Annual Appeal Project

Local access to high-quality health care services is something we take for granted while we’re healthy, but are thankful for when we become ill or injured. Our foundation serves as an opportunity for individuals to make contributions to the hospital that will make a difference in the lives of those we serve.


Current Project

In our continuous efforts to improve the patient experience, our goal this year is to raise funds to purchase a new defibrillator for our Ambulance department – a tool that will save lives. Defibrillators are used when a patient has an abnormal heartbeat and needs to have an electric pulse or shock sent to the heart to restore a normal heartbeat. Upgrading our defibrillator will allow our emergency responders to confirm a diagnosis when out on a call and transmit that data back to the hospital prior to arrival – thus resulting in quicker and more effective treatment for patients during an emergency cardiac event.

We understand that everyone is facing challenges as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. If you are financially able, please consider making a much-needed gift at this time. With you as our partner, we can adapt to the ever-changing health care needs of our community when you and your loved ones need us most. We are in this together and we will get through this together.

Will you consider making a donation?


Ways to Give

All gifts are deeply appreciated and significant. Each donor is recognized for his or her gift with a thank you and a permanent spot on our Donor Tree for accrued gifts totaling $100 or more. To make a charitable contribution or send a memorial gift, please send to:

Lucas County Health Center
Attention: Foundation
1200 North 7th Street
Chariton, IA 50049

For more information or to make a contribution, please contact the Marketing Department at (641) 774-3219.