CAMC Foundation, Inc. is the fund-raising organization for the Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC), a regional medical center that is recognized for its excellence in medical services. The CAMC Foundation works with donors to secure current and future support for CAMC programs and services to improve the health of the people of West Virginia. The CAMC Foundation’s fundraising and grant funding is solely dedicated to CAMC.
Each year, the CAMC Foundation grants to CAMC more than $3.0 million to support programs, services, technology, and other patient needs. Administrators, managers, departments and units of CAMC are encouraged to submit requests for funding, on a quarterly basis, for worthwhile projects that will benefit the delivery of healthcare at CAMC. The CAMC Foundation Board of Directors reviews all grant applications and makes a final decision on funding.
2018 Grants Approved:
$2,500,000 to provide financial assistance to students wishing to pursue a degree in nursing and who wish to come to work at CAMC upon graduation.
$59,000 to provide children and families professional and compassionate care in order to minimize and reduce the trauma often experienced by children who are possible victims of child abuse.
$127,000 to provide free or significantly reduced cost lodging to patients and their families while receiving medical care away from their home communities. Unlike a hotel, the CAMC Foundation Hospitality House provides opportunities for those going through similar stressful situations to come together as a group where they can support one another.
$8,000 to provide free counseling services to children who are dealing with a parent who is undergoing cancer treatment or have lost a parent to cancer.
$70,000 to offer a high quality childbirth education program at CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital that promotes healthy and safe birthing practices as well as parenting.
$25,000 to increase the quality of life for cancer patients and survivors to include physical and emotional needs along with body image concerns by providing intensive weekly survivorship group meetings, monthly breast cancer support groups, and an annual cancer survivorship fashion show.
The Stop the Bleed initiative is a national campaign designed to arm bystanders of emergency situations with the tools and knowledge to stop life threatening bleeding. The focus of the grant is to place one wall mount station with an eight pack kit in every middle and high school in Kanawha, Putnam, Clay and Lincoln County and train school nurses, teachers and administration to use the Stop the Bleed equipment accordingly.