Columbia Memorial Hospital Licenses Gobel Group’s Master Plan in Grateful Patient Philanthropy

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Astoria, OR – Gobel Group, the leading consulting firm working exclusively in healthcare philanthropy, is proud to announce a partnership with Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH). Columbia Memorial Hospital is the fastest growing rural hospital in the state of Oregon – committed to providing compassion, excellence in patient care, and leadership to enhance the health of its community.

The CMH Foundation believes in fostering a culture where meaningful philanthropic investments change lives. CMH has licensed Gobel Group’s Master Plan for Grateful Patient Philanthropy –  a comprehensive step-by-step program where institutions leverage Gobel’s solutions to build a stronger grateful patient and clinician engagement program.

Penny Cowden, Executive Director of the Columbia Memorial Hospital Foundation, stated, “At CMH, we encourage a culture of philanthropy; one in which clinicians, board members, volunteers, caregivers, and donors understand and can articulate the importance of giving back. We are thrilled to partner with Gobel Group who will help us develop a culture of gratitude throughout our organization to better serve our community and help our patients live longer, happier lives.”

About Gobel Group

Gobel Group is the leading consulting firm working exclusively in healthcare philanthropy, and the experts in helping clients build meaningful partnerships with physicians and nurses to create a robust grateful patient program. Gobel’s system can create clinician champions who identify the best prospects, introduce those prospects to you, and become involved in the philanthropic process. The result is more philanthropic revenue for your institution. Gobel has recently expanded its scope of services and now supports clients with strategic planning, campaign planning and management, data analytics, and board and volunteer leadership training, among other areas.

Gobel’s team of 25 individuals includes seasoned healthcare development professionals and clinicians from the top medical centers in the nation, including Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Duke Medicine, and other leading philanthropy programs. Gobel’s consultants have led programs that have raised hundreds of millions annually and directed billion-dollar campaigns. In less than seven years, Gobel Group has worked with over 300 hospitals across the nation and around the world.

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About Gobel Group’s Master Plan in Grateful Patient Philanthropy

Gobel Group’s Master Plan in Grateful Patient Philanthropy is the most comprehensive program for clinician engagement ever created. With your annual license, you receive a 200+ page printed manual, all the templates, tools, scripts, and sample documents you will need, plus access to virtual tools, and most importantly, biweekly phone support from our top consultants to help you drive implementation.

To find out how Gobel Group and its Master Plan can benefit your organization, contact Lauren Kline at 585-598-1174 or