We thought you might have a few questions about ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions. If you have further questions, please call us at 215.345.2009 to speak to a member of the Foundation team.
One Vision is the theme for our comprehensive fundraising campaign. This campaign is designed to raise money to support multiple priorities across Doylestown Health, including capital investments in programming and technology, and establishing an endowment to better serve the growing needs of our community and lay the groundwork for our second century of care.
One Vision reflects the essence of Doylestown Health and our singular, united focus on the future of healthcare. Together we will realize our vision—One Vision—of who we want to be: a beacon of trusted healthcare for our community for generations to come, rooted in our bold beginnings as a small eight-bed hospital founded by the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown (VIA) almost 100 years ago.
Placing the well-being of our patients first is in our DNA. With One Vision, we care for patients like they are members of our own families. At every level and across the health system, our physicians, nurses, associates, and volunteers are united in their mission and approach to patient care—to provide compassionate care of the highest quality.
These projects, among others, will help us continue to improve the health of individuals and our community at every stage of life. They will also allow us to extend our services and increase the number of patients we are able to treat.
The following projects are priorities of the Campaign:
Doylestown Health initiated the silent phase of campaign fundraising on July 1, 2016. Early gifts totaled nearly $35 million and served as a launching pad for the public announcement of the $75 million One Vision Campaign on June 1, 2018. On January 25, 2021—having reached over $70 million in commitments—Doylestown Health announced the increase of the campaign goal to $100 million, thanks to the overwhelming support of the community.
The conclusion of the Campaign will coincide with Doylestown Health’s 100th anniversary celebration in 2023.
In January 2021, just past the halfway point to its originally planned conclusion in 2023, the campaign had generated commitments of $70 million from nearly 6,000 donors, marking a historic and unprecedented milestone in the history of Doylestown Health—and justifying the need to set our sights even higher. On January 25, Doylestown Health announced the increase of the campaign goal to $100 million, to invite additional funding that would accelerate even more top priorities of Doylestown Health.
Nearly 100 years have prepared us for this moment. The next transformational chapter in our history will elevate the patient experience to new heights and unlock our full potential to deliver exceptional care.
As we approach 2023 and the One Vision Campaign comes to an end, our work continues. Doylestown Health Foundation will sustain its fundraising efforts for the top priorities of Doylestown Health as they evolve with the needs and growth of our community.
Your investment in Doylestown Health will help us realize our ambitious vision for the future: to continue to improve the quality of life for all members of the community.
Facility expansion and renovations across the Doylestown Hospital and Pine Run campuses will provide new opportunities for innovation and growth to ensure the health and well-being of our community.
Renovating existing spaces and building new ones, like the Women’s Diagnostic Center and the Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion, will increase patient access to the most advanced services and treatment options, offer enhanced amenities to patients, families, and visitors, and accommodate new equipment and innovative technology. New construction and renovation will also allow us to transition to an all-private bed hospital, eliminating the need for semi-private rooms.
The Village Improvement Association of Doylestown (VIA), an all-women volunteer organization, established Doylestown Hospital in 1923 for the benefit of the community. The VIA continues to oversee the governance of Doylestown Health today. With their guidance and support, Doylestown Health has grown to an award-winning, nationally recognized healthcare system delivering superior clinical care in a local, community-centered setting.
Learn more about Doylestown Health’s awards and recognition here.
Consistently recognized both regionally and nationally for high-quality care and innovation, Doylestown Health provides comprehensive healthcare ranging from routine outpatient services to clinically advanced treatment options.
Nearly 450 physicians, 3,200 nurses and Associates, and more than 800 volunteers work across Doylestown Health, delivering outstanding patient-centered care with compassion and expertise every day.
Doylestown Health is one of the few remaining independent healthcare systems in the country. Our independence allows us to meet the needs of our patients and the demands of the marketplace more quickly, and empowers us to respond rapidly and flexibly to public healthcare crises. Our partnerships with leading academic medical centers, including Jefferson Health, Penn Medicine, Temple Health, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, enable us to provide more services within reach of our patients’ homes.
Doylestown Health remains a nonprofit organization; we are committed to reinvesting the money we earn from operating our healthcare system back into our people, programs, and facilities. Yet even with the most responsible financial management, operating margins in healthcare are thin. This means we have less money to reinvest, making philanthropy even more crucial.
Philanthropic investments are donations from individuals and organizations to our healthcare system. These gifts allow us to accelerate the pace at which we can innovate and add new facilities, technology, and programs for the benefit of our patients. The impact of philanthropy positions Doylestown Health for a stronger future.
Tribute giving refers to gifts made in honor or memory of someone. Typically, honorary gifts are made in gratitude and honor of caregivers who made an impact on a patient, or in honor of a patient or loved one who received exceptional care at Doylestown Health. Memorial gifts are made to honor the memory of a loved one. For information on making a tribute gift, including obituary language, visit our Tribute and Memorial Giving page.
A planned gift is any donation pledged for the future through existing assets. While it most frequently takes the form of a bequest, planned gifts can include charitable gift annuities or remainder trusts, retirement plan or insurance beneficiaries, appreciated securities like stocks and bonds, and other tax-advantaged options.
During the term of the campaign (through 2023), all documented planned gifts will count towards ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health. A designated portion of every planned gift is also invested in the Legacy Endowment Fund, securing future revenue for the health system in perpetuity.
Donors who choose to make Doylestown Health the beneficiary of a planned gift become members of the Cornerstone Society. To learn more, visit the Planned Giving section of our website, call 215.345.2009, or email email@example.com.
Creating an endowment or contributing to an existing one provides Doylestown Health with a permanent, self-sustaining source of income to support the programs and priorities that are most meaningful to you.
Yes! You can designate your gift to the campaign-related project or service line most important to you, OR choose to support all of the priorities of Doylestown Health through the Second Century Fund which provides the flexibility needed to keep all projects on time and on budget.
Doylestown Health Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Doylestown Health raising funds to safeguard the future of excellence in patient care and improve quality of life for our patients and their families.
Donors who contribute $250 or more will be recognized on the Foundation’s annual donor honor roll and annual giving plaque. Donors who contribute $1,000 or more will receive an invitation to the Foundation’s annual special recognition event. Major Donors who give $25,000 or more will also be recognized on campaign major donor plaques.
Yes! The generous donors of the One Vision Campaign are recognized through signature naming opportunities throughout the campuses of Doylestown Hospital and Pine Run Retirement Community. Many naming opportunities are still available beginning at $50,000 at Doylestown Hospital and $5,000 at Pine Rune Retirement Community.
For more information and a list of available naming opportunities, see our Naming Opportunities page or contact Doylestown Health Foundation at 215.345.2009.
Yes! All gifts are essential. Every gift, at any size, can make a difference in the lives of our patients and families.
Please continue to explore our website for more information about the Campaign and ways to make a gift. To speak directly to a member of our team, call Doylestown Health Foundation at 215.345.2009. Visit our Contact form to request more information or share your philanthropic goals and interests with us.
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