McKay-Dee Hospital Foundation aims to support McKay-Dee Hospital by providing resources to meet community needs, ensuring the availability of quality healthcare today and tomorrow. The hallmark of our foundation is to be good stewards of donor funds, which means fulfilling donor desires to make the greatest impact by helping us provide exceptional equipment, programs, and education to enhance patient care and community wellness.
The Intermountain Foundation at McKay-Dee Hospital provides support for a variety of programs focused on improving patient care and improving community health.
Learn more about our purpose, our staff leadership, and our Community Development Board.
Annie Taylor Dee's Influence
In 1910, Annie Taylor Dee, a dedicated woman whose misfortune was the catalyst for bringing quality healthcare to the community of Ogden, saw to it that others would not suffer as she did. Both her husband and son died due to lack of adequate healthcare. With her determined spirit and the help of the charitable desires of others, they brought a top-rated hospital and services to our community. In 1915, a partnership was formed when the LDS Church joined the Dee family by offering financial backing through ecumenical philanthropy.
In 1969, the doors were opened to a new hospital in the Ogden community. LDS Church President David O. McKay, along with the Dee family became the namesakes of the new hospital, the McKay-Dee Hospital Center. In that same year, the McKay-Dee Hospital Foundation was established. Working tirelessly to ensure the success of the hospital and the health of the community, the foundation continues to fulfill the vision started so long ago by Annie Taylor Dee.
The McKay-Dee Hospital Foundation exists for the purpose of providing resources to McKay-Dee Hospital to enhance patient care and community services. Following in the generous and philanthropic footsteps of Annie Taylor Dee, community donors have come together throughout the years, generously contributing millions of dollars to make sure we have state-of-the-art facilities to receive the most up-to-date healthcare available. Since its beginnings, the McKay-Dee Hospital Foundation has raised funds for hospital equipment, programs and services, special projects, and education.