Our Story

Promoting health initiatives since 2008.

The Obici Healthcare Foundation is a private, independent entity unrelated to any other health organization. Established in 2006 when the former Louise Obici Memorial Hospital was sold to Sentara Healthcare and coupled with assets of Mr. Obici’s first foundation, the assets of the Obici Healthcare Foundation are over $100 million.

The Foundation is governed by an independent board composed of citizens living in Suffolk and in surrounding communities in the previous service area of the Louise Obici Memorial Hospital.

It is the Foundation’s goal to continue on the philanthropic journey started by Amedeo Obici when he built a hospital to honor his wife’s memory and to serve the healthcare needs of the surrounding community.

The Foundation’s mission today reflects this same desire as we strive to address the unmet needs of the medically indigent and uninsured and to support programs which prevent illness and disease.

Our Mission

The mission of the Obici Healthcare Foundation is to improve the health status of the people living in the service area by responding to the medical needs of the indigent and uninsured and by supporting programs which have the primary purpose of preventing illness and disease.

This is in keeping with Amedeo Obici’s concern for local citizens, which was best illustrated by his decision to build a hospital as a lasting memorial to his wife, Louise, after her death in 1938.

Our Vision

The vision of the Obici Healthcare Foundation is good health and wellness for all.

Service Area

The Foundation’s service area is composed of the previous service area of the Louise Obici Memorial Hospital, which includes the cities of Suffolk and Franklin; Surry, Dendron and Elberon in the eastern half of Surry County; Waverly and Wakefield in Sussex County; Boykins, Newsoms, Courtland, Sedley and Ivor in Southampton County; Isle of Wight County; and Gates County, North Carolina.

Our Values

The Obici Healthcare Foundation adheres to the highest standards by embracing the following set of values.



We will act with compassion, sensitivity and creativity to make a significant improvement in the health status of our community.


We will act with honesty and fairness, give our best efforts and take responsibility for our actions.

Community Involvement

We will act as a team with the community to promote good health and good healthcare for all.

Financial Stewardship

We will act responsibly to make the Foundation strong and support healthcare programs that are effective.
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