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One With East Texas

Providing care across our region

About the Foundation

Our Mission
Through the cultivation of philanthropy and volunteerism, the ETMC Foundation actively supports the mission and outreach of the East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System and its affiliates for the benefit of the people and communities of East Texas.

Our Impact 
Below are recent donor stories and their impact on healthcare in East Texas.

Cops Crushing Cancer  Spring 2011 – Brother-sister duo Allan Crosby and Audrey Crosby Spies walked 857 miles across Texas to raise cancer awareness and funds to benefit the Cancer Institute Remembrance Fund.  Click here to learn more about their incredible initiative.

Doctor's Day 
Annually on March 30 – Grateful patients from all over East Texas honored their beloved physicians on National Doctor's Day with gifts to the Physicians Continuing Education Fund.  Special cards were forwarded to the physicians along with optional notes of thanks from the donors on March 30.

Ladies Night Out 
Winter 2010 – Wulf Outdoor Sports, Inc. in Athens hosted a second annual ladies night out to benefit ETMC Athens Mammography. A total of $16,000 has been raised in support of this worthy cause.

Mary and Wayne Poindexter 
Summer 2010 – Through a generous gift from their estate, the Poindexters made possible the addition of ETMC Tyler's Mary and Wayne Poindexter Patient Care Unit, a new sixth-floor patient wing designated for cancer care.

The ETMC Foundation is the philanthropic umbrella for a host of charitable accounts that benefit ETMC's not-for-profit facilities, programs and services.  Here are some of these programs:


You can give to any one of our  ETMC family of hospitals:  

ETMC Athens ETMC Behavioral Health Center   ETMC Carthage
ETMC Cedar Creek Lake ETMC Clarksville         ETMC Crockett
ETMC Fairfield     ETMC Gilmer   ETMC Henderson
ETMC Jacksonville   ETMC Mount Vernon  ETMC Pittsburg
ETMC Quitman  ETMC Rehabilitation Center   ETMC Rusk
ETMC Specialty Hospital ETMC Trinity  ETMC Tyler

You can give to these and other specialty programs and centers of excellence:

  • ETMC Bell Memorial Golf Tournament – benefiting ETMC's prostate cancer outreach programs
  • ETMC Breast Care Fund – for breast cancer awareness, screening and treatment programs
  • ETMC Cancer Institute Remembrance Fund – supporting special programs for cancer patients as well as community outreach
  • ETMC Chaplain's Fund – for small, but urgent  patient/family needs at ETMC Tyler
  • ETMC Doctor's Day Campaign – providing a means to honor physicians and other caregivers
  • ETMC Growing Together Day Camp – summer camp for children with diabetes
  • ETMC Helping Hands Funds – employee crisis funds sponsored by the individual ETMC hospitals
  • ETMC Movement Disorders – to foster programs for patients with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders
  • ETMC Pediatrics – for a wide variety of pediatric care needs
  • ETMC Transplant Fund – for patients associated with ETMC's kidney transplant program
  • ETMC Trauma Care – enhancing emergency and trauma facilities and services
Gifts given to our general fund are used to meet the greatest need at that time.

From rural emergency services to cancer therapy, from cardiac surgery to physical rehabilitation, from obstetrics to primary care clinics . . . ETMC programs and patients benefit from the gifts of individuals who care enough to make a difference for others. Please consider becoming a partner in this mission of healthcare for East Texas

 Donate to the Foundation

For more information on how you can support the outreach of the East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System, contact:

Marty Wiggins, Director
ETMC Foundation
P. O. Box 6400
Tyler , Texas 75711
903-596-3645 or 1-866-444-ETMC