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Kate Marmion Rides to Radiation

Board of Directors

Roger Berry, President
Carol Kothmann, Secretary/Treasurer
William A. Kessler, Jr.
Hector Gonzales, PhD
Sheri Rutledge, Executive Director 

Founding Member

John L. Shudde, M.D., Vice-President
2010-2018
Janey Briscoe Marmion
2010-2018
      

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For more information or any questions you may have, please contact Sheri Rutledge at 830-278-6251 ext. 1616. P.O. Box 900, Uvalde, Texas 78802.

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Our Mission

Uvalde Hospice Foundation provides financial aid for non-diagnosis related needs and services to qualified hospice patients in a timely, effective manner. Through fundraising, memorials and grant requests, the foundation will work to educate the community on hospice, raise public awareness, assist families with basic needs, and support compassionate end-of-life care.

Our Mission

Serving Dimmit, Edwards, Kinney, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde and Zavala Counties

The foundation operates Kate Marmion Rides to Radiation that provides 100% supported donor door-to-door transportation to qualifying radiation therapy patients of Clear Springs Center for Cancer Care in Uvalde. 

Kate Marmion Rides to Radiation, a 501 (c) (3), was created after the close of the “Saving Lives Close to Home” capital campaign which raised over $5 million to build the Kate Marmion Regional Cancer Medical Center in Uvalde. This effort brought Clear Springs Center for Cancer Care - the first and only radiation therapy practice west of San Antonio- and expanded specialty care for the residents of our region.

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Patients typically receive 30 radiation treatments delivered over six-weeks. Our mission is to help alleviate financial burdens for patients associated with traveling to and from their daily treatments in our vast nine-county region.

Two vans transport medically underserved, low to moderate income, insured and uninsured patients. Patients use the service if they are unable to drive themselves because of their illness, unreliable transportation, or their family members are unable to take off of work to take them to and from their treatments.

There are significant costs in providing the service in nine counties. It is the highest priority of the foundation board of directors to be good stewards of your gifts and to ensure that excellent service is provided efficiently and economically.

I would like to ask you to help continue this meaningful work by giving a 100% tax-deductible gift.

Your gift will fund operation of two vans including fuel, repairs, maintenance, and insurance (each van averages 5,000 miles per month), van drivers’ salaries and benefits, fundraising and administrative costs.

Thank you for your consideration and know that your gift of any amount will allow us to continue helping here and helping now. 

For more information or any questions you may have, please contact Sheri Rutledge at 830-278-6251 ext. 1616. P.O. Box 900, Uvalde, Texas 78802.


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How You Can Contribute

Donations can be made using our donation form.

How You Can Contribute

UMH provided almost 11 million dollars in charity care in 2013. The hospital provides care to patients who meet criteria under our charity care policy without charge or at discounted rates. A half-cent sales tax revenue is distributed to Uvalde County and designated for healthcare expenditures. The sales tax revenue is split among healthcare entities including the hospital. Seventy- five percent of this revenue is allocated to UMH and covers less than 12 percent of the hospital's annual charity care. This being the case, the hospital relies heavily on the support of generous donors to ensure we are able to provide our service region with the finest technology available.

Our Mission

Uvalde Memorial Hospital's goal is to be the regional provider of choice for healthcare as we meet our charitable mission. As a non-profit hospital every dollar goes to providing quality healthcare. Our non-profit status means that rather than paying dividends to stockholders, UMH reinvests all of its proceeds after expenses to improving and expanding services. As new procedures and technologies are developed healthcare costs continue to rise. At the same time, government sponsored health coverage and health insurance plans continue to lower reimbursements to providers like UMH and as a result, some payments are not adequate to cover cost of providing care. The hospital remains stable, but is challenged by this climate. We are committed to continually enhancing our services for our patients so that they can receive quality care close to home. Of vital importance to our success is the support of individuals, foundations and businesses. We depend upon the generosity of our donors at times to acquire the equipment needed to better care for our patients. We greatly appreciate our donors and your consideration to support Uvalde Memorial Hospital.

How You Can Contribute

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To make a tax-deductible gift, use our donation forms.

For more information or any questions you may have, please contact Sheri Rutledge at 830-278-6251 ext. 1616. P.O. Box 900, Uvalde, Texas 78802.


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Fill a Tank

Our current vans are road warriors and each has over 250,000 miles. It is time to replace both. It costs $100,000 to operate Kate Marmion Rides to Radiation annually. Your gift will be used to cover fuel, maintenance, repairs, tires, and insurance for both vans; van drivers’ salaries and benefits; fundraising and other administrative costs. Below are some of the ways your donation will help keep the vans on the road. 

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  • $20 funds 1 round trip for a patient
  • $50 funds 1 tank of gas and cost of operations of 1 van
  • $100 funds 2 tanks of gas and cost of operations of 1 van
  • $250 funds 5 tanks of gas and cost of operation of 1 van
  • $500 funds 10 tanks of gas and cost of operation of 2 vans
  • $1,000 funds the monthly fuel bill for both vans
  • $2,500 funds 2 ½ months of fuel for both vans
  • $5,000 funds 5 months of fuel for both vans
  • $10,000 runs Kate Marmion Rides to Radiation for 1 month

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For more information or any questions you may have, please contact Sheri Rutledge at 830-278-6251 ext. 1616. P.O. Box 900, Uvalde, Texas 78802.


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Uvalde Memorial Hospital has again begun the process of completing a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The project is done every three years to complete an objective and comprehensive study of the overall health status of the hospital’s service region.

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