The Heart of Healing
As health is an area of focus for the Wasatch Community Foundation they provide philanthropic support for the charitable purpose of Heber Valley Medical Center, ensuring the availability of clinically excellent health care for all regardless of means. While The Foundation depends on employees, individuals, and corporations to provide the greatest percentage of gift support, their generosity is supplemented by one main fundraising event, Denim and Diamonds: A Christmas Benefit Gala. As our community grows and the needs of the hospital expand, the fundraising efforts will continue to expand to help meet the needs of Wasatch County.
Fundraising in Wasatch County
Formed in 2006 by the joining together of numerous foundations, boards, and associations which previously operated in isolation, the Wasatch Community Foundation now represents a fresh, unified approach to volunteerism and charitable giving in the Greater Heber Valley. The Foundation supports four areas of focus. They are education, health, arts, and recreation. It is through the health committee of the Wasatch Community Foundation that Heber Valley Medical Center coordinates its fundraising efforts.
As health is an area of focus for the Wasatch Community Foundation they provide philanthropic support for the charitable purpose of Heber Valley Medical Center, ensuring the availability of clinically excellent health care for all regardless of means. While the Foundation depends on employees, individuals, and corporations to provide the greatest percentage of gift support, their generosity is supplemented by fundraising events. Join us this spring as we partner with the Timpanogos Valley Theater's production of Steel Magnolias. The event runs three nights, March 14, 15 and 16, with all proceeds from this Bringing Hope
event to benefit the Dialysis Center at Heber Valley Medical Center.
Making a Difference
The focus of the fundraising efforts at Heber Valley Medical Center are to raise funds for state-of-the-art medical equipment to help patients, save lives and expand medical services. We also contribute a percentage of our funds to help with the charitable mission of Heber Valley Medical Center. Our current goal is to create Women’s Diagnostic Imaging Center. This center will be a place where women of all ages can come for their annual mammography, knowing they are receiving the highest technology available — right here — close to home.
Promote Community Wellness
Because Heber Valley Medical Center is owned by a not-for-profit organization, hospital programs rely on donors to help facilitate wellness and prevention in the community. You can make a difference through monetary and in-kind donations or by contributing service hours, through the volunteer program. To donate to the hospital, please contact The Wasatch Community Foundation.
How You Can Help
By making a contribution to Heber Valley Medical Center, for one of our major Capital Campaigns or through supporting one of our special events, you will truly be enabling us to better the health of individuals and families in our Community. We gratefully accept gifts of cash, other assets, as well as in-kind donations and volunteer services, which all play a vital role in our efforts to raise funds for essential hospital services and community health programs. Indeed, many industry experts have predicted that the communities that have access to the best health care in the future will be those that have provided philanthropic support to their local hospitals.
- Ways to Give
- Employee Giving
- Endowment Funds
- Planned Giving
- Tribute Gifts
- Participation in Special Events
- Denim and Diamonds: A Christmas Benefit Gala
- Look for more information on 2012's Denim and Diamonds. Contact Amy Tuddenham at 435-671-1833 for more information.
Intermountain Healthcare's rich history of volunteerism continues today as over 3,000 volunteers donate more than one million hours of their time to Intermountain and our hospitals each year. The spirit of volunteerism thrives within our nonprofit, community-focus organization, from unpaid community volunteer trustees governing our organization, to hospital volunteers.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact the hospital at (435) 654-2500.
Nearly every Intermountain hospital has a volunteer auxiliary that offers compassionate service to patients and raises money for vital hospital needs. Women, men and teens provide countless hours of volunteer service at the hospital each year. From answering telephones and filing papers, to greeting visitors, volunteers provide a valuable service.
We are ambassadors of volunteer services who will provide kind, compassionate care in cooperation with Heber Valley Medical Center, its patients, guests, staff and the community.
Why people volunteer at Heber Valley Medical Center
Volunteers play a key role in the Heber Valley Medical Center culture. The need for volunteers is great and the rewards are even greater. It is an opportunity to serve, grow, learn, make new friends, exchange ideas and contribute to our community.
Who can be a hospital volunteer?
All are welcome! Volunteers are required to be friendly, outgoing and willing to work with all types of people. If you want to give of yourself, join us and be prepared to have a life-changing experience.
Interested individuals must:
- Be 18 years or older
- Complete an application for a volunteer position
- The Volunteer Director or Coordinator will schedule an interview with you
- Placement will be made according to skill, availability of positions, availability of applicant, and reference check
- Commit to serve one three to four hour shift per week
- Anyone considering volunteering is asked to make a six-month commitment.
The requirements listed below will be completed before volunteer work begins. Failure to do so will terminate the process. You will need to contact the Volunteer Office to be reconsidered and for re-placement.
- Consent to a criminal background check
- Health questionnaire (provide documentation of immunity to childhood diseases)
- Complete a two step TB test provided by Intermountain (verification must be within the last 6 months)
- Purchase a uniform (jackets can be provided on a loan basis)
- Picture taken for name badge
- Complete the volunteer orientation process. Read and fill out Mandatory Education Information
- Begin training
What areas of the hospital do volunteers work in?
- Information Desk
- Emergency Center
- Medical Records
- Laboratory Records