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Our Community. Our Future.

Since its founding in 1994, Augusta Health has existed to be the community's first choice for care. Rooted in a tradition of personalized care with small-town hospitality, great pride is taken in Augusta's rating as one of the top-50 hospitals in America by Healthgrades.

While well positioned to provide top-quality care to the community, Augusta Health is mindful of the ongoing changes occurring throughout the nation's healthcare delivery system. Declining reimbursements, costly mandates to ensure quality, the increase in high deductible health plans, and the soaring cost of new equipment, technology and medications are some of the major challenges facing all healthcare providers. In the Commonwealth of Virginia, providers face additional challenges: The lack of Medicaid expansion has forced all hospitals to do more with less in order to provide comprehensive care to our community – from birth through end-of-life. Augusta Health is no exception.

As a community health provider, Augusta Health provides a host of community health and wellness programs, youth camps, mentorships, and health screening services aimed at improving the health of the population – many at no cost to the patient. In 2016, Augusta Health provided more than $56 million in uncompensated care to the uninsured or underinsured in this community.

The Augusta Health Foundation began its outreach in 2013 as the charitable arm of the health system. The Foundation will help the hospital prepare for the growing healthcare needs of the community, and ensures that lifesaving care is available to all local residents, regardless of ability to pay.

The One Hundred Percent Promise

One hundred percent—that's exactly how much of your generous gift will go directly to the programs and initiatives that you support through the Augusta Health Foundation. Thanks to our partnership with Augusta Health and their commitment to fund the Foundation's operations, your gift can now have maximum and lasting impact.

Our Mission

Augusta Health Foundation inspires community ownership through charitable giving to advance health and wellness in our region.

Leadership

Board of Directors

  • Cheri Moran, Staunton - Chair
  • Rob Kyler, MD, Staunton - Vice Chair
  • Julie Plumbley, MD, Staunton – Secretary/Treasurer
  • Judy Burtner, Waynesboro
  • Robin Crowder, Waynesboro
  • Connie Doebele, Staunton
  • Lora Hamp, Waynesboro
  • Brad Johnson, Waynesboro
  • Chris Heck, MD, Waynesboro
  • Mary Mannix, FACHE, President & CEO, Augusta Health
  • James Perkins, Waynesboro
  • John Peterson, M.Div., Staunton – Chair of Augusta Health Board of Directors
  • Arona Richard, Waynesboro

Staff

Tami Radecke
Tami Radecke
Vice President-Community Partnerships, Augusta Health and Executive Director, Augusta Health Foundation
Susannah Via
Susannah Via
Annual Fund Officer
Anna MacDonald
Anna MacDonald
Data Systems Specialist
Sherri Heishman
Sherri Heishman
Philanthropy Manager

Please reach out to us at ahfoundation [at] augustahealth.com or (540) 332-5174