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CareGivers

CareGivers is the White River Health System employee giving program. Gifts to CareGivers directly benefit facilities and programs in the WRHS service area. CareGivers promotes positive and rewarding charitable giving, and encourages teamwork for continuous improvement of WRHS.

Projects Funded by CareGivers

  • Books for the Reach and Read program sponsored by The Children's Clinic
  • Clinical training tools
  • Dissection lab supplies for events led by WRMC Internal Medicine Residents at local high schools
  • Food and transportation assistance to patients at Batesville Oncology Clinic and WRMC Cancer Care Center
  • Helmets for The Children's Clinic Activity Challenge
  • Medication, transportation, and home medical supply assistance for over 100 patients
  • Nursing Scholarships

Initiatives Supported by CareGivers

CareGivers members may choose to allocate 75% of their gift to one of the following WRHS Initiatives. The remaining 25% is allocated to the Area of Greatest Need (as determined by the WRHS Foundation Board of Trustees).

  • Area of Greatest Need
  • Community Health
  • Mental Health
  • Nursing Scholarships
  • Patient Assistance
  • Physician Residency Program
  • Ribbons of Hope
  • WRHS Emergency Departments


    Membership

    Employees may join CareGivers at any time. To join, complete and sign the CareGivers sign up form and forward to the Foundation office via inter-office mail. Printed forms are available online or from the Foundation staff, Human Resources, your Director, or the Gift Shop.

    A minimum gift of one hour of your hourly wage per month and a four month commitment are required to join. You can choose to increase your gift above the minimum membership requirement by indicating the amount on your membership application. Contributions to CareGivers are managed by the WRHS Foundation, a 501(C)3 non-profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible as allowed by Internal Revenue Service regulations.

    Your CareGivers payroll deductions will begin in the pay cycle following processing of your membership application. CareGivers is voluntary, and you can cancel your membership at any time after the initial four-month commitment.

    CareGivers Sign Up Form

    CareGivers Perks

    In addition to the rewards of generosity, CareGivers members receive:

    • An exclusive ID badge with the CareGivers logo
    • Access to discounts at local businesses with CareGivers ID badge (Click the Employee Discounts icon on your desktop to see the list of participating businesses)
    • A free CareGivers T-shirt on sign-up
    • 4 free tickets to Monthly Melba Movie Night
    • Access to Member Only activities and events
    • Chances to win great prizes
    • 1 Year Membership Rewards
    • Quarterly CareGivers Newsletter
    • Opportunity to serve on a rewarding committee


    Confidentiality

    The Foundation regularly recognizes the generosity of donors in advertising, publications, and social media. We do not disclose the amount of CareGivers gifts. If you'd like to be an anonymous donor, please let us know.

    Donate Now

    Thank you for making a gift to the White River Health System Foundation. Your gift will be joined with others to deliver quality healthcare services and improve the health of residents in communities throughout North Central Arkansas.

    White River Health System is a 501c(3) charitable organizations, and gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible as allowed by the Internal Revenue Service. An Annual Statement of Giving is mailed to all donors whose total yearly giving is $250.00 or more. Please consult your personal tax advisor for specific deduction information. 

    We have provided a secure, encrypted portal for online donations. You can use the form below to make a gift to WRHS Foundation.



    For more information about the White River Health System Foundation and opportunities for giving, please contact Michele Wood, Executive Director of Marketing & Foundation at mwood@wrmc.com or 870-262-6033.

    Under normal circumstances, the Foundation will not return previously tendered donations to a donor. In the event of unusual circumstances, the staff and Foundation Board of Trustees Executive Committee will review the matter and provide written documentation.

    Foundation Leadership

    WRHS Foundation is governed by the Board of Trustees which oversees and guides the Foundation’s work in support of its mission and vision. 

    Mission

    The Mission of White River Health System Foundation is to support the mission of White River Health System by connecting the generosity of a caring community with opportunities to improve lives through better healthcare.

    Vision

    The vision of White River Health System Foundation is to support quality healthcare for patients and families.

    Officers

    Beth Christian

    President

    Jay F. Shell

    Vice President

    Janie Starnes

    Secretary/Treasurer

    Dick Bernard

    Past President

    Trustees

    Philip Baker

    Gene Crawford

    Dawn Jeffrey

    Steven Lewis

    Charles McClain, Jr. MD

    Kay Southerland

    Morris Street

    Sara Walker

    Andy Walmsley

    Jim Wann

    Jim Whitson

    Josephine Raye Rogers

    Trustee Emeritus

    Ex-Officio Members

    Gary Paxson, FACHE, RN, BSN, MS

    White River Health System President & CEO

    Carol Curtwright

    Auxiliary President

    Life Lights

    Life Lights is an annual holiday fundraising campaign to benefit patient care at White River Health System facilities. Gifts can be submitted as an honorarium or memorial, which is a thoughtful, unique way to honor or remember the special people in your life – a nurse, doctor, teacher, or an angel in disguise. Some honor their children, parents or grandparents, best friends or co-workers, and soldiers, or remember those we love who have passed. 


    2020 Life Lights contributions support 3D Mammography at White River Medical Center. Using this state-of-the-art technology, Radiologists can detect breast abnormalities at the earliest, most treatable stage. 3D mammography machines provide the highest resolution possible to detect breast abnormalities. One in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.  Besides skin cancer, it is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American women.

    Special Thanks To

    Aerotech Machine Corp

    Sue Blakenship

    LifePlus International

    Angie Odom

    Ronnie Perkey

    April Spurlock

    Life Lights In Honor Of

    Phil Baldwin

    Kay Southerland

    Gary & Verona Bebow

    Jim Wann

    Larry & Martha Bentley

    Jim Wann

    Lexus Clark

    Dawn Patterson

    Trevor Clark

    Dawn Patterson

    Trey Clark

    Dawn Patterson

    Dale & Gayle Cole

    By Rene & Charlene Julian

    Dale & Gayle Cole

    Jim Wann

    Sandra Dobbs

    Don & Denise Provence

    George Dortch

    Jim Wann

    Boris & Pam Dover

    Rene & Charlene Julian

    Boris & Pamela Dover

    Jim Wann

    First Community Bank Employees

    First Community Bank

    Nathan Jackson

    Glenda Guthrie-Bowers

    Betty Johnson

    Sheila & Mark Mace

    Mark & Dianne Lamberth

    Jim Wann

    Virginia Mace

    Sheila & Mark Mace

    Midway Medical Clinic Staff, Suite B

    Tim & Alice Young

    Greg & Paula Moser

    Jim Wann

    Don & Sally Mullis

    Jim Wann

    Gary & Jody Paxson

    Jim Wann

    Frank & Charlotte Plegge

    Jim Wann

    Clifford Reynolds

    Boris & Pamela Dover

    Raye Rogers

    Kay Southerland

    Katy Smythe

    Jim Wann

    Bill & Janis Walmsley

    Jim Wann

    UACCB Students, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff

    Anonymous

    WRHS Marketing & Foundation and Volunteer Services

    Michele Wood

    WRMC COVID-19 Front Line Staff

    Ed Diemer Trucking Company

    Life Lights In Memory Of

    Sharon Allgood

    Doug & Carolyn Wilson

    Bonnie Bernard, RN

    Dick & Nancy Bernard

    Don & Carolyn Bernard

    Dick & Nancy Bernard

    Wayne & Alice Bernard

    Dick & Nancy Bernard

    Dr. Cliff Boswell

    Jim Whitson

    Vera Gail Byrd

    Margaret Prothro

    Ruby Dean Cooper

    Nicole Floyd

    T.W. Cooper

    Nicole Floyd

    Alan Lorne Davis

    Bobby & Connie Davis

    Tommy Dobbs

    Don & Denise Provence

    Della Mae Dortch

    Jim Wann

    Marie Dover

    Boris & Pamela Dover

    Wayne Dover

    Boris & Pamela Dover

    Patricia C. Edwards

    Dawn Patterson

    Troy Ferrell

    Midwest Lime Company

    Charles Alvin Foushee

    Karen & Danny Davis

    Joann Fulbright

    Midwest Lime Company

    Carolyn Groves

    Carolyn Junior Groves Family Trust

    Virginia Henry

    Norman & Paula Terrell

    Brenda Metcalf Hipp

    Michele Wood

    Jim Hunter

    Dr. Charles McClain Jr.

    Dorothy James

    Karen & Danny Davis

    Elton & Barbara Julian

    Rene & Charlene Julian

    Kathleen Junior

    Carolyn Junior Groves Family Trust

    Richard Ray Junior

    Carolyn Junior Groves Family Trust

    Darrell King

    Joanna Comen

    Jeff Kuykendall

    Bobby & Connie Davis

    Rev. Robert Langley

    Marcella Langley

    Joe & Georgeann Low

    Midwest Lime Company

    J.T. & Elsie Low

    Midwest Lime Company

    Sara Low

    Midwest Lime Company

    Sara Low

    Mike & Bobbie Low

    James Martin

    Dr. Charles McClain Jr.

    Pat McClain

    Dr. Charles McClain Jr.

    Bill McNamee

    Judy Belcher

    Nikki Mendoza

    Pam Mendoza

    Shiria Osborne

    Amanda Whiteaker

    Bill Phillips

    Sharon Miller

    Blake Phillips

    Sharon Miller

    Nettie Ramsey

    Mrs. Willie Strong

    Allene Reynolds

    Boris & Pamela Dover

    Roy Ring

    Jody & Jami Smotherman

    Winnie Smotherman

    Jody & Jami Smotherman

    Jim Smythe

    Jim Wann

    J.K. & Cleo Southerland

    Kay Southerland

    David Steig

    Dick & Nancy Bernard

    N.H. Strong

    Mrs. Willie Strong

    Arvil Sutterfield

    Jody & Jami Smotherman

    Bonnie H. Taylor

    Chaney Taylor, Jr

    Dr. Chaney Taylor

    Chaney Taylor, Jr

    Dee Webb

    Sarah Webb

    Mary Jeanette Wood

    Scott Wood

    Travis Wood

    Doug & Carolyn Wilson

    Travis Wood

    Jody & Jami Smotherman

    Travis Wood

    Michele, Seth, Jacob, Lauren & Leighton Wood

    Privacy and Confidentiality Statement

    White River Health System, Inc. (WRHS) (DBA WRHS Foundation, Inc.) is committed to the privacy and confidentiality of personal information. WRHS recognizes that the security of your personal financial information is of great concern to you. To communicate the importance of personal privacy and confidentiality, WRHS has adopted use and disclosure policies (see "Use and Disclosure Policies"), and implemented various security measures (see "Security Measures"). Our commitment to your privacy is reinforced by our adherence to the following privacy policy.

    Under NO circumstance will WRHS voluntarily disclose your personal financial information without your specific consent or as required by law.

    Use and Disclosure Policies

    The following paragraphs disclose WRHS's information gathering and dissemination practices for this Web site.

    In order to provide you with accurate, useful and customized information, WRHS asks for the minimally necessary data which may include your name, address and email.

    Any transactions performed requiring your credit card information are performed in a secure environment, and credit card information is discarded immediately upon completing the necessary transaction(s).

    WRHS uses your IP address only in the event a Web server problem requires diagnosis and to administer the Web site and to count aggregate unique visits to the web site.

    Linked Sites

    The WRHS site may have links to other sites that contain information WRHS believes may be helpful to you. WRHS cannot and will not be responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other Web sites.

    Security Measures

    This site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of your information under WRHS's control. These measures include:

    Authorized Access: You must be registered to use portions of this Web site. Once you are registered, you will use a unique user ID and password to enter the site.

    Authentication: WRHS uses GeoTrust to provide authentication, trust, and SSL encryption. This allows site visitors to verify WRHS with a trusted third party organization, while enabling communication with WRHS's web sites using secure, encrypted channels.

    Cookies: A cookie is a piece of data containing information about the user or user session. Usage of a cookie is not in any way linked to personally identifiable information while on the WRHS site. WRHS uses a session cookie to ensure that your session remains secure by maintaining an identifier unique to your session. The session cookie self-terminates after you close your browser. Persistent cookies are only used if you choose to have your login and password information maintained for future connections. The default setting is set to not store login and password information.

    Encryption: WRHS employs SSL encryption in the use of its products. We recommend the use of a browser supporting 256-bit encryption though the site will support down to 40-bit encryption.

    Contacting the Web Site

    If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy statement, the practices of this Web site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact:

    Webmaster

    White River Health System, Inc.

    1710 Harrison

    P.O. Box 2197

    Batesville, Arkansas 72503-2197

    Fax: (870)-262-3248 or email smace@wrmc.com

    Acceptance of Terms

    License and Use of Site

    WRHS grants you a limited license to the access and make personal use of the documents and incorporated graphics on the Site (the "Documents"). The foregoing license is subject to the following limitations: (i) the Documents may be used solely for personal information and non-commercial purposes; and (ii) the Documents may not be modified or altered in any way. Except where your use constitutes "fair use" under copyright law, you may not otherwise use, download, upload, copy, print, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, post, transmit or distribute any information from the Site in whole or in part without the express authorization of WRHS.

    Your Account

    You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to immediately notify WRHS of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security. WRHS cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this provision.

    No Resale of Service

    You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Site, use of the Site or access to the Site.

    Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liabilities

    The site is provided by WRHS on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis. WRHS makes no representations and warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of the site or the information, content, materials, or products included on the site. You expressly agree that your use of the site is at your SOLE RISK.

    To the full extent permissible by applicable law, WRHS disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. WRHS DOES NOT WARRANT that the site, its servers, or e-mail sent from WRHS are free of viruses or other harmful components. WRHS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

    Certain state laws do not allow limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. Some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations may not apply to you, and you might have additional rights.

    Indemnification

    You agree to indemnify and hold us and our subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney's fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this agreement, or your violation of any law or the rights of any third party.

    Scholarship Program

    Since 1995, the White River Health System Foundation Scholarship Program has helped deserving employees pursue a nursing education. Each year, the Foundation awards scholarships to employees studying to become a Registered Nurse (RN) or pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN). These scholarships reward initiative and remove financial barriers for employees seeking career advancement. We are committed to supporting education and professional development of those who devote their careers to saving lives and improving the lives of others through nursing. 


    WRHS Foundation Scholarships are available to current employees of White River Health System. All applications must be complete with all applicable official transcripts included to be considered by the Scholarship Committee. For more information and to request an application, contact Michele Wood, Executive Director, Marketing & Foundation (870) 262-6033.


    We gratefully acknowledge our donors, whose contributions make the Scholarship Program possible. Scholarships available through the Foundation include: 

    Bonnie J. Bernard Memorial Scholarship (LPN to RN)

    The Bonnie J. Bernard Memorial Scholarship was established by Dick and the late Bonnie Bernard in 1996. Bonnie worked as an RN at White River Medical Center from 1986 until her death in 2004. The Bernard’s established the scholarship because, as a nurse, Bonnie worked with many qualified and motivated nurses who were unable to advance their career due to financial issues and family commitments. For 25 years, the Bonnie J. Bernard Memorial Scholarship has provided LPNs a chance to grow professionally and personally in their careers. 

    Lela Honkonen Educational Scholarship (RN or BSN)

    This scholarship was established in 2005 in memory of Lela Honkonen to help employees seeking career advancement in nursing.

    Pat McClain Memorial Scholarship (RN or BSN)

    Established in 2016, the scholarship honors the life and work of Pat McClain, RN. Pat worked as a Registered Nurse at White River Medical Center and as an Occupational Health Nurse at FutureFuel Chemical Company (formerly Arkansas Eastman). Pat had a great heart for serving others. The scholarship was established to honor her work and create a legacy to benefit others entering the field of nursing.

    Carl and Amy Shaver Nursing Scholarship (RN or BSN)

    Amy and the late Carl Shaver established the Carl and Amy Shaver Scholarship in 2007. Mr. and Mrs. Shaver generously gave their time to White River Health System (WRHS) as active members of the White River Medical Center Auxiliary. Carl served as a member of the WRHS Board of Directors, and Amy served as a member of the WRHS Foundation Board of Trustees. WRHS employees pursuing an Associate of Arts-Nursing or a Bachelor of Science-Nursing are encouraged to apply. 

    WRHS Board of Directors Scholarship (RN or BSN)

    This Scholarship is funded by the WRMC Board of Directors and given in memory of Board Members to honor their service to the organization.

    WRHS Foundation Scholarships

    The WRHS Foundation Scholarship rewards initiative and removes financial barriers for employees seeking career advancement. The Foundation is committed to supporting the education and professional development of those who devote their careers to improving the lives of others through healthcare. 


    Donate now to make a gift to the Foundation's Scholarship fund. To establish a scholarship through the Foundation, contact the Foundation at (870) 262-6033.

    Tribute 2021 social media fathers dayTributes

    The WRHS Foundation Tribute program provides a way to honor or remember a special person in your life and improve the delivery of healthcare in North Central Arkansas. This year, tribute gifts support our 3D Mammography campaign. Using this state-of-the-art imaging technology, Radiologists can detect breast abnormalities at the earliest, most treatable stage.

    The Foundation acknowledges each tribute gift with a card sent to the honoree or their family. The names of those being honored or remembered are also publicly acknowledged through special advertising, social media, and the WRHS website. 

    Contributions to Foundation are tax deductible under IRS guidelines.

    Make a Tribute Gift


    White River Health System Foundation gratefully acknowledges the gifts to the 2021 Mother's Day Tribute Campaign. 

    In Honor of

    Jennie Beard

    By Dr. Charles McClain Jr.

    Diane Boozer

    By Candi McBride

    Bernice Davis

    By Karen and Danny Davis

    Sandra Dobbs

    By Denise Provence

    Betty Johnson

    By Sheila and Mark Mace

    Patricia Kirkland

    By Kristen Stevens

    Virginia Mace

    By Sheila and Mark Mace

    Julie Marth

    By Dr. Charles McClain Jr.

    Carey McClain

    By Dr. Charles McClain Jr.

    Stacy McClain

    By Dr. Charles McClain Jr.

    Stacy McClain

    By Dr. Charles McClain III

    Jody Paxson

    By Gary, Bryce, Bekah, and Ben Paxson

    Maxine Reeves

    By Dawn Jeffrey

    Kathleen Reynolds

    By Amanda Roberts

    Amy Shaver

    By Greg Shaver

    Jami Smotherman

    Jody, Emma, Lauren, and Tessa Smotherman

    Judy Smotherman

    By Jody, Jami, Emma, Lauren, and Tessa Smotherman

    Carolyn Wilson

    By Michele, Seth, Jacob, Lauren, and Leighton Wood

    Brenda Wood

    By Michele, Seth, Jacob, Lauren, and Leighton Wood

    In Memory Of

    Basil Faye Angel

    Jeffery Angel

    Mary Lee Wann Biskup

    By Jim Wann

    Minnie Jane Bracey

    By Tim and Glenda Sandlin

    Dortha (Dot) Butler

    By Barbara Brooks

    Sandra Clark

    By Chester Clark

    Ruby Dean Cooper

    By Nicole Floyd

    Marie Dover

    By Boris and Pamela Dover

    Patricia C. Edwards

    By Dawn Patterson

    Nell Hammers

    Barry and Sandy Hammers

    Brenda Hipp

    By Lisa Lambert

    Dorothy James

    By Karen and Danny Davis

    Marguerite LaCroix

    Diane and Ray LaCroix

    Patricia McClain

    By Dr. Charles McClain III

    Dottie Moore

    Barry and Sandy Hammers

    Cheryl Morrow, LPN

    by Tonya Morrow

    Ester Lee Mutz

    By Al and Vicky Crouch

    Nettie Ramsey

    Willie Strong

    Allene Reynolds

    By Boris and Pamela Dover

    Bobbie Riley

    By Mary Strain

    Virginia Rutherford

    By Al and Vicky Crouch

    Joan Sandlin

    By Tim and Glenda Sandlin

    Norma Jean Smith

    By Al and Vicky Crouch

    Daisy Stowers

    By Al and Vicky Crouch

    Mrs. May Wann

    By Jim Wann

    Ways to Give

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    WRHS Foundation

    White River Health System (WRHS) Foundation supports the healthcare mission of WRHS through charitable giving and fundraising events. Our mission is to connect the generosity of a caring community with opportunities to improve lives through better healthcare.  

    We support many needs and programs at WRHS and within our communities. Examples of the impact of WRHS Foundation include: 

    • Construction and expansion of WRHS facilities to support growing healthcare needs of our communities 
    • Purchase of new technologies, equipment, and clinical programs to improve patient care at WRHS 
    • Scholarships for employees who devote their careers to saving lives and improving the health of others 
    • Transportation, food, and medication assistance for cancer and hematology patients through the Ribbons of Hope program 
    • Wearable blankets for babies and Pack-N-Play® portable cribs for families who do not have a safe sleeping area for their infant as part of the Cribs for Kids Safe Sleep Program
    • Meals, supplies, and assistance for frontline WRHS Employees working the COVID-19 Unit 
    • Financial assistance to WRHS employees experiencing unexpected crisis through the Employee Emergency Fund 


    How to Give

    There are several ways to be involved with WRHS Foundation. Support a fundraising event, make a recurring gift, or include WRHS Foundation as part of your planned giving--you can give back in the way that works best for you. Employees have the opportunity to join the CareGivers Employee Giving Program or shop the Company Store to support the Employee Emergency Fund. We also partner with local businesses and organizations for charitable giving and event sponsorships. 

    Contact us at 870-262-6033 or mwood@wrmc.com to find out how you can be involved with WRHS Foundation. 

    WRHS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by the Internal Revenue Service. An Annual Statement of Giving is mailed to all donors whose total yearly giving is $250.00 or more. Please contact your personal tax advisor for specific information.


    Why I Give

    Donors share their reasons for giving to WRHS Foundation in our regular Why I Give feature.

    Gilbert Roy Kamoga, MD

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    "I became a physician because I like to help people," said Dr. Kamoga. "Being involved with the Community through the Foundation is another way for me to help people."


    Inspiring young people to join the medical profession is one of Dr. Kamoga's passions.  As Program Director of the WRHS Internal Medicine Program, he encourages Residents to be engaged with the community. "Connecting local students with Resident physicians shows students that becoming a physician is a realistic and attainable goal. If it something you want to do, you can do it."






    Why I Give - Dick Bernard

    Dick Bernard

    “Everyone deserves access to quality healthcare where they live and work,” Mr. Bernard says, “WRHS is an essential part of our vibrant community and region.”


    Mr. Bernard is passionate about helping WRHS and its employees. “Addressing needs as they come up is essential for progress,” he explains, “new equipment, construction projects, or scholarships--every cause matters.”


    “We want to have the best providers, the best equipment, and the best facilities for our patients,” says Mr. Bernard, “giving to the WRHS Foundation improves our hospital and builds a stronger community.”




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    Gene Crawford

    “I feel strongly about the importance of having a thriving hospital in our community,” says Crawford. As Senior Vice President of Non-Interest Services for First Community Bank, Crawford has seen firsthand the lasting impact of philanthropy.


    Ensuring access to healthcare is one reason for giving. “It's also about strengthening outreach and expanding what WRHS can do,” he explains, “emergency services, labor and delivery, 3D mammography, cancer treatment—it all makes a difference to those in our community who need it.”