Welcome to Obici Healthcare Foundation!
The Obici Healthcare Foundation is a new 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 a new 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.
Message from the Chairmen
It was Amedeo Obici’s generosity and vision to improve the health status of Western Tidewater and Gates County that greatly improved access to healthcare in this region. The Obici Healthcare Foundation is honored to keep this vision as the focus of its efforts.
The selected stories in this report serve to underscore and remind us why healthcare is such a needed and responsible endeavor. The Obici Healthcare Foundation Board is pleased about its accomplishments, but recognizes there is much to be done to address the many healthcare needs in Western Tidewater.
During the past five years, we have achieved a great deal including: building the capacity for non-profit management, increasing the healthcare workforce in Western Tidewater, supporting collaborative partnerships, facilitating the Healthy People / Healthy Suffolk initiative, improving community resources and initiating direct healthcare services.
Along the way, we have tried to keep a long-term perspective while also looking at current needs. As a Board, our goal has been to make the best possible use of grant funds and have the biggest impact on the health of the people in the area.
With great collaborations and partnerships, we strive to invest in programs that will make a real difference in the quality of life for individuals in the Foundation’s service area. These important programs include nutrition, prevention, education and treatment.
We encourage community partners and leaders in health issues to share their guidance and feedback to ensure that our support is meeting and adapting to the needs of the people.
Our future challenge is to support those who can help reduce disease risk factors, address prevention and assure that these measures are available throughout the service area. The Board humbly continues to recognize and to strive to meet this responsibility.