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Donor story: Mother and daughter care and share in Cottage Grove

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Betty Wright and Betsy Barden

Betty Wright and Betsy Baden share the family trait of caring

Betty Wright and her daughter, Betsy Baden, share the family trait of caring and sharing to make a positive impact in the health of their community.
Both have lived in the Cottage Grove, Oregon community since 1973, where Betty and her late husband, James, owned and operated the Wright Machine Tool Company until 2006. After a career in accounting and banking that spanned 40 years, Betsy retired from Siuslaw Bank in Cottage Grove in 2015.
Betty and Betsy are on the board of the PeaceHealth Cottage Grove Community Medical Center Foundation, where Betty started serving in the early 1980s to help meet the hospital’s need for new equipment.
This mother and daughter believe, “If we want a wonderful healthcare community, we all must support it to make a great hospital facility for Cottage Grove residents.”
Betty Wright portrait
While all the hospital’s services are equally important, “Emergency services are key to this community,” shares Betsy. “Many have no healthcare and have to use the emergency services for help.”
In addition to the Emergency Department, both are thankful for local physical therapy and mammography services. They also give to the Dignity Fund to help low-income patients and the fund that supports the hospital’s technology and equipment needs.
The caring and sharing of this mother and daughter will benefit their community for years to come.
Read more about philanthropic gifts to PeaceHealth in the 2019 Impact Report.