Milwaukee, WI, May 03, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Founded in 1880 by the Sisters of Providence, St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington has grown to become a full-service, non-profit hospital with a long tradition of excellence in caring. In 2007 it became one of only 16 hospitals in the United States to receive top 100 hospital designations both for patient care, safety and organizational excellence as well as for maintaining low health care prices for patients.
With a strong and robust St. Mary Medical Center soon to complete its own planning process, Circle of Caring Foundation board and staff decided to initiate their own comprehensive planning process to chart direction for the next three to five years. Gary Hubbell Consulting will design and facilitate planning discussions, as well as conducting constituent and marketplace giving research.
Dennis Maughan, Director of Development, said “As our foundation board began the task of identifying firms to assist us in our strategic planning process, I remembered hearing a great presentation from Gary Hubbell given at our annual philanthropy director's conference. Gary came highly recommended by several other hospital foundation directors. We especially were impressed with his comprehensive planning process and ability to quickly relate to board and community members.”
Gary Hubbell, principal strategist of Gary Hubbell Consulting, provides high-level consulting to mission-driven organizations in planning, adaptation strategies, and resource development. He is passionate about partnering with business leaders to transform organizations -- applying his research and experience to help define and strategically achieve goals.
With almost thirty years experience helping nonprofit organizations fulfill their missions, Hubbell is well positioned to assist SMMC and the Circle of Caring Foundation as it embarks on this process. With Gary Hubbell Consulting’s guidance the foundation will have a clear map to follow, creating focus and energy around the work to be done. Speed of decision making will increase, improving foundation agility in support of the hospital.
In addition to Hubbell’s work serving as counsel and coach to organizations across the country, he is an active author and speaker. His independent research resulted in the publication of his first book, Forces of Change: The Coming Challenges in Hospital Philanthropy (Association of Healthcare Philanthropy, 2005). Recent articles on other topics have recently appeared in the magazines of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP).
Gary Hubbell Consulting works with organizations on the cusp of doing great things – retooling business income and philanthropy strategies; engaging board members and community in unprecedented ways; raising more money than ever before. Clients contact them seeking help to develop strategies that foster organizational agility, setting a plan in place around which commitment runs deep, and determining how to generate philanthropy and other resources to fuel the resource engine of the future. For more information, contact them at 414-962-6696, or online at www.garyhubbellconsulting.com