For more than 20 years the Ephraim McDowell Health Care Foundation has been dedicated to enhancing the healing environment of Ephraim McDowell Health (EMH), a not-for-profit, integrated health care system with 30 specialties, in 38 locations reaching up to 14 counties and more than 120,000 people in central Kentucky. The Foundation provides a critical support system to EMH by generating awareness, advocacy and philanthropic support allowing EMH to provide the most advanced comprehensive and compassionate care to our patients.
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. EMH covers the day-to-day operating costs associated with the Foundation, including salaries and expenses. The result: 100 percent of every donation directly benefits projects currently serving communities within our region. Click here to donate now.
Mission - Ephraim McDowell Health Care Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the healing environment provided by Ephraim McDowell Health through the generation of awareness, philanthropic leadership and support.
Thank you to our Corporate Partners!
Each time you give to the Foundation, your gift makes real people smile—thousands of them, actually. These real people with real needs reside right here in our region. And your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law, which may make you smile, too.
The Foundation has a distinguished track record extending back to 1992 that includes the creation of the Cancer Care Center at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. We have a history of providing charity care to individuals with low incomes or who were uninsured or underinsured, including $19.5 million in charity care in 2012 and $15.2 million in charity care in 2011. Other EMH entities also give back to our communities, including Auxiliaries at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center and Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital; Faith Community Nursing and Community Service Health Screenings; youth activities such as the High School Artist Project and specialized Wellness Center programs. The list of such programs, in fact, is quite long.
During the 21st century, the needs of the many are great. That's why the Ephraim McDowell Health Care Foundation partners with other reputable organizations in the region to increase the benefits EMH facilities provide. Some examples of partners that help the Foundation support the Hope Clinic and Pharmacy include The Salvation Army, the Boyle County Health Department, Heart of Kentucky United Way and Ephraim McDowell Health.
Some of the projects the Foundation has supported in the past include:
Annual contributions are donated without restriction, allowing Ephraim McDowell Health to apply them where they are needed most within the year. Annual fund gifts provide essential funding to all areas of the health system that may not be funded by other sources.
Memorials and Tributes
Make a gift in honor or memory of a friend or loved one to Ephraim McDowell Health’s Tree of Life. You may do this online, by mail or phone at (859)239-2362.
Major Gifts and Pledges
A major gift is transformative and can touch every corner of Ephraim McDowell Health. You may target your gift to a specific area or you may give an unrestricted gift for EMH to use for its greatest need. Major gifts can be made over a period of years and given in the form of cash, securities, real estate or personal property.
Employers have matching-gift programs through which your generosity can be multiplied and Ephraim McDowell Health is eligible for many. Please check with your employer.
Your will is the cornerstone of your estate planning efforts - your most important legal document. Planning helps you preserve assets so they will be used according to your wishes, provide security for your loved ones and achieve your charitable objectives.
Life Income and Planned Gifts
Gifts made through your estate plan can feature periodic payments to you or your loved ones and provide you with tax savings and other financial benefits.
When you believe strongly in something you want to make an impact that lasts forever. An endowment is a gift that endures. Annual returns on your endowment fund an array of EMH projects and programs. Your endowment will continue to grow and make a difference with each passing year.
Ephraim McDowell Health offers customized sponsorship programs that have significant marketing value to help build your corporate image or brand. Your company can sponsor projects, programs, or any number of special events.
To discuss these and other ways to help, please phone us toll free at (859)239-2362 and a Foundation representative will provide details.
The Ephraim McDowell Health Care Foundation supports many events throughout the year. These events not only help us raise money for all our initiatives, but also allow us to raise awareness about certain causes, like breast cancer or women’s heart disease.
Our signature fundraising event is Luminosity. The funds raised at the gala are put into our Good Works Fund, which supports projects in the areas of cancer care, cardiac care and women’s health, among others.
Happy Heart Luncheon
Held in February, which is Heart Month, the Happy Heart Luncheon raises awareness of women’s heart disease. One of our most popular events, tickets for the luncheons sell out quickly.
Held in May, golf tournament raises money for our Good Works fund, which supports projects in the areas of cancer care, cardiac care and women’s health, among others.
For information on sponsorships or attending any of our events, please call Jacquie at (859)239-2419.
Tree of Life
A memorial and honor tree located in the lobby of both hospitals.
The Hope Clinic and Pharmacy breaks down the barriers to health...
Established in 2006, the Hope Clinic and Pharmacy is a free community initiative providing health care access to people from Boyle, Casey, Garrard, Lincoln, Mercer and Washington counties. To qualify, clinic patients must:
Our clinic/pharmacy has provided thousands of clinic visits and prescriptions to low-income, chronically ill patients who lack insurance since our founding.
Community partners who work together in support of the Hope Clinic and Pharmacy include:
For more information about the Hope Clinic and Pharmacy, call (859)239-2363.
The Community Services Department makes measurable differences in the lives of people like you who are served by Ephraim McDowell Health. Our goals are:
A 2011 needs assessment identified the primary health risk factors in communities served by Ephraim McDowell Health. Now our nurses provide health education that equips people to make healthy choices and change their own lives to reduce their health risks. You can view this extensive report by clicking the link below.
Community Health Assessment
That’s why we support four health initiatives:
In our initiatives, we partner with other community entities such as school systems, health departments, churches, stockyards, and housing authorities.
Get Involved Now
For more information, please call (859)239-2429.
A community-based board of directors determines how Foundation funds are used to enhance the health care in this region.
Our board members are:
Scott Bottoms, Chair
Donna Powell, Vice-Chair
Gerry Greaney, Treasurer
Nancy Lackey, Secretary
Anjum Bux, M.D.
Vicki Darnell, CEO, Ephraim McDowell Health
Bill Snapp, CFO, Ephraim McDowell Health
Keith Bridges, Executive Director
Jacquie Peterson, Manager of Donor Development & Special Events
Shelly Bayless, Foundation Representative
217 S. Third Street
Danville, KY 40422