A History of Giving

Giving Through the Years

In partnership with private donors and other foundations, Wickenburg Community Hospital Foundation has provided critical funding for initiatives that improve the health and well-being of our community.

The Foundation was established in 1988 and has funded expansion and modernization projects including the renovation of the Hospital and the addition of an outpatient clinic, laboratory, imaging, and physical therapy services, a Breast Center, and an Infusion Center. It also brought patients, their families and employees a tranquil memorial courtyard. Our laser-focused efforts will allow for the continuing development, operation, and maintenance of services to elevate the caliber of care we offer.

Giving Over the Last Decade

$10,827,376 in grants and donations from 2012-2021
New Capital Campaign
new Surgical and Diagnostic Center,

A capital campaign for a new Surgical and Diagnostic Center, spearheaded by Foundation Board Chairman Art Ditto, begins. $7.2 million in funding was raised.

Real Estate Grant
Real Estate Grant

The Foundation receives a conditional grant for real estate to generate additional income.

New Center Opens
New Surgical Center

Surgical and Diagnostic Center opens featuring two surgical suites and advanced technology.

ED Renovation Campaign
ED Renovation Campaign

A capital campaign begins for the $1 million renovation of the Emergency Department.

Breast Center Technology
Breast Center Technology

From 2019 to 2022, advanced technology is purchased for the WCH Breast Center, one of only 58 centers in the country designated as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence™ by the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program™ (NQMBC®).

Renovation Unveiled
Emergency Department Renovation Unveiled

Renovated Emergency Department opens featuring an updated entrance, added triage space, and eight updated patient rooms.

First Full-Time Employee
Erika Braaksma, Foundation Executive Director

The Foundation hires its first full-time employee, Executive Director Erika Braaksma, to strengthen existing efforts and implement new programs.

E-Z MedPak Grant
E-Z MedPak machine

An E-Z MedPak machine, funded in part by the Foundation, is able to streamline pharmacy operations at the Hospital and increase medication compliance in collaboration with patients.

New Staff & Grants
Grant writer Claudia Summers

The Foundation hires a grant writer and applies for dozens of grants totaling nearly $90 million.

Annual Giving Program
April Taylor, manager of development

Our first manager of development, April Taylor, is hired to establish an Annual Giving Program.

2022 Achievements
2022 Achievements

The Foundation raises more than $800,000 to upgrade Hospital equipment, strengthen Cancer Treatment Centers of America partnership, and expand pandemic response.
Read about our 2022 Annual Achievements.