History

Jay Quisenberry, Chairman of Fairchild Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors is congratulated by John Pomeroy, Immediate Past Chair.

Jay Quisenberry, Chairman of Fairchild Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors is congratulated by John Pomeroy, Immediate Past Chair.

Several years ago, a small but dedicated group of private citizens and philanthropists established Fairchild Medical Center Foundation. Their vision was to improve medical services and health care in Siskiyou County. Our thanks to these people of great vision and generosity.

Since that early inspiration, our Foundation Board has grown to 36 members, all professional members of our community, willing to serve voluntarily thus assuring continued support of the Foundation to the Fairchild Medical Center.

To ensure that our citizens continue to have access to the best care available, the Foundation partners with the Fairchild Medical Center to fund the purchase of equipment ina variety of areas, obstetrics, pediatrics, geriatrics and diagnostic imaging; supports a select number of critical health projects throughout Siskiyou County. In addition, your foundation provides much needed nursing scholarships to qualified employees of the Fairchild Medical Center.

As they have been for more than 15 years, Foundation resources are allocated with an eye toward the future. The generous support of private donors, together with careful management of existing funds, has positioned Fairchild Medical Center Foundation to pursue its vital mission – endowing the future of medicine – well into the next century.

Fairchild Medical Center was presented with money raised by Fairchild Medical Center Foundation to help with the cost of expanding and upgrading the hospital’s Emergency Department. The Foundation raised $250,000; half of which came from hospital employees and the balance from members of our community.

John Pomeroy, Immediate Past Chairman of Fairchild Medical Center Foundation re-enforced the importance of the mission – to support Fairchild Medical Center by securing funding to provide exceptional health care to all in need. Pomeroy stated: “Fairchild Medical Center and Fairchild Medical Center Foundation are both non-profit organizations and depend on the generous support of our community to maintain the high level of medical care to which our community has become accustomed.”

Fund Development Director, Susan Ikenberry said “Fairchild Medical Center Foundation is a volunteer board that works on different projects to develop and improve the hospital. In the past eleven years the Foundation has contributed over half a million dollars to support the hospital.”

Dawna Cozzalio, chairman of the Planned Giving Committee said: “As an organization we are constantly looking for ways to serve the community better.” Both Pomeroy and Cozzalio extended their gratitude on behalf of the entire Fairchild Medical Center Foundation.