The mission of the Bethesda Foundation is to support health related activities within the geographic area served by the original Bethesda Hospital.

Enhancing Health Care in the Hornell Area with Financial Assistance

Members of the Bethesda Foundation Board of Directors attending the Foundation’s June meeting admire the Bethesda Foundation’s new sign outside Bethesda offices at the southwest corner of the Bethesda Drive/Cleveland Avenue intersection in North Hornell. Left to Right: Barb Terry, Alice Allen, Lynn Blades, Barb Arnault, Mary Huntington, Pat Horey, Bill Mombert, Duane Heineman, Dave Kilgore, Jack Morris, Al Monaghan, Phil Loree, Jack Prior, and Janice Spence.


The Bethesda Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization devoted to the funding and support of health related projects and scholarships in the Hornell Area. It was created in 1986 after the Bethesda Hospital closed in 1985. The income from the funds realized from the sale of assets of the Bethesda Hospital is used to help non-profit agencies furnish health related services to the population within the geographical area previously served by the Bethesda Hospital.