Valley View announces the addition of a new Director of Development for the Valley View Foundation.

Shelley Ross Hamby was born in Ada and has lived here most her life. She comes to Valley View from East Central University where she was the Assistant Vice President of Administration and Finance.

Shelley received her PhD from the University of Oklahoma in Higher Education Administration. She and husband Jim Hamby, CEO of Vision Bank, are proud to call Ada their home and excited to have the opportunity to help create a healthier future for the Ada area and nine county region, Valley View officials said.

“My greatest goal as Director of Valley View Foundation is to create awareness,” states Hamby.

“Many people do not know that Valley View offers technologies and services that previously were only available in metro hospitals, and that there is no need to make the trip to the city when the care you need is right here at home.”

The mission of Valley View Foundation is to help support future growth of Valley View Regional Hospital through philanthropic giving, and provide people with avenues to give back to the hospital, whether in memory of a loved one or in appreciation of very good care.

“We are very fortunate to have such a quality health care facility in our community,” Hamby continued.

Hamby has already planned several exciting fundraisers and Foundation awareness activities for this fiscal year. Throughout the month of November Valley View celebrated Oklahoma’s Centennial. In honor of the centennial, all babies born at Valley View in November received plush horses with centennial tags from the Valley

View Foundation and Valley View Auxiliary. In November 2008, Valley View Foundation will host a group first birthday party for the centennial babies. Also, on November 16, which was hailed as statehood day, the Foundation handed out miniature Oklahoma flags to all departments and patients to remind everyone of Oklahoma’s rich heritage.

In addition, there are many fundraising events slated for the holiday season, such as the Valley View Foundation Christmas Tree auction. Miniature Christmas trees have been distributed to departments within the hospital and to community businesses to be decorated and displayed for silent auction.

The auction will come to a close on December 6 in conjunction with Ada’s Christmas parade. All the trees will be on display downtown at State Beauty Supply Training Center and Starbuck’s hot chocolate will be provided to bidders at the parade from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m..

Last year the Gratitude Gala was Valley View Foundation’s largest fundraising event of the year.

This year, the theme has been spiced up a bit--the elegance and fun will abound at the Valley View Foundation Masquerade Ball, scheduled for February 9, 2008-Mardi Gras. Tickets will go on sale for the ball in December. All attendees are encouraged to don their favorite costume and enjoy great food, good friends, and a special silent auction.

For more information, contact Shelley Hamby via e-mail at shamby@vvrh.com or by calling 580-421-1403.

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