The HaysMed Foundation continues to serve and support quality health care for western Kansans through various campaigns and other fundraising venues. Our annual campaigns develop long-term relationships with donors who, through their giving and support, make a significant and long lasting impact on the health of our region.
Capital campaigns help us support major initiatives at HaysMed. The Powerful Technology, A Look Inside campaign was announced in April 2017 with a goal of $3 million to four areas of critcal interest. This campaign raised over $3.8 million.
The Envision Campaign -- A Future without Cancer...One Patient at a Time, was completed in 2015 and raised over $1.3 million to replace the Dreiling/Schmidt Cancer Institute's linear accelerator with one that also has Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) capability. SBRT is a major advancement in radiation therapy that maintains the effectiveness of standard treatment and greatly reduces the number of times a patient needs to come in for treatment. A high dose of radiation therapy is targeted precisely at a patient’s tumor, and healthy tissue is avoided. It is reassuring to have the Dreiling/Schmidt Cancer Institute in our region, a state-of-the art center for cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
These gifts helped us fulfill our mission of helping HaysMed improve the health of those in our region.