Each year the Madelia Community Hospital Foundation conducts an annual giving campaign, reaching out to community members for philanthropic support. Gifts to the Annual Fund help to enhance a wide range of programs and patient care. Each donor makes a difference in helping the Madelia Community Hospital & Clinic (MCHC) meet its commitment to the community.
The Madelia Community Hospital Foundation would like to thank all of the donors for their generous contributions made during this year’s annual giving campaign, “Caring for you throughout the years.” Together these annual giving gifts brought in $38,253.50.
This year the foundation was blessed with a very generous donation. Mike Masters gave the campaign a huge boost when he donated $25,000 to the endowment. “Having the hospital in Madelia is important to me and I wanted to do my part to help,” replied Masters.
The endowment fund is an investment fund which continues to grow principle, while withdrawals from the invested capital are used for ongoing operations or other purposes. The Foundation was thrilled to receive this gift. The endowment is one way that the community can assure that MCHC is here for future generations.
"We are honored to receive such generous support from Mike Masters and from the community. His gift will certainly help us make sure that the hospital can continue providing excellent care right in our own community,” said Stacie Cook, the Foundation’s Executive Director.
The Foundation serves as the bridge between MCHC, its patients, area friends and supporters. The Foundation provides resources to MCHC departments and endeavors that effectively promote and improve community health and wellness.
Besides building an endowment for future needs of MCHC, the Foundation also has supported the hospital with equipment and software purchases for Radiology, Homecare, and Nursing. When you or your loved ones come to MCHC, you rely on life-saving equipment for medical treatment and diagnosis. MCHC relies on donations to help offset rising equipment costs.
“It's about peace of mind and knowing that should you or someone you love experience a life-threatening event, the care you need will be available close to home,” stated board member Kayla Hermann.
The Foundation also gives back to the Community by providing educational activities including farm safety, community CPR, Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshops, and other classes. In addition, they give financial support to the Farmers Market and Bowling with Kids. The Foundation believes the health and safety of our community is a top priority and provides the high school with the ImPact Concussion software for high school students’ sports programs.
For the younger children, the Foundation has made Bike Safety an initiative - selling quality helmets at low cost and holding bike safety rallies. The Foundation provides two annual scholarships for local high school students going into the healthcare field. The community’s donations help the Foundation to provide the continuance of these MCHC services.