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The Obici Healthcare Foundation is a private Foundation established in 2006 with assets established through the generosity of Amedeo Obici and funds from the merger of the Obici Health System and Sentara Health Care.

The Foundation is an independent entity unrelated to any other health organization.

The Foundation is governed by an independent board composed of citizens living in Suffolk and in surrounding communities in the previous service area of the Louise Obici Memorial Hospital.



A Message from the Chairman and Interim Executive Director for FY 2016 


To Our Community:

It’s exciting to celebrate 10 years - a Decade of Health Improvement.

It was a vision that was born in the 1940s by Mr. Amedeo Obici.  His generosity, civic contributions, desire to memorialize his wife in the form of a regional hospital and his good will were the seeds of the Obici Healthcare Foundation. 

Building on that history, the Foundation seeks to strengthen the status of health in the community.  Our knowledgeable and hard-working Board of Directors take their responsibility seriously.  They are committed to use the Foundation’s resources to address Mr. Obici’s concern for access to healthcare for the less fortunate and prevention of disease.

In reflecting over the last 10 years of grant making, we revel in the success that comes with collaboration.  We formed partnerships with 82 community-based organizations committed to improving the health status of their constituency.  These partnerships resulted in outcomes that include reduction in body mass index (BMI) among children, enrolling low-income families in Medicaid and other insurance products, providing medical homes to the uninsured and improving the health status of area residents.

While our combined efforts have been impressive, we are determined not to rest.  The Foundation and our community partners will continue to identify those programs that will reach the many individuals in Western Tidewater who need healthcare.

In the center of this annual report, you will find a 10-year, detailed overview of our accomplishments over the past decade by priority areas:  Access to Medical Care, Chronic Disease Management, Insure More People and Obesity Prevention. 

In addition, you will see a snapshot of individuals who were served in these areas, the number of programs that were funded, an overview of the Foundation’s investment portfolio and the allocation of funds used for grant making.

We appreciate our many community partners and their commitment to healthcare improvement for Western Tidewater.  We know we are stronger when we work together.


J. Sam Glasscock, Chairman, Obici Healthcare Foundation Board

Angelica D. Light, Interim Executive Director, Obici Healthcare Foundation