About West Health

Our Mission

West Health’s mission is to enable seniors to successfully age in place, with access to high-quality, affordable health and support services that preserve and protect their dignity, quality of life and independence.

Our Founders

Gary and Mary West are successful entrepreneurs and pioneering philanthropists with a commitment to making a significant positive impact in the lives of our nation’s seniors. They understand, firsthand, many of the brutal challenges of aging and know that most low-income seniors do not have the resources to do so successfully.

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Our History

    • Nov 2006

      The Gary and Mary West Foundation is established

      Gary and Mary West are pioneering philanthropists who established the Gary and Mary West Foundation in 2006.  To date, the Foundation has issued 400 grants totaling more than $174 million and created nonprofit organizations to provide outcomes-based funding to enable seniors to successfully age in place, with access to high-quality, affordable health and support services that preserve and protect their dignity, quality of life and independence.

    • Mar 2009

      West Health Institute is established

      The Gary Mary West Health Institute is a 501(c)(3) medical research organization that conducts applied medical research to advance innovative care delivery models that enable successful aging.

    • Jan 2012

      West Health Policy Center is established

      The nonprofit, nonpartisan Gary and Mary West Health Policy Center in Washington, D.C., is focused on senior-centered healthcare delivery and payment policy.

West Entities Focused on Successful Aging

West Health Institute

The West Health Institute conducts applied medical research to generate the evidence needed for healthcare providers, policymakers and communities to adopt models of care that better serve seniors and their families.

West Health Policy Center

The West Health Policy Center provides research and education to advance policy and payment reform in conjunction with the West Health Institute’s advocacy efforts in support of enabling seniors to successfully age in place.

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