipping two additional rooms in the NICU with specialized equipment to match the pace, unique needs and critical nature of the unit. (60)
- NicView™, equipping all 20 of the licensed level III NICU single-family rooms at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital with a camera at each isolette and a secure web-based video stream so that parents and family members can see their NICU babies from any device connected to the Internet. (331)
- Portable Amplitude-Integrated EEG Monitor, provides simplified monitoring of brain function of pre-term babies for 24 hours or more, allowing easier observation and review by medical staff. (purchased in 2016, implementation in 2017)
- Shuttle, allows infant to be placed in their isolette immediately after delivery, allowing for more persistent thermoregulation. (purchased in 2016, implementation in 2017)
Owensboro Health Medical Group Network Patient Assistance Program
Owensboro Health Medical Group Network Patient Assistance Program assists indigent patients in the outpatient setting in obtaining the services needed to maintain optimal health, including transportation, medical supplies, and medications. (100)
Owensboro Cancer Research Program Internship
Owensboro Cancer Research Internships, provides a ten-week internship for pre-med/dental candidates to work alongside doctors and scientists on cutting edge, plant-based cancer research. (3)
Owensboro Health Hospitality Suites
Owensboro Health Hospitality Suites at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, provide a temporary home away from home for families experiencing a medical crisis. (756)
Those wanting to reserve a suite for use should call 270-417-3120 to book a suite. Learn more about hospitality suites.
Oncology Conference, annual educational event for medical professionals that provides information and updates on trends in staging, diagnosis and treatments of predominant cancers in our area. (27)
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, offers information, support and activities for those affected by Parkinson's Disease and their families. (56)
Power Up Kidz
Power Up Kidz, a fitness and nutrition program designed specifically to teach children, ages 8-12, who are underactive and/or overweight to develop healthy habits. (100)
Pulmonary Rehab Phase III
Pulmonary Rehab III provides treatment for patients with chronic lung ailments. (42)
Touched By Cancer Scholarship
Touched By Cancer Scholarship, provides scholarships for college-bound cancer survivors diagnosed before 21 years of age. (6)
Vicki M. Stogsdill Nursing Award
Vicki M. Stogsdill Nursing Awards provide a merit-based financial award for students completing a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN) through the University of Louisville School of Nursing-Owensboro. (1)
Learn more or apply for the Vicki M. Stogsdill award.