Healthcare delivery is changing. Declining patient revenues, increase in underinsured and uninsured patients, and an extraordinary burdensome regulatory climate, creates a challenge to sustain a quality rural healthcare system.
The enhancement of community healthcare depends on the generosity of philanthropic contributions.
Endowment Giving


Funds provide a legacy for future generations. WNHF takes seriously its mission to assist in funding quality healthcare for the community now and in the future. Endowment funds provide a lasting imprint reflective of visionary giving and planning for the healthcare of tomorrow.


You can be a part of tomorrow's healthcare by collaborating with us to plan for the future. Endowed funds are permanently restricted funds invested to grow income. The proceeds are used in areas of greatest need. The original gifts remain invested for continued income. We welcome the opportunity to further meet the needs of the community through a strong endowment focused on local healthcare.

Building & Facility Fund​


Funds contributed to the Building & Facility Fund support projects like the Med/Surg unit replacement in 2009, Rehab Services move and renovation and the Family Birthing Center remodel--  and other ongoing updates throughout the facility.

Physician Recruitment

The expense associated with recruiting physicians to serve a rural community like ours are very high and it is a part of the Foundation's mission to support William Newton Hospital in maintaining access to excellent healthcare.


Educational funding to advance the skills and training of professionals including nursing, ancillary, allied, and medical staff. Scholarships are awarded from the Foundation with a Work Commitment from William Newton Hospital. This is a Win-Win for students and the William Newton Healthcare Foundation. This partnership aids in recruiting and retaining quality staff to provide the best in healthcare.

View Scholarship information for more details:

Scholarship Application

Scholarship Renewal

Forensic Nursing Services

The community is fortunate to have a strong multidisciplinary team committed to working with survivors of sexual assault. William Newton Hospital has a dedicated staff on call 24/7 to perform examinations and provide critical information to individuals. The dedicated team of nurses are certified in sexual assault exams and care of the survivor. The hospital provides a secure private environment devoted to this area.


The Foundation provides support for this necessary program through educational dollars and equipment. Prior to the formal program at William Newton Hospital, survivors of sexual assault were often taken out of the county for exams and care. Coordinating with Safe Homes, Law Enforcement, Advocates, and the County Attorney's office, a seamless transition can occur for the best outcome. Forensic evidence attained during an examination is vital in the successful prosecution of a case.


If you would like to know more, contact the Foundation office or email the Forensic Nursing Services Coordinator at sane@wnmh.org. The Forensic Nursing Services Coordinator is also available for community speaking engagements.


Contributions can be designated for the program by noting it on your gift.

Rural Health Clinics

William Newton Hospital operates four rural health clinics in the communities of Moline, Sedan, Cedar Vale, and Dexter. Two local physicians and seven mid-level practitioners staff the clinics. The extremely rural areas of Chautauqua and Elk Counties not only benefit from having healthcare close to home but the addition of jobs to their economies.


William Newton Healthcare Foundation assists in support of this rural outreach and improving access to healthcare. These clinics are critical in maintaining healthy communities. If you would like to explore ways to partner in the Rural Health Clinic system, contact the Foundation office.

Cuddles for Noah

In February 2019, Cowley College student Hunter Ferguson, started a fundraiser inspired by her aunt who lost a baby boy, Noah, at 20 weeks. Hunter learned of the unique CuddleCot product from an online story of a family who lost a baby as well.

A CuddleCot, made by FlexMort, is a cot with cooling abilities for stillborn babies. It is used by families who have had a stillborn birth in their family, and it allows them to spend time with their babies for a little while longer in the hospital before the baby’s body is sent to the morgue.


Hunter wanted to do something for her aunt’s child, knowing it would mean something to her, and many others that might be in the same position. Hunter was also motivated to help her local hospital, one that many of her family and friends trust to deliver their children.

‘Cuddles for Noah' was chosen as the name for this project, given that her aunt's child was to be named Noah John (Noah meaning “Peacefully at Rest by the Lord”).


The Foundation is working with Hunter to fulfill her vision of helping local families in grief at the William Newton Hospital Family Birthing Center.

Pediatric Play

The Foundation works with donors who have a passion for making a hospital visit more comfortable for kids and families. Pediatric Play involves items donated to help children during their stay at William Newton Hospital, including new games, toys, arts and crafts, activities, gaming consoles, movies and more. 


Two of our major contributors are non-profits Lexi’s Lamb Foundation and Autumn’s Gifts.

+ Develop new programs
+ Recruit and retain skilled
    medical professionals
+ Maintain state-of-the art
+ Renovate and improve
+ Plan for the future

Contact us for more information.