The PCHD Foundation, Incorporated supports Power County Hospital District’s ongoing efforts to provide the wide range of quality, convenient medical and health education services that area residents need and deserve by cultivating financial resources, building community support, and creating opportunities for everyone to work together to develop exceptional local healthcare. The PCHD Foundation, Incorporated was created in 2000. It is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit public charity.
Donations from people like you helped the Foundation purchase many items including patient beds, CT scanner, an ECG machine, laboratory test analyzers, vascular doppler, therapy exercise equipment, patient lifts, CPR equipment, emergency stretchers, defibrillators, free community lab testing and much more.
The Foundation works diligently to cultivate new funding opportunities and to responsibly manage and distribute the financial resources over which it has stewardship so that it effectively supports District endeavors to provide quality healthcare that meets or exceeds prevailing medical standards.
The Foundation hosts several events during the year to raise additional funds for equipment needs. We appreciate the community’s support of these events and donations to make them a success. Look for updated website posts or on the PCHD Facebook page for details about specific events including: Spring Hospital Golf Classic, Capital Equipment Campaigns, Landscape Workdays, and Christmas Auction and Cook-off.
The PCHD Foundation has several donation options including two that allow donors to honor loved ones and/or the medical professionals who take care of them. Honor donations make a positive difference in the lives of our patients by enhancing the medical care provided by our staff.
Patients of Power County Hospital District often ask how they can honor and thank the wonderful doctors, nurses, therapists, medical technicians, and staff who care for them and their loved ones when they seek medical attention. A gift to the Grateful Patient Program is a meaningful way to do that. Your support helps the District purchase the things that improve the quality of healthcare delivered: state-of-the art equipment, education materials for patients, and home-like amenities for skilled nursing residents.
When you make a Grateful Patient donation, the District honors those you wish to acknowledge with a letter of congratulations and recognition in the monthly employee newsletter.
When a friend or family member passes away, those who remain behind sometimes request that contributions made in memory of their loved one be given to the donor’s charity of choice. We ask you to consider making PCHD Foundation your “charity of choice” on these occasions. A Living Memorial Gift made to the Foundation is a testimonial to the meaningfulness of the life that has passed on. It is a truly caring way to honor those you love and hold dear while making a tangible investment in local healthcare for future generations.
The Foundation gladly accepts donations from the public at any time. The Foundation will also send out letters as part of donation campaigns to ask for contributions for large expenses, such as the purchase of the Nursing Home bus. The Foundation also holds various annual event fundraisers. Your sponsorship and participation at our events is a key factor in helping us to raise the necessary funds to purchase facility equipment.
The generosity of our employees with our payroll donation program has helped the Foundation to purchase several items including a blood coagulation analyzer, industrial dishwasher, colon cancer test kits, mobile vital signs monitor, infant scale, defibrillator, laryngoscope, physical exam table, medical freezer, and paint and decorations for the skilled nursing facility.
*Please contact Jacklyn Taylor at 226-3200 for more information about any of these donation options. Please consult your tax accountant or the IRS to determine if your contribution is tax deductible.
Your donation dollars are put to work quickly! Combined with the donation dollars of others and grant funding, they are used to purchase medical equipment and make facility upgrades—things that make Power County Hospital District a more effective healthcare provider for you, your family, friends, and neighbors. At least 90% of your donation dollars are used for medical equipment and facility upgrades in our Hospital, Skilled Nursing Facility, Family Clinics, and Physical Therapy Clinic!
Thank you to all our recent grantors that have helped match Foundation funds that allow us to purchase much needed equipment and items to continue providing great healthcare for our community!
Since its inception in 2000, the Foundation has purchased or helped to purchase various items for the District, including the following:
The PCHD Foundation, Incorporated is governed by a seven member volunteer Board of Directors who serve three year terms. Four directors are appointed by the Board of Trustees and three by the Foundation Board. The monthly operations of the Foundation are managed by an Executive Director.
The Foundation also invites area residents to serve as non-voting associate members. Associate members typically participate in the planning and execution of Foundation fund raising events such as Auction, Golf Tournament and Workdays.
Jeff Trappett, President
Jeff is retired from the Union Pacific Railroad. He is an avid motorcyclist and enjoys traveling with his wife to see children and grandchildren every chance he gets!
Dallas Clinger, Member
Dallas has been CEO of Power County Hospital District for over twelve years. Prior to that, he worked part-time for the District as its CFO. He is an active participant in the Idaho Hospital Association (IHA). He also served on the local school board for many years and now enjoys motorcycle riding and travel with his wife to see their kids and grandkids in his spare time.
Dan Hammond, Member
Dan is currently retired and worked many years in the area cattle industry. He now enjoys traveling with his wife and time with his large extended family, as well as staying busy serving on the local City Council.
Rjay Hawkes, Member
Rjay is now retired from his mobile welding business that he ran for over 30 years in the American Falls area. He now enjoys time helping in the community where he can and spending time with this large extended family of kids and grandkids whenever possible.
Sarah Smith, Treasurer
Sarah has a strong background in accounting and books and helps run their local family businesses. She also stays busy watching her kids participate in school and community events. She respects her fellow Directors and believes in the PCHD Foundation and its mission to provide great healthcare for the community and families.
Eric Gomez, Member
Eric works in Sales for BFC Solutions. He and is wife recently moved back to American Falls and are excited to raise their children here with family and friends nearby. Eric loves golfing and volunteering to help in the community and has worked with several Community Organizations over the years.
Alondra Garcia, Member
Alondra works at Advantage Plus Credit Union. She has 4 beautiful daughters and stays very busy with their dance and sport activities and helping in the community whenever she can.
Jacklyn Taylor, Executive Director
Jacklyn has been with Power County Hospital District for fifteen + years and grew-up on a farm in the area. She was appointed as the PCHD Foundation’s Executive Director in 2018. She loves this community and its generosity. She is excited to work with the Foundation board to continue to raise funding that can help provide better healthcare services at District facilities and make a difference for better health outcomes in the community.