WhidbeyHealth Foundation was founded in 1981 with a gift from the Waterman Medical Foundation. For nearly 40 years, donors have contributed to the health of their community by supporting the WhidbeyHealth Medical Center, Clinics and Emergency Services by making a gift to the WhidbeyHealth Foundation. Funds are used to purchase equipment, improve facilities, and enhance training for staff to improve patient outcomes andtheir experience at WhidbeyHealth.
WhidbeyHealth Foundation is a 501(c)3, separate from WhidbeyHealth, created with the hospital and clinics at the heart of its mission. All donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
Bud and Margaret Waterman started WhidbeyHealth Foundation (then the Whidbey General Hospital Foundation) with a gift to the hospital after Bud passed in 1981. Annual donations from the Waterman Medical Foundation continue under the stewardship of the Waterman family to this day. Over nearly 40 years, thousands of donors have chosen to make healthcare on this island stronger by supporting WhidbeyHealth.
Donations to the Foundation are used to purchase equipment, improve facilities, and provide scholarships for employees to improve patient outcomes and experience.
We rise to meet the challenge of maintaining an outstanding quality of healthcare in a rural community. We believe that islanders deserve and should receive the absolute best care, close to home.
Interested in helping us support that goal?
Donations support the purchase of medical equipment, improvements to patient care facilities, and employee scholarships. You may designate your donation to a campaign or department, or simply let us know that you want to donate to the greatest need right now.
All donations are managed and distributed with the utmost care by Foundation staff and with board member oversight. Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
Watch this video to learn more about the impact of your donations.
Absolutely! The gift of time is at the heart of our volunteer program, and every event brings together dozens of volunteers to make the magic happen.
Have a business?
Donate an item for our annual Gala auction. It is a wonderful way to have your product or service featured in front of bidders from one end of our island to the other.
Our volunteer program is suspended due to COVID-19, but we’ll be back! Volunteers participate in the life of our hospital and clinics every day.
Help out with one of our fundraising events or assist with our vaccination efforts, there is a place for everyone who would like to give the gift of their time and talents.
Our Medical Center Volunteer program is currently suspended, but WhidbeyHealth and Island County Departments of Emergency Management and Public Health are looking for volunteers to assist in our vaccination efforts. Both Clinical and Non-Clinical volunteers are needed. If you would like to volunteer your time to help with our vaccination process please click here to email our Vaccine Clinic Volunteer Schedule Coordinator, Magen Gregory.
Our tour schedule is currently suspended due to COVID-19 regulations regarding visitors to the Medical Center.
When it is possible to do so, tours conducted by board members and WhidbeyHealth staff will resume their monthly schedule.
The speakers program brings members of the WhidbeyHealth medical staff, affiliate medical professionals and the senior administrative team to your group. Presentations introduce the audience to medical services provided by WhidbeyHealth along with general information about the medical challenges faced in today’s world. All presentations are followed by an open Q & A session.
To schedule a presentation for your group, email Helen Taylor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are a few of our presentation topics:
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