Supporting Orleans Community Health

Remember our past. Support our present. Shape our future.

In 1905, Bowen’s young son Irving was trampled by a horse leaving him with crippling injuries that required him to travel to Rochester for treatment for years. Bowen realized the need for good care closer to home. This reality led him to charge the effort to bring a fully-functioning, modern hospital to Medina.

It took 15 years for George Bowen’s dream for a hometown hospital to become reality. Spearheaded by Bowen himself, dozens of clubs and organizations held fundraisers to finance the hospital project, which was built from 1924-1925. He worked tirelessly for the hospital and was such a familiar figure visiting patients, doctors and even in the operating room, so much so that he was fondly referred to as “Doctor”.

The Orleans Community Health Foundation strives to keep George Bowen’s legacy alive through its many opportunities for giving to support the organization’s current needs and plan for future advancement.

Friends of OCHF


The reason our hometown healthcare organization stays viable and competitive: YOU

Because of you, our friends and neighbors don’t have to sacrifice quality healthcare close to home.

Now you can make your valuable support go further by becoming a Friend of Orleans Community Health Foundation. Our Friends are our most loyal donors whose small monthly gifts add up to more resources to fund projects that will impact thousands.  Monthly giving is the easiest way to make sure our loved ones receive the care they deserve right in their backyard. Adjust or stop your membership at any time. Your donation keeps quality healthcare here. So much. So near.

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Grateful Patient PRogram

Share the care that you’ve been given with others.

Your care is the top priority when you visit any of the Orleans Community Health sites.  Whether you’ve come for a procedure, testing, or an emergency, our doctors, nurses, technicians and staff want to make sure you feel comfortable while you’re receiving care. Sometimes our patients thank us with warm smile or handshake; and sometimes our patients and their families choose to express their gratitude with charitable gifts to help us care for even more patients.

When you become one of our CareGivers, you take the opportunity to thank a member or members of our care team that made a difference to you. Your special gift not only honors that staff but also helps provide the tools they need to make sure their service is matched with superior medical resources.  Your gift is so important to ensure that your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors receive state-of-the-art care from our dedicated team.

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Bowen Legacy Society

Bequest Program


Leave your own legacy.

George Bowen’s legacy is kept alive by the Orleans Community Health Foundation through the generous gifts and financial support of local community members who are also passionate about keeping a thriving healthcare system at home. The Foundation’s Bowen Legacy, named for George A. Bowen, is a bequest and endowment fund that continues the tradition of caring passed on by George Bowen.

You too can keep George Bowen’s dream alive when you become a member of the Bowen Legacy Society by remembering Orleans Community Health Foundation in your will.  No matter what the amount, your gift will help keep quality healthcare close to home.

Health Connectors

Health Connectors
Corporate Giving Program

Business Together

Let’s do business together.

As Health Connectors, business and corporations have the opportunity to support the Orleans Community Health Foundation annually in order to be more proactive in their charitable sponsorship budgeting and receive fewer requests from us. Any corporation or business can become a Health Connector and find a spot within this multi-level program that works for their budget. Each level offers robust recognition and marketing opportunities, and a three-year pledge commitment at any of the levels earns distinguished placement on our donor wall in the lobby of Orleans Community Health Medina Memorial Hospital. If your business or organization is interested in incorporating Orleans Community Health in its business plan, contact the Foundation office to set up an information session.