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Over the last 14 years, the Campaign for EvergreenHealth has contributed more than $1.2 million from staff, physicians and volunteers. One of the most frequently supported funds is the Evergreen Fund, which enhances patient care, educates staff and patients, supports programs, purchases equipment, and supports uncompensated care. This fund also directly supports the Evergreen Fund Allocation Committee (EFAC), which awards annual small grants to departments to establish new and creative patient care programs.

With the continuing support of our generous staff, physicians and volunteers, we are able to fulfill our year-round mission to provide the people of our community with compassionate, safe, exceptional care, and to build a family of philanthropists here at EvergreenHealth.

Dr. GeiseWHY I GIVE – ROBERT GEISE, MD
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Staff support of the Campaign for EvergreenHealth is vital for our community. The Foundation gives back in many ways, enriching the lives of our patients and providing physicians with better ways to practice medicine. As a member of the medical staff, I appreciate contributions given by fellow colleagues during the staff campaign. As a resident of Woodinville, my family, friends and community are greatly enriched by the services and programs that the Foundation has the ability to fund with donor dollars.

 


Diana Boyd

WHY I GIVE – DIANA BOYD
LABORATORY
I give to the Evergreen Fund because of all EvergreenHealth has given myself and my community. Knowing I have helped in a small way to keep our medical facility constantly reaching new heights in excellence is rewarding. It’s a journey I’m proud to be a part of. 

 

 

 


Debbi Grieser

WHY I GIVE – DEBBI GRIESER
CALL & REFERRAL SUPPORT
I have been an employee of EvergreenHealth for the past nineteen years. I have always believed in supporting causes that help people and add value to the community.I think that the staff support of the Campaign for EvergreenHealth is important in so many ways. It helps you as an employee give back to an organization that has provided so much to you, it assists people in the community that might not be able to help themselves, and it provides an overall sense of well-being when you can be part of the Evergreen team in the “I Give” campaign. I think that it one small way of caring for my coworkers and my employer. 

 


Peggy Hamernik

WHY I GIVE – PEGGY HAMERNIK
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION
Giving to others is directly correlated with an increased sense of happiness. I hope that by my systematic giving, I can bring happiness or relieve the burdens of a family or patient undergoing treatment here in our community.

 

 

 

 


Joan Glenn

WHY I GIVE – JOAN GLENN, RN
FAMILY MATERNITY CENTER
I give to the EvergreenHealth Foundation because I am proud of the heart and quality of care EvergreenHealth provides our community and hope for Evergreen to continue being a place of excellence and innovative healthcare for years to come. There are numerous, creative people in our organization who are striving to implement or enhance our hospital programs and resources for our patients throughout the life spectrum. Providing financial donations to the Foundation on a yearly basis contributes to the potential of those new ideas and patient care enhancements to happen. All though my contribution is small, it adds up over the years and that makes me smile!


Cathy Hayton

WHY I GIVE – CATHY HAYTON
CS & SAFE PATIENT HANDLING
Because it’s the right thing to do-and gratifying, I donate to many non-profit organizations but with EvergreenHealth I can see the benefits of the contributions and the differences it makes for our patients and community.