The Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation was created in 1983 to support the mission of Cabell Huntington Hospital and to heighten awareness and understanding of the essential role quality health care plays in our community. The Foundation is a separate 501(C)(3) corporation with a volunteer community board of trustees. Your gifts allow Cabell Huntington Hospital to maintain the level of high-quality, comprehensive and compassionate care for which it is known, and ensure that the hospital continues to reach out to the community with health education, wellness programs and screenings that help people improve their quality of life.
Our greatest immediate need is to meet the fundraising goal for Hoops Family Children's Hospital. This project is transforming Cabell Huntington’s pediatric units and services into a world-class facility for children. The Foundation began the first phase of fundraising in 2008. Even in the face of a severe economic downturn, the generosity of businesses, organizations, families and individuals across the region helped us meet our goal, and construction is underway. Now, the I'm on Board campaign has begun, with the goal of raising an additional $6 million. We are hoping that the generous, open-hearted spirit of the people of Central Appalachia will support this effort to provide state-of-the-art services close to home for ill and injured children needing care.
Cabell Huntington Hospital is the perfect environment and location for providing life-saving care for infants and children. It is a 313-bed regional referral center for patients from more than 29 counties throughout West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southern Ohio. It is also a teaching hospital, and the Marshall University School of Medicine is located on our campus. Pediatrics constitutes the largest residency program at the School of Medicine, and the faculty includes specialists in Pediatric Neurosurgery, Pediatric Oncology, Neonatology, Pediatric Critical Care and many other sub-specialties.
Cabell Huntington already hosts a large Pediatric Medical/Surgical Unit, the largest Neonatal ICU in the Tri-State and one of only three Pediatric ICUs in West Virginia. Cabell Huntington Hospital offered the first specialized pediatric transport services in West Virginia, and the specially trained staff transports an average of 450 critically ill or injured infants and children to Cabell Huntington each year, regardless of their ability to pay. With the Ronald McDonald House on our campus, Cabell can deliver specialized care to the children of our region and offer accommodations for family members to stay near their child.
All Aboard! Artisans Express is a collaborative public art initiative between the Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation, the City of Huntington and the Cabell Huntington Hospital Auxiliary with the support of many organizations and businesses throughout the community. In keeping with Chicago’s Cows on Parade and Lexington’s Horse Mania, artists from throughout the Tri-State will apply their creativity to 42 fiberglass train engine models that will be displayed throughout the city next year. Artists will submit their ideas and those selected will take several months to create their model. The trains will be installed and on display in Huntington’s downtown from May 9, 2015 through October 31, 2015. At the close of the project, a special event, All Aboard! Rendezvous at the Rails, will be held to auction the trains off as a fundraiser for the Hoops Family Children’s Hospital. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities here.
The Foundation also establishes special funds based on the needs of the hospital and at the direction of the Foundation Board of Directors. Other fundraising projects include, but are not limited to, Women’s Health, Senior Services, the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, Men’s Health, Lung Cancer and Diabetes. If there is a program, service or patient group that you would like to support, the Foundation staff will help you achieve your goal.