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 our Children's Hospital within a hospital. The project will reconstruct Cabell Huntington’s existing 10-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the 26-bed Pediatric Medical/Surgical Unit, and establish a dedicated front entrance and elevator for children to provide our pediatric patients with a unique approach to health care. The Foundation began a $12 million fundraising campaign in 2008. Even in the face of a severe economic downturn, our community has already given and pledged $10.5 million! The total cost of the project is now projected to exceed $15 million; however, Cabell Huntington is proceeding with the groundbreaking for the dedicated entrance in early 2012. It is projected that the reconstruction phase will begin in the fall of 2012.
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.
The Foundation 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.