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Funding Programs Overview

Hillsboro Medical Center Foundation manages funds to support the ongoing need for medical and health education projects and programs that advance our community’s physical and mental quality of life. Your gift may be designated towards any of these funds. With your support, we are changing and saving lives every day.

Funding Needs

AREAS OF HIGHEST PRIORITY:
Greatest Need
Emergency Department Upgrade
Patient Assistance
OTHER FUNDS:
Baker Memorial Healing Garden
Cancer Care
Employee Food Pantry
Employee Scholarships
Geriatric Psychiatry
 
Heart Care
¡Salud! Services
Spiritual Care Outreach / Music Therapy
Women and Children’s Services

Greatest Need

The Greatest Need Fund allows for the most flexible utilization of your donations. This fund supports the priority needs of Hillsboro Medical Center including facilities, equipment, and programs.

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Emergency Department Upgrade

In response to the growing need for emergency services within our community, Hillsboro Medical Center is embarking on a significant enhancement project for our emergency department. This upgrade will create a safer and more efficient environment, enhancing accessibility for both our patients and their families during critical moments. This initiative will empower us to effectively address the rising demand and offer rapid, efficient, emergency care to our entire community.

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Patient Assistance

Created to alleviate barriers to healing for patients undergoing treatment at Hillsboro Medical Center, this fund offers a range of support services. It provides gas cards, taxi, train, and bus tickets to ensure patients have access to care and a safe means of returning home after their discharge. The fund also covers medication costs for uninsured patients who are unable to afford their prescriptions, gift cards for groceries and other essential necessities, hotel accommodations for patients traveling for treatment or those without a permanent residence, and essential medical equipment and supplies like walkers, pulse oximeters, and pill organizers.

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Baker Memorial Healing Garden

Founded in 1996 in memory of grateful patient, Yvonne Baker, the garden serves as a tranquil and healing sanctuary within the hospital, offering solace and comfort to patients, their families, and hospital staff. Generous contributions play a vital role in sustaining the garden’s continuous maintenance needs.

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Cancer Care

Our cancer specialists provide world-class cancer care to Hillsboro and the surrounding areas, incorporating the latest medical advances. Your support contributes to the well-being of cancer patients through education programs, essential equipment, transportation assistance, and comfort items.

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Employee Food Pantry

To address the problem of food insecurity for our staff, the Employee Food Pantry is available 24 hours a day for individuals in need. Your support ensures a consistent supply of essential food items and basic household necessities are available.

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Employee Scholarships

On a quarterly basis, scholarships are awarded to employees seeking to expand their skills by enrolling in continuing education courses, seminars and conferences. Scholarships are available to both clinical and non-clinical staff.

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Geriatric Psychiatry

The Hillsboro Medical Center for Geriatric Psychiatry offers specialized care in a secure and nurturing environment for elderly adults dealing with behavioral and emotional changes.  Your support plays a pivotal role in assisting patients and their caregivers in acquiring the skills and resources necessary to enhance the emotional needs of older adults.

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Heart Care

Hillsboro Medical Center has one of the most advanced cardiac care facilities in the Northwest with a multidisciplinary team of experts dedicated to delivering the highest quality cardiac services available.  

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¡Salud! Services

Your generous donation to ¡Salud! Services supports our dedicated team of bilingual and bicultural nurses and health educators who are committed to offering year-round, affordable clinical outreach services to vineyard stewards and their families. This vital program is entirely funded by philanthropic contributions and currently serves over 2,500 individuals annually across nine counties in the Willamette Valley.

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Spiritual Care Outreach/ Music Therapy

Donations to the Spiritual Care fund play a crucial role in offering interfaith spiritual and chaplain support to patients, their families, and our dedicated staff. The hospital’s second-floor chapel/quiet space is an inclusive sanctuary open to everyone, regardless of their faith or belief. Additionally, this fund supports a certified therapeutic musician who offers individualized support to patients, aiding in the alleviation of their fear, pain, and anxiety while providing physical, emotional, and spiritual comfort.

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Women and Children’s Services

Supporting our Family Birth Center and OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Hillsboro Medical Center, contributions to this fund guarantee top-quality care and enhanced patient comfort for both families and the newest members of our community.

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