Mission Statement

“As partners in the life-saving work of Medical Arts Hospital, we seek to provide the tools, technology and

personnel needed to restore health and wholeness to our neighbors and revitalize our community”.


Dawson Medical Foundation was formed in 2006, with the health interests of Dawson county citizens and surrounding

communities in mind. It is made up of an eleven member volunteer board and served by an Executive Director.  The

Foundation supports funding efforts to maintain, grow and improve healthcare within our five county service area. We

receive donations from local businesses and from individuals.  Some come in theform of memorials designated for Hospice,

others as donations to Myranda’s Closet, a Foundation supported effort to stock toys, games and stuffed animals for our

youngest patients.  Many recent donations have been accompanied by specific requests to build a new EMS facility.  Along

with these programs, the Foundation hasfunded hospital equipment for Medical Arts Hospital.  Working with Dawson

County Hospital District, we seek to provide better healthcare availability whether it be a new or expanded service or to

improve present healthcare services.


Board Members

Dale Hansard, President

Elda Barrera, Vice-President

Bryan Nowlin, Treasurer

Sharalyn Ferguson, Secretary

Stephanie Fulbright, Member

Mary Furlow, Member

Letha Stokes, Member

Traci Brown, Member

Lee Casas, Member

Eleanor Wilson, Member

Jo Beth Smith, Executive Director


Currently, Dawson Medical Foundation is actively pursuing funds to build a new Emergency Medical Services (EMS) station

in Lamesa.  The planned construction will be built adjacent to the hospital and will provide adequate living quarters for four

to six crew members.  We hope to commence construction in 2018.  If you are interested in donating to the Foundation in any

capacity, please call 806-872-5727 ext. 2011 for Jo Beth Smith.