BEAR LAKE VALLEY HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION

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MISSION STATEMENT
The Foundation's mission is to assist in the development, improvement, and expansion of the facilities and programs of Bear Lake Memorial Hospital, and its Skilled Nursing Facility. A secondary purpose is to establish a series of community service initiatives 'healthy community' funds, each designed to improve the health of Bear Lake Valley Residents.

 

WHY A HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION?
In 1997, the Bear Lake Valley Health Care Foundation began a capital campaign in support of the Hospital's construction/renovation project. With the help of the Montpelier Lions Club and a spectacularly successful "radio daze", the Foundation received some $522,000 in pledges towards the construction project.

The Foundation's ongoing purpose is to supply funding to assure "state of the art" technical expertise and equipment at Bear Lake Memorial Hospital. Another principle purpose is to promote healthy aging and to assure that Bear Lake's senior population "lives better longer".
   

WHAT DOES THE FOUNDATION DO?
In order to accomplish the goals mentioned above, the foundation conducts a series of fund raising campaigns. The Hospital Auxiliary works with the Foundation conducting special events.

The Foundation requests an annual project(s) list from Bear Lake Memorial administration.
Since 2001 to present, the Foundation has raised over $3.5 million.

These funds have been used for projects like:

• Skilled Nursing Facility Addition & Remodel
• Digital X-Ray System
• Annual Senior Health Fair
• Electronic Medical Records Project
• Nursing Facility Furnishings
• C-Arm
• C.T. Scanner
• Dialysis Center
• Automatic door openers for the Hospital
• Bone density screening equipment
• Janet K. Skinner Nurse Education loan program

WHERE DOES THE MONEY COME FROM?
The Foundation is an independent non-profit organization which raises money through grant writing, individual donations, special events, annual mass mailings, employee payroll deductions, and a series of annual campaigns, such as corporate partners, friends of the hospital, bequests, in-kind contributions, etc. The Foundation sponsors other special projects like the annual "Golf Fore Health" golf tournament.
 
HOW CAN I HELP?
Although tax deductible cash contributions are the most common way of giving to the Foundation, you can also give through "gifting" insurance annuities, stocks, bonds, appreciated securities, properties and trusts. Please ask us about deferred giving plans, memorial gifts and estate planning. In-kind gifts, gifts of time, labor, materials and other ways are greatly appreciated.

Send all contributions to:
Bear Lake Valley Health Care Foundation, P.O. Box 364, Montpelier, ID 83254

 

HEALTHIER COMMUNITY GRANT APPLICATIONS
The Bear Lake Valley Health Care Foundation annually accepts applications for its “Healthier Community” grant funds. The Foundation awards up to ten grants ranging from a minimum of $100 to a maximum of $2,500. Deadline is set for May 29, 2013.  Click here for an application

Previously funded grants include:

  • Paris Elementary PTO - Upgrade Playground
  • Bear Lake Senior Center - Veteran's Transportation for medical care
  • Bear Lake Underwater Dive Team - Rescue Equipment
  • National Oregon/California Trail Center - To market the new Center
  • Bear Lake High School - Scholarships (Application)
  • Montpelier Parks & Recreation-Move-a-Mile Program and Adams Park improvements
  • Cokeville Schools - Funds toward a Frisbee Golf Course
  • Georgetown Elementary - Physical Education Equipment
  • Montpelier Kids Clulb-Healthy Lifestyles Project
  • City of Montpelier downtown beautification

 

These grant funds are made available as a result of the Foundation’s accrual of interest on investments and are designed to promote a healthier community.

JANET K. SKINNER NURSING EDUCATION FUND
The Bear Lake Valley Healthcare Foundation (BLVHCF) has set up a program to provide applicants selected to participate in the Nursing Loan/Stipend Program with loans/stipends. In return for the awards, the recipient agrees to pay back the loan/stipend, interest free, according to the payment plan set up by BLVHCF and the recipient.

The repayment of the loan will not exceed three years (36 months), but may be less according to the amount loaned and the type of job obtained after graduation.

Applicants must be employees of Bear Lake Memorial Hospital.

Program guidelines and Application forms