About the Health First Foundation. Nothing is more important than the people we serve.

The Health First Foundation raises funds through donors and charitable organizations to advance patient care and build healthier, stronger communities.



We don't just raise funds. We raise our standards.

As a not-for-profit hospital, we are a community-owned healthcare system. Translation? No one person or patient is more important than any other.

There are no shareholders, and we take pride in investing in our community with upgraded facilities, life-saving equipment, and best-in-class patient care.

As a charitable organization, we're committed to helping those who cannot pay for patient care.



The tradition of community support and philanthropy is proven throughout the history of Health First, which dates back to 1937 with the opening of our flagship and largest hospital, known today as Health First's Holmes Regional Medical Center.

The very land the important 27-bed hospital was built upon was donated by local leaders in the community. Through the years, charitable gifts have continued to fund important expansions, purchase new equipment, and help train and hire dedicated nurses and physicians.

Today, the Health First Foundation continues to guide the charitable outreach of Health First.


Health First Foundation Board of Trustees.

The all-volunteer board represents a broad spectrum of passionate leaders from area businesses, civic, and community groups. 

Board of Trustees


Health First Foundation team. 

Connect with us and learn more about how you can help build stronger and healthier communities. 

Foundation staff


Health First Foundation's Young Professionals Group.

The Young Professionals Group serves as a place for the next generation of philanthropists to grow professionally and personally with the Health First Foundation. 

Young Professionals Group