The collective mission of the Dimensions Healthcare System Foundations is to provide financial and other assistance to the Dimensions Healthcare System member institutions thereby assuring the continued provision of quality health care to the citizens of Prince George’s County, Maryland.
The Dimensions Healthcare System (DHS) Foundations is comprised of the Bowie Health Center Foundation, Laurel Regional Hospital Foundation, and the Prince George’s Hospital Center Foundation. The DHS foundations were established between 1983 and 1998 as independent supporting organizations to raise philanthropic dollars to support DHS member institutions. Funds raised by each foundation may not be used for any purpose other than to benefit the member institution identified. Since inception, the foundations have collectively raised more than $4 million in donations. With these proceeds, the foundations have provided funding for capital equipment, construction and renovation projects, new technology and equipment, program development and service delivery enhancements.
Each of the Dimensions Healthcare System foundations are governed by a board of directors made up of members of the community, local businesses and representatives from the medical staff, administration, the member institution’s governing board and Dimensions Healthcare System executive staff.
To view a list of Board Members please follow this link
The DHS Foundations’ business operations are managed by an executive director and staff, with the generous help of volunteers. The DHS Foundations have four primary goals for the coming years. They include:
• Building a $5 million endowment for the continued support of member institution programs;
• Diversifying the current fund development program;
• Building operational capacity to develop foundation programs and outreach initiatives; and
• Completing a capital campaign for the new regional medical center
Foundation Programs and Services
The annual giving program enables year-round giving by our generous donors. Donations can be restricted to a named member institution, specific program or unrestricted to be used where most needed. Each contribution is deeply appreciated and acknowledged. Individuals may also make donations “in memory of” or “in honor of” significant individuals in their lives. This program allows donors to get involved in the organization by supporting their personal interests and needs.
The generosity of those that give a legacy gift will touch lives for generations to come. A planned gift can be expressed in a variety of ways: a bequest, charitable remainder trust, gifts of real estate or life insurance. We encourage potential planned givers to explore their options to see which legacy gift best suits their goals.
The DHS Foundations, in collaboration with Dimensions Healthcare System, hosts various special fund-raising events throughout the year. These events include:
• MED Gala ACT/I: Valor Award Dinner and Showcase to benefit the DHS Women’s Health Initiative.
• Annual Golf Tournament to benefit a member institution’s programs and services.
• Heart Healthy Bike Tour to benefit the DHS Cardiac Program.
The DHS foundations have sponsored several capital campaigns during the past ten years. These special efforts to raise large amounts of funding have supported renovation of the cardiac care unit, construction of the Prince George’s Hospital Center Pavilion, and renovation and construction of the Prince George’s Hospital Center Emergency Department.
DHS Foundations Fund Management
Pursuant to the bylaws of each foundation, the board of directors recommends how the foundation funds are invested and disbursed. To that end, the DHS Foundations have several investment policies that guide the organizations. Entrusted funds are currently invested in certificates of deposit and interest bearing money market accounts.
For more information on how you may support one or more of the DHS Foundations listed below, please contact our executive office at:
DHS Foundation Addresses:
Bowie Health Center Foundation
15001 Health Center Drive
Bowie, Maryland 20781
Laurel Regional Hospital Foundation
7300 Van Dusen Road
Laurel, Maryland 20707
Prince George’s Hospital Center Foundation
3001 Hospital Drive
Cheverly, Maryland 20785