Kadlec Auxiliary pledges $750,000 gift over five years to fund Healthy Ages program


Richland, Wash. – Volunteers with an impact. That’s Kadlec Auxiliary. The group was formed 70 years ago to meet the volunteer needs of the medical center. Members can be seen in a variety of areas throughout the hospital including the Kadlec Gift Shops and sewing items for patients in Kadlec’s sewing room. But beyond their volunteer hours is their heart for service. Behind what they do is the impact they make through the Auxiliary Board by allocating their Gift Shop proceeds to programs, services and capital equipment for the hospital – all for the benefit of patients and families at Kadlec.

This past month, the Auxiliary accepted a proposal to fund the Kadlec Healthy Ages program with a $750,000 gift over five years. Healthy Ages is a part of Kadlec's Community Health department which is funded by donations received through Kadlec Foundation. Healthy Ages is committed to the health care needs and concerns of the 50+ population. Benefits include a dedicated program coordinator, free monthly educational seminars and no cost assistance with Medicare enrollment questions.

The transformational gift pledges the Auxiliary’s commitment to our over age 50 community members. Kadlec Healthy Ages is grateful to Kadlec Auxiliary for their gift dedication to fund the program over the next five years and looks forward to continuing to serve the community's needs.

The media attended a check presentation and announcement on Dec. 18 and learned more about the substantial gift and what it means to the community we serve.


About Kadlec Foundation

Kadlec Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 working to elevate community health by directing donor gifts to meet the health care needs of our region now and into the future through programs and services at Kadlec. Gifts stay local helping families right here in our community. Learn more at the Kadlec Foundation.

About Kadlec

Kadlec is a not-for-profit health system serving residents in southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon.  Founded in 1944, Kadlec has a rich heritage of offering vital health services to everyone who needs it, regardless of their ability to pay.  Kadlec has grown into a regional referral center providing primary and specialty care services for patients of all ages.  Flagship services include comprehensive cardiac care, neurosurgery and neurology, neonatal and pediatrics, rural and emergency medicine.  Kadlec provides rural telehealth services in partnership with clinics and hospitals in southeast Washington and northeast Oregon. Today, more than 3,500 employees work at Kadlec in the main hospital, or in primary and specialty care physician clinics throughout the region.  In June, 2014, Kadlec affiliated with Providence Health & Services, now Providence St. Joseph Health, a not-for-profit health system comprised of 50 hospitals in seven states. Kadlec has joined a secular, non-religious division of Providence, sharing service-driven missions around providing care to those in need.