Windber Medical Center is a medical center of choice, advancing well-being by combining healthcare services in the Planetree® tradition with state-of-the-art technology to help patients achieve and maintain wellness. In the Planetree® tradition, the environment itself is "healing" in nature, soothing to the senses, and envelops our patients in holistic nurturing that is so vital to caring for the entire person: body, mind, and spirit.
In support of this mission, The Windber Healthcare Foundation plays a vital role in the Medical Center's day-to-day existence and future developments---building financial support to acquire necessary state-of-the-art equipment and innovation in healthcare. Our Foundation, which ia a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was created to solicit, record and recognize charitable gifts, grants and bequests to help fund programs and projects of Windber Medical Center.
The past twenty years have brought amazing changes: The growth of Windber Medical Center, a modest, rural hospital, into the foundation of the local economy and a nationally-recognized center of healthcare advancement and innovation.
Our neighbors have benefited from the comfort and care of Windber Hospice, the nation's first rural hospice program.
Innovative scientific and holistic programs are leading the national fight against breast cancer at the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center.
We welcome the support of our community and appreciate your gifts of time, money and resources. That support takes many forms: volunteers, who transport the elderly to their doctor's appointments, assist our nurses or knit Afghans for hospice families. Others make financial contributions or form trusts and endowments that fund new programs and equipment.
But before you offer your time, your money or your resources, certain questions must be answered:
Our purpose is to help you to find positive answers to those questions, that will lead you to a decision to support the vital work of Windber Medical Center.