Many Ways to Support Us
Winchester Hospital has grown remarkably during the last century. But what is unchanged is the financial support that Winchester Hospital continues to receive from our generous and giving community.
When Winchester Hospital opened its doors in a refurbished home in 1912, it had just one operating room and a handful of patient beds. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of members of the Visiting Nurse Association, enough donations were raised to build a new hospital to support the growing health care needs of area residents. These visionary women looked to the generous spirit of the community for support. This unwavering community support has made us what we are today, and what we will be tomorrow.
Our work would not be possible without the generous friends who share our commitment. We invite you to learn about the many ways in which you can donate to Winchester Hospital.
Donors can specify that their gifts be directed to a particular medical specialty, such as cardiovascular care, surgical care, cancer care and others. However, unrestricted gifts support our most important initiatives and needs in patient care, training and technology.
Memorials & Tributes
To express your admiration and love for a loved one or friend, or to remember someone who has passed away, you may make a memorial or tribute gift to Winchester Hospital.
Champions of Care
During your time at Winchester Hospital, did a nurse, physician, other staff member, or volunteer go above and beyond to provide superb care? Did a caregiver go out of his or her way to make sure that you were comfortable, offer you encouragement or help address your concerns?
Winchester Hospital has grown remarkably for more than a century. But what is unchanged is the financial support that we continue to receive from our generous and giving community.
With corporate support, we invest in the newest technologies, recruit the best clinical talent and offer the finest specialized care.
Planned giving may take the form of bequests and annuities. It could involve naming Winchester Hospital in your will, or perhaps making the hospital a beneficiary of your retirement plan. Whatever form your gift may take, please know it will be greatly treasured and sincerely appreciated.
The Richard C. Heidbreder, MD, Patient Comfort Fund
Your gift to the Richard C. Heidbreder, MD, Patient Comfort Fund will help positively affect the quality of life and dignity of our cancer patients.
Sally Willing Fund for Cancer Survivorship
Cancer survivors often feel at a loss with many unanswered questions as they readjust to life and a “new normal.” The Sally Willing Fund for Cancer Survivorship supports cancer patients and their friends and family members with a special focus on improving quality of life after active treatment.
When each new bundle of joy arrives at Winchester Hospital, we sound chimes throughout the building to welcome our tiniest newcomers. Our First Steps program offers a meaningful way for you to celebrate your baby’s arrival — and make a caring gift to future newborns.
Many companies offer matching gift programs that enhance charitable contributions made by their employees, which could double your gift to Winchester Hospital.
In combination, our individual gifts make a difference to the whole institution as we support the continuous improvement of the facilities and technology that enable staff to collectively deliver the best possible care to our patients.
When you donate long-term appreciated securities to Winchester Hospital, you can claim the full value of the gift as a charitable deduction.