Your gifts made In Memory create a legacy for loved ones who have passed away, while gifts made In Honor are the perfect way to celebrate special occassions that happen in your loved ones' lives, such as birthdays, anniversaries, and births. Donations can be directed where most needed, or designated to specific areas of patient care.

Memorial Gifts
Making a charitable contribution to HaysMed Foundation in the name of a lost friend or loved one can make a tangible difference in our region. Your gift will help us create a more healing environment for the people we serve at HaysMed.

After you make your memorial gift, we will notify the family of the deceased of your gift (no mention will be made of the gift’s value). You will receive an acknowledgement for your gift for tax purposes. Memorial gifts may be made online, over the phone, or by mail.

Directing Memorial Gifts to HaysMed
Families often ask how to encourage memorial gifts to HaysMed in honor of a loved one. The following language may be helpful in an obituary, either in print or online.

“In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in memory of (Name of Loved One) to (Name of Department, Program or Fund) at HaysMed, c/o HaysMed Foundation, 2220 Canterbury Drive, Hays, KS 67601 or online at www.haysmedfoundation.com/donate.”

If you wish to notify us that general gifts made in your loved one’s memory should be designated toward a specific program, or if you have any questions, please call the Foundation Office at 785-623-2350.

Honor Gifts
Sometimes a gift that not only touches the recipient but makes a difference in the lives of others can be the perfect choice. Honoring someone special with a tribute gift is a meaningful way to recognize a birthday, anniversary, wedding, or other special occasion. Your Honor Gift can be made on our donate page; simply include their name after selecting the Honor/Memorial section. You can include a personal message under "Additional Comments" if you choose.

Our HealthCare Champions Program offers a special way for patients to honor a doctor, nurse, or staff member for the care they gave. Click here to recognize a special caregiver whose hard work and efforts in offering quality, compassionate care made your healthcare experience more comfortable. We will honor them with a custom-crafted lapel pin to wear proudly and will let them know of your generous tribute.

Thank you for honoring special relationships in your life with a gift to HaysMed.

In Memory and In Honor

August 23, 2021

In Memory and in Honor

In Memory and in Honor

June 16, 2021

We respectfully recognize the names of family members, friends and HaysMed Associates who have been honored or memorialized through contributions to the HaysMed Foundation from January 1 – April 30, 2021.

In Memory and in Honor

February 24, 2021

We respectfully recognize the names of family members, friends and HaysMed Associates who have been honored or memorialized through contributions to the HaysMed Foundation November 1 – December 31, 2020.

In Memory and In Honor

December 23, 2020

We respectfully recognize the names of family members, friends and HaysMed Associates who have been honored or memorialized through contributions to the HaysMed Foundation August 1 – October 31, 2020.

In Memory and In Honor

September 8, 2020

We respectfully recognize the names of family members, friends, and HaysMed Associates who have been honored or memorialized through contributions to the HaysMed Foundation from May 1, 2020 through July 31, 2020.

In memory and in honor

In Memory and in Honor

September 6, 2019

We respectfully recognize the names of family members, friends and HaysMed Associates who have been honored or memorialized through contributions to the HaysMed Foundation May 1 – July 31, 2019.

Jo Murphy

Jo Murphy’s Extra Dimension of Caring

May 30, 2019

Jo began her work in the Hays medical community as a Volunteer, rising quickly to Auxiliary president, employee and retired after XX years as the Director of Volunteer Services. Jo was instrumental in uniting the Volunteers into one team after the merger of Hadley Regional Medical Center and St. Anthony’s, starting the volunteer program for teens, growing the Hadley Art Collection, and engaging Volunteers in vital roles throughout HaysMed just to highlight a few achievements.

"Lotusland"

“Lotusland” Graces Hospice Office

March 1, 2019

Local artist Doloris (Pfeifer) Pederson recently donated the original oil painting “Lotusland” which she created while visiting the botanical garden of the same name outside Santa Barbara, CA. The gift hangs in the newly relocated Hospice area at HaysMed as a tribute of celebration to the artist’s parents, Pater A. and Rosa Pfeifer and their…