The Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation Board of Directors is governed by volunteers, committed to continuing the hospital's excellence in care and service.

Foundation Board of Directors

Pat Wright

President

A Pullman City Council member, Pat Wright has lived in Pullman since 1975. Wright came to the city when husband Ray accepted a faculty position in the Washington State University Department of Animal Sciences, from which he retired in November 2013.

Wright graduated from San Jose State University with a bachelor’s degree in French in 1969 and a secondary education credential in 1970. She worked for GTE from 1975 to 1995 as a call center manager and later moved on to the Bookie, first as division manager of human resources, then as assistant general manager before finally becoming general manager. She retired in 2007, but spends a couple of days each week at Neill’s Flowers and Gifts.

Wright and Ray have two children: Caroline, a WSU graduate and finance manager for GAP Corp. living in San Francisco; and Joe, a University of Washington and Santa Clara University graduate, working as an attorney with Amazon in Seattle.

A longtime community volunteer, Wright also contributes service and leadership in the Pullman Education Foundation, Pullman Chamber of Commerce and Pullman Regional Hospital Auxiliary, as well as previous involvement with Pullman High School Boosters, United Way and Kiwanis.

Wright said she was first exposed to the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation as an ex-officio board member when she served as auxiliary president. She also believed the foundation was making a difference to the Pullman healthcare community—especially during the time her mother was hospitalized before passing away in 2012.

“I was so overwhelmed with the level of care she received, I felt this would be a way in which I could give back,” Wright said. “When I was approached to serve as a director, I was honored to be asked and accepted without hesitation.”

As a board member, Wright said she hopes to help Pullman Regional Hospital become a self-sustaining organization, especially as healthcare delivery in the United States reaches a crossroads with the onset of the Affordable Care Act and diminished federal support for programs and facilities. The hospital’s future fundraising efforts will also enhance its standing as a high-quality, critical-access hospital for the region.

“Pullman Regional Hospital has become one of the reasons people not only choose to move here, but also to stay and retire here,” she said. “We are identifying and addressing community and regional needs, promoting and providing preventive healthcare initiatives, building a community healthcare system that is focused on developing essential partnerships locally and regionally, and streamlining duplication of services.

“A critical-access hospital by its very nature is tied to and has tremendous impact on the community it serves, and Pullman Regional Hospital satisfies that definition in every aspect of its operation,” Wright added.

Josh Smart

Past President

Josh Smart has worked at HUB International Northwest (formally AIA Insurance) since 2005. His focuses are agribusiness, commercial business and healthcare.

Smart has served on the city of Pullman Board of Adjustment; the Pullman Education Foundation; and various Pullman Chamber of Commerce committees, including the Artesian and Business Development committees.

He and his wife, Jamie, have two sons. The birth of their first son, Brendan, in 2010 ultimately led to his service on the Foundation board.

“His arrival was anything but smooth. The intuition and well-trained expertise of the nursing staff and physicians certainly saved his life,” Smart says. “The quality and breadth of services offered at our hospital is impressive, and the quality of care my family has received is both comforting and encouraging. We can walk in the door in the midst of a trauma and chaos and be at peace knowing that we’re going to be treated like that physician or nurse’s immediate family member.”

PJ Sanchez

Vice President

PJ Sanchez is a Washington State University graduate and the Branch Manager at Washington Trust Bank in Pullman. He has worked at Washington Trust Bank since it opened its doors in Pullman and has been the Branch Manager since May of 2014.

Since moving to the Palouse in the fall of 2009, PJ has enjoyed volunteering and being involved in the Pullman Community. PJ is involved in several civic groups including the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament committee, Kiwanis, Lions Club and the Pullman Chamber of Commerce Artesian’s Committee.

PJ joins the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation with the desire to continue building ties in the community and to help raise funds for such a great cause.

PJ lives in Pullman with his fiancé Kelli Kamimura, who is the Head Women’s Golf Coach at WSU, and their dog, Gus. In his spare time, PJ enjoys golfing, traveling and attending all Cougar sporting events.

Tim Gehring

Treasurer

Tim Gehring grew up in the small logging town of Kettle Falls, WA. In 1999, he moved to Pullman and attended Washington State University to compete on the Cougar Track and Field team. Five years later, Tim was declared an Athletic and Academic All-American shot-putter, 2-time Pac-10 Cougar Pride Salute Award winner, and 2003-2004 Pac-10 Medal winner. Following his track career, Tim wrangled some heavy weights as a power lifter and experienced a different type of success in the form of personal growth.

Tim believes his successes and failures as a student-athlete and powerlifter supplied him with the fortitude and character traits to be a good community member and productive businessman. Following the mantra, “with enough passion, anything is possible,” he pursued becoming a Certified Public Accountant. Tim was fortunate to work with wonderful mentors during his first years as a tax accountant before beginning his own firm here in Pullman. He can be found working tirelessly (especially during tax season), helping build relationships as well as completing tax returns.

When not tackling the tax code, Tim stays active in the community, volunteering as a track and field official at WSU track meets and collecting donations for the Humane Society at the Lentil Festival.

Goals, commitment, dedication, ambition, hard work…these are words Tim uses on a daily basis, but they aren’t the only ones that fuel this small town CPA. In 2013, Tim and his wife, Kirstin began their family with the birth of baby girl, Daphne Laine. Says Tim, “Pullman Regional Hospital is the place my family started. We welcomed our daughter into the world there, thanks in no small part to the wonderful staff and available facilities. It was a great experience; one I’ll never forget.” With Daphne’s birth, Tim’s life and dedication to community grew even stronger. Now wife, daughter, family, and love explain him on another level.

With a young family and a growing business, Tim is excited and ready to take on the next challenge.

“It would be a privilege to be a board member for the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation, and I appreciate the opportunity to be considered. I would love to contribute my financial skills, enthusiastic attitude, and ability to translate how all the positive events presented by the Foundation are a positive for our community.”

Ashley Alred

Director

Born and raised on the Palouse, Ashley currently resides outside of Pullman, WA. A graduate of Colton High, Ashley briefly left the Palouse to attend the University of Portland where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance. Ashley formerly worked with HUB International Insurance, where she worked as Regional Operations Leader until deciding to pursue a career in real estate, her true passion. She joined the RE/MAX Home and Land team in 2013 and is currently a licensed Real Estate Agent in both WA & ID.

Ashley and husband Darren own a Pullman based business, Omega Electric, and when they aren't busy with their jobs they enjoy boating, camping, taking trips to the lake, raising a variety of animals, and sitting on their patio enjoying the view of the rolling hills. They feel fortunate to be raising their two young children in a small town atmosphere.

As a lifelong resident, she's familiar with the numerous small towns of the Palouse which relay on the services of Pullman Regional Hospital. She is also actively involved in the community, serving on committees for Stuff the Bus, Distinguished Young Women, and Pullman Kiwanis.

Ashley is honored to be part of the of the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation team and help advance the mission and strategic objectives of Pullman Regional Hospital through the development of resources and community awareness. Ashley is also the chair of the Women's Leadership Guild.

Sam Dial

Director

Sam Dial, owner of Sam Dial Jewelers, previously served on the Foundation board from 2008 to 2014 and chaired the 2013 highest needs fund drive. Sam is a former board member for the Pullman Chamber of Commerce. He has been a city council member for the city of Potlatch, wrote a successful grant for a new playground in Potlatch’s Scenic Six park, is past board member of the Scenic Six Economic Development Council, and is past board member for the Latah Community Foundation.

Stacey Doty

Director

Stacey M. Doty is the Vice President of Human Resources at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories where she oversees the company’s global recruiting efforts, employee development, benefits and health center initiatives, and environmental health and safety.

Stacey began her career at SEL in 2002 as a human resources intern. She was named Director of Human Resources in 2012 and was promoted to Vice President of Human Resources in 2017. During her 15 years at SEL, Stacey has helped the company grow from 721 to 5,000 employees worldwide.

She earned a Bachelor of Sciences in Human Resources Management from the University of Idaho. She is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Stacey has made her home on the Palouse for over 20 years and raised her two daughters here. She is committed to the community and happy to call Pullman home.

Sarah Druffel

Director

Sarah Druffel has served as the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Carson College of Business at Washington State University since 2010, when she and her husband Kurt and two sons moved back to Pullman. A proud Cougar Alumni, she holds a BA in Marketing and MBA from WSU.

Sarah has worked in the non-profit sector most of her career and has actively volunteered to help improve the lives of adults and children with disabilities in her communities since high school. She has a drive and compassion for serving her community so that all can benefit. While an undergraduate at WSU, Sarah had the opportunity to intern with the Pullman Chamber of Commerce, assisting multiple years with the National Lentil Festival and Cabaret. Today, Sarah currently serves as Vice President and fundraising chair for the Franklin Elementary PTA.

As a mom with active nine-year-old twin boys, Sarah has had the opportunity to engage with the wonderful staff of Pullman Regional Hospital. “A trip to the hospital with your children is never something to look forward to, but the compassion of the staff at PRH makes the experience so much easier to handle. Having a solid care system in Pullman is one of the biggest reasons that we chose to raise our children here.” She has experienced the compassion the doctors, nurses, and staff have for their patients through her own family, and with the passing of Norm and Jessie Druffel. Being part of establishing an endowment for PRH to honor Norm and Jessie strengthened her excitement about serving on the Pullman Regional Hospital Board.

Jack Fulfs

Director

As a third-generation farmer, Jack Fulfs knows the value of caring for resources. Born and raised on the Palouse, Jack attended Colfax High School and is a 1971 graduate of Washington State University.

For the past 44 years, Jack and his wife Linda have lived on the land his grandfather purchased in the early 1930’s. The family farm is tended by Jack and his family under Fulfs Foundation Farms and Fulfs Brothers Farms, who also own and lease ground. In addition to barley, peas, lentils, wheat, and garbanzo beans, Jack and Linda’s three daughters have been raised on the family farm.

Jack joined the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation Board in June 2015 as a Director after serving one year on the Endowment for Quality and Access steering committee for the Hospital’s Foundation—a first step in a long-term goal to create a self-determining, self-sustaining, inclusive model of healthcare.

“I want to contribute to ensuring we are good stewards of our funds and our people—we want to keep that ability to make decisions on a local basis,” said Jack. “We have to have a strong hospital.”

This couldn’t have proved more vital after a Sunday trip to the hospital’s Emergency Department after a grandchild took a bad fall. “I support the Endowment because we need to have specialists on call and available, and the hospital has to pay extra for that access.”

Jack says he’s lucky to have lived a healthy life, and has mostly managed to visit the hospital as a guest rather than a patient. Every time he is at Pullman Regional Hospital, Jack appreciates how genuinely friendly the people are and the homey atmosphere.

Jack values working for the good of the community, which is apparent in his role as a farmer, a member of the Lion’s Club, an Endowment steering committee member, and now a Foundation Board member.

Jack is also known for his skill and patience in restoring old tractors and a love of the outdoors.

Dr. Karen Geheb

Director

Dr. Karen Geheb’s life story starts with a humble beginning anywhere but close to Pullman, WA. The oldest of six children, Karen was born in England and grew up on a rice farm. She often shares, “I had no idea I was poor until I attended college and learned my family was far below the poverty line.” An undergraduate degree in education from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX was followed by a Master in Biology and an emphasis in genetics. She forged ahead in her studies pausing only to consider a path to earn a PhD or to pursue Medical School. Upon graduating medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX, Karen and her husband Michael trekked to Spokane, WA in 1996 for her residency training in Internal medicine. Palouse Medical welcomed Dr. Geheb in 1999, where she practiced internal medicine and cared for patients at the then Pullman Memorial Hospital located on the WSU campus. She laughs about the irony of access to physicians then and today in that access was troubled by literal access—traffic and parking at the old hospital. With the new hospital constructed on Bishop Boulevard, Dr. Geheb found a more accessible home at Pullman Regional Hospital. After 8 years of private practice at Palouse Medical, she assumed the role of Director of Hospitalist Services as a hospital employee. Dr. Geheb also serves as Medical Director for Avalon Health Care, is chair of the Medicine and Critical Care committee, and is a member of AMA, America Association of Physician Leaders, Society for Post-Acute/Long Term Care, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the Women’s Leadership Guild.

Sharon D. Hall

Director

Although she’s been a resident of Pullman since 1997, Sharon actually grew up an Idaho girl. She spent her childhood in southeastern Idaho and teenage years in Coeur d’Alene, graduating from Coeur d’Alene Sr. High in 1980.

In the 17 years between graduation and moving to Pullman, she spent a lot of time traveling. First stop was Ricks College in Rexburg Idaho, now Brigham Young University – Idaho, where she met her husband of 33 years, Steve. From there it was Washington, D.C., California, Crete Greece, Northern Italy, and finally Pullman. “Pullman has been a wonderful place to raise our family. Our four children have all graduated from Pullman High School, and three of them are still in town,” Sharon said.

A member the Pullman Regional Hospital Auxiliary since 2000, Sharon has served as Secretary, Vice President, and now Past President. “Being an Auxiliary member and volunteer was something I felt I should do to support the hospital,” she said. “With Steve being a physician in the community, I felt it was important to be involved.” When Auxiliary President, Sharon was an ex-officio member of the Foundation Board; she saw first-hand how the organization worked to provide support to the hospital.

Serving is an important part of Sharon’s life. Not only is she involved with the Auxiliary, but for over a year she has been the Executive Director and Volunteer Coordinator for the Palouse Free Clinic, a no barriers healthcare clinic for the uninsured and underinsured, which is open once a week on Tuesday evenings. She also became involved with Circles of Caring Adult Day Services as a member of their Executive Board and is the Secretary for the Washington State Association of Hospital Auxiliaries, an organization that encourages and supports hospital auxiliaries and guilds throughout the state of Washington. Sharon also plays an active role in her church congregation, helping wherever asked, including involvement with Family Promise. She continues to support her husband Steve with his various Pullman Regional Hospital activities, his work with the University of Idaho WWAMI medical students, and his bike riding obsession. “I still find time to raise a garden, help Steve with his bees and best of all, I am able to spent time with our children and two grandchildren who live in Pullman.”

John Hart

Director

John Hart and his wife Lisa moved to Pullman in 2003 after completing his Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska in 2000 and practicing for a short while in Blacksburg, VA. Hart is licensed to practice in Washington since 2004 and has owned and operated a solo practice, focusing on criminal defense. In 2012, he was appointed to sit as the Colfax Municipal Court Judge.

“Pullman Regional Hospital has welcomed our family for the birth of both of our children, a surgery for my wife and a small number of hockey related Emergency Room visits,” Hart said. Pullman Regional Hospital is a valuable resource that deserves all of our support to continue to grow and prosper.

Hart is an avid cyclist and life-long hockey player. His wife, Lisa, is the head Women’s Tennis Coach for Washington State University. They have a seven year old daughter, Mary Beth, and a four year old son, Paul.

Shelley McGregor

Director

I moved to Pullman in 2015 and am the co-owner of Dissmore's IGA along with my husband, Archie. I have worked with youth as a 4-H leader leading livestock projects for several hundred youth over a period of 20 years. I was voted for and named the Benewah County Club of the century in 2012 for the states celebration of 100 years of 4-H. I am a founding member of the Jr Show and Sale where we worked with a group of business leaders and other individuals to offer an inclusive fair experience for the youth of Benewah County. I have also served on the Distinguished Young Women program at both the State and local level. I served as St Maries Judges Chairman for 20 years. I am the mother of 3 amazing children Chelsea, who works for Alaska/Horizon Airlines, Archie IV a recent graduate of LCSC and currently employed by Vista Outdoors, and Hunter, a junior, at the University of Idaho studying Ag Business.

James Onstad

Director

James Onstad has been an attorney with the Pullman law firm, Irwin, Myklebust, Savage & Brown, P.S., since 2012. In addition to his Juris Doctorate, he holds a Masters in Tax Law from Georgetown Law Center. James has significant professional experience in the taxation and governance of nonprofits, trusts, estates, gifts, and business entities. He has also assisted both the Pullman Regional Hospital and the Foundation in several legal matters as an attorney with IMSB.

As a fourth generation Pullman resident, James has a strong appreciation for the region’s rich values, and he understands the importance of community involvement. James is an active member and past president of the Pullman Lions Club, as well as a Director of the Pullman Education Foundation. He also is a member of the Ray McNichols American Inn of Court, an organization dedicated to promoting professionalism in the practice of law.

James enjoys volunteering, visiting with family, and traveling. He has a passion for golf and, during the last two years, has enjoyed his time as a member of the Foundation’s Golf Committee.

Stacy Pearson

Director

Prior to coming to WSU in 2017 to serve as Vice President for Finance and Administration, Stacy served as Boise State University’s vice president for finance and administration.

During her tenure at BSU, Stacy supervised campus planning and facilities operations, the development of the campus master plan and the successful completion of the most aggressive building campaign in the University’s history that included the addition of over 1.5 million square feet of University space. Prior to her 2004 appointment to vice president for finance and administration, Stacy served for 8 years as the University’s associate vice president for finance and administration.

Stacy played a key role in the State of Idaho’s higher education financial and administrative initiatives. She is an active participant and presenter for regional and national higher education professional organizations including NACUBO, the Education Advisory Board and the Association of Public and LandGrant Universities.

Stacy received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Idaho and master of Public Administration degree from Boise State University. She is a licensed certified public accountant in the state of Idaho. Stacy was named the 2013 Idaho Woman of the Year by the Idaho Business Review.

Tony Poston

Director

Since the moment he graduated from Washington State University in 2007, Tony Poston has had the entrepreneurial bug, and bad! First managing bands throughout the west coast and producing their merchandise, Tony found he had a knack for helping people put on stellar events with custom apparel and products.

He soon started a custom apparel company that would be his precursor to College Hill Custom Threads: the company that now provides apparel to thousands of collegiate groups at over 300 universities in all 50 states. Not stopping there, Tony created an offshoot of the College Hill brand, Genius Ghost, to give the same great service to businesses and philanthropic organizations alike. Most recently, The College Hill Group added another brand to its portfolio, Beach Bum Eyewear. Beach Bum Eyewear is eco-friendly, floating bamboo sunglasses created with the purpose of philanthropy. In fact, all of the businesses under the College Hill Group umbrella are built with philanthropy in mind.

To date, College Hill has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charitable organizations, including an endowed scholarship with the WSU Foundation, a major gift to Cougar Athletics and annual support to The National Lentil Festival.

Tony currently serves as Vice President of The Pullman Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Palouse Cougar Club Board and the Pullman Community Relations committee. With all of these endeavors, one might think he has no down time, but Tony always finds opportunities to travel to Cougar Football away games, enjoy the great outdoors of North Idaho where he was raised, and of course time to spend with his new wife Emily.

Amy Rogers

Director

Amy Rogers and her husband Justin have lived in Pullman since 2002 and own a small business, Highland Property Management. She graduated from Washington State University in 1999 with a degree in Business Administration and Real Estate. After working in the real estate industry in Spokane for a few years, they moved back to Pullman to start their business and raise their family. Amy has three children ages 13, 10, and 7; all born in Pullman.

Amy is involved in many activities and organizations including the Sunnyside PTO, LMS Booster Club, and the WSU Mentoring Program. She also volunteers at her church, school, and coaches her daughter’s basketball team. As a family, they love attending WSU sporting events, boating on the river, and spending time with friends and family. They absolutely love living and raising their family here in Pullman and feel so blessed so be a part of such a wonderful community.

René Scourey

Director

Rene currently serves as the Vice President of Financial Services for Dave Christy State Farm.

Cotton Sears

Director

Cotton Sears has worked in the investment services field for 21 years and is an investment advisor with HRC Wealth Management. He has lived in Pullman since 1966 and graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in business administration. Cotton and his wife of 21 years, AnaMaria, have two daughters and two sons: AnnaLee, Carolena, Cotton, and Sam. He enjoys reading, sports and training horses.

Amy Tull

Director

Amy Tull, a Walla Walla native, became a fourth generation Washington State University Cougar upon acceptance to the school in 1986. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Amy worked in the Hi Tech sector as an Administrative Assistant, Purchasing Agent, Facilities Manager, and Systems Analyst in Portland, OR for 15 years.

A remodel of the WSU CUB building brought her family back to Pullman in 2006, and her husband, Chip, managed the construction project.

Volunteering for the school has been Amy’s way of staying actively engaged and supporting the community. Amy is one of the founders of the Franklin Elementary “Angel Program,” which connects anonymous donors with needy families to help with clothing and school supplies. Currently, she chairs the Lincoln Middle School Booster Club’s concession program, serves as Co-President for the Pullman High School Booster Club, and is the Secretary of the Pullman Education Foundation Board.

Outside of the school district, Amy has been a member of the Pullman Pumas Soccer Board for the last three years as the Director of Scheduling. She is also an advisor to WSU Kappa Alpha Theta and is a proud contributor to the annual Dessert Auction, “Bids for Kids,” which benefits Pullman Child Welfare and Family Promise of the Palouse.

Michael Wysup

Director

Owner of Wysup Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, Michael Wysup and his wife, Shelley, moved to Pullman in 2004. The day they arrived, their youngest son, Hayden, had a fever of 103.

“My wife was frantic because we didn’t know anyone, and we obviously didn’t have a doctor,” Wysup recalls. “We opened up the phonebook, and Dr. (Michael) Frostad actually answered his phone on a Sunday. We were amazed. That simply wouldn’t happen in any other community."

The Wysups now have four children. “Lily was born at Pullman Regional Hospital, and Shelley didn’t want to come home because she was treated so well,” Wysup says.

Wysup joined the foundation board to ensure that everyone in the community receives the same caring service he and his family were given on their first day in Pullman. “Pullman Regional Hospital is such a special place and represents such a range of emotions for me personally,” he says.

Programs to Support

Pullman Regional Hospital provides several different programs that you can support.

Regional High School Athletic Training Program

We’re partnering with area high schools to keep student athletes safe and healthy. To ensure the health of our area high school athletes, Pullman Regional Hospital’s Orthopaedic Center of Excellence has partnered with Colton, Garfield-Palouse, Potlatch and Pullman school districts to provide Certified Athletic Trainers at each school and serve more than 750 kids.  The program also includes a free weekly clinic available to student athletes, consistent return-to-play protocol and timely access to orthopaedic consults. Learn more.

 

Endowment for Quality and Access

The Endowment for Quality and Access is managed by the Foundation and provides not only perpetual annual support for a designated purpose at Pullman Regional Hospital, but also an opportunity to appropriately recognize donors who make significant contributions to the hospital. Your help is needed in funding access to quality care—Learn how you can make a difference.

 
Annual Giving for Excellence Fund Drive (Pullman Regional Hospital's highest needs)

Medical technology and providing a space of healing plays an increasingly important role in healthcare. Your gift can help us continue to provide the latest in technological advances in medicine for our patients and physicians. Recently, the Foundation assisted the hospital in the purchase of the da Vinci Si robotic-assisted surgical system, a HydroWorx Therapy Pool, 3-D breast Tomosynthesis mammography, and 13 items for heart health and women’s and children’s health. In 2016, philanthropy helped fund the Surgery Expansion Project—which provided a fourth operating room and upgrades to surgical technology. Help us fund the tools and space of healing to complement the care provided by our talented healthcare professionals—Learn more.

 
Innovation

The Center for Learning and Innovation serves as the catalyst for exploring alternative models of care delivery, which focus attention on prevention of illness and support individuals desires to achieve and maintain optimal fitness and wellness in their lives. Efforts focus on cost-effective approaches to maintaining health. Beyond recognizing the ever-changing dynamic of healthcare, we seek to embrace it. We are acting on this opportunity to think differently, to make bold changes and to be proactive. From within, we foster an environment to embolden new ideas for a better way to care for patients. Our community is rich with resources and creative minds; together, we can transform healthcare to serve our unique needs. Learn more.

 

Women's Leadership Guild

Join women leaders who want to help women and children in our region. Together, we empower women through networking, education and informed philanthropy. 100% of your membership contribution supports women's and children's health and wellness. Half of your donation supports our grant cycle, which awards funds to non-profit entities seeking to transform the lives of women and children. Half supports Pullman Regional Hospital's highest needs. Learn more about our upcoming activities and impact. 

 

Gifts of Grain

Gifts of Grain is a program in which grain or other commodity crops from unsold inventory produced in the preceding year is gifted to benefit Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation. Designated areas of benefit to Pullman Regional Hospital are the Annual Giving for Excellence Fund Drive, the Endowment for Quality & Access, and Medical Technology. Read the four easy steps to take to make your gift of grain today.

 
Bill Gaskins Pharmacy Scholars Fund

The Bill Gaskins Pharmacy Scholars Fund provides scholarships to Washington State University pharmacy students who train at Pullman Regional Hospital during the final year of their education. Download a donation form, or make a gift online.

 
In Loving Tribute

Honor friends or family who have passed with an In Loving Tribute gift and be a part of ensuring excellence at Pullman Regional Hospital. In Loving Tribute memorials support the Unrestricted Fund, which supports the hospital's highest needs. These memorials of $10,000 or more are recognized on a special display at the hospital. Families whose loved ones have already received memorials to the hospital can contribute additional funds to meet the required Tribute gift level of $10,000. If you are interested in making an In Loving Tribute memorial gift, please call the Foundation office at (509) 332-2046.

 
Honor a Care Giver with a Guardian Angel Gift

The Guardian Angel program gives grateful patients an opportunity to honor a physician or hospital staff member while supporting Pullman Regional Hospital. Guardian Angel gifts support the hospital's highest needs.

How Does It Work?

  • A grateful patient or family makes a minimum donation of $250 per honoree to Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation.
  • The Guardian Angel will be notified of your generous donation.
  • The Guardian Angel (caregiver) receives a custom-crafted angel pin to proudly wear on his or her lapel.
  • Guardian Angel recipients' names are published in the Foundation's Annual Report.

Anyone can be recognized through the Guardian Angel program, including physicians, nurses, support staff and deceased healthcare professionals. A grateful patient also has the option to honor Pullman Regional Hospital or an entire department as a Guardian Angel instead of an individual. Download the form on the right, or make a gift online.

 
Memorial Gifts

You can remember a loved one by making a gift to Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation honoring that individual. Memorials made support the hospital's highest needs. You can send in your memorial gift to the Foundation or make a memorial gift online.

Family members are notified of your thoughtful gift to the memorial upon receipt. Memorials are published in the Foundation's Annual Report to the Community.

If you are designating Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation to receive memorial gifts in honor of your loved one, we recommend including the following in the obituary: "In lieu of flowers" or "donations may be made to Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation, 840 SE Bishop Blvd., Suite 200, Pullman, WA 99163."

The Foundation can also provide you with donation envelopes to distribute to families and friends. 

 

 Contacting Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation: 

(509) 332-2046 or 840 SE Bishop Blvd., Suite 200, Pullman WA 99163

We're Here to Help

Contact the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation office at (509) 332-2046 or visit us at Corporate Pointe Building, 840 SE Bishop Blvd., Suite 200 in Pullman.

Making a Gift by Phone, Mail or Fax

Call us to make a gift or pledge (509) 332-2046

Mail a Donation Form to:
Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation
840 SE Bishop Blvd., Suite 200, Pullman, WA 99163

Fax a donation form to: Attention "PRH Foundation" at (509) 332-2111

Ways To Give

Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization.

Cash

Cash gifts can be made outright or pledged over time, by check, cash or credit card.

 

Appreciated Assets

Long-term investments or appreciated assets can include stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or real estate that the donor has held for more than one year. Please contact the Foundation if you are interested in making such a gift at (509) 332-2046.

 

Gifts of Grain

Gifts of Grain is a program in which grain or other commodity crops from unsold inventory produced in the preceding year is gifted to benefit Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation. Designated areas of benefit to Pullman Regional Hospital are the Annual Giving for Excellence Fund Drive, the Endowment for Quality & Access, and Medical Technology. Read the four easy steps to take to make your gift of grain today.

 

Planned Giving

Your consideration of a Planned Gift to help in one of our focused areas will allow Pullman Regional Hospital to advance to the next level of healthcare excellence, while providing you with tax benefits and/or a lifetime income.

The opportunity to make a gift that keeps on giving and to receive personal benefits when making that contribution is what Planned Giving is all about. The Foundation encourages you to discover the advantages of this type of donation and help us continue to rebuild patient’s lives, step by step, addressing their physical and emotional needs. Learn more about Planned Giving options.

 

In Kind Contributions

Non-cash gifts, which can include equipment or patient-comfort items, are accepted and can be claimed as a charitable contribution. Please contact the Foundation office to make sure your items are needed.

 

Time

Giving of your time is greatly appreciated at Pullman Regional Hospital. If you enjoy working with people, learn how you can volunteer at Pullman Regional Hospital and provide a valuable service to the community.

 

Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. Federal Tax # 91-6028220. We are registered with the State of Washington to solicit funds.

 Contacting Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation:

(509) 332-2046 or 840 SE Bishop Blvd., Suite 200, Pullman WA 99163

We're Here to Help

Contact the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation office at (509) 332-2046 or visit us at Corporate Pointe Building, 840 SE Bishop Blvd., Suite 200 in Pullman.

Making a Gift by Phone, Mail or Fax

Call us to make a gift or pledge (509) 332-2046

Mail a Donation Form to:
Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation
840 SE Bishop Blvd., Suite 200, Pullman, WA 99163

Fax a donation form to: Attention "PRH Foundation" at (509) 332-2111

Making a Gift Online

Click Here to Make a Gift Online.

Annual Giving for Excellence 2014 Fund Drive

Help us fund medical technology right here on the Palouse to improve the lives of women and children.

A Note From the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation Board

Historically, women make nearly 80% of all healthcare decisions in their families. The needs of mothers, wives, and caregivers (often women) create a significant impact on the efforts to improve the health of our community. The 2014 Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation Annual Giving for Excellence Fund Drive will emphasize medical technology to improve the lives of women and children. Please join with us to provide the best care possible in our community.

Our 2014 Annual Giving for Excellence Fund Drive goal is $550,000 to support high-priority hospital capital and medical technology projects. 

 

Breast Tomosynthesis: Now breast cancer has nowhere to hide

Tomosynthesis is a revolutionary technology that gives radiologists the ability to identify and characterize individual breast structures using three dimensional imaging. Conventional mammograms use two dimensional imaging.

During a tomosynthesis scan, multiple, low dose images of the breast are acquired at different angles. These images are then used to produce a series of one-millimeter thick slices that can be viewed as a three dimensional reconstruction of the breast.

This allows the radiologist to see around features in the tissue and identify areas of concern that may have been hidden by overlapping tissue, or dismiss normal areas that may have appeared suspicious on a conventional 2D digital mammogram. As a result, recalls are reduced, false positive exams resulting in biopsies are decreased, and breast cancer is identified earlier.

Patient benefits:

  • Superior imaging quality right here at Pullman Regional Hospital.
  • Access to a network of nearly 100 board certified radiologists with every sub-specialty represented.
  • Greater comfort for women with shorter compression time.
  • Improved detection of hard to see cancerous growths in the breast.
  • Decreased rates of patient recalls or “false positives.”
  • Two large national studies revealed that diagnostic breast tomosynthesis was able to detect up to 40 percent more cancers and reduce patient callback rates by 20 to 40 percent.

TOTAL COST: $445,000

 

Laryngoscopy: Life-saving technology for infant airways

Laryngoscopy is the art of examining the larynx or the vocal cords. Direct laryngoscopy is used to manage airways when an intubation (placement of a flexible plastic tube into the trachea to maintain an open airway) is performed on a patient in the Emergency Department.

Video laryngoscopy has the distinct advantage of the physician being able to view the airway from the end of the laryngoscope’s blade which has a camera on it. There are two options for screens, a portable that is on the end of the handle for the laryngoscope or a bigger portable screen on a stand. Video laryngoscopy is the preferred rescue airway method for almost all providers and the primary method for many providers, especially emergency physicians.

Pullman Regional Hospital emergency physicians are now early responders for newborn resuscitations in the hospital. The new laryngoscope blades are easier to use and could be efficiently transported to patient sites within the hospital when life-saving resuscitation, such as an airway management option, is required. This modern technology supports Pullman Regional Hospital’s distinction as a state-of-the-art emergency care center.

TOTAL COST: $11,000

 

Fetal heart rate monitor

Fetal heart monitors are a standard of care in obstetrical medicine and maternity care units at hospitals. They assist providers in the care of mothers and babies by monitoring how the fetus tolerates labor. Specifically, the devices monitor uterine and fetal activity including fetal heart rate.

The GE Cormetrics 250cx Maternal/Fetal monitor also offers enhanced maternal monitoring with temperature, oxygen saturation, ECG and blood pressure feedback.

TOTAL COST: $19,800

 

BirthPlace labor beds

Our objective is to replace two of our current labor beds to match the state-of-the-art labor beds in our other LDRP (Labor, Delivery, Recovery, Post-partum) rooms in BirthPlace. The Affinity 4 Birthing Bed will provide patient safety and comfort with features such as changing bed height, lowering and raising the head and foot of the bed, one-step side rail release and a streamlined design with room to store equipment.

Features include ease of use, ergonomic design, and safety for patients and caregivers.

TOTAL COST: $41,000

 

Unrestricted Fund: Ensuring excellence in healthcare

Unrestricted dollars fund the highest priorities of the hospital and provide a margin of excellence to ensure exceptional health care for our community.

Unrestricted contributions are the life-blood of any hospital and allow us to maintain necessary operations, upgrade medical technology and facilities and recruit and retain highly trained healthcare providers.

This fund may be appealing to donors who do not wish to contribute to capital items but want to ensure continued quality of service and care provided by the hospital to patients and families. Your unrestricted gift will play a powerful role in ensuring the continued success of Pullman Regional Hospital.

 

Give today to ensure quality healthcare for your family and generations of families to come.

 

Contact the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation

(509) 332-2046 or foundation@pullmanregional.org

 

Tomosynthesis: Now breast cancer has nowhere to hide

Tomosynthesis provides a 3D picture of breast tissue. As a result, recalls are reduced, unnecessary biopsies eliminated, and breast cancer is identified earlier. Help us provide this exceptional technological innovation to the Palouse.

Early Detection Saves Lives

Breast cancer survivors Rhonda and Kelly speak to the importance of mammography and the community benefit of bringing Tomosynthesis 3D breast imaging to Pullman Regional Hospital.

Michael Wysup, Annual Giving for Excellence Fund Drive Chair

“Our family has received the absolute best care since the day we arrived in Pullman, and I want everyone in our community to have that same incredible experience. We are so fortunate to have Pullman Regional Hospital just down the street from all of us.”

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Contact the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation office at (509) 332-2046 or visit us at Corporate Pointe Building, 840 SE Bishop Blvd., Suite 200 in Pullman.

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"The Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation Board is in full support of the hospital's commitment to become a self-sustaining, self-determining, inclusive model of healthcare. Through philanthropy, we will continue a legacy of extraordinary care, and I invite you to join us."
--Josh Smart, Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation Board Past President

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Endowment for Quality & Access

Assuring the community has access to quality medical care on the Palouse.

2017 Highest Needs (Annual Giving Fund)

Help us fund the hospital's highest needs and the building expansion for Same-Day Services.

Our Mission

The Foundation exists to support Pullman Regional Hospital by increasing awareness of the hospital, its services, and needs, and by facilitating philanthropic efforts to advance the hospital and healthcare for the community. Additionally, the Foundation provides prudent management and stewardship of donor-entrusted funds and assets.

Our Vision

Philanthropy will mean the difference between the maintenance of a great hospital and the evolution of an extraordinary one. The Foundation will engage people in their regional hospital through relationship building and information exchange. Relationships built may result in a philanthropic contribution to the hospital and advancement of healthcare for the region. A contribution can be in the form of a financial gift, volunteerism, and/or advocacy.

Contact Our Foundation

Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation
840 SE Bishop Blvd., Suite 200, Pullman, WA 99163
Phone: (509) 332-2046  |  Fax: (509) 332-2111

Rueben Mayes, Chief Development Officer
(509) 332-2046  |  rmayes@pullmanregional.org

Kim Cook, Assistant Director of Operations
(509) 332-2046  |  kim.cook@pullmanregional.org

Becky Highfill, Director for the Center of Learning & Innovation
(509) 332-2033  |  becky.highfill@pullmanregional.org

Stephanie Pierce, Assistant Director of Development, Annual Giving
(509) 332-2044  |  stephanie.pierce@pullmanregional.org

Alison Weigley, Assistant Director of Development, External Relations, Marketing & Major Gifts
(509) 332-2041|  alison.weigley@pullmanregional.org

Community Health & Leadership Pavilion

Your investment in Pullman Regional Hospital provides us the opportunity to deliver state-of-the art care right here at home.

Help Us Provide State-of-the-Art Care in Our Community

The Community Health & Leadership Pavilion is our vision to create a dedicated space to address healthcare needs of individuals and the community. The Pavilion will establish the foundation upon which we will work to develop a new model for delivering healthcare that will improve access to medical services, increase the integration and coordination of medical care and improve quality and lower costs.

The Pavilion has a National Board of Advisors comprised of leaders in business, education and the healthcare industry on a local, regional and national basis. The Board was developed to provide insight and different perspectives on the goals of the Center for Learning & Innovation and on new models of healthcare delivery that will lower cost and improve care outcomes.

The Community Health & Leadership Pavilion is envisioned to house two key healthcare centers for the region. Click on each to learn more.  

  1. The Center for Learning & Innovation
  2. The Center for Women’s & Children’s Health

 

Why I Am Behind The Community Health & Leadership Pavilion

 

Meet our National Board of Advisors

Scott Campbell is president of Decagon Devices, a family firm based in Pullman that was founded by his father Gaylon Campbell. The Campbell family and Decagon Devices was awarded the 2016 Family Business of the Year in midsize firms  by Seattle Business Magazine. Scott served as Decagon’s VP of Marketing before becoming its president in 2011.  Prior to joining Decagon, Scott held various positions in marketing at PPG Industries and Cardinal Health. He holds a Master's of Business Administration and Master's of Arts in International Studies with a concentration in East Asia from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School and Lauder Institute and a Bachelor’s in Chemistry from Washington State University.  

Clint Cole is the founder and president of Digilent, Inc., an international digital design engineering firm based in Pullman, WA. Clint has a Master’s in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Washington State University. He is a full-time instructor in engineering at WSU and the recipient of numerous awards in the field of engineering and business, including “2010 IEEE Engineer of the Year” awarded by PNW IEEE section and the “2010 Washington State Small Manufacturer of the Year Award” from Seattle Business magazine.

Sherry Immediato is a founding practitioner in the field of organizational learning. She specializes in multi-stakeholder collaboration to address complex system issues by increasing collective intelligence and wisdom, and redesigning policies and practices to support sustainability. She is founder and president of Heaven & Earth Incorporated – dedicated to increasing performance, health and well-being in complex systems. Her special focus is developing the habits, skills and infrastructure that produce desired results as simply as possible, particularly in cross-sector contexts. Her clients have included public sector and non-profit enterprises in health care, education, and other areas of community service, in addition to divisions of Fortune 500 corporations. In addition, she serves as a director of the ReThink Health initiative of the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation with a focus on supporting innovative approaches to multi-stakeholder stewardship for regional health system sustainability – improving health and care, reducing costs and redesigning policies and rewards to sustain these outcomes.

Judith Kolde is the owner of Sanctuary Yoga, Barre & Dance Studio in Pullman, WA. Prior to opening this enterprise, she was with Microsoft Corporation for 20 years, during which time she served as the Senior Director of Public Sector Health Partners. During her time at Microsoft, she launched innovation channel programs for the Microsoft Small Business Specialist Development Community and launched the Microsoft Partner Network. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business. Her passion is women’s and children’s health.

Dr. John McCarthy currently serves as Assistant Dean for Regional Affairs for the University of Washington’s School of Medicine in Eastern & Central Washington, instructs first year medical students at WSU-Spokane’s Riverpoint campus, works as Residency Faculty for Family Medicine Spokane, continues to fill the position of Public Health Officer for Okanogan County and provides patient care as an Urgent Care physician in Spokane.  He is Past President for the Washington Academy of Family Physicians (WAFP) and current President of the WAFP Foundation.  He was Washington State’s Family Physician of the Year in 2012.  He is passionate about the value Family Medicine offers to the medical arena.  He has his Bachelor’s in Science from Santa Clara University, a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Gonzaga and his Medical Degree from University of Washington.  He completed his Residency in Family Medicine in 1993 with an emphasis on rural medicine.  

Samantha Ramsay is an Assistant Professor and Director of Coordinated Programs in Dietetics at the University of Idaho School of Family & Consumer Sciences. She teaches nutrition and dietetic students in areas of life cycle nutrition, child nutrition, nutrient education, sports nutrition. She has worked as a sports nutritionist, nutrition consultant, and educator for the past ten years. Samantha holds a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition and a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from Washington State University, and she earned her doctorate, in Adult Organizational Learning and Leadership from the University of Idaho. She has served on the board for the Idaho Dietetic Association. She serves on the Idaho Dietetic Licensure Board, and is involved in many health related research projects. She has published in peer reviewed journals and she has presented before audiences of educators, health professionals, and professional colleagues.

Michael Rask is the Senior Vice President, Market Sales Leader and Pacific Northwest Resident Sales Director for AON Risk Solutions, a healthcare benefits consulting firm. He is a frequent speaker to a variety of regional and national organizations on the subject of health care benefits and a guest analyst on National Public Radio on the subject. He holds a Bachelor’s in Organizational and Mass Communications from Eastern Washington University.

Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Washington State University.  She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology with specialized training in neuropsychology from the University of Memphis in 1994. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. Maureen has been conducting research and supervising students in the area of clinical neuropsychology for the past 14 years. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and the primary supervisor for students conducting adult learning disability, ADHD, and other neuropsychological evaluations (e.g., traumatic brain injury, dementia, multiple sclerosis, cerebrovascular accidents) in the Psychology Clinic. Maureen’s clinical work is influenced by her strong research programs in the area of clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation. Her research with traumatic brain injury and dementia populations has been funded by the National Institute of Neurological and Strokes Disorders, the National Institutes of Health, and the Life Sciences Discovery Fund.

Preparing for the Future

This artist’s rendering shows the proposed Community Health & Leadership Pavilion located adjacent to Palouse Medical and the Medical Office Buildings (in white) at Pullman Regional Hospital on Fairmont Avenue off of Bishop Boulevard.

Bold Visions & Big Ideas for the Future of Healthcare

Want to learn more about our plans for Community Health 2020? Contact Scott Adams, CEO (509) 336-7514 or Rueben Mayes, Chief Development Officer (509) 332-2046.

Recruitment & Retention of Physicians

The Endowment for Quality & Access

Recruitment & Retention of Physicians

Pullman Regional Hospital is dedicated to assuring local access to needed medical services. In 2008, the community was in danger of losing general surgery, ear/nose/ throat care (ENT) and pediatric care. This potential crisis to our healthcare community was due to many different events, but knowing that the quality of the hospital is dependent on the quality of the providers, Pullman Regional Hospital Administration stepped up and took action. 

In collaboration with the other two local hospitals, co-ownership of the surgical practice was established. Additionally, PRH also stepped in to manage the ENT and pediatrics practices. Also, because mental health care remains one of the highest medical needs in Whitman County, PRH joined with Washington State University and Palouse River Counseling services to enhance availability of psychiatric and mental health care.

Total cost of these services annually to Pullman Regional Hospital is more than $500,000.

The story does not end here though. Nationwide, there is a shortage of physicians and healthcare providers. This is especially true in rural America. One of the biggest frustrations with the medical system is the wait time to see a doctor. At PRH, we recognize this concern and are working to bring more providers to the area by helping area practices recruit new physicians. For new physicians moving into the area, the hospital guarantees a level of income for the first two years until they have established their practice.

The cost of this service exceeds $250,000 per year.

 

 
Help Us Continue to Recruit & Retain Quality Physicians

Richard Caggiano, M.D., Pullman Regional Hospital Chief Medical Officer, retired

Dr. Richard Caggiano organized and led the emergency medical group at Pullman Regional Hospital in 1998, establishing a notable standard of excellence by insisting on hiring only board-certified or certification-eligible emergency physicians and retaining them. Dr. Caggiano’s hiring track record boasts a perfect 100% retention rate for emergency department physicians; not a single one of his hires has left the hospital. During Dr. Caggiano’s 12-year tenure as emergency department director, the number of emergency department visits grew from 5,000 to 10,000 per year, with an average wait time of less than 15 minutes and a total length of stay of less than 2.5 hours.

From 2010 to 2015, Dr. Caggiano served as chief medical officer at Pullman Regional Hospital. He was responsible for oversight of medical staff relations and quality of care issues, in addition to facilitating the Physician Leadership Council. He also is the recipient of the Health Care Professional Silver Award by Seattle Business magazine’s annual Leaders in Health Care.

Read more about why Dr. Caggiano and Karen Karpman give in support of physician recruitment and retention.

 

Stephen Hall, M.D., Palouse Medical Family Medicine & Obstetrical Care Physician

Dr. Stephen Hall is a busy family medicine physician at Palouse Medical. In addition to delivering babies, running the free clinic every Tuesday night, and seeing an average of more than 3,000 patients a year at his practice, he is also the associate director of the local WWAMI program (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho medical education and training program affiliated with University of Washington’s Medical School). He teaches a course on rural medicine and oversees medical students’ job shadowing physicians. The number of primary care physicians choosing to practice in rural settings is continuing to decrease. Dr. Hall says his goal is to encourage new doctors to consider primary care careers in rural settings. “I want to give them a great experience in this area and introduce them to primary care, the way medicine used to be and can be,” he said. “My hope is it excites some of them to come back and practice here.”

 

Edwin Tingstad, M.D., Inland Orthopaedics Team Physician and Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Ed Tingstad was one of the first orthopaedic surgeons to heed the call to help in 2010 when Haiti was rocked by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. An estimated three million people were affected by the quake. Dr. Tingstad felt a compulsion to apply his skills as an orthopaedic surgeon and spent weeks away from his busy practice, Inland Orthopaedics, assisting with the humanitarian aid effort in Haiti.

Dr. Tingstad also serves as the team physician and orthopaedic surgeon for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at Washington State University and is a clinical instructor for the WWAMI program. He is a nationally recognized physician in his field and has made numerous presentations at professional societies on orthopaedic medicine. His tenure in the community and serving on the Pullman Regional Hospital medical staff exceeds 15 years with efforts supporting physician recruitment and retention.

 

Contact the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation

(509) 332-2046 or foundation@pullmanregional.org

Bloom Family: Why we support the Endowment for Quality and Access

The Bloom Family legacy is one of generosity and community. Learn why Helga Bloom and her son Greg support Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation's Endowment for Quality and Access.

Scott Adams, Pullman Regional Hospital CEO

"Funding at this level will provide a pathway to sustaining quality care and medical services at a time when increased regulations, healthcare reform and the possibility of more budget cuts threaten the stability of the hospital’s resources."

Your help is needed

Your generosity sustains a legacy of providing outstanding care through gifts of: Cash, Stock and securities, Real estate, Personal property, or Planned gifts. Make a difference, and GIVE TODAY.

Five Star Hospital Experience

The Endowment for Quality & Access

What is a Five –Star hospital experience?

It is the expectation of exceptional care, and it is what our community deserves. At Pullman Regional Hospital, we go beyond healthcare standards to make sure you and your family members have the best experience possible in the most trying of times.

“What people don’t understand about PRH is that once you have been a patient here, you never want to go anywhere else.”

— Marie Weiss, Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation Board member and hospital community volunteer

 

At Pullman Hospital, administration has made a conscious decision to ensure:
  • Highly trained and committed staff
  • High patient satisfaction
  • Personalized care with high staff-patient ratios
  • Low staff turnover
  • Coordinated care with Social Service before, during and after your stay
  • 24/7 inpatient hospitalist care

 

The cost to offer these value added services is more than $1,250,000 per year.

 

Exceptional Emergent Care

"Late one evening in March, a temperature of 104 sent me to the Emergency Department at Pullman Regional Hospital where I was treated for pneumonia. Though I especially remember the kind and compassionate care of nurse Charles, I want to thank the many men and women who work long nights in Emergency to take care of people like me. From registration and triage, to the certified nursing assistants, nurses, and doctors, to respiratory and radiology...what you do is important. How you do it is impeccable.”

— Jody Lee Conrad, Grateful Patient

 

Contact the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation

(509) 332-2046 or foundation@pullmanregional.org

 

Bloom Family: Why we support the Endowment for Quality and Access

The Bloom Family legacy is one of generosity and community. Learn why Helga Bloom and her son Greg support Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation's Endowment for Quality and Access.

A Commitment to Quality

We believe the quality of our staff and their satisfaction with their work directly impacts our patients.

Words of Praise Remind Us of Our Impact

“The volunteers, CNA’s, nurses just could not be improved in any way. The services for every need were met beautifully.”
“I received so much emotional support when I most needed it. I will be forever grateful.”

Your help is needed

Your generosity sustains a legacy of providing outstanding care through gifts of: Cash, Stock and securities, Real estate, Personal property, or Planned gifts. Make a difference, and GIVE TODAY.

Endowment Steering Committee

The Endowment for Quality & Access

In the early planning phase of the Endowment for Quality & Access, volunteer leadership was key from the Steering Committee:
  • Mike Sodorff, co-chair
  • Carol Chipman, co-chair
  • Jack Fulfs
  • Greg Bloom
  • Ken Gibson
  • Steve Hall, M.D.
  • Fritz Hughes
  • Pat Wright
  • Jen Greeny
Carol Chipman, Co-Chair Endowment for Quality & Access Steering Committee

Carol Chipman is a former owner of the Chipman & Taylor Chevrolet-Oldsmobile and Ford-Mercury dealerships in Pullman. Born and raised in Mountain Home, Idaho, Chipman came to the Palouse in 1965 to attend college at University of Idaho, graduating in 1969 with a Bachelor’s degree in bacteriology/medical technology.

Chipman said she agreed to co-chair the hospital’s campaign steering committee because she believes Pullman needs and deserves a hospital and medical community that is secure and profitable going into the future.

“I also believe that each of us has a responsibility to help achieve this, and I feel strongly that this is my chance to give back to a community that has been so good to me and my family,” she added. 

“I look forward to working closely with a committee that represents all aspects of life in and around Pullman who are all personally dedicated and passionate about the necessity to make Pullman’s medical community an excellent model for small communities throughout the nation,” Chipman said. “I am excited about the challenge and look forward to a 100 percent successful campaign.”

Mike Sodorff, Co-Chair Endowment for Quality & Access Steering Committee

Mike Sodorff's roots on the Palouse run deep, both in the land and in his educational ties to Pullman and Washington State University. Owner of Sodorff Farms in Colton, Washington, Sodorff is a retired fourth-generation farmer of 40 years, having raised wheat, barley and dry peas. His mother Natalie, wife Christine and children—Eric, Scott and Emily—all graduated from Pullman High School and WSU.

As a longtime resident of the region, Sodorff has committed his time and efforts to several initiatives in the Pullman area. They include the Downtown Pullman Riverwalk, Cougar Athletic Fund Membership Team and Fundraising Campaign Team for Pullman Regional Hospital’s construction. He also has been a member of the Masonic Lodge and Pullman Lions Club for more than 40 years.

Like Chipman, Sodorff decided to co-chair the campaign steering committee as a way to give back to the community, he said.

“As a committee, our goal will be to continue to provide health care services that are important to the community. Personally, I wanted to participate for the satisfaction of a job well done.”

Ken Gibson, Endowment for Quality & Access Steering Committee

“It’s extremely important that the community has excellent healthcare,” he said. “In today’s world, the technology needed for quality medical care is so expensive. The hospital needs an endowment to provide sustained funding, and the Endowment for Quality and Access will do that.”

Fritz Hughes, Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation Board President

“The establishment of an Endowment for Quality and Access gives us the opportunity to continue to provide the services that are important to the community and allows us not to have to make choices that leave a portion of the population lacking in care.”

Tricia Grantham, Pullman Regional Hospital Board of Commissioners President

“The Endowment for Quality and Access is the first initiative as part of Community Health 2020. This endowment is the key component of the campaign as it relates to sustaining the quality of services and assuring access to needed care for the community. We must work vigorously toward safeguarding important services and programs as government and insurance payments decline. Using the power and creativity of innovation, we have the opportunity to develop partnerships and seek collaborative alliances that improve our capacity to better serve our community.”

Bloom Family: Why we support the Endowment for Quality and Access

The Bloom Family legacy is one of generosity and community. Learn why Helga Bloom and her son Greg support Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation's Endowment for Quality and Access.

Your help is needed

Your generosity sustains a legacy of providing outstanding care through gifts of: Cash, Stock and securities, Real estate, Personal property, or Planned gifts. Make a difference, and GIVE TODAY.

Endowment Steering Committee Co-Chairs Mike Sodorff and Carol Chipman

24/7 Access to Specialty Care

The Endowment for Quality & Access

24/7 Access to Specialty Care

When faced with an emergency medical situation, most people do not stop to wonder if they will be able to see a doctor that is specifically trained to handle their emergency. If your child falls out of bed and breaks their arm in the middle of the night, you want to see an orthopedic surgeon. If your spouse has an appendicitis attack at 2am, you want a surgical team to be available. Unfortunately, in many rural communities, emergent situations like this mean a ride in an ambulance or helicopter to Spokane or another city to provide the appropriate care.

At Pullman Regional Hospital, a decision was made many years ago that our patients would receive specialty care when needed, no matter what time of day or night. Because of this, the hospital helps offset the costs of the following specialty care by making sure that these physicians are available when you need them.

These services include:

  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Urology
  • Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Anesthesia

The cost to the hospital to ensure that these services are available to you and your loved ones is more than $2.0 million per year.

The care you need…when you need it

To say Kameron Kinkade is an athlete, is an understatement. When he’s not on a high school field, a court, or a track, he’s en route. When a spiral fracture to his ankle threatened to bench him permanently, it was Dr. Ed Tingstad of Inland Orthopaedics Surgery & Sports Medicine who helped coach Kameron back to Pullman Greyhound sports’ superstar status. Kameron’s number one fan—his mother Michelle—wouldn’t have had it any other way. “I trust Dr. Tingstad completely,” says Michelle. “If we didn’t have immediate access to an orthopedic surgeon, well, I don't even want to think about how much differently Kameron’s care would have been.”

 

Contact the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation

(509) 332-2046 or foundation@pullmanregional.org

Bloom Family: Why we support the Endowment for Quality and Access

The Bloom Family legacy is one of generosity and community. Learn why Helga Bloom and her son Greg support Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation's Endowment for Quality and Access.

Dr. Ed Tingstad, Orthopedic Surgeon

"As we all know, emergencies rarely happen at convenient times. In many emergent situations, the opportunity to act quickly and get the patient into surgery is the difference between a good outcome and an outstanding outcome."

Your help is needed

Your generosity sustains a legacy of providing outstanding care through gifts of: Cash, Stock and securities, Real estate, Personal property, or Planned gifts. Make a difference, and GIVE TODAY.