W. C. Heiam Foundation

Founded in 1992, the W.C. Heiam Medical Foundation was created to help provide high-tech equipment as well as special programs at the Cook Hospital. Vital to the continued growth and viability of the facility, the foundation has contributed tens of thousands of dollars since its founding. These funds have gone a long way in ensuring that the Cook Hospital can continue to meet the needs of residents and visitors in its 2,500-square-mile service area.

The Promise of a Legacy

The foundation was named for Dr. William C. Heiam. Born in 1898, Dr. Heiam arrived in Cook in 1926, shortly after graduating from medical school. Acting on a lifelong dream to open a medical facility in a remote and under served region, “Doc” Heiam opened the first Cook General Hospital in 1932. In the 1950s, he realized that his facility no longer met state and/or federal regulations and the area needed a more advanced hospital. It was his foresight and efforts that led to the opening of a new Cook Hospital on October 26, 1959.

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