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Philanthropic Initiatives

NVH Foundation Patient and Family

The Birth Center Renovation

Four of the seven rooms in the Birth Center were part of the original hospital construction in 2007.  These rooms need some updating and renovation focused on the bathrooms, countertops and storage areas.  NVH has taken on a portion of the capital project, with the agreement that the foundation would raise the rest of the required fund.  A goal of $75,000 has been set for the project and has been approved as The Great Fish Challenge at the Whitefish Community Foundation project for the NVH Foundation.  The Great Fish Challenge runs through August 5-Sept.17, 2021.  Gifts should be made during that period to the WF Community Foundation and will count towards a match as part of the challenge.

Goal of $75,000

Early Childhood Literacy Fund

Reading at an early age is important for childhood development and is proven to be a positive influence on families.  Through the primary care clinics in Eureka and Columbia Falls, as well as the Birth Center at NVH, we serve over 1100 children ages zero to five each year.  The NVH Foundation has taken on a goal of raising funds to create kits that can be used by the providers in these departments to give to families as they are cared for in the clinics and birth center.  Collaboration between the libraries in Eureka, Columbia Falls and Whitefish will be used to implement the project.

Goal of $25,000

Behavioral Health Fund

Providing resources to Behavioral Health initiatives throughout northwest Montana is important to the NVH Foundation Board of Directors.  Mental health, suicide prevention and access to mental health are all key goals in the recent Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). In 2019, the foundation raised funds to add Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to its toolbelt for treating severe depression in adults. TMS is a therapy that is non-invasive and has minimal side effects.  We also collaborated with the Nate Chute Foundation to raise funds to expand their programs and services for suicide prevention, training and awareness through 2023. 

This fund would also be available for our Behavioral Health and Community Relations departments to fund important initiatives that are in line with the mission of NVH and the needs of the community.

Goal of $150,000

Ongoing Projects

The NVH Foundation has continuing annual funds to provide for projects at North Valley Hospital, such as the Teddy Bear, Food Rx, Planetree Healing Garden, Care Continuum and Circle of Friends Funds.

Other major projects already complete include raising $520,000 in 2017 for a new 3D Mammography service, 60,000 in 2018 for Simulation/Education services and equipment, and $380,000 in 2019 for Behavioral Health TMS equipment and suicide prevention collaborative community initiatives and $100,000 for new re-positioning mattresses for the SCU and Med/Surg beds. 

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