Bucyrus Hospital
629 N. Sandusky Ave., Bucyrus, OH 44820

The very existence of our hospitals is a tribute to the early physicians, civic leaders, and citizens whose tireless efforts and perseverance made each hospital possible. The tradition of generosity and spirit of philanthropy have always remained a part of our hospitals’ heritage. Even today, in a tough economy, our health system is able to thrive because of generous contributions. These contributions help provide local access to excellent care. In fact, it’s often those donations that give life to programs or services that may have little or no other means of funding.


The mission of Avita Health Foundation is to inspire philanthropy and to provide financial support to Galion, Bucyrus, and Ontario Hospitals in order to enhance healthcare services and to improve the well being of the residents of our communities.



You are an important part of our healthcare community. Strong commitment from the people of Crawford & Richland counties is what created and sustained our local hospitals and clinics from the very beginning.

Also important is the ability to have local access to a full range of healthcare services when we need them. It is through your support that we are able to continue offering those important medical services.

The sole purpose of the Avita Health Foundation is to provide financial assistance to Avita Health System. This financial support goes a long way toward ensuring we achieve our mission. All funds received are used only to benefit Bucyrus, Galion, & Ontario Hospitals, related clinics, and its patients.

By contributing to the Avita Health Foundation you leave a positive fingerprint on the future of healthcare for generations to come.


  • Dawn Ratliff


  • Chanel Hipp, Vice Chair
  • Marylyn Strang
  • Eric Geyer
  • Richard Harer
  • Nicholas Gesouras
  • Randy McDonald
  • Dr. Boyd Epperson
  • Matt Horn
  • Larry Morrison
  • Troy Sapp
  • Dr. Eric Haus
  • Myles Creed


  • Jerome Morasko, CEO


  • Eric Draime


In recognition of a distinguished group of individuals, businesses, and organizations whose outstanding
generosity in 2017 has demonstrated a commitment to the vision of quality healthcare for our community.

  • A-1 Printing
  • ADM Benefits
  • Adena Corporate
  • Alice Goddard
  • Alpha Imaging
  • Altercare of Bucyrus
  • Alumni Roofing Company, Inc.
  • Ann & Bill Campbell
  • Ann Rogers
  • Arthur J. Gallagher and Company
  • Ashland/Mansfield Foot and Ankle Specialists
  • Avita Eye Services
  • Bayer, Jerger & Underwood Attorneys at Law
  • Bricker & Eckler Attorneys At Law
  • Bucyrus Dental Solutions
  • Bucyrus Hospital Cardiopulmonary Rehab
  • Bucyrus Kiwanis Club
  • C-Trader Charter and Excursions
  • CDW
  • Cander Excavating, Inc.
  • Carol Rhodebeck
  • Carter Electric, John Carter
  • Chad Kingery State Farm Agency
  • Chanel and Michael Hipp
  • Chuck & Nadeen Hillary
  • Columbia Gas
  • Covert Manufacturing
  • Covert Manufacturing, (Don Covert, Sr.; Kym Fox, Teri Williams)
  • Crawford County Customs & Classics
  • Crossroads Original Designs
  • Dawn & Jason Ratliff
  • Debt Recovery Solutions of Ohio
  • Dick and Karen Leuthold
  • Directions Credit Union
  • Discount Drug Mart
  • Dona Plotts
  • Donley Ford of Galion
  • Dr. Boyd and Anne Epperson
  • Dr. Christopher Cannell
  • Dr. Eric and Sharon Grimes
  • Dr. G. David Long
  • Dr. James and Jill Kerbs
  • Dr. Thomas Zuesi
  • ESCO of Bucyrus
  • Elaine Hottenroth
  • Elmcroft of Ontario
  • Eric and Shelley Draime
  • Eugene Smith
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Firelands Federal Credit Union
  • First Federal Bank of Ohio
  • First Federal Community Bank
  • Fox Plumbing & Heating
  • Frantz Ward
  • GR Ohio Community Credit Union
  • Galion Building & Loan Bank
  • Galion Elks #1191
  • Ganim Medical, Inc.
  • Geyer’s Markets
  • Graham Automall
  • Guenther Mechanical, Inc.
  • Guy’s Insurance
  • Heartland of Bucyrus
  • Hempy Water of Mid Ohio
  • Home & Kitchen Supply
  • Huntsman Trucking, Inc.
  • Intalere
  • J & B Acoustical
  • J & F Construction
  • JPD Enterprises
  • Jamison Well Drilling
  • Jane Cremeans
  • Janell Benner
  • Jason and Erin McMullen
  • Jerome Morasko
  • Justin and Sherrie McMullen
  • Karon & LaMar Wyse
  • Kasy & Matt Wells
  • Kathy Erlsten
  • Key Clinics
  • Kingston of Ashland
  • Kleshinski, Morrison & Morris, CP
  • LaVon Luidhart
  • Linda & Rick Thornton
  • MT Business Technologies
  • Mansfield Motor Group
  • Mansfield News Journal
  • Marcie & Mark Cassaro
  • Margaret Cagle
  • Marilyn & Craig Miley
  • Marilyn & William Stepro
  • Mark A. Schneider
  • Mark Schneider Funeral Home
  • Matt and Linda Smith
  • Meade & Associates
  • Mechanics Bank
  • Med Flight
  • Medalist Management
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicine Shoppe of Bucyrus
  • Medline
  • Mia Taylor
  • My Floor By Prints & Paints
  • Nancy & Steve Delaney
  • New Directions EAP, Inc.
  • New Horizon Surgery Center
  • NextGen
  • North Central State College
  • Oakstone Landscaping
  • Ohio Mutual Insurance Group
  • Ohio State University of Mansfield
  • Papa John’s Pizza of Galion
  • Perry Pro Tech
  • Philip & Sundie Brown
  • Phil’s Deli
  • Primrose Retirement Community
  • Quay Drugs
  • Randy and Kay McDonald
  • Ray and Joanne LaChance
  • Raymond Predmore
  • Rebecca & Jeffrey Underwood
  • Rich and Gayle Green
  • Richard and Janet Harer
  • Richland Bank
  • Richland Mall
  • Rick and Nancy Geyer
  • Rinehart Insurance Agency
  • Riverside Radiology and Interventional Services
  • Rodney & Karen Vose
  • Ron & Linda Nelson
  • Rosalee Rogers
  • Russell Kidwell
  • Ruth Ann & Jeff Campbell
  • SafeDeHooker.com
  • Sam’s Club
  • Schilling Graphics
  • Schmidt Security Pro
  • Schott Brothers Sales, Inc.
  • Sherri & Norman Clevenger
  • Shirley Fitz
  • Signature Healthcare of Galion
  • Skelton’s Inc.
  • Southern Title of Ohi
  • Stan & Harriett Gregory
  • Sycamore Creek Golf Course
  • Terry & Kathleen Gernert
  • The Charles Ritter Company
  • The Dexter Company
  • U Be Dazzled
  • United Bank
  • Velvet Ice Cream
  • Vivian & Lou Schomburg
  • Walter R. Hessenauer Foundation
  • Wanda & Tom Bowser
  • Wise Funeral Services


Patient revenue, alone, cannot provide for the ever-changing needs of our hospitals. As with every non-profit, Avita Health System directs its revenue back into the mission of the organization. But, the rapid pace of advances in technology, reductions in reimbursement covered by government programs (ie: Medicare and Medicaid) and increases in charity care must be met with private support to sustain a high level of care. Each year contributions range from a few dollars to thousands… and every gift is important. To that end, there are many ways of donating to Avita that can enhance your giving experience.


The heart of our development efforts – benefitting programs and services of the hospitals and clinics within Avita Health System. Donors are encouraged to give annually to meet the day-to-day needs and building our base of support.

Events help get the community involved with Avita Health System. Contributions of time, in-kind donations, sponsorships, and entry fees all help us to fundraise for special needs of the Avita family.


A giving circle of individuals who let us know of their intention for a bequest or planned gift. Click here to donate online.


Restricted gifts may be given for a particular program either through special funds set up through the Foundation or as designated to a particular area of the hospital or clinic by the donor. Your tax-deductible donation will go a long way in supporting the needs of our local hospitals.


Restricted gifts may be given for a particular program either through Your contribution, large or small, goes a tremendous way in supporting the vitality of our local hospitals. Your general donation will be used for the greatest need of the Avita Health System.


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