"Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter."
- Izaak Walton
Asante is recognized for medical excellence by providing compassionate and quality healthcare services to our communities. The primary goal of the Asante Foundation is to promote and support Asante's mission and guiding values by generating private support and encouraging community involvement. The Foundation's work helps to ensure that Asante can continue to meet the needs of our rapidly growing region, regardless of injury, illness, or financial circumstance.
Founded in 1973, the Asante Foundation has led efforts to garner community support in Southern Oregon and Northern California for more than 40 years. The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees who provide leadership, connectivity and oversight of our activities. We work with donors from a wide geographic area of nine counties that includes over 650,000 people. The Foundation has offices at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center and Asante Three Rivers Medical Center.
Over the years the Foundation has completed major projects that have dramatically improved the health of the communities we serve including:
1973 – Established as a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization
1988 – Completed first campaign to build the Smullin Education Center
1988 – Became one of the first Children's Miracle Network hospitals - one of only 170 in the United States
1994 – Completed the campaign to build the Francis Cheney Place and Dubs Cancer Center
1999 – Completed the campaign for Three Rivers Community Hospital. Established the Spears Cancer Center
2005 – Completed the $15 million Patient Tower and Emergency Department Campaign
2005 – Completed the campaign for the Family House sponsored by Grants Pass Association of Realtors
2011 – Completed the NICU Expansion Campaign
We develop close and trusting relationships with our donors and work to maximize the benefits of their philanthropy. This work brings the community together to support advanced services and programs that allow Asante to bring the finest healthcare available to all people in our community and beyond.