Greenwood County Hospital Foundation

GWCH Foundation Inc.Ensure the Future Healthcare of the Community

The Greenwood County Hospital Foundation Inc. is grateful for the generous contributions of individuals and organizations who wish to support the Greenwood County Hospital group, which is a critical-access, not-for-profit medical group. Giving to the foundation is an investment in the future healthcare of our community. Such tax-deductible donations help to create a strong, sustainable organization for generations to come.

How the Foundation Helps

  • Mission

    The purpose of the Greenwood County Hospital Foundation Inc. is to provide stewardship of funds received for Greenwood County Hospital.

  • Vision

    The Greenwood County Hospital Foundation Inc. is focused on serving as a philanthropic partner to sustain healthcare availability to our service areas.

Support Greenwood County Hospital

You can support Greenwood County Hospital by raising money for or donating to the Greenwood County Hospital Foundation Inc., a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Your tax-deductible support helps us fulfill our commitment to provide exceptional care close to home in familiar and comforting surroundings. All donations will be gratefully acknowledged and are tax-deductible.

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    Earn Money Through AmazonSmile

    You can help earn money for Greenwood County Hospital by shopping at Smile.Amazon.com. AmazonSmile is a way to donate to your favorite charity by purchasing products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation.” Just follow the easy steps below to ensure we receive a percentage of eligible Smile.Amazon.com purchases.

    To set up a new Amazon account:

    1. Go to Smile.Amazon.com. 
    2. Register as a new member by clicking the “Get Started” button.
    3. Once registered, you will be prompted to pick your favorite charity. Search for “Greenwood County Hospital Foundation Inc.” and select it as your charity.
    4. Now you are ready to shop and generate funds for Greenwood County Hospital!

    If you already have an Amazon account:

    1. Log in with your username and password at Smile.Amazon.com. 
    2. Select “Account & Lists.” Then, under “Your Account,” select “Your AmazonSmile.”
    3. Near “Your Current Charity,” select the “Change Charity” link; search “Greenwood County Hospital Foundation Inc.” to select.
    4. Now you are ready to shop and generate funds for Greenwood County Hospital by visiting Smile.Amazon.com each time!
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    Donate by Check

    To donate to Greenwood County Hospital by check, make the check payable to “Greenwood County Hospital Foundation Inc.” On the memo line of the check, please indicate that the donation is for “Greenwood County Hospital Foundation Inc.” Your check may be mailed in an envelope addressed per the below:

    Attn: Greenwood County Hospital Foundation Inc.
    Greenwood County Hospital
    100 W. 16th St.
    Eureka, KS 67045

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    Donate Online

    Follow the link below to submit an online donation.

    Donate Online

Janel Palmer
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Janel Palmer

GWCH Foundation Chairwoman

Janel Palmer is currently serving as the Greenwood County Hospital Foundation Chairwoman. She was born and raised in Emporia, Kansas and has worked at Greenwood County Hospital for over 20 years. Janel is married to Matthew Palmer for over 24 years with two daughters, Taylor and Kaylee. They have a Silver Labrador, named Jersey, a horse named Doc and lots of farm cats. When she’s not at a softball or basketball game cheering on the girls, Janel is very active in the Eureka Community. She has recently served on the Eureka Area Chamber of Commerce Board while holding titles of President and Vice President.

Tammi Burtin
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Tammi Burtin

Tammi Burtin has been the Board Clerk for the USD 389 Eureka for over 16 years. Originally from Eureka, her passion for healthcare started early as she worked for numerous doctors at Bluestem Medical Clinic. Tammi has been married to Monte Burtin for over 20 years but they have been together for over 30 years. One of their favorite things to do is spend time with their nieces and nephews that they love to spoil then send home!

Tyson Rucker
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Tyson Rucker

GWCH Foundation Treasurer

Tyson Rucker serves on the Foundation Board as the Treasurer. He works for Home Bank & Trust Company in Eureka since 2000. Born in Wichita but raised in Eureka.

Married to Faith Rucker since 1999. Braden, Blake and Brenna and has also served on the Greenwood Cattlemen’s Board of Directors.

Heather Huntington Fuesz
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Heather Huntington Fuesz

GWCH Foundation Secretary

Heather Huntington Fuesz was born and raised in Eureka, Kansas. She is married to Cory Fuesz and has two sons Clinton Laflin and Cash Fuesz. Clinton is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a Master’s Degree in International Agriculture and currently works as a Livestock Specialist at the Midway Extension District in Russell, Kansas. Cash attends Eureka High School and loves football, track and rodeo horses. They have two dogs, Jet and Caite and two cats, ZigZag and Peppy.

Heather is a proven contract fundraising/grant writer and has done work for many clients including Horses of Hope Riding Centers in Kansas and Missouri, Walters’ Pumpkin Patch and the Kansas Scenic Byways. Heather and her husband own and operate the Double Arrow C Ranch, primarily a cow/calf operation and also manage Spring Creek Guest House that is part of the ranch.

In her spare time, Heather volunteers with the Greenwood Preservation Society, Ranchland Trust of Kansas, Harmony Sunflower 4-H Club, Methodist Church, South Central Community Foundation Board and Miss Kansas Board.

Shirley Boulanger
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Shirley Boulanger

GWCH Foundation Board Member

Shirley Boulanger currently serves on the Hospital Foundation Board. Although she is now retired, she served the Greenwood County Hospital for 15 years and previously worked in the banking industry for over 20 years.

Born in Sedan, Kansas, Shirley was raised right here in Greenwood County and has raised he very own family in the area she so loves. She and her late husband, Ed married 41 years had two children Angie and Brad.

When Shirley isn’t serving the Foundation Board, the Hospital Auxiliary or Eureka Garden Club she enjoys spending time with her eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Leslie Spillman
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Leslie Spillman

GWCH Foundation Board Member

Leslie Spillman currently serves on the Hospital and the Foundation Board of Directors for Greenwood County Hospital.

Leslie retired from healthcare after 27 years of being a nurse and PA. However, before that, she was an Army Nurse Corps Officer for over 25 years before moving into the healthcare industry.

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Leslie and her husband Jim Spillman enjoy living in Eureka. As they celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary this year. Leslie also currently serves on the Eureka United Methodist Church Administrative Council.

Leslie and Jim have a big family of loved ones with two and four legs!

She has a step daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren, Bailey and Brody. They have a family of 3 dogs; Doty, German Shorthair, Sam, Lab Chesapeake Bay mix and finally our baby girl Bandit, Patterdale, Jack Russel and Rat terrier mix.

Nancy McKenzie, PA-C
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Nancy McKenzie, PA-C

Nancy McKenzie was born in Yates Center, Kansas, and lived in Toronto, Kansas, until 1962, when her family moved to Eureka, Kansas. She graduated high school from Eureka High School. In 1974, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and History from Emporia State University. In 1976, she was certified as a cytotechnologist by the St. Francis Hospital Wichita School of Cytotechnology, and in 1980, she received a Bachelor of Physician Assistants Studies from Wichita State University.

Nancy has previously worked at: Lattimore-Fink labs in Topeka, Kansas, as a cytotechnologist; the Wichita Clinic (Eureka branch) as a physician assistant and surgical assistant; Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center as a physician assistant in the Emergency Room (ER); the Cancer Center of Kansas (Eureka branch) as a physician assistant; the Basham Clinic in Eureka as a physician assistant; Greenwood County Hospital as a physician assistant, surgical assistant, Infection Control Specialist (ICS) and ER provider, as well as serving as the hospital administrator on four separate occasions. 

Nancy has been married to Jay McKenzie for more than 35 years, and they have two children, Jacob and Kathleen. Nancy and Jay are long-time residents of Eureka.

In her spare time, Nancy loves to read, travel (especially to the beach), but mostly she just loves to spend time with family and friends. When asked about her extensive career, Nancy said, “I love my job, and I feel fortunate that I am still able to do what I love, take care of patients.”

Sandra Dickerson
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Sandra Dickerson

Hospital CEO

Sandra Dickerson is currently serving as the CEO for the hospital. She attends all Hospital and Foundation Board meetings as a representative if there are any direct questions to come up, she wants each board to feel as transparent as possible.

Sandy has been the CEO of Greenwood County Hospital since 2017. Before arriving in Greenwood County, she was the CFO for 24 years at Labette Center for Mental Health and has been in the healthcare industry for over 27 years.

Sandy is married to Dale Dickerson and they have been together for over 16 years.

Questions?

You may contact the Greenwood County Hospital main phone number at (620) 583-7451. We look forward to assisting you!