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2006 Annual Report


Kaeleigh Payton on stage at the 2006 Festival of Trees fashion show. Kaeleigh’s grandma, Angela, flew from Indonesia to have her cancer surgery at KMC. “As I was going to surgery and then recovering, I just kept thinking about the Festival of Trees and seeing little Kaeleigh up there on the stage. That was better than any medication.”—Angela Korver

Brad and Shirley Ogle supporting the 2006 Festival of Trees. Shirley shows off the diamond and sapphire ring she won in the Jewel Quest. “We’ve been to some big cancer centers—Hoag in Newport Beach and M.D. Anderson in Texas. But nothing beats the North Idaho Cancer Center. We’ve been really thankful to receive treatment and recover here. They really treat you like family. And that’s from my heart.”—Brad Ogle
The KMC Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to raising funds to help Kootenai Medical Center meet the healthcare needs of North Idaho.

Changing Lives.

KMC Foundation annual report of giving

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“Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts.”
—William Shakespeare

By Karen Pearl

It’s a powerful statement, and it’s at the heart of the Kootenai Medical Center Foundation. Enhancing the quality of life for patients by providing free transportation to and from medical appointments; helping a cancer patient get a prescription, a tank of gas or groceries when illness has depleted family finances; or providing leading-edge care because KMC was able to purchase specialized equipment are just a few of the life-changing opportunities provided by and through the KMC Foundation.

Golf for Good
KMC’s annual golf tournament this past May realized an impressive $41,000 to benefit KMC’s North Idaho Behavioral Health (NIBH) inpatient youth services. Children who are admitted in the Youth Residential Treatment Center program are often struggling with depression, postPHOTOGRAPH BY KAREN PEARL

Since its inception in 1983, the KMC Foundation has dispersed more than $7.5 million to the medical center for programs and services that directly affect the quality of life for patients receiving care at KMC. A look back at 2006 demonstrates the generosity of our community and the difference gifts to the KMC Foundation have made. ■

From Pocket to Purpose ... Your Gifts at Work
When there seems to be no hope, KMC’s North Idaho Cancer Center now can offer opportunity. With funds raised at the 2005 KMC Foundation Festival of Trees, the Cancer Center pharmacy was able to purchase stateof-the art equipment to meet federal safety and health guidelines. Now, cancer patients Master of ceremonies Tom Addis and who have exhausted all treatment options Diane Murray, KMC Foundation special have access to experimental chemotherapy events coordinator, invite Gala guests to buy tickets for the Fine Wine Raffle. drugs through national and international Six hundred people attended the 18th research trials. annual Festival of Trees in November. Participation in early phase trials aimed at identifying new cancer-specific therapies is possible because KMC recently invested $814,000 to expand the Cancer Center pharmacy. Gifts to the KMC Foundation totaling $359,000 helped bring these advancements to the North Idaho Cancer Center.

All children who are part of the North Idaho Behavioral Health Youth Services stay current with schoolwork by attending Kootenai Academy—a fully accredited school.

traumatic stress disorder or other painful diagnoses. Proceeds from the golf tournament, a $50,000 gift from the KMC Auxiliary and generous donations from individual donors will all be used to enhance the healing and learning environment for the children in NIBH’s care.

2006 Focus: Expanding Cancer Services

Children’s Miracle Network
The KMC Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) campaign is dedicated to supporting children’s healthcare services at KMC. The effort is led by a committee of KMC employees who raise funds throughout the year to help provide comfort and support for KMC’s littlest patients. The regional Children’s Miracle Network Foundation matched generous donations from KMC employees, physicians and the KMC Auxiliary for a total of $48,000 in 2006 to benefit children’s services at KMC.

Changing Lives
Fifteen-year-old Layne Woolley and his parents, Shaun and Nancy, shared their story of hope and recovery to support fundraising efforts for the North Idaho Cancer Center. Layne is doing well after his 2005 diagnosis and treatment of rhabdomyosarcoma.

he North Idaho Cancer Center was the KMC Foundation’s first fundraising cause,” says Teri Farr, executive director of the KMC Foundation and vice president of community development. “This past November we were pleased to again help expand the reach of cancer care in our region by supporting the development of a satellite cancer center in Post Falls as the focus of the 18th annual Festival of Trees.” The Foundation’s annual holiday celebration held Nov. 24–27 raised more than $390,000 for the cause. The North Idaho Cancer Center Post Falls will help serve the ever-growing needs at the Coeur d’Alene campus. “When the North Idaho Cancer Center opened in 1986, we were seeing about 29 patients daily. Today, that number has grown to over 210 each day,” says Carmen Brochu, KMC’s vice president of patient care services. The newest clinic will be located at the KMC Health Park at 1300 E. Mullan Ave., and will open in late 2007. Plans include space for chemotherapy infusion, patient exams and possibly radiation services. A full-time and a part-time oncologist will be recruited to care for patients in both Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene.


Programs funded by and through the Kootenai Medical Center Foundation in 2006 include: North Idaho Cancer Center—$359,000 to expand cancer research and treatment North Idaho Cancer Center—$10,000 for cancer patient emergency assistance North Idaho Heart Center—$500,000 to complete the Foundation’s $1.5 million pledge North Idaho Behavioral Health Youth Program—support for student education, therapy services, Christmas for children in their care and renovations Outpatient Rehabilitation—support for the driver training and assessment car Laboratory—support for the IMBRE lab intern program with North Idaho College Pediatrics—glider rockers Pediatric Post Anesthesia Care Unit— pediatric stretcher crib and accessories Rehabilitation Services—a gift from the Laurie Brunette Endowment to purchase equipment to support the Focus The KMC Foundation on Therapeutic Outcomes computer awarded four outstanding teen volunteers with the system Kim Svee Scholarship in KMC Smile Squad—training for clowns 2006. The recipients were (from left): Katie St. John, KMC Social Services—patient emergency Grace Coats, Joe Woolley assistance and Zoë Cross. Kim Svee Scholarship Fund—four scholarships were awarded to graduating KMC teen volunteers Walden House—new linens, appliances, renovations and food supplies

2006 Board of Directors

James Eisses President

Jack Yuditsky Vice President The 2006 Festival of Trees committee includes (from left): Katrina Walker, Christa Deadmarsh, Lisa Brown, Bonnie Delyea, Judy Whitbeck, Danette Manes, Rita Burnett, Teri Farr, Leslie Damiano, Julie Molenaar, Sarah Nielsen, Melissa Feusier, Angela Cross, Karen Sines, Diane Murray, Jill Moses, Barb Bradley and Karen Pearl. Not pictured: Tanya Benson, Rachel Cazier, Karen Cotton, Marianne Eldevik, Tom Legel, Diane Nagel, Jeanne Norton, Mollie Sommers, Kim Washko, Jill Williamson and Chrissy Wortman.

Rick Barton Treasurer

Tom Addis Secretary

Gifts to the KMC Foundation’s Festival of Trees in 2006 will provide more than $390,000 to support cancer research and treatment programs at the North Idaho Cancer Center.

James Lea, M.D.

Ron McIntire

Ex-Officio Members Teri Farr, Executive Director Joe Morris, KMC CEO Tom Legel, KMC Vice President, Finance KMC Staff Bonnie Delyea, Executive Assistant Diane Murray, Special Events Coordinator Judy Whitbeck, Database Analyst
John Beutler Liese Thompson

Kootenai Medical Center Foundation, Inc. 2003 Lincoln Way Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814 (208) 666-2345

Joseph M. Fabiano

Teri Farr Executive Director


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