BOZEMAN HEALTH FOUNDATIONFor nearly two decades, Bozeman Health Foundation has been generating private financial support for vital services and facilities right here at home, contributing to Bozeman Health's mission to improve community health and quality of life. The foundation, formed in 1998 as a non-profit corporation governed by an independent board of directors, is charged with administering all philanthropic gifts for Bozeman Health.
Medicine has changed greatly since our hospital began operations in 1911, and Bozeman Health has been able to stay at the forefront and expand its healthcare services because, for more than a century, the community has been generous with their charitable support. At the same time, the population has seen continuous growth, resulting in ever-increasing demands for top quality health care services that cannot be met exclusively with our health systemâ€™s resources. To meet growing needs, the Bozeman Health Foundation has raised more than $20 million and responsibly invested permanent endowment funds to help underwrite current and future medical opportunities. Through philanthropic partnerships, the foundation strives to insure that services will continue to advance healthcare for all of those living in and visiting this region.
Bozeman Health Foundation: New Nameâ€¦Same Leadership, Same Great Charitable Partner!
Bozeman Deaconess Foundation is now Bozeman Health Foundation, building on a 17 year tradition of excellence but embracing new opportunities to provide charitable support across Bozeman Healthâ€™s growing region and full range of facilities and programs. Since 1997, thanks to the generosity of thousands of generous donors, this independently governed not-for-profit foundation has provided more than $20 million in philanthropic support to advance Bozeman Healthâ€™s mission to improve community health and quality of life.
This name change, effective September 1, ties to a similar change on the part of Bozeman Deaconess Health Services, now known as Bozeman Health. Over the past several years, Bozeman Health has grown to include much more than its outstanding hospital on Highland Boulevard. Today, in addition to Deaconess Hospital, Bozeman Health encompasses Big Sky Medical Center, two Urgent Care Centers, an expanding Medical Group - representative of its employed physicians, and a clinical research division. Bozeman Health also recently broke ground on what will be a brand new medical clinic in Belgrade.
â€śOur name and our organizational structures need to help us tell the full, great story of who we are and how we make a difference in our communities,â€ť said Kevin Pitzer, President and CEO of Bozeman Health. â€śWeâ€™re preserving our heritage in what will now be known as Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital, and at the same time, weâ€™re celebrating the full breadth and scope of our more integrated approach to community health and well-being.â€ť
â€śWeâ€™re extremely proud of our history as the supporting foundation to what has been Bozeman Deaconess Health Services and our great hospital, and this exciting transition to a new name signifies our passion to continue to grow in the important work we do with and through our contributors,â€ť said Scott Levandowski, chairman of the Bozeman Health Foundationâ€™s fifteen member volunteer board of directors. â€śWeâ€™ll continue to lead the way in raising vital support for Deaconess Hospital, but weâ€™ll also work hard to build new and expanded partnerships in support of Big Sky Medical Center and other Bozeman Health programs that make a difference in the lives of our neighbors throughout our region.â€ť
Bozeman Health Foundationâ€™s board, staff, existing funds and governing policies all remain unchanged. Those with questions or needs related to this name change should feel free to contact Jason Smith at 406-414-1022 or via email at email@example.com
Cancer Center Patient Care Fund
The Bozeman Health Cancer Center Patient Care Fund is a direct reflection of the compassion that our donors have for patients undergoing cancer treatment. This fund was established to help meet some of the financial strains that come along with a diagnosis of cancer. Cancer patients and their families can face unique challenges with their treatments such as transportation costs, utilities payments, lodging fees, dietary supplements or adaptive equipment. This fund allows patients or their families to apply for a small grant to help with such expenses. Just a small amount can make a real difference in the livesâ€”and treatmentâ€”of our patients with the least financial means. Bozeman Health Foundation has received a generous gift of $10,000 from a donor personally touched by the Cancer Center that will go to the Cancer Patient Care Fund! In direct response to this gift, we have received additional donations nearing $6,000. Our goal is to double the original gift with an additional $10,000â€”so we are halfway there! If you would like to help, please contact us. This Patient Care Fund provides about $15,000 in small, individual grants each yearâ€¦so your help will directly reach those most in need over the coming months.
First Interstate Bank
Special thanks to First Interstate Bank for sponsoring the 2015 meals for Bozeman Health Foundationâ€™s Board of Directors and Finance Committee. We are grateful!
The mission of Bozeman Health Foundation is to support Bozeman Health by promoting community participation and financial support of activities to improve community health and quality of life.