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Frequently Asked Questions

Why give to Hospitals? 
Philanthropy has become a key ingredient to the success of hospitals across the nation. In Maryland, where reimbursement rates are controlled by a state health commission, hospitals have experienced a reduction in reimbursements. This makes for a real challenge for hospitals to: stay on the leading edge of medical technology, expand vital services, build new much-needed facilities and renovate current facilities to provide patients and their families with top-notch medical care in modern comfortable surroundings.

Philanthropic gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations have a profound impact on Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center's ability to carry out its mission of caring for patients.

What is our mission? 
The Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center Foundation is committed to creating opportunities for philanthropic support to assist Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center in accomplishing its mission of providing health care to patients from our communities.

When was the Foundation established? 
The Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center Foundation is part of the Adventist HealthCare system. The Foundation was separately incorporated on January 13, 1981 as a not-for-profit tax-exempt organization.

Is the Foundation a tax-exempt organization? 
Yes. Tax-exempt status was granted by the Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury in a letter dated August 5. 1981.

Foundation Federal Employer Identification Number: 52-1216429

When I make a gift, where does my money go? 
Your gift supports Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center. If you designate a particular area of the hospital, that is where your gift will go. If you do not designate a specific purpose for your gift, it is used for a most needed project, which is usually medical equipment.

Will my gift support the Adventist Church? 
Although the Hospital is founded on the health and service philosophy of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the hospital is managed by health care professionals. Service is provided on a non-denominational and non-discriminatory basis. Church monies do not flow into the health care system, nor do health care systems monies go to support the church work.

President’s Circle of Friends

Thank you to the philanthropic partners in our President’s Circle of Friends, who generously gave $1,000 or more to support outstanding care at Shady Grove Medical Center.

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Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

Christina Berube
Director, Shady Grove Medical Center Foundation
14955 Shady Grove Road, Suite 165
Rockville, MD 20850

Pediatric Wishes

A gift from our Pediatric Wish List can make a BIG impact on our smallest patients all year round.