Q: What is Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation (RFWF)?

A: Since 1982, this public charity Foundation has raised over $4 million to provide services, programs and equipment for St. Elizabeth Hospital (formerly Enumclaw Regional Hospital), area residents and organizations.  It works in partnership with caring individuals, community groups, and businesses to achieve its ambitious objectives of recognizing and fulfilling the healthcare needs of the residents of its growing service area.  RFWF is a non-profit, tax-exempt Section 501(c)(3) organization and is no way affiliated or a part of St. Elizabeth Hospital, Franciscan Healthcare Systems, or Catholic Healthcare Initiatives.

Q: What is RFWFs mission?

A: To actively support quality health services in the communities.

Q: What is RFWFs vision?

A: Through partnership with our supporters, each of the communities we serve will benefit from the best healthcare services possible.

Q: What communities does RFWF serve?

A: Serving the communities of Enumclaw, Buckley, Black Diamond, Cumberland, Carbonado, Wilkeson, Greenwater, Crystal Mountain and all of the greater plateau in northeast Pierce County and southeast King County.

Q: Why did RFWF relocate its office from the hospital to a downtown location?

A: Enumclaw Regional Hospital became St. Elizabeth Hospital on February 2, 2011.  St. Elizabeth Hospital is part of the Franciscan Health System.  The space of the new St. Elizabeth Hospital provides for quality medical services and patient care, but office space to accommodate the needs of RFWF was not available.  The Foundation is located at 1675 Cole St., Enumclaw, WA 98022.

Q: If I make a gift to RFWF, will it support the new St. Elizabeth Hospital?

A: The Foundation’s Board of Trustees will allocate contributions to support healthcare projects and community health needs throughout our local communities served by the Foundation.  Donors are welcome to specifically direct their donation to support a program, including equipment and services for St. Elizabeth Hospital.

Q: What are some recent projects supported by RFWF in the last five years?

A: RFWF has financially supported the following since 2007 (click here for a complete list since 1982):

2011

 

  • Mobile Dental Van for one year – $30,000
  • Anesthesia Cart – Women Infant Services – $2,280
  • Surgical Resuscitation Cart – $2,057
  • Enumclaw School District Grant for Rachel’s Challenge – $2,500
  • Blood Glucose Monitor – $491
  • Enumclaw Special Olympics Mini-Grant – $415

2010

 

  • Capital Campaign contribution for new hospital – $600,000
  • Remote critical care equipment – $26,236
  • Plateau Outreach Ministries Grant for construction of restroom/shower/laundry facilities – $12,500
  • Rainier Foothills Community Health Coalition Electronic Public Health & Human Service Information Database – $8,349
  • Care Van donations – $5,651
  • Pediatric crash cart & supplies for emergency room – $4,954
  • Childbirth Education Grant – $2,700
  • Non-magnetic MRI wheelchair – $2,311
  • Valley Cities Counseling & Consultation Mini-Grant – $1,000
  • Buckley Youth Activities Mini-Grant for Summer Produce Supplement Program – $1,000
  • Enumclaw Senior Activity Center Mini-Grant for Senior Plateau Health & Wellness Expo – $1,000
  • King County Sexual Assault Resource Mini-Grant for Dando Voz Program – $1,000
  • Books for Babies – $999

2009

 

  • SonoSite Ultrasound equipment – $54,015
  • Plasma freezer & blood thawing equipment – $12,343
  • Care Van donations – $4,150
  • Books for Babies – $2498
  • Childbirth Education Grant – $1,345
  • Valley Cities Counseling & Consultation Mini-Grant – $1,000

2008

 

  • Digital mammography equipment  – $496,000
  • Two Phillips Intellivue cardiac telemetry monitors/emergency room – $34,332
  • Care Van donations – $5,000

2007

 

  • Pediatric crash cart and supplies – $8,716 (On behalf of anonymous donor)
  • Four new hospital beds – $28,469
  • City of Enumclaw Human Services Advisory Board Mini-Grant – $1,000
  • Franciscan Health System Hospice & Palliative Care Services’ Enumclaw Improving Care Through the End of
    Life Mini-Grant – $936