Eaton Rapids Medical Center Foundation

Your Support Makes a Difference

The Eaton Rapids Medical Center Foundation uses contributions from supporters to purchase new equipment, make building improvements, and support educational programs exclusively at Eaton Rapids Medical Center.

Donor Options

The Foundation makes every effort to assure the wishes of the donor are met. Three broad categories allow donors to choose how they want their gift used:

  1. Unrestricted funds: Donations that can be awarded to any area of need within the hospital.
  2. Restricted funds: Donations used in areas specified by the donor.
  3. Endowment funds: Donations where the initial gift is left intact to increase over time and the interest is used for special projects.

How You Can Give

Donate Online

You now have the option of donating to the ERMC Foundation online with our new, quick and easy form. Click the button below to get started

Donate to the ERMC Foundation

Foundation Club

Donors making an annual gift between $100 - $999 are invited to join the Foundation Club and are recognized in our newsletter, Connections, and in the main lobby of the Medical Center.

Tree of Life Society

Members of the Tree of Life Society commit to donating at least $1,000 to the Eaton Rapids Medical Center Foundation annually. Members are recognized on a display in the entrance of the main lobby, invited to exclusive events and listed in Foundation publications such as the Connections. These kind individuals also receive a leaf on the Tree of Life.

Tree of Life

The Tree of Life was established to recognize the hospital’s most generous benefactors. The compassionate individuals united by this distinction share a profound commitment to Eaton Rapids Medical Center and the patients and families the hospital serves. Individuals join the “Tree of Life” by making a one-time gift of at least $1,000.00 which is recognized by a leaf on the “tree” in the hospital lobby.
Leafs on the tree are bronze ($1,000 - $4,999), silver ($5,000 - $9,000) and gold ($10,000 or more). Donors are also recognized in Connections.

Planned Giving

The Foundation works with experts in the financial and legal arenas to help you and your family with estate planning needs. The Foundation can help you make gifts that will honor your life’s work, and are tax-wise now. Through your generosity you can influence the future of health care in the community and be recognized for it during your lifetime. Types of planned gifts you may want to consider include: bequests, property, insurance, charitable remainder trust and/or cash.

Business Honor Roll

The Foundation invites the local business community to the hospital throughout the year to discuss health matters and tour the facility with hospital leaders. This provides business leaders with an in-depth look at hospital operations and plans to meet the continuously changing health care needs of the community. Companies that have made a financial commitment to the Foundation are part of the Business Honor Roll and are listed in Connections.

Memorial Gifts/Gifts in Honor

Gifts remembering those close to you or in honor of someone or a special occasion can be made at any time. Envelopes are available at Shelly-Odell Funeral Home, Skinner Funeral Home, and in the lobby of Eaton Rapids Medical Center.

For more information, or to make a tax-deductible contribution, contact our Development Office at (517) 663-9524.

Foundation Scholarships

Each year, the ERMC Foundation offers two $1,000 scholarships to area high school seniors who plan to pursue a registered nursing degree. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide local students with assistance in entering the healthcare field. In addition to the scholarship, award recipients will be given the opportunity to observe procedures performed at Eaton Rapids Medical Center.

Applicants must be in good academic standing with a 3.0 or higher grade point average. Recipients will be selected by the ERMC Foundation Scholarship Committee. Completed applications are due on March 31, 2016 and can be submitted digitally to marketing@ermchealth.org Applications can also be mailed to:

ERMC Foundation
1500 South Main
Eaton Rapids, MI 48827

Download Application

For more information about the scholarships, ERMC Foundation or to make a donation, call (517) 663-9524.

Medication Dispensing System Donation Drive

The Foundation has started a campaign to raise money to assist with the purchase of an Omnicell G4 Unity medication dispensing system for Eaton Rapids Medical Center. The cost is $161,324.54 and includes units and software for the Emergency, Surgery, Pharmacy and Inpatient Departments. The Foundation is hoping to raise $40,000 from employees and physicians. The Auxilary has pledged to match that amount.

Benefits of an Omnicell System:

  1. Reduces the potential for medication errors
  2. Allows more time for patient care
  3. Eliminates need for nurses to reconcile medications at the end of day
  4. Increases accountability
  5. Reduces paperwork
  6. Eliminates data entry redundancy