Thank you for supporting Gifford!
At Gifford, our staff and providers often care for neighbors, friends, or family and know their patients well. We know how important quality health care is to rural communities.
Over the years we’ve worked to support the needs of the communities we serve, and for more than a century they have in turn supported our mission: to provide high-quality, compassionate care close to home.
Your gift is an affirmation of this mission, and allows us to continue to offer a full spectrum of quality health services–from birth to end of life–for generations to come. Every gift, large or small, truly makes a difference.
Most recently, generous community support for Gifford’s Vison for the Future campaign helped us:
- Build the beautiful new 30-bed Menig Nursing Home, which anchors the Morgan Orchards Senior Living Community in Randolph Center.
- Open 25 industry-standard private in-patient rooms.
- Add a second Garden Room Suite for end of life care.
- Create a centrally located Birthing Center, with upgrades, spacious rooms, and a calming décor.
There are many ways to support Gifford: join our dedicated team of volunteers, become a member of the Gifford Medical Center Auxiliary, shop in Auxiliary’s Thrift Shop, participate in our annual Last Mile Ride fundraiser, or choose to donate to a special campaign or one of the giving programs listed below.
Ways to Give
Unrestricted: Unrestricted gifts (Fund for Gifford) give us the flexibility to thoughtfully apply funds where they are needed most. These gifts support hospital operations and priority needs.
Free Care: These funds give relief to those in need, enabling us to make sure that all who walk through our doors are cared for, regardless of ability to pay.
Menig Nursing Home: Our award-winning nursing home was founded with a generous gift from the late Howard and Gladys Menig of Braintree. In May 2015 residents moved to a beautiful new 30-bed facility that looks out over the Green Mountains in Randolph Center. These specific funds help support residents activities.
Gifford’s Adult Day: Located in our Bethel Health Center, Gifford Adult Day opened in 1999.On weekdays seniors and disabled participants enjoy home cooked meals, showers, medication management, and ample activities. Gifts to Gifford’s Adult Day support unique activities for participants.
Project Independence: The state’s first adult day center, Project Independence in Barre serves 23 towns in Washington and north Orange counties. An average of 38 seniors and disabled participants come each weekday to enjoy home cooked meals, showers, medication management, and ample activities. Gifts to Project Independence support unique activities for participants.
Last Mile Ride (End-of-Life Care): Last Mile Ride funds help people with advanced illness celebrate the time they have left with friends and loved ones. Our two Garden Room suites provide space for family and friends to support a loved one in the last stages of life, and we also support patients and families who choose to remain in their home. We:
- Bring alternative therapies like Reiki, massage, and music therapy to help patients with pain management;
- Supply meals and other services for family members so they can focus on a loved one in the Garden Room
- Arrange for photographs that capture cherished last moments together
- Help to fulfill a patient’s unique “last wish”
Gifford’s Last Mile Ride, our annual fundraising event, started in 2006 with just 74 motorcyclists. Today it has grown into two days of activities that include a timed 5K, two different walking routes, and a motorcycle ride (read more).
Did you know there are ways to support Gifford Medical Center that don’t affect your current lifestyle or your family’s security?
You can support Gifford with gifts that don’t impact the way you live by either designating Gifford to receive estate assets in the future or by making immediate gifts to us of assets that are “out of sight and out of mind.”
For more information on how you can support Gifford through a donation, planned giving, or other gift, please contact:
Ashley Lincoln, Director of Development
There are so many ways to get involved with Gifford! More than 100 volunteers donate their time, bringing compassion and a welcoming presence to our patients and visitors.