George E. Weems Memorial Healthcare Foundation

The George E. Weems Memorial Healthcare Foundation is the fundraising arm for the George E. Weems Memorial Hospital. The Foundation’s goal is to develop philanthropic support of Weems Memorial Hospital and to actively support Weems’ desire to serve our community and its visitors with the most up-to-the-minute medical technology and knowledge.  The Foundation also seeks to improve the community’s quality and quantity of life with preventative teaching and resources for medical information. 

Foundation Trustees

John Solomon, President                                                Ivan Backerman, M.D.
Jody Fortunas-Wilson, Vice President Kristen Anderson
Cliff Butler, Treasurer Chase Richards
Joanna Page, Secretary  
Rachel Chesnut Harry Arnold, Ex-Officio
Rose McCoy-Thomas Gayle Dodds, Ex-Officio 

Ways to Contribute

There are several ways to assist Weems Hospital in achieving it goals.  Monetary support can include the following: 


Pledge a specific amount each year, unless otherwise specified.  


Make a one time donation in any amount.


Name the George E. Weems Memorial Healthcare Foundation in your will.

 Tribute Gifts

Make a gift to the Foundation for a loved one as a meaningful way to honor or memorialize that person. 

Foundation Goals

Support charitable, medical, scientific and educational healthcare programs at Weems Memorial Hospital. Fund professional training and scholarships for healthcare workers. Promote quality healthcare services for all Franklin County residents and visitors.