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Invest in exceptional care

CentraCare Health Foundation exists to improve health and health care. It really is that simple, it just takes a tremendous amount of work. Our staff and our board tackle that challenge head on, engaging our community to invest in exceptional care within CentraCare Health and its 23-county service area. The Foundation’s work — and your generosity — benefit all of Central Minnesota by supporting advances in treatment and technology across a spectrum of health care services.

There are different ways to give, and simply put, your gift will provide a healthier future.

Read the 2015 Annual Report to see how the CentraCare Health Foundation engages the philanthropic community in partnerships to improve health and health care.

La Gratitude recognizes donors

CentraCare Health Foundation and the Foundation Board of Directors expressed their “La Gratitude” for the support of their generous donors on Oct. 29. Three donors were given awards as a token of appreciation for their dedication and commitment to the CentraCare Health Foundation:

  • Mae Ellingson-Skalicky, 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Christy Gilleland, 2015 Rising Star Award
  • Lee Hanson, 2015 Service to Foundation Award

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Granite Logistics will generously match donations up to $100,000 received by Dec. 31.

The need for heart care in Central Minnesota is critical — approximately 550,000 new heart disease cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. More than 30,000 patients receive care and superior clinical outcomes each year from the CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center at St. Cloud Hospital.

Your gift can impact patients and their families by providing services and programs that insurance does not cover — iPads for remote monitoring for heart failure patients to manage symptoms, risk factors and medications, and assist with integrating behavioral health services to provide routine depression and anxiety screening as part of cardiac care. More than 1,000 heart failure patients are helped at the CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center every year.

CentraCare Health remains dedicated to providing leading-edge quality care in Central Minnesota. Every gift is important and can impact the life of a heart patient.

For just $25, $100 or $1,000, you can make a difference.

Make a gift today!

Thank you to the generous matching gift from

Granite Logistics

Priority Giving Areas

CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center Funds

  • CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center Greatest Needs
  • Joseph & Susan Kuhl Heart Center Education

Cancer Funds

  • Coborn Cancer Center Greatest Needs
  • Cancer Survivorship Program
  • Pediatric Cancer Greatest Needs
  • Breast Cancer Greatest Needs
  • Dr. Harold E. Windschitl Cancer Research
  • Aunt Leona’s
  • Hind Site
  • CentraCare Radiation Oncology at Douglas County Hospital

Behavioral Health Funds

  • Behavioral Health Greatest Needs
  • Adult Psychiatry Services
  • Clara’s Fund (Child & Adolescent)
  • Clara’s House Therapeutic Arts
  • Recovery Plus Greatest Needs
  • Bernie Belling Recovery
  • Journey Home Greatest Needs
  • Sallie Engel Fund – Trauma Survivorship
  • Senior Helping Hands – Elder Care Network
  • St. Cloud Hospital Eating Disorders Program Fund

Long Prairie's Building a Healthy Community Campaign

Building a Healthy Community

Plans for a new medical campus are underway and construction of the estimated $25 million, 62,000-square-foot inpatient facility and outpatient service area will begin in 2016. The more we can contribute to the project at this pivotal budgeting and planning phase; the more can be included in the new medical campus project scope.

Join us in ensuring that CentraCare Health – Long Prairie continues to deliver on its vision of service and quality, working to improve the health of every patient, everyday. For more information, contact Nicole Bjerke, Development Officer, at 320-732-7337.

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CentraCare Funds

View a complete list of giving opportunities.

“Philanthropy allows us to meet the needs and challenges of our community — giving hope and saving lives for generations to come.”
Chris Shorba, past Foundation Board of Directors chair

This past year, 4,996 benefactors invested more than $9.3 million in CentraCare Health to support educational programs, conduct research and provide services that improve the quality of health and health care in our region.

We are so grateful for your generous gifts and support, which provide hope and healing.

In the past fiscal year, CentraCare Health Foundation gave $5.1 million in health care grants throughout Central Minnesota.

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