The combined membership of both Boards has issued a public Challenge Match in recognition of Doylestown Health doctors, volunteers, and nurses.
DOYLESTOWN, PA – In advance of National Doctors’ Day on March 30, the Boards of Trustees of both Doylestown Hospital and Doylestown Health Foundation have issued a $100,000 Challenge Match to the community. All gifts made in response to the Challenge will be matched by the Board members through June 30, 2021. The Challenge is in honor and recognition of National Doctors’ Day, as well as National Healthcare Volunteer Week (April 19-25) and National Nurses Week (May 6-12).
“This Challenge was issued by the Boards as a gesture of our tremendous gratitude to and appreciation for our dedicated Doylestown Health care providers,” says Joan Parlee, Chair of the Boards of Doylestown Hospital and Doylestown Health Foundation.
All gifts to the Challenge Match will support ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health, which recently passed the halfway point to its planned conclusion in 2023, coinciding with the hospital’s 100th anniversary celebration. In January, having reached just over $70 million in gifts, Doylestown Health announced the increase of the campaign goal from the original $75 million to $100 million.
“Standing at the helm of this organization, as we do,” Parlee says, “it is incumbent on us to inspire our community to join—and rejoin—the cause so close to our hearts.” The Challenge Match was issued with participation across both Boards. Parlee is an active member of the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown (VIA), which founded the first Doylestown Hospital in 1923 and which continues to govern the health system with seats on both Boards.
“This Challenge Match is a demonstration of our Trustees’ commitment to the healthcare professionals and volunteers who make Doylestown Health the unique and outstanding healthcare provider that it is,” says Laura Wortman, Vice President and Chief Development Officer, Doylestown Health. “We are fortunate to have so much medical talent and expertise at the service of our community, and hopeful that this Challenge will galvanize renewed support that will allow us to continue to attract expert physicians and nurses, and generous volunteers.”
Doylestown Health Foundation is profoundly grateful for the enormous generosity of the community throughout the last year in response to the pandemic, and the history of the One Vision Campaign, including other successful challenge matches and numerous demonstrations of community support.
“Even though Doylestown Health is a regional leader in healthcare and investing in services and technologies on the cutting-edge, it’s our people that really set us apart,” says Wortman. “The physicians, volunteers, nurses and Associates—and the incredible support of our community—make the Doylestown Difference. We’re so grateful for their generosity and dedication, and proud to honor them with this Challenge Match initiated by ours Boards of Trustees.”
About ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health
Doylestown Health is beginning a bold new chapter as we approach our second century of healthcare delivery. To honor our centennial, Doylestown Health launched an ambitious comprehensive campaign, ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health, to elevate the patient experience to new heights and unlock our full potential to deliver exceptional care.
Philanthropic support of ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health will fund transformational renovation and expansion across the Doylestown Hospital and Pine Run campuses and will help chart the course for the next generation of patients, providers, and technology. For more information, visit the Doylestown Health Foundation website or call 215-345-2009.
About Doylestown Health Foundation
As the philanthropic arm of Doylestown Health, Doylestown Health Foundation raises funds to support patient care excellence and improve quality of life for the patients and families we serve. Doylestown Health relies on each and every philanthropic gift, no matter the size, to deliver the highest level of patient care with the most advanced technologies and treatment options.
Gifts benefit ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health and have a significant impact, yielding advances in medicine and refined delivery of care for the benefit of our patients and families. We are grateful for the generous support we receive from our donors through annual and leadership gifts, planned giving, and corporate partnerships. Your investment in Doylestown Health will help us realize our ambitious vision for the future: to remain a place where science and technology meet grace and humanity, and to improve the quality of life for all members of the community.