Bay Area Hospital Community Foundation

The mission of Bay Area Hospital is to “improve the health of our community every day.” The Bay Area Hospital Community Foundation draws together resources to support how this mission is carried out through our facility and healthcare services.

Community Grants

Our grant applications are currently on hold. Please check back for future updates.
The Foundation also awards Community Grants to organizations working in innovative, collaborative ways with other nonprofits or agencies to foster better health and quality of life for residents of Oregon’s South Coast.


John Whitty Award for Excellence

Bay Area Hospital is an accredited, award-winning hospital with some of the most advanced technological equipment on the Oregon Coast. These credentials are the result of more than 50 years of hard work by a community that cares for its neighbors. We felt it was time to honor those who’ve given us a helping hand along the way. With the John Whitty Award for Excellence, the Foundation recognizes individuals dedicated to improving Bay Area Hospital and the quality of life in our region.

Supporting the Future

Serving the South Coast with high-quality care since 1974, Bay Area Hospital is a district hospital and receives no tax support. Gifts to the Foundation help provide resources for advanced training, state-of-the-art technology, and safe environments designed for healing. This generous support results in a growing, progressive facility and professional staff that enhance quality of life for all.

The history of Bay Area Hospital and its positive impact on the health of our community is being written every day. Join us as we continue working to foster excellence in healthcare—today and tomorrow.

For information about creating a lasting legacy with a planned gift in a will, a trust, or an endowment, please contact Denise Bowers, Executive Assistant, at (541) 269-8135 or email

It takes people caring about each other to make the dream of a healthy community into a reality. This was true many decades ago when the first hospital was built here, and it’s still true today. You can help turn future dreams into reality by becoming part of this foundation of caring.

How You Can Be a Part

Support Bay Area Hospital by making a tax-deductible donation to the Bay Area Hospital Community Foundation today. Call Denise Bowers at (541) 269-8135.

Bay Area Hospital Community Foundation Advisory Committee

Tom McAndrew, MD
Joe Benetti
Troy Cribbins
Basil Pittenger, MD
Arnie Roblan
Patty Scott
Eva Shimotakahara
John Sweet
John Whitty
Brian Moore
President and CEO
Bay Area Hospital