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Donations Made Virtual Visits a Reality

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives. How we shop, attend school, and how we visit the doctor are all different than they were just months ago.

Prior to this crisis, Marshall had already been researching the possibility of virtual visits, but suddenly the need was urgent, Marshall Foundation for Community Health jumped into action.

The COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund was created in March 2020, and the community came through with donations. Within weeks, more than $64,000 was raised to support the impact of the virus on local healthcare needs. At the top of the list of needs was the ability for providers to care for patients virtually, allowing for patient appointments from the safety of home. Thanks to many generous donors, Marshall Foundation for Community Health was able to procure 70 iPads for physician use, making telehealth for Marshall possible in a few short weeks. “Since the deployment of the iPads, telehealth has been widely accepted and embraced by patients. Virtual visits are vital to ensuring that our patients, especially those with chronic or acute issues, are treated in a timely manner. ICU patients are also able to communicate with their families, alleviating their anxiety and isolation,” said Maia Schneider, Executive Director of Business Development for Marshall Medical Center.

Although the initial surge of COVID-19 did not lead to the patient volume Marshall Medical Center was prepared for, they continue to watch the current viral spread with caution, and
Marshall Foundation for Community Health remains at the ready to help where possible.

To support the wellbeing of the residents of the Western Slope, visit  or call (530) 642-9984.

James Whipple Endowment
In honor of retired CEO James Whipple’s 38 years of service to Marshall Medical Center, Marshall Foundation for Community Health, in partnership with the Parker Family Foundation, is proud to announce the James Whipple Endowment.

The public is invited to honor James by contributing to this fund. Money raised will support Marshall employees in financial crisis, a cause close to his heart. To donate, visit, or call the Foundation at (530) 642-9984.