A Foundation of People
The heartbeat of our organization is our people; a group of caring and compassionate individuals who provide direction, advice and expertise. Through their efforts, we are able to meet our vision for a stronger, healthier community every day.
Click below to listen to Tracey Atwater, Foundation President and Keith Bowermaster, Director of Public Relations talk about what it takes to bring new projects to the WellStar community.
Meet the members of our community who lend their unique insight, expertise and guidance in support of our vision for a healthier community.
Get to know our caring and dedicated staff, which is here to help you with any questions you may have about charitable giving.
Our Partners and Supporters
See the many generous businesses and corporations who partner with us to support and improve our community healthcare system.
Delivering World-Class Care Through Philanthropy
For over 15 years, WellStar Foundation has acted as a supporting organization to the WellStar Health System, Northwest Georgia’s leading and largest not-for-profit healthcare provider. “Not-for-profit” means that instead of distributing revenues to individual shareholders, we reinvest revenues into new WellStar programs and enhanced services for the benefit of our community.
Patient revenues cover just enough of our expenses to maintain high quality care. Only with philanthropy, will we be able to achieve our vision of world- class care.
Our Mission and Vision
Your charitable donations provide the cutting-edge tools and medical technology our physicians need to treat and heal over 600,000 people every year. It is through the generosity of caring individuals and corporations that we are able to achieve our mission and vision.
The WellStar Mission for our communities:
To create and deliver high quality hospital, physician and other healthcare-related services that improve the health and well-being of the individuals and communities we serve.
The WellStar Vision for our communities:
To deliver world-class healthcare to our community. Our vision manifests itself through a wide variety of supportive endeavors by which we provide excellent, compassionate and holistic care. That means making preventative health screenings, educational support for mothers and families, and the very best in medical care available to everyone.
A History of World-Class Care
WellStar Foundation began in 1995 in response to medical advances needed by our healthcare system to continue the pursuit of world-class healthcare. From our modest beginnings with four dedicated and experienced team members to our current 10-member staff, the Foundation has been instrumental in rallying employee, volunteer, corporate and community support for WellStar Health System initiatives.
A Proud Legacy of Achievement
With the generous support of our community, we have raised more than $30M to help fund programs like the Cyberknife®, Safe Kids and equipment like our new, specialized bed for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) that gives premature babies the best possible chance at survival. In addition, donations to the WellStar Foundation have provided support in the following areas:
• WellStar Community Hospice at Kennesaw Mountain
• Angel Fund Endowment, a fund to help patients who need financial assistance to receive care.
• New Chest Pain Observation Unit
• Cardiac Health Promotion project
• Specialized equipment
• STAT Cancer Clinic and I-ELCAP program
• Genetic Risk Assessment Counseling
• Specialized training and equipment
• Labor and Delivery equipment
• NICU equipment
Help Realize Our Vision
WellStar Foundation relies on contributions from people like you to help our community get well, live well and stay well. It is through your generous donations of money, time and in-kind donations that we are able to continue providing compassionate care utilizing the best technology available.
Find out more about how the WellStar Foundation and our community are working together to create a healthier community by calling 770.956.GIVE (4483).
WellStar is committed to caring for everyone in our community regardless of their ability to pay. Learn more about how WellStar has taken a lead in these difficult economic times.
Accreditations & Affiliations
Read about WellStar’s various accreditations and affiliations, national recognition and honors for the quality service, prevention and programs we provide.