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Your gifts help us improve the health of our communities, one person at a time.

Centra is a not-for-profit community health system and relies on fundraising. The mission of the Centra Foundation is to develop and direct resources for the support of Centra. Medicaid and insurance programs do not fully cover the cost of care; it is only through donor support that we can provide quality care locally, regardless of our patients’ ability to pay.

The stories of hope and healing below illustrate the impact people just like you have on the patients and families who turn to us for care.

Lillian Carter PA with patient

Your gifts provided a safety net for David and Sheila. Adult psychiatric project at VBH supports patients after hospital discharge. 


New Critical Care Fund established in support of critical care services! The fund will ensure contined excellence of care for patients in intensive care units. 


Why Give?
Sackett Wood

“My wife, Alex, and I give because we know Centra as a major community asset that is paramount to the health and vitality of our region. By supporting the Centra Foundation, we are investing in the health and well-being of the community.”

-Sackett Wood, Centra Board Member and CEO, Moore & Giles

Rowena Mason and Spouse

“My husband, Phillip, was a Centra patient for many years. Centra has done a wonderful job with my family. Every person that we came into contact with touched us. They always made us feel welcome with open arms and a ready-to-serve spirit. Drs. Frantz, Valentine, Truitte and MacCallum were more than doctors, they were friends. Thank you for all the extra time you gave us together.“

-Rowena Mason

Gus Petticolas

“I give because there are so many members of our community who have difficulty accessing healthcare services because of lack of resources. I have seen and continue to see firsthand what this lack produces in terms of quality of life. By its support of the Free Clinic and the Community Access Network, Centra has shown its commitment to the belief that all should have access to healthcare. Gifts to the Centra Foundation help to ensure that when we are at our most vulnerable state, the healthcare safety net is alive and well.”

-Gus Petticolas Jr., DDS, Centra Foundation Board Member


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