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.


  • Chanel Hipp


  • Randy McDonald, Vice Chair
  • Myles Creed, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Dawn Ratliff, Immediate Past Board Chair
  • Marylyn Strang
  • Richard Geyer
  • Richard Harer
  • Nick Gesouras
  • Dr. Boyd Epperson
  • Matt Horn
  • Larry Morrison
  • Troy Sapp
  • Eric Haus, MD


  • Jerome Morasko, CEO


  • Eric Draime


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.


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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