The Camden Clark Foundation

About The Foundation

The Camden Clark Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established in 1987 to support Camden Clark Medical Center and assist the hospital in accomplishing its mission of improving the health and wellness of communities in the Mid-Ohio Valley by identifying and eliminating barriers to care. We rely on philanthropic support to provide the cutting-edge equipment and invaluable programs that ultimately benefit our patients.

The Foundation accepts gifts on Camden Clark Medical Center’s behalf and works to fund both present and future equipment and program needs. Contributions of any amount are gratefully accepted and may be unrestricted gifts or designated for a specific hospital unit or program. Contributions to the foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, with 100 percent of gifts benefiting the hospital program or department designated by its donors.

Sustained Monthly Donations Support:

  • $25 monthly provides a gas card to assist a cancer patient struggling with treatment transportation.
  • $50 monthly provides a digital blood pressure cuff to a cardiac patient who needs daily monitoring.
  • $75 monthly provides testing kits and other diabetic supplies for uninsured diabetic patients.
  • $100 monthly provides a mammogram screening to an uninsured patient.

Additionally, your generous donation supports a variety of initiatives including lullaby pacifiers, car seats, aspiring nurse scholarships, music therapy, and much more.

Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)

Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing, or FEES, is a procedure used in the assessment and treatment of swallowing disorders in pediatric patients. FEES procedures are safe and effective and are increasingly used in children of all ages. During a FEES procedure, a flexible fiberoptic scope is inserted through the pediatric patient’s nose and advanced into the throat to provide a close-up view of the structures involved in swallowing.

Healthcare providers assess various aspects of swallowing during the procedure. Bedside FEES provides an option for patients to be evaluated at the bedside which benefits pediatric patients by helping to reduce anxiety of the patient and their caregiver. It keeps children with their families and bedside FEES are tailored to the unique needs of pediatric patients, including premature infants and children with developmental disorders.

Camden Clark’s Rehab Services team has FEES trained therapists ready to use this groundbreaking diagnostic tool. With a FEES device our therapists can evaluate pediatric patients quickly, in real time, and at the bedside. It allows us to keep our smallest patients, here at home with their families.

With your donation to the 2023 Camden Clark Foundation Annual Appeal, we can help make bedside FEES procedures accessible to children and families in need throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley. All proceeds from this year’s campaign will benefit the purchase of FEES equipment allowing for bedside pediatric evaluation at Camden Clark.

The mission of the Camden Clark Foundation is to help elevate patient care, strengthen community partnerships, eliminate barriers to access, and through fundraising, support the needs of those we serve. This includes the solicitation and administration of gifts, contributions, and grants, which support the healthcare treatment and education mission of Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Corp.

2024 Nursing Scholarships

Camden Clark Auxiliary assists with numerous special projects that raises money for the hospital. Since its beginnings in 1952, the Auxiliary has contributed more than $3 million to the hospital, as well as a phenomenal number of volunteer hours. The Auxiliary also raises money for scholarships to help fund healthcare education, including the Leo D. Carsner Memorial Scholarships.

The Auxiliary of Camden Clark Medical Center is sponsoring Leo D. Carsner $2,500

Download the scholarship here   Scholarship deadline is April 8, 2024.

Scholarships to area students obtaining a degree in the health care field.

  • Applications are available online at the Camden Clark Website under Volunteers, or by contacting the Volunteer Services Department at 304-424-2847. All applications must be completed and returned by April 3, 2023
  • Students must have completed one year of college at an accredited school or be in the final weeks of their first year carrying at least 12 credit hours.
  • To be eligible, students must live in the area serviced by Camden Clark Medical Center, which includes 11 counties in West Virginia and Ohio
  • Applicants will be judged on their scholastic ability, leadership attributes, potential contribution to the health care field, and financial need.
  • Recipients of the scholarships will be notified via phone or mail.
  • The scholarship is paid directly to the school. Funding for the scholarships was made available by a variety of auxiliary projects.

For more information, contact CCMC Volunteer Services at 304-424-2847 or by email at [email protected]

You can drop off the completed form to Volunteer Services Department or send completed application to:

CCMC
Volunteer Services
800 Garfield Ave.
Parkersburg, WV 26101

Camden Clark Nursing Alumnae will award two $2,000 scholarships in memory of Ella Bloomheart and Barbara Fonte to nursing students completing their first year of an accredited school of nursing. The scholarships will be awarded at the Camden Clark Nursing Alumnae Luncheon on May 9, 2024.

Following are the criteria for application of the scholarship:

  • Provide written documentation of acceptance to a Registered Nurse program accredited by the National League of Nursing (NLN) or CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education).
  • Live in the area served by WVU Medicine Camden Clark, which includes 11 counties in West Virginia and Ohio.
  • Have completed one year of college at an accredited school as a nursing student or be in the final weeks of their first year carrying at least 12 credit hours OR a currently employed RN furthering their education.
  • The scholarship must be used within the next academic year.

Download the form necessary to complete your application: Ella Bloomheart and Barbara Fonte Student Scholarship Application

Or, you may,

 

Funding for the scholarships was made available by the Camden Clark Nursing Alumnae.

Application deadline is April 26, 2024.

Please return the completed application and supporting documents to:

Camden Clark Foundation
PO Box 1834
Parkersburg, WV 26102

The Aspiring Nurse Program at WVU Medicine provides financial and human-centered support to nursing students enrolled at select schools in West Virginia and neighboring regions.

Nursing students accepted into the program will receive up to $25,000 over the course of their study, including a sign-on bonus upon hire in exchange for a three-year work commitment following graduation..

Click Here learn more about the Aspiring Nurse Program

Click Here to review the Camden Clark application for the Aspiring Nurse Program 

 

The Camden Clark Foundation is pleased to host the 37th annual Charity Golf Classic on Monday, August 5, 2024 at 9:30 a.m. at the Parkersburg Country Club. Please join us as we enjoy this special day with our friends and colleagues. We are limited to 144 players, so please return the enclosed registration as soon as possible.

All of the 2023 proceeds benefitted and supported our Healthcare Heros in “Emergency and Trauma Services” at WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center. Our hardworking first responders are committed to performing at the highest level of care and provide the best outcome for our patients and families of the Mid-Ohio Valley.

This year, your registration fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart, prizes, lunch and refreshments as well as one helicopter ball drop ticket, one mulligan, and one 50-50 ticket per player.

2024 Fundraising Events

Through its fundraising programs, special events and outreach activities, The Camden Clark Foundation fosters community awareness of investment in the hospital’s facilities, programs and services.  Some of our events in 2024 include:

FEES Campaign

With your donation to the 2023 Camden Clark Foundation Annual Appeal, we can help make bedside FEES procedures accessible to children and families in need throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley. Click here to make a donation today.

2024 Heart Lunch

The 2024 Women’s Healthy Heart Luncheon is held at the Parkersburg Arts Center on Friday, February 9. You will enjoy a heart healthy lunch, hear the latest from our own cardiology team, and register for door prizes. Click here to reserve your seat today.

Annual Heart Ball

Paint the Town Red on Saturday February 24 Grand Pointe Conference Center 7:00PM. Tickets are $100 each or $1,500 total for a reserved table of 10 (limited availability). Click here to purchase your ticket today.

Luminaries

Sponsor a luminary in honor or memory of your loved one to be displayed at WVU Medicine Camden Clark throughout December. Click here to sponsor a luminary today.

Nursing Scholarships

The Camden Clark Nursing Alumnae will award two $2,000 scholarships in memory of Ella Bloomheart and Barbara Fonte. The scholarships are presented in May.

Charity Golf Classic

This Scramble event is limited to 144 players and is always the 1st Monday in August at the Parkersburg Country Club. Funds from this event benefit a variety of departments and services at WVU Medicine Camden Clark.

Pink by Poolside

The Pink by Poolside annual event takes place the first Friday after Labor Day. 100% of proceeds will go towards providing mammograms to our area’s uninsured and underinsured patients.

Pink Cupcake Run

The Pink Cupcake Run is the first Sunday in October and Kicks off “Breast Cancer Awareness”. All proceeds benefit the Pink Mammogram Fund.

Pink Mammogram

Pink Mammogram Fund has provided free screening mammograms, diagnostics, and biopsies when indicated to our area’s uninsured and underinsured patients.

Community Supporting Community

All your funds stay local to help the members of the Mid-Ohio Valley. Your generous gift can help fulfill patients’ dire medical needs.
To make your giving easy we have four ways you may donate to the Camden Clark Foundation.

When you become a donor, you are making a difference in the lives of our patients and families.

  1. Donate Securely online
  2. Call 304-424-2200 to make your donation over the phone with a trusted staff member.
  3. Mail a check made payable to Camden Clark Foundation. Mail to Camden Clark Foundation, PO Box 1834, Parkersburg, WV 26102
  4. Leave a Lasting Legacy:
    Sample Language for Your Will
    “I give to the Camden Clark Foundation, Inc., a non-profit, charitable corporation which exists to provide emergency, inpatient, and outpatient health services in Parkersburg, West Virginia the sum of $_____________ or, ______ percent of my estate, or all the rest, remainder and residue of my estate.”

The Foundation accepts gifts on Camden Clark Medical Center’s behalf and works to fund both present and future equipment and program needs. Contributions of any amount are gratefully accepted and may be unrestricted gifts or designated for a specific hospital unit or program. Contributions to the foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, with 100 percent of gifts benefiting the hospital program or department designated by its donors.

The Camden Clark Foundation has been the host of 10 Annual Pink by Poolside amazing events. This exciting occasion takes place the first Friday after Labor Day at the Parkersburg Country Club from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.  We encourage everyone to wear something PINK to join in the fun and bring awareness to support our efforts in the progress we are making together to defeat breast cancer. This is Pink by Poolside and is not a swimming event.

100% of proceeds will go towards providing mammograms. In the past 10 years since our first event, we have provided more than 2,200 procedures to underinsured and uninsured Mid-Ohio Valley residents. We have expanded our assistance from screening mammograms and diagnostics to biopsies and genetic testing.

Tickets are purchased online, by mail or call the Foundation at 304-424-2200.

The Pink Cupcake Run has been rescheduled for September 29, 2024.

Ways to Give

Contact Us:  304-424-2200
Camden Clark Foundation
PO Box 1834
Parkersburg, WV 26102

 

Camden Clark Foundation is a 501(c)(3). All gifts to the foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please consult with your tax advisor for information regarding your tax deduction. Tax ID: 55-0667789