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Excellence in Caring.
A mission to provide quality, person-centered rehabilitation, long-term and palliative care through diverse programs.



The 2013 Development Fund total was $96,170.46!  Thanks to all of our new and loyal supporters for this great effort!

Fundraising News

(Photo) Chip and Judy Hummel.
2013 Magic of Herkimer a Huge Success
The Magic of Herkimer celebrated success in recognizing and honoring the Hummel Family for their continued support of VHS. 
The 2014 Magic of Herkimer will be held on June 1st.  Details of the event will be forthcoming! 

Valley Health Services was pleased to announce Sue Garbera (on right) of Richfield Springs as the lucky winner of a $2,000 prize package for the eighth annual Rehab-A-Room fundraiser. 
The 2014 Rehab-A-Room drawing will be held at the Magic of Herkimer, June 1, 2014. 

Save the following dates!

June 1st - 2014 Magic of Herkimer
June 1st – Announcement of Rehab-A-Room Winner
July 9th - Annual Brooks BBQ

About VHS Fundraising

Valley Health Services maintains an annual Development Fund Drive to benefit the programs offered at the facility including cardiac rehabilitation and palliative care. As an affiliate of the Bassett Healthcare Network, VHS is fortunate to have the assistance of the Bassett fundraising group, the Friends of Bassett.  Their services are provided free-of-charge to all Bassett affiliates.  This allows for simplified bookkeeping, audit responsibilities and reduced administrative expenses and fees across the Bassett system. Please know that when you make a contribution to Valley Health Services, 100 percent of your gift is received by VHS.  There are no processing fees charged to us and no percentage is kept by the Friends of Bassett.

Through the Friends of Basset, an annual appeal letter soliciting donations is sent in the spring of each year.  Valley Health Services also sponsors several fund-raising events throughout the year to benefit the Development Fund Drive.

The first and largest of these fundraisers is The Magic of Herkimer.  This event is held the first Sunday in June and features the hors d'oeuvres of many local restaurants, wine, ale and other beverages complemented by local musical talent.

Another annual favorite fund-raiser is the Brooks' Chicken and Rib barbecue held each summer.  Employees, residents and their family members as well as local and area residents enjoy mouth-watering chicken and rib dinners while helping to raise funds for VHS.

During the fall, VHS and the Stanley Theatre team up to bring a renowned entertainer to the Stanley Stage with proceeds benefiting both nont-for-profit organizations...find out more

Memorial Garden – The summer of 2008 saw many changes in the area adjacent to the gazebo on the south side of the facility. Through a generous lead donation from Enea Family Funeral Home, Inc., a circular paver-patio was laid. Another substantial donation provided a dove fountain as the centerpiece of the patio. An informational mailing to family members of past residents procured funds to purchase 3 stone benches, bricks to line the existing sidewalk and decorative landscaping. This on-going Memorial Garden fundraiser is available to anyone interested: Prices are as follows: Bushes - $200 | Bricks - $100

Donations for bushes are commemorated with an engraved plaque while the bricks are engraved directly on their surface. For more information on the Valley Health Services Memorial Garden, please contact Pat Frazier or by calling 315-866-3330 x 2247.

Throughout the year, Valley Health Services sponsors various other raffle opportunities as well as several in-house sales where a percentage of the profits are donated to the development efforts.

Employees are also encouraged to donate regularly to the Development Fund Drive through bi-weekly payroll deduction or a one-time annual gift.

For more information on how to make a tax deductible donation to the Valley Health Services Development program, please contact Pat Frazier at 315-866-3330, ext. 2247 or via email at pfrazier@valleyhealthservices.org

Excellence in Caring



Trace Adkins November 2013

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