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About Us

Why Give

Spearheaded by a group of community-minded citizens, Tri-State Memorial Hospital was originally built in 1955 to ensure quality, local health care access for our community for years to come. The local War Fathers and War Mothers organized a campaign and, in one year, raised $490,616, which was added to a federal grant of $295,000. In this way, the community worked together to provide residents with a non-profit, community-owned hospital.

Today, philanthropy continues to play an important role at Tri-State. The non-profit Tri-State Hospital Foundation was founded in 1985 to help continue the legacy of this gift by raising funds to support the programs and services of Tri-State Memorial Hospital. Contributions, both large and small help to:

  • Bring new medical equipment and technologies to Tri-State, thereby enabling patients to receive important services and treatments locally.
  • Enhance the campus’ physical environment and patient and family rooms in ways that genuinely promote healing.
  • Help caregivers receive additional training and mentorship.
  • Support charity and mission-related care to promote health and health care services such as mammogram grants, prostate screenings and Lifeline units.


As a nonprofit, community-based organization, Tri-State Memorial Hospital does not receive tax revenues. Therefore, charitable contributions play an important role in project funding.

You can help continue this legacy! When you give to the Tri-State Hospital Foundation, you are supporting strong, local healthcare for our communities – “Today’s Investment in Tomorrow’s Health.”

Contact Us

If you have questions about special events, donations, planned gifts or memorial opportunities, or would like to get involved, please contact one of us:

1347 12th St.
P.O. Box 636
Clarkston, WA 99403

Fax: 509.758.8768

Polly (Blasko) Knelsen, Foundation Director

Becky Sturmer, Development Assistant
509.758.4902  Email

Hailey Feider, Event Coordinator
509.751.4556  Email

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Upcoming Events
2:00 am MS Support Group @ Tri-State Community Room
MS Support Group @ Tri-State Community Room
Apr 28 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
MS Support Group Meets the 4th Tuesday of every month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Contact Ivan Ulmer, 208.743.2854 or Louise Lavoie, 509.758.2832.
2:00 pm Orthopedic Education Class @ Tri-State Community Room
Orthopedic Education Class @ Tri-State Community Room
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
These classes cover all aspects of education necessary for patients (and their families) undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery. Call 509.758.4670 for information.

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