Quarter 2 Newsletter

In this Edition:

Message From the Director


In this newsletter we want to bring special attention to a very important segment of our donor pool. That is our annual donor societies. It’s no secret, our annual donor society partners are vital to the Foundation’s success.

We wish to provide you a “spotlight” on the following donor clubs, Annual Event Sponsors, (AES), our Circle of Friends, (COF), and the newly formed Patrons of Promise, (POP). Each member of these donor societies is automatically a welcome guest to all of the fundraising events on the Foundations yearly calendar. Each donor society has a different qualifying annual gift amount and each receives an associated return, from promotion and recognition, to participation and guest invitations. These donors have indicated their desire to support year to year and for the foreseeable future.

AES are our corporate partners who value the benefit of health care in our community and who partner with the Foundation to give back to assist with the needs of Hutchinson Health.

COF are individuals and couples who by their support help to provide the needed resources to fund the Foundation Scholarships program and whose support assures a successful granting program.  COF donors also have opportunity to invite friends to calendar events as their guests and thereby introducing potential future donors to the mission and vision of the Foundation.

Lastly, I am excited to share our newly formed POP donor society.  This opportunity was introduced for the first time in 2016, and six couples or individuals have already signed on at this giving level and are receiving the benefits associated with this commitment.

I wish to thank those who by their donation and participation in any of these giving societies, have helped us to accomplish so many great things to benefit patients, clients and residents served by Hutchinson Health.

Hutch Health Foundation Director Cary LinderI also hope you will consider joining your friends and peers by becoming a member of one of our donor societies.

If you would like information on our annual donor societies please contact me at 320.484.4442 or via email.  

Until next time, 

Cary Linder
Director | Hutchinson Health Foundation

Golfers Needed!

Foundation Board Member Bernie Knutson helping deliver volunteers to their positions!

25th Annual Scramble for Life Tournament

A day of fun, sun, and fundraising. One of our largest annual fundraisers, funds raised at the Scramble for Life support the Foundation’s growing scholarship and granting funds.

The tournament will take place on Monday, August 8th at the Crow River Golf Club

11 AM Registration Begins
12 Noon Shotgun Start
5 PM Dinner and Program

Register Here

2016 Upcoming Events

Hutchinson Health Foundation hosts several fundraising events throughout the year. Our annual events build the Foundation’s involvement levels while helping fund health care projects. We hope you consider joining us for one or more of these events!

Wednesday, November 30th 
Masquerade Jewelry Sale
Join us for our $5 Masquerade Jewelry Sales, and help raise funds for the Foundation’s scholarship fund. Held in the Hospital’s main entrance from 10:00am – 5:00pm.
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A Message From  Our Donors – The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic, P.A.

Hutchinson Health Ortho TeamWe recently sat down with Andrew Meyers and Dr. Walker from The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic (OFC), to learn more why they have chose to support the Foundation as an Annual Event Sponsor. Andrew Meyers, Chief Executive Officer, shared the following:

“OFC provides orthopaedic care in several locations. We do this to support the local healthcare system that we work with to help them remain healthy and viable. We have found that hospitals and their foundations have a much better insight into the needs of the community and its healthcare system.

Local care is usually of better quality, is more affordable, and is more personable. It’s these types of ‘systems’ that we like to participate with and provide the needed orthopaedic component, meeting that need in the community.

The recently combined healthcare system in Hutchinson shows how much the providers want to maintain a system where they can provide the quality and breadth of care needed to properly serve the community.”

Dr. Walker further elaborated by contributing:

“The hospital provides a service to the community, and with pressures of reimbursement, these entities need help from local donors, such as OFC and providers like myself.”

Bringing Autism Screening Home

A Message From One of Our Grateful Recipients – Mental Health Clinic Services

Recently the foundation accepted the grant application from the Mental Health Clinic Services and funded the purchase of a piece of equipment to aid in the diagnosis of autism. The ADOS, or Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, allows providers to accurately assess and diagnose autism spectrum disorders across age, developmental level, and language skills.

With the purchase of these materials, the Mental Health Clinic is working with a team including pediatricians, child psychiatry, child psychology, OT and speech to develop a specialized autism service line.

As Tara Nelson, Mental Health Clinic Services Manager stated:

“We were very excited when we learned we received grant funding. We had been discussing purchasing the testing materials for some time and working on the development of a specialized service line. Since this would have required a lot of financial resources and time, we were struggling to make a feasible plan. The grant application appeared at the right time as we were really getting into discussions about developing specialized autism services at Hutchinson Health.

The purchase of these materials and the development of this service line will be a huge benefit to the community. Schools and social service agencies have been asking for additional services for many years. We currently have to refer children to the metro when further screening needs to be completed for autism. This creates transportation and other hardship issues for local families. Since we already have most of the key components that these children need, adding this piece to the mix helps us provide the care and screening within our own setting.”

Tara went on to say:

“Being able to provide this service helps us to serve Hutchinson Health’s mission of advancing health with our community. It is important for people to be able to seek care where it is convenient, comfortable, and where they feel that quality care will be provided. We are able to provide all of those things for our patients.”

Share N’ Care Dinner & Comedy Night Recap

We want to thank all of you who attended the 31st Annual Share N’ Care Dinner held on April 20th.  It was a great evening with comedic entertainment provided by Bob Stromberg, a touching presentation provided by LouAnn Perschau, great food, great conversation, and a very successful night of fundraising. Thanks to your generous support, the Foundation was able to raise $13,560.45 for Hospice. Please save the date and mark your calendars for next year’s annual Share N’ Care Dinner which will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Thank You to our generous donors