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Fall Update 2021

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Kaweah Health Foundation Update Fall 2021

You Can Help. Three ways to give.

1. Every Gift Counts

Make a financial gift.

Donate Now

Want to help, donate now!

2. Thank a Healthcare Hero

Send healthcare heroes a card of encouragement, individually wrapped snacks that they can enjoy throughout the day, or meals from one of our local restaurants (individually packaged please).

3. Give Blood

Blood donations are safe and essential. Now, more than ever, your blood donations are needed to ensure an adequate blood supply for Central Valley patients. When you donate blood, you never know whose life you may be saving. Donate today!

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Philanthropic Support for Quality Medical Services

The Kaweah Health Hospital Foundation was founded in 1979, and since then has raised more than $60 million for our hospital. Philanthropic support has been an essential part of our growth, and has helped us save countless lives. Investments from the community assist our efforts to equip our facility with the latest technology that allows patients to remain in the local area while receiving care. As technology advances, so does our ability to diagnose problems earlier, and perform surgeries that are minimally invasive.

The Foundation has helped fund the following:

  • Brain Lab and SS8 Neurosurgical Equipment
  • East Wing Capital Campaign
  • Cardiac Surgery Center
  • Breast Health Center
  • ED Critical Care Monitors
  • Emergency Department
  • Fetal Heart Monitors
  • Helipad
  • Acequia Hospital Wing Campaign
  • daVinci Surgical Robot
  • Labor and Delivery unit
  • Numerous other amenities for patients and visitors

Importance of Fundraising

As the only hospital in Visalia, and the only trauma center between Fresno and Bakersfield, it is of the utmost importance that we have the space and amenities needed to treat hundreds of patients for a variety of conditions. The comprehensive care we offer today is all thanks to the efforts of the Kaweah Health Hospital Foundation's tireless fundraising efforts. Money is raised through donation campaigns, grants from companies, the Annual Golf Classic, and beneficiary designations from wills and trusts.

Our Foundation is managed by a board of generous volunteers. They are responsible for organizing major events and keeping our hospital at the forefront of healthcare. Check in regularly for updates on fundraising events, memorials, and new services hosted by the Kaweah Health Hospital Foundation.

To learn more about how you can contribute to Kaweah Health's growth, please call (559) 624-2359.

Foundation Staff

Liz Wynn
Foundation Director

Carla Hernandez
Donor Outreach Coordinator

Teresa Menezes
Foundation Coordinator

Jenna Pierce
Administrative Assistant

Diane Hayes
Grant Coordinator

Patty Havard
Research Development Specialist

Contact Us

If you have questions or comments, please contact us at or (559) 624-2359.

Correspondence should be addressed to:

Kaweah Health Foundation
216 S. Johnson Street

Visalia, CA 93291
Tax ID 94-2675456

We look forward to hearing from you!

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