Statement of Principles
Our mission embraces the complex assemblage of issues contributing to personal health. A great deal of study continues to be done to identify health issues that affect the greatest numbers among us. Our primary goal is to find avenues that focus on prevention of these health related conditions. We realize that education and early intervention are key tools in addressing prevention.
Contingent with the sale of Walton Regional Medical Center to Health Management Associates was an agreement for HMA to build a new hospital facility in our community within five years and to continue to provide critical care at the facility. Site preparation for the new hospital occurred in April, 2008. We eagerly await the completion of the new Walton Regional Medical Center by HMA.
The Walton County Health Care Foundation also focuses on health care delivery. Our support of health care curriculum and teaching labs in our schools and colleges that train Walton County students should help to address the shortage of trained and professional health care providers and their support staffs.
Health care encompasses a complicated, diverse, and ever changing set of challenges and issues. As we move forward, the Foundation will continue to seek partnerships and to identify viable initiatives with proven track records where our support might propel these efforts to a higher level of success. These are exciting times for Walton County! This Foundation will be working in the background to stimulate growth and innovation surrounding the quality of life in our community.