Central Appalachia is one of the poorest parts of the country. Between 20 and 30 percent of the people living in our region live below the national poverty level. Because of our location, access to certain types of specialized care always requires a long drive to Cincinnati or Columbus. This kind of travel is particularly hard on children and families. In an effort to make health care more accessible for low-income families living in this 29-county area in southern Ohio, eastern Kentucky and West Virginia, the Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation was started to improve health care for everyone living in Central Appalachia.
The Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation was created in 1983.
The Foundation is a 501(C)(3) corporation with a volunteer community board of trustees.
The Foundation is operated by three Cabell Huntington Hospital employees
The Foundation serves as the principal innovator and fundraiser for major projects to help people in Central Appalachia gain better access to health care.
The following projects have all been built through private funding by individuals, companies and foundations through the Foundation’s efforts:
A number of current projects are underway.