Other Funded Projects

As a part of Hutchinson Health’s mission of advancing health with the community the Foundation has funded various health initiatives that expand beyond the walls of Hutchinson Health.

Hutchinson Health Cancer Center

In 2019 a much needed expansion of the Hutchinson Health Cancer Center took place. The $2.1 million, two year expansion and renovation resulted in a state-of-the art Cancer Center almost triple in size that integrated all Hutchinson Health cancer services into one location. In addition, it allowed patients facing a cancer diagnosis the opportunity to continue their care with health providers they know and trust; without the stress of undue travel or transfer at what can be a very vulnerable time for them.

The new Cancer Center features include:

  • Almost triple the square footage with a new 5,103 square foot location within Hutchinson Health (previously the cancer clinic occupied a 1,750 square foot blueprint)
  • 3 exam rooms, 6 infusion therapy rooms, a procedure room and more
  • A larger and more aesthetically pleasing waiting area
  • A calming space for patients to enjoy pre and post procedure
  • Consult and conference space available for patient and family in clinic
  • Procedures like bone marrow biopsies to be done in clinic, as well as lab work

Senior Care – Harmony River Living Center

To date the Foundation’s first, and therefore largest capital campaign, remains the construction of Harmony River Living Center.  Through the generosity of our donors the Foundation raised 1.8 million dollars to help finance the replacement of Burns Manor with the Harmony River Living Center skilled care facility.

The Harmony River Living Center campus, built on 43 acres near the hospital, has specific units for individuals needing short and long-term care, skilled nursing services and memory or Alzheimer’s services. It is designed for high quality senior services that are unsurpassed in our area.

The campus, created in partnership with Presbyterian Homes & Services, fosters a continuum care concept and is the first senior facility to offer this broad range of care levels in our region.

Amenities Include:

  • 108 private rooms
  • 6 spacious semi-private rooms
  • Private, handicapped accessible bathrooms with showers
  • Intimate, family-style dining rooms
  • Rehabilitation and activity facilities
  • Community room
  • And much more

Allina Health Home Care Services

Hospice care provides medical services, emotional support, and spiritual resources for people who are in the last stages of a serious illness. Hospice care also helps family members manage the practical details and emotional challenges of caring for a dying loved one.  Hospice care believes the quality of life to be music therapy program for hospiceas important as length of life. It is for this very reason keeping quality hospice services local remains a vital necessity.

In the past three years the Foundation has been able to contribute over $35,000 to Allina Health Home Care Services to support hospice patients in the local area. The donations have been utilized to support the music and massage therapy programs.

Community Grants

The Foundation has funded hundreds of grant requests since its inception in 1984. Many of those grants supported schools, nonprofits and other entities seeking to improve health within their facilities. Here are some examples of community projects supported by the Foundation:

  • Funded Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) for Hutchinson Public Schools
  • Supported the McLeod County Senior Expo. The Expo was designed to offer a single place where seniors could explore options available in housing, medical programs, leisure activities, services, healthy living and more.
  • Granted dollars to Health Occupation Student Association. An educational program in the Hutchinson School District for students to get exposed to potential career opportunities in the health care field.