At the SOMC Development Foundation, our mission is to make a difference by identifying the community’s health and wellness needs while bridging the gap between those needs and the cost of the solutions. The SOMC Development Foundation encompasses fundraising efforts for Hospice, Cancer, Employee Relief, Heart & Vascular, Pediatrics, Community Health and Wellness, the Endowment Fund and the areas of greatest need. These funds generate much needed support and enable SOMC to continually deliver extraordinary care for future generations to come. We consider it our responsibility to serve our community, and we take pride in doing so.
Why we’re here:
We’re here to make a difference in our community. Our goal is to help provide much needed resources that will help sustain the needs of our community members.
What we do:
We encompass fundraising efforts to help support the initiatives throughout Southern Ohio Medical Center and our community. This support ranges from the purchase of new equipment & technology to upgrading facilities as well as other community projects that engage our community’s health and wellness needs. Support and funds raised by the Development Foundation enable SOMC to respond to challenges and new opportunities as they arise.
Our community is full of people who dedicate their time and service toward philanthropic causes. With the help of our community, SOMC Employees and volunteers, we have been able to support many projects.
- SOMC Inpatient Hospice Center
- Friends Community Center
- SOMC Life Centers
- SOMC Newborn Nursery
- EMS Support
- CrossFit Alpha Pack
- Free Smoking Cessation Classes
- Free Health Screenings
- Love Your Heart
- Community Based Transition Program
- Lose & Win For Life
- Corporate Health & Wellness
Guilds of SOMC:
The guilds at Southern Ohio Medical Center share a common goal – to support the needs of the patients, as well as the hospital’s beneficial programs through fundraising efforts. They achieved their goal in 2013, raising more than $65,000 as part of their effort to advance the mission of SOMC. The men and women of SOMC’s guilds are truly extraordinary individuals who make a difference for the patients, families and staff of Southern Ohio Medical Center. This year, the support of the guilds allowed SOMC to purchase items, such as a breast prone board, EMT/Heart Care equipment, IV ultrasound machines and breast pumps for maternity as well as donations toward the SOMC Cancer Compassion Fund and Pediatric Nursery. SOMC is supported by a total of six guilds: the Hope Guild, the Kardia Guild, the Pediatric Guild, the Pleasure Guild, the Scioto Guild, and the Service Guild.
The need for support:
For community hospitals all across the country, the importance of fundraising has been emphasized by external factors: healthcare costs are rising, the uninsured/underinsured population remains large, the payer mix is poor, federal reimbursement is dwindling and the cost of medical technology is high. At SOMC, we offer programs and services that patients need but our community’s health and wellness needs continue to grow – we need your help in meeting these new needs.