Started in 1983, the Ivinson Memorial Hospital Foundation continues to add value with its original purpose at inception: to support Ivinson Memorial Hospital provide the best care to our community. Years later this purpose holds true. The vision of the Foundation is to provide the support necessary so Ivinson Memorial Hospital can be the best community hospital in the United States. We believe in this lofty vision, and we work with energy and passion to make this vision our reality.
The Foundation is comprised of nearly 50 board members who direct the strategic planning, manage investments and funding distributions, and advocate for Ivinson. The Foundation staff manage the daily operations as directed by the Board through the strategic plan.
Although an entirely separate and independently governed 501©3 non-profit, the Foundation personnel and administrative space costs are provided by IMH. The value on this relationship is that donor dollars are able to go further and are maximized without having to contribute to staff salaries and office rental space.
The Foundation Board leads and directs the Foundation. The Board is divided into several committees, all with a focus on the vision of the Foundation.
Maria Medina Ed.D, Executive Director
Maria joins the Ivinson Foundation with 17 years of experience in the non-profit sector focusing on healthcare initiatives. She returns to Laramie from Ft. Collins, where she served as the Executive Director for the Northern Colorado Component of the Colorado Medical Society. Prior to that, Maria directed non-profit work in Wyoming, reaching 23 counties as the Executive Director for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. In her eight years at the Wyoming Department of Health, she developed and implemented prevention initiatives.
Maria is an alumni of the University of Wyoming, obtaining her Doctorate degree in 2015 and has said she is very excited to be back in Wyoming.
Joe Marr, Accountant
Joe believes working at the Foundation is rewarding because he can help impact the healthcare for everyone in his community. You’ll notice Joe frequently say Ivinson is a great place to come to work every day.
Joe notes he has lived in enough different places to know how special Laramie is and what a reward it is to be able to call it home. Spending time in the hills with his family — including the ones that bark — and hiking, camping, and exploring is the best way for everyone to spend the summer. Joe says being one small part of Ivinson has been a great experience, and living in Wyoming will always be his favorite.