On behalf of the SAMC Foundation, we would like to extend a huge thank you all of the employees that partnered with the Foundation for this
Supporting the Eufaula Community
Licensed for 74 beds, Medical Center Barbour is a not-for-profit, acute care facility located in Eufaula, AL. For more than 50 years it has served the healthcare needs of the community through emergency, surgical and acute care services.
Medical Center Barbour strives to meet the growing needs of our community by offering a broad array of choices in healthcare services. The healthcare team at MCB is committed to providing each patient with the highest standard of care and customer service.
SAMC Foundation would like to thank everyone who joined us for the 2nd Annual Medical Center Barbour Golf Tournament on September 2, 2015 at the Country Club of Alabama.
Through the generous efforts of our sponsors and supporters, $30,858 was raised to benefit the MCB Greatest Need Fund, a special purpose fund of the SAMC Foundation. The MCB Greatest Need Fund provides funds to meet the most pressing needs across the various services and programs provided to the patients and their families served at Medical Center Barbour.
Digital Mammography arrives at MCB
October 23, 2014 – Eufaula–Digital mammography technology will soon be available at Medical Center Barbour announced Ralph Clark, the hospital’s chief operating officer during a morning press conference October 23. The announcement came following a 22-month community-wide fundraising campaign to acquire the advanced diagnostic equipment.
“This is a pink banner day; the Eufaula community has made a significant investment in saving lives. Thank you!” Clark said. “By upgrading our current diagnostic capabilities with digital mammography technology, Medical Center Barbour will soon be able to provide clearer, more magnified pictures for better image interpretation,” he explained. The new technology will also allow images to be reviewed and patients to receive results more quickly.
In 2012, the Medical Center Barbour Fund was established in partnership with the Southeast Alabama Medical Center Foundation to help support the ongoing operational and capital needs of the 74-bed hospital.
Jay Jaxon, a member of the MCB Fund Advisory Council said, “The MCB Fund Digital Mammography Project was the hospital’s top funding priority. We set an ambitious goal of $150,000 and this generous community not only met the goal, but surpassed it. And gifts are still coming in. Eufaula’s giving spirit made the seemingly impossible possible.”
In addition to gifts of all sizes from 266 donors, Jaxon, who is also a SAMC Foundation trustee noted that the SAMC Foundation was recently notified it had secured a $50,000 grant award from the Alabama Power Foundation in support of the MCB digital mammography project. “We were about $35,000 short of our initial goal when we received word of the grant from Alabama Power Foundation. It was certainly welcomed support,” Jaxon emphasized.
Richard Hutto, Alabama Power Southeast Division vice president, said, “For the last twenty-five years, the Alabama Power Foundation has been focused on strengthening communities served by Alabama Power Company, and one of the most important criteria considered is the availability of good healthcare.”
In considering the request for funding, Hutto said the amount of community support for the digital mammography project was a factor in Alabama Power Foundation’s decision to award the grant.” When the board members saw the level of community engagement, and the number of philanthropic gifts that had been made so far, they were compelled to help,” he added.
Noting there are probably few who don’t know someone who affected by this devastating disease, Hutto, encouraged the community to consider joining Alabama Power in the fight against breast cancer by becoming a MCB Fund Partner in Philanthropy.
“Today, Medical Center Barbour and the people of the Barbour County region have a unique opportunity to impact their lives and the lives of future generations,” said Clark. “By making a donation to the MCB Fund Digital Mammography Project, the community will help make significant strides in the fight against breast cancer,” he added.
Gifts in support of the digital mammography project can still be made through December 2014 by contacting the SAMC Foundation at 334-673-4150 or mailing a donation to the Foundation, ATTN: MCB Fund; 1922 Fairview Avenue; Dothan, AL 36301.
MCB Employees Give Back
During MCB’s Employee Campaign
“Once again employees of Medical Center Barbour have shown they care for our patients every day and in every way”, said Ralph Clark, CEO, Medical Center Barbour. “Their strong pledge to contribute money to Medical Center Barbour for the third year shows they want to make our hospital the best that it can be and bring new technology and services to our community.”
The 2015 Medical Center Barbour Fund Employee Campaign was held November 2nd – 13th and is another example of how MCB employees exhibit their caring spirit. Employees of Medical Center Barbour made outright gifts or pledged a total of $13,511 to the hospital’s third annual employee giving campaign.
“We could not provide the high level of care and services without the talent and dedication of our staff. This magnitude of charitable support exemplifies how invested our employees are in making our hospital the best that it can be for the community,” Clark said.
“The generosity of the 117 employees who contributed to the campaign is overwhelming. These compassionate gifts will make a direct impact to the healthcare and wellness of our community,” said Richard Hutto, Chairman, Fund Advisory Council. He also stressed the importance of the hospital to future economic development in Eufaula.
Established in 2012, the Medical Center Barbour Fund has raised more than $150,000 dollars to achieve to the goal to purchase a Digital Mammography Unit in 2014. Fund raising efforts include the Lights of Hope Angel Program, a Rockin’ Holiday Auction & Party, 2013 Employee Campaign, 2014 Golf Tournament and the 2014 Employee Campaign – entitled One Spirit. One Team.
Employees are invited to partner anytime throughout the year and community gifts are encouraged. To make a contribution to the Medical Center Barbour Fund or for information on available sponsorships, please call 334.688.7000 ext. 7444 or 334.673.4150.