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Tree of Lights Annual Campaign

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Tree of Lights program that started with a long-time Virginia Gay employee, Ruth Mayhew. This annual campaign has been essential in raising funds that provide vital equipment and funds to support every program in the Hospital, the Clinics, and Nursing and Rehab. Funds raised this year will help bring 3D mammography testing to VGH.


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Reach Out and Read

Virginia Gay participates in this nation-wide program giving children a book at every well-child checkup to age 6. Reach Out & Read touches the lives of 1 in 4 children of low income families and improves how often parents read to their children. Your donation of just $20 provides books for one child for the entire year.


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Gifts of Hope

Donations of Gifts of Hope pay for mammograms and other services to the women of Benton County who cannot afford breast cancer detection and other procedures. Because 100% of your donation is used for treatments and tests, you will have a direct impact on the well-being of your friends and neighbors.


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Scholarships provided through the Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation supports area high school students entering health care and Virginia Gay employees wanting to further their career in nursing.


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Planned Giving

The gift of Virginia Walcutt Gay in 1923 continues to provide health and wellness to Benton County residents nearly 100 years later. Learn how you can be part of the future of health care for friends, neighbors and loved ones for decades to come.


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Murphy Memorial Golf Tournament

The Murphy family holds this golf tournament each year in honor of family members who were stricken with cancer and to raise money in support of VGH Charity Care and Gifts of Hope. Join the fun and contribute to the fight against cancer.


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Our Mission

The mission of the Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation is the continuation of health and medical care to people of the Virginia Gay Hospital service area. Our concern for humanity is demonstrated by a commitment to obtain and distribute funds through the Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation that will promote, maintain and restore the health of the individuals it serves.

Welcome to Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation

Generosity is vital to the healing tradition of Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation and our community benefits when we all pitch in. The Health Care Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the mission of Virginia Gay Hospital by transforming your charitable donations into state-of-the-art medical equipment, facility updates, and special programs.

Our founder, Virginia Gay, established a giving tradition that dates back nearly 100 years. Since then, our grandparents, parents and children have followed in those same footsteps by generously giving back to our community.

Through your investment and support VGH is able to provide a wide range of services and an outstanding facility that enables the healthcare professionals within our hospital and clinics do their job in an increasingly efficient and effective manner. Your gifts help VGH stay on the leading edge of rural health in Iowa.

Click here to see some information on our Clinic Expansion project, and please feel free to contribute to the project on our Donate Now Page.

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