Wamego Hospital Foundation
Our mission is to support the Wamego Health Center in achieving excellence in medical services by funding upgrades to facilities and equipment, as well as programs that promote wellness and access to superb, local healthcare. Our current fundraising effort is upgrading to 3D mammography equipment so patients will have the finest in early detection of breast cancer right here in Wamego.
What makes 3D better? The superior image quality makes it much easier in some cases for radiologist to detect cancer that may not be visible with 2D technology.
While digital mammography is still one of the most advanced technologies available today, it is only a 2-dimensional picture of the breast. Conventional 2D mammograms can be limiting due to overlapping layers of tissue.
Studies show that 3D mammograms are more effective in detecting breast cancer. 3D mammograms are better at finding more invasive types of cancer, giving women better treatment options that don’t require chemotherapy. Other advantages include:
- Improves breast cancer detection by 27 to 50%
- Fewer false positive results
- Fewer callbacks
Bringing 3D breast imaging to Wamego Health Center gives our loved ones the opportunity to receive screenings without the burden of travel, and more importantly receive treatments sooner if necessary.
The Wamego Hospital Foundation is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization. Donations are tax-deductible.
Other ways to make a contribution include:
- Annual Giving
- Planned Gifts
- Gifts of Securities, Life Insurance, Annuities
- Gifts of Real Property
- Matching Gifts
- Memorial Gifts
- Tribute Gifts
Thank you for participating in Wamego Match Day 2019!
With your philanthropic support, Wamego Hospital Foundation received $12,845 in donations and matching funds through Wamego Match Day. Proceeds will benefit the 3D Mammography campaign.
Your past support has funded these vital projects:
- Hospital renovation and expansion
- Establishing Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Expanded and enhanced medical services
- Lifesaving medical equipment
- Health education programs
- Patient prescription assistance programs
If you or a loved one received exceptional care from a Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan physician, nurse, therapist or other employee, say “thank you” with a gift in the caregiver’s honor to the Guardian Angel Program.
Along with your generous gift, tell us about the special care you or your loved one received. We’ll share your kind words with your “angel” and recognize him or her with a letter of acknowledgment and this custom-crafted Guardian Angel lapel pin.
Print and fill out this form and return it to Tina Rockhold, Senior Development Director.
Wamego Hospital Foundation Board
Chair – Amy Flinn
Vice Chair – Dr. John McQuillen
Secretary/Director – Tina Rockhold
Treasurer – Brian Lull
Members: Lanny Bosse, Jeff Kohlmeier, Steve Land, Jake Pugh, Jenny Stewart, and John Watt
Tina joined the Wamego Hospital Foundation as Senior Development Director in December 2018. She brings over ten years of extensive foundation experience and is passionate about cultivating philanthropic support for healthcare, especially in rural communities where access to medical services is shrinking. In her role, Tina will provide leadership for fundraising strategy including annual and planned giving, capital campaigns, donor relations, special events, grant proposals, and numerous other fundraising opportunities. Tina earned a bachelors of arts degree in journalism and public relations from Texas State University and a masters of arts in education administration from University of Missouri – Kansas City. She has worked in hospital administration since 2004. Beyond her work with the Foundation, she thrives in helping others through volunteering, enjoys spending time with her three grown kids, and taking in the natural beauty of the Flint Hills.
Senior Development Director
Wamego Hospital Foundation