Areas to Support
Gifts made to Valley may be designated to particular areas like those below, or given without restrictions for use on the greatest current needs or those which arise unexpectedly. All gifts help Valley Medical Center provide the kind of support our community needs to stay healthy and safe.
Donate to one of the areas below:
General Fund – The General Fund provides resources for a variety of needs, including projects not covered by other directed funds, needs which arise unexpectedly, and more routine community outreach needs. The fund offers the vital flexibility which helps make any charitable effort more effective and efficient.
Psychiatry & Counseling – This fund offers support for all phases of our Behavioral Health program, including Valley’s Psychiatry and Counseling Center and Emergency Room Intervention Team.
The Birth Center – This fund supports a wide-variety of needs for one of Valley Medical Center’s busiest services, chosen by nearly 4,000 South King County growing families each year.
The Breast Center – A fund specifically to support the center’s goal of helping women defeat one of the most treatable forms of cancer. The Breast Center emphasizes privacy, education and attention in a calm, reassuring and comfortable environment.
Cancer Care – Valley’s comprehensive Cancer Services program serves thousands of patients living with cancer each year. This fund was established to benefit both treatment programs and support services for the entire family.
Cardiac Care – This fund supports VMC’s Cardiac Services program, which offers a full spectrum of services, from our 24-hour Chest Pain Unit to cardiac rehabilitation through Valley Fitness Center.
Charity Care – With thousands of under- or uninsured families in South King County, this fund supplements the already significant commitment made by the medical center in providing services to those less fortunate.
Children’s Services – This fund provides a wide array of support for critical services such as the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Children’s Therapy, as well as for outreach services like our Bike Helmet Fitting Program and Safety Camp.
Community Clinics – A variety of needs at our network of primary and urgent care clinics, as well as Valley’s Occupational Health Clinics, are provided for with resources from this fund.
Critical Care – Established to support needs for the area which cares for the most critical VMC patients with compassion and professionalism.
Diabetes Care – Established to support the Diabetes Center, an ADA-recognized program offering a variety of classes and individual consultations from a team of highly trained nurses and registered dietitians.
Education – The health information and education needs of our internal Valley Medical staff, as well as some community education programs receive support from this fund.
Emergency Room – This fund focuses on VMC’s ER, one of the busiest in the State of Washington, and supports critical needs when necessary, as well as perhaps offering patients and families something comforting during a visit.
Employee Recognition – Helping Valley recognize its more than 2,400 hard-working, dedicated employees, this fund supports events, awards and other well-deserved tokens of appreciation.
GLOW Program – Created by women, for, women this free educational membership program provides valuable and empowering health and wellness information in a fun, interactive, social environment.
GoldenCare Program – For seniors 62 years of age and older, this program provides personal assistance with medical paperwork, the services of a Medicare insurance advisor, close-in parking, an informative bimonthly newsletter, reduced rates on programs and classes, and much more. The program also puts on an annual flu shot campaign for senior citizens.
Healing Garden – The Healing Garden Fund helps make modest additions to and maintain the garden as a place of peace and serenity in the center of the hospital environment.
The Joint Center – Supporting the first dedicated joint replacement center in the Pacific Northwest, this fund assists the physicians, nurses and physical and occupational therapy staff as they use their special training and experience in the care and treatment of joint replacement patients and their families.
Neuroscience Institute – This fund supports Washington Neuroscience Institute (WNI), Valley’s research, educational and treatment center, focusing on critical clinical programs in areas such as epilepsy, stroke, spine injuries & surgery, neurology, neuro-oncology & neurosurgery.
Scholarships – This fund offers students at a variety of educational levels to start or continue their education toward a career in health care.
Trauma Nurses Talk Tough – This program for school-age children offers safety tips direct from the trained nursing professionals on our staff. The fund supports the needs of delivering the program, such as collaterals, or support for staff/volunteers.
Valley Family Medicine – The medical center’s Family Practice Residency program is the beneficiary of this fund. The program is affiliated with the University of Washington School of Medicine and brings some of the nation’s finest Family Practice Resident physicians to South King County each year.