About Goodland Regional Medical Center Foundation


The mission of Goodland Regional Medical Center Foundation is to promote, advance, and assist in the development of quality systems of health care delivery in cooperation with Goodland Regional Medical Center on behalf of the residents of the Tri-State area.

History of the Foundation

Chartered by the State of Kansas in 1968 as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable organization, the foundation, originally named the Northwest Kansas Area Medical Foundation, played an essential role in helping finance equipment and furnishings for Goodland Regional Medical Center during its building phase between 1970-1972. This goal was accomplished by soliciting private donations and endowments from local and area residents by members of the foundation board.

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Following the completion of the hospital in 1972, the Foundation became inactive but was revived in 1983. Its revival coincided with changes in healthcare delivery and reimbursement levels for hospitals. These changes involved providing more and more services on an outpatient rather than an inpatient basis and a scaling back of payments made to hospitals for patient-related services on the part of many third-party payers such as Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial insurance programs.

Since 1983, Goodland Regional Medical Center Foundation has taken on an ever-expanding role on behalf of Goodland Regional Medical Center. In cooperation with the Goodland Regional Board of Trustees, the Foundation intends to serve as an intermediary between potential donors, grant funders, and the hospital to support and assist with the needed equipment, services, and education assistance of the medical center.

While funding from the medical foundation has provided equipment for nearly every department of Goodland Regional Medical Center at one time or another, additional funds offer medical scholarships for both local high school graduates and hospital personnel.

Unrestricted vs. Restricted Contribute to Goodland Regional Medical Center Foundation

Unrestricted Gifts

Unrestricted gifts allow the foundation board to use your donation for the highest need at a specific time, to grow to help with a more significant forthcoming purchase, or towards building a larger endowment.

Restricted Gifts

Restricted gifts allow you to donate to a specific department, fundraising campaign, or a larger endowment. Restricted contributions towards a donor-specific purchase will need appropriate approvals before donations can be accepted.

Ways to contribute to Goodland Regional Medical Center Foundation

There are many ways to contribute to the foundation.

  • Monetary Donations – Please make your check out to Goodland Regional Medical Center Foundation and mail it to 220 W 2nd Street, Goodland, Kansas 67735 or donate online through the Make a Contribution Button.
  • Pledges
  • Appreciated Marketable Securities
  • IRA Charitable Rollover Distributions – An IRA Charitable Rollover Distribution allows you to donate your required distribution to the foundation directly. This distribution will enable you to support the foundation and possibly lower your taxable income. Please visit your tax accountant to see if an IRA Charitable Rollover will benefit you.
  • Real Estate – Please visit the Foundation Director for arrangements concerning the donation or planned gift of real estate or other personal property.
  • Gifts of Grain – Donations or pledges of grain are accepted.
  • Gifts in Kind – Please visit with the Foundation Director to volunteer your time or before donating a tangible item. Appropriate approvals will need to be made to determine if the tangible item fulfills a need at the hospital.
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Bequests, Wills, Paid-up Life Insurance, or other estate planning options – You can designate the Goodland Regional Medical Center Foundation as a recipient for all or a portion of your estate, retirement plan, or life insurance.
  • Memorial or Tribute Gifts: Memorial donations of a loved one are accepted and appreciated.

For more information on how you can contribute to the future of healthcare delivery, please get in touch with the Goodland Regional Medical Center Foundation at 220 W 2nd Street, Goodland, Kansas 67735, or call Suzanna Koel at 785-728-4160 or email [email protected].

Foundation Board Members

Trevor Linton, Chairperson
Lynn Hoelting, Vice Chairperson
Charla Miller, Treasurer
Kelly James, Secretary
Vicki Baker
Valerie Gavin
April Hall
Allison Mulch, RN, BSN

Suzanna Koel, Foundation Director

Interested in becoming a GRMC Foundation Board Member? Email us directly or fill out the contact form below.