Priority Initiatives

Inspiring Health, Wholeness and Hope

It is such an exciting time to focus your passion for improving our community’s health and your philanthropic priorities. In addition to the work that our local hospitals do every day, philanthropy can enhance and in some cases sustain the Adventist Health programs that focus on our mission: living God’s love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope.

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The Cornerstone Fund Area of Greatest Need

The biggest and most exciting opportunities do not always happen according to schedule. Gifts to our Cornerstone fund provide Adventist Health Portland leaders with the flexibility to allocate resources where and when they are needed most. Gifts to this fund have helped purchase state-of-the-art equipment and technology, improve our physical campus and support community projects.

When you give to the Adventist Health Portland Cornerstone fund, your unrestricted gift is instrumental in helping us provide the high-quality care that our patients.

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Expanding Heart & Vascular Services Northwest Regional Heart & Vascular

Adventist Health Portland is our region’s leader in cardiac care, drawing patients not only from our local community but from across the Pacific Northwest. Northwest Regional Heart & Vascular is home to a sophisticated array of cardiac services and host to one of the nation’s best cardiac robotic surgeons.

To accommodate almost 40% of all cardiovascular patients in Portland and continue to provide excellent care, we now need to expand by purchasing a new CT scanner and other cardiovascular equipment. Northwest Regional Heart & Vascular currently has a 3-month waiting list of around 70 patients who must wait to schedule life-improving procedures. Partner alongside us to make heart care more accessible.


Student Healthcare Leaders Inspiring the future

Student Healthcare Leaders (SHL) gives high school students an introduction to the abundant and diverse career opportunities available in healthcare. This after-school program uses interactive explorations and panel discussions to help young people explore healthcare, become enlightened about what it includes and engage with healthcare professionals.

Funded by generous donors through Adventist Health Portland Foundation, SHL is a fully funded healthcare learning experience in southeast Portland.

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Obstetrics Peer Support Program

Adventist Health Portland offers a peer support program for pregnant patients suffering with substance use disorders (SUDs). Approximately 1 in 10 of our birthing center patients are battling SUDs. Through this unique program, our team offers support to our patients and caretakers by linking them with peers in the community that have faced the same struggles.

Our peer program gives our patients a safe person to go to when they feel alone, guiding them to help and recovery without the fear of hospital required reporting.


Free Breast Cancer Screening Reducing barriers to care

In partnership with other community service organizations, community donations to Adventist Health Portland help fund free clinical breast exams, screening and diagnostic mammograms, and diagnostic ultrasounds to women who are uninsured or underinsured.

As the only hospital in northern Oregon to offer this program, we have been able to screen thousands of patients and saved hundreds of lives. With additional support, we could expand this program to reach more women facing barriers to care related to income, culture/language and insurance.


Project IMPACT Supporting recovery

Project Improving Addiction Care Treatment (IMPACT) is a program offered at Adventist Health Portland by partner hospital Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). This program has allowed our hospital to begin providing addiction treatment within our own hospital. With specialized physicians, pharmacists, social workers and peers, Project IMPACT is a vital tool for our southeast community.

With one in four patients suffering from substance use disorders as a primary or secondary diagnosis, we are working to help heal our community and patients in an impactful and meaningful way.