Hospital & Clinics

Lake Chelan Health is our “Number One Customer!” Our mission is to promote healthcare services and wellness initiatives for the Lake Chelan Valley. We work toward fulfilling this mission for our hospital in many ways.

In April 2017, the Lake Chelan Valley passed a $20 million bond to build a new hospital on hospital-owned property at Chelan Apple Blossom Drive, across from the newly-constructed Columbia Valley Community Health Clinic, and the Lake Chelan Health & Wellness Foundation made a commitment to continue to fundraise for the new hospital.

On October 15, 2022, the Foundation joined the community in celebrating the ribbon-cutting ceremony for our new hospital, Lake Chelan Health, and raising $2 million. Quite simply, because of the generous support of YOU, our community and friends, we continue to deliver our mission to support the hospital, healthcare education, and community wellness now and into the future.

Funding Equipment & Building Upgrades

Along with donating cash for foundation and walls, a new hospital needs equipment and human resources. In the last two years, LCHWF has purchased critical, state-of-the-art equipment, identified by the hospital, for the new hospital, including, but not limited to, a mammography machine valued at $365,000 and a portable X-Ray machine valued at $140,000.

Other equipment purchases over 30 years include imaging equipment, full-size fluid warming cabinet, arthroscope lenses, hysteroscopy set, tourniquet system, anesthesia monitor, teleradiology technology, cardiac central station, monitors, IV pumps, sterilization equipment and cautery machine for the operating room, glidescopes for EMS vehicles, occupational therapy gym, coagulation lab instrument and two EMS vehicles.

And, although it seems distant now, who remembers that the Foundation raised $930,000 to build the third floor of the “old” hospital in the 90’s?

New Hospital Equipment & Spaces:

These photos were taken during a hospital tour prior to its official open. You won’t be able to see them now…unless you’re a patient! Behind the scenes, caregivers, builders, and planners gave much thought to design and functionality.

Wellness Initiatives

We partner with Lake Chelan Health for a variety of wellness and community events, such as school health fairs, nutrition education, community health challenges, community and school fun runs, and more. The Foundation also established the LCH Club Max kids’ wellness program with a generous gift from Rio Tinto and Magnus Pacific, and funds the annual LCH Get Fit! Health Challenge.

LCHWF also partners with the community on a wide variety of wellness initiatives.

Training & Education

The quality of hospital caregivers and staff is the critical success factor for ensuring the highest value that Lake Chelan Health can give to our community. For 30+ years through the Bragg Endowment Fund, LCHWF has contributed over $2 million for health-related scholarships to our CHS and MHS graduating students, and continuing education for our hospital caregivers and staff.

One of our many high school scholarships was awarded to Tabetha Bradley. Now we call her Dr. Tabetha Bradley, who is a board-certified general surgeon at Lake Chelan Health! In 2017, Dr. Bradley became only one of 1,827 from around the world who was initiated into the American College of Surgeons. Learn more about her fascinating story of how she became a doctor and what she’s doing now.