At one time or another, each of us will need to trust our lives or the life of a loved one to a member of the healthcare profession.  The Grateful Patient Program provides an opportunity for friends and family to express their gratitude to any staff member or care team at the Ruby Valley Medical Center for their kindness and support.  A Grateful Patient award may be accompanied by a monetary gift of any amount but is not required in order to recognize a staff member or a specific care team's contribution to making a patient's visit and outcome a positive experience.  


In the event a grateful patient or family simply wants to acknowledge a staff member or department, a heartfelt thank you is all that is expected.  If you choose to make a gift to the Grateful Patient Program, the Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation will apply the funds toward the purchase of equipment or to support services and programs that will benefit our community's healthcare.  Every gift will make a difference.   

Grateful Patient awardees will receive recognition on our lobby kiosk and the Ruby Valley Medical Center and Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation websites.  Each awardee will receive a custom appreciation pin which can be worn on their ID card or lanyard.  Unless anonymity is preferred, donors will also be recognized on these venues.

To participate in the Grateful Patient program, the patient or family member may fill-in one of the recognition cards which can be found in a red box at the reception desk, nurse's station or Emergency Room.  The Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation will take care of the rest!  Donations can also be made on at