Our Mission

“To be a catalyst for promoting wellness and improving health in Cleveland County”

Our History

Founded in 1990, the Cleveland Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. was established to raise funds in support of capital projects and equipment for Cleveland Memorial Hospital.  Most notably, the Foundation raised $1.5 million to assist in the $35 million expansion project of the hospital.  In 1995, the Board of Directors changed the mission from funding bricks and mortar to providing financial support for community disease and injury prevention activities and health maintenance programs.  During the succeeding years, the Foundation has undertaken a number of projects within both the Cleveland and Kings Mountain Medical Centers, including:

  • Safe Kids Coalition of Cleveland County
  • Because We Care Fund, supporting Cleveland County cancer patients
  • Labyrinth & Garden of Peace at Carolinas HealthCare System – Cleveland
  • Cleveland Pines Solarium
  • Entry fountain at Carolinas HealthCare System – Kings Mountain
  • Men’s Health Clinic at Cleveland County Rescue Mission
  • ICU Waiting Room at Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland
  • Courtesy Tram at Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland
  • Teammate Emergency Fund
  • Wellness Center for Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Following the completed merger of the two hospitals into Carolinas HealthCare System, the Foundation’s board of directors voted in 2014 to change the name of the organization and expand its mission to address healthcare issues and initiatives throughout Cleveland County.  Carolinas HealthCare System fully endorsed this change, the efforts of the Foundation and recognizes the need for a community non-profit organization to focus on the healthcare needs of our citizens.  Through in-kind support and active partnership, Carolinas HealthCare System provides professional staff, office space and administrative overheard support to the Foundation allowing it to devote its focus and assets on the healthcare needs of the community.

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