The Margin of Excellence

The Miami Valley Hospital Foundation uses the above phrase to describe its efforts to fund programs and services that go above and beyond the definition of standard healthcare. In line with our mission to help the Miami Valley Hospital provide superior quality of care and comfort for all, we identify programs that would not be possible without charitable giving and provide the means necessary to directly contribute to an improved quality of life for MVH patients.

The Donor-Funding Process

Throughout the year, various hospital units and programs submit requests for funding equipment, programs, enhanced services, etc. Once a year, in consultation with hospital management, the MVH Foundation’s board of trustees conducts a thorough and careful screening process of said proposals and allocates funds to patient programs that were not covered under the hospital’s operating budget.

Current Funding Priorities

The MVH Foundation board of trustees allocated funding for the following programs for 2016-2017:

  • National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (NSQIP)

    Sponsored by the American College of Surgeons, NSQIP is the leading nationally validated, risk adjusted, outcomes based, abstracted database of surgical care.

  • Hospital Elder Life Program

    An evidence-based, comprehensive patient care program, this program ensures optimal care for older adults during hospitalization by preventing delirium and loss of function.

  • Premier Health Advanced Illness Management

    This program provides health coaches, under the supervision of professional nurses and social workers, to promote independence and self-management of daily living activities that compromise the management of patient’s chronic conditions.

  • Readmission Reduction for the COPD Patient through Home Care

    This comprehensive, at-home COPD program with an emphasis on Respiratory Therapy Intervention helps patients and caregivers better understand how to manage their disease at home and improve their quality of life.

Special Fundraising Opportunities and Events

The MVH Foundation hosts special events and initiatives throughout the year that support patient programs and services. Register and/or sponsor individual events at the links below. (Please feel free to contact us for more information on any of following fundraising events for the Miami Valley Hospital Foundation.)

Miami Valley Hospital South Expansion

As progress continues on the Spine and Joint Center of Excellence, the MVH Foundation has begun a campaign to raise funds for three components associated with the building project: creating a healing and calming atmosphere within the new center; the addition of an all new outdoor health and wellness area; and the inclusion of a non-denominational, interfaith chapel at MVH South.  

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Berry Refresh

The Berry Women’s Health Pavilion opened as a state-of-the-art maternity facility on July 16, 1990. The building is getting a refresh this fall, and donor opportunities will be available to support our tiniest patients and their families.

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Promise to Hope

A program dedicated to improving health outcomes for newborns exposed to opiate drugs during fetal development, Promise to Hope seeks to decrease the infant mortality rate for babies, reduce the use of emergency medical resources by opiate-addicted mothers, and decrease the amount of time newborns spend in the hospital. To impact as many families as possible, MVH is partnering with Alcohol and Other Drug organizations in our community to provide medication-assisted treatment for mother and withdrawal treatment for infants. Services are provided post-partum for three to nine months. The program provides care coordination and case management not covered by AOD or Medicaid.

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MVH Artifacts

Phase two of the donor-funded MVH Artifact project continues with the display of physical artifacts from the hospital’s history.

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Clemens Cancer Challenge
Date & Time: 06/16/2018, 8:00 am
Location: Miami Valley Hospital South

Final Clemens Cancer Challenge Event – June 16, 2018

The Clemens Cancer Challenge will take place during Father’s Day weekend,  Saturday, June 16, 2018. This year’s event is a final celebration of the longstanding and successful partnership between the Clemens family and Miami Valley Hospital. If you have enjoyed participating in the event in past years and it is near and dear to you, we hope you will plan to attend this special, last hurrah celebration of the Clemens Cancer Challenge June 16.

Event plans and site selection are forming.  Still, proceeds will once again benefit programs and services for oncology patients at Miami Valley Hospital. The 2018 event will be organized by the Clemens family. For future updates and registration details, or for more information, please contact Rick Clemens at or


The Valley Classic
Date & Time: 07/30/2018, 11:30 am
Location: NCR Country Club

This annual golf tournament held every August at the NCR Country Club in Dayton is entering its 28th year! In addition to 18 holes, the event, whose proceeds benefit educational programs for diabetes patients.

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Champions of Hope
Date & Time: 09/19/2019, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

With proceeds benefitting programs that serve MVH cancer patients, this uplifting celebration salutes the efforts of a courageous survivor, an outstanding medical professional, a person of inspiration, and an extraordinary caregiver. In video profiles and live remarks, the deeply personal stories of these honorees lift your spirit and your heart.

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