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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

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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Melrose's Our Commitment to a Healthy Community Campaign

Our Commitment to a Healthy Community

Our Commitment to a Healthy CommunityThe single most important initiative Melrose can undertake is building a new hospital capable of meeting the community’s current and future health needs. In response to changes in today’s patient demands and technological advances, a new hospital will transform the front door of health care in Melrose and strategically position CentraCare Health – Melrose to serve area residents for years to come. The new hospital will not only retain and recruit qualified physicians and staff, but also help many other Melrose-area employers recruit qualified employees to the area. The end result will boost the local economy and reap sustainable, future economic benefit for the entire region.

Join us in ensuring that CentraCare health – Melrose continues to deliver on its vision of service and quality, working to improve the health of every patient, everyday. For more information contact Julie Baum, Development Officer at 320-256-1807.

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CentraCare Funds

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“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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