Essentia Health Regional Foundation supports Essentia Health’s mission – to make a healthy difference in people’s lives – by enlisting the financial support of caring individuals and organizations. Our primary goal is to extend patient-focused care throughout the community by being known as a trusted voice and a healing hand in times of need. We use all contributions to benefit the mission of Essentia Health.
Essentia Health Regional Foundation serves these communities:
- Casselton, ND
- Fargo, ND
- Hankinson, ND
- Jamestown, ND
- Lisbon, ND
- Medina, ND
- Menahga, MN
- Moorhead, MN
- Park Rapids, MN
- Pelican Rapids, MN
- Valley City, ND
- Wahpeton, ND
- Walker, MN
- West Fargo, ND
The Essentia Health Regional Foundation was established in 2010 to truly impact the lives of patients and families in need whom we are honored to serve.
We are able to accomplish our mission through the visionary and generous financial support of caring individuals and organizations committed to inspiring change in the lives and well beings of others.
Founded in Fargo back in 1926 by pioneering physicians who believed there had to be a better way to care the sick and heal their suffering, our journey first began as Dakota Clinic, then as Innovis Health and now as the West Region of Essentia Health. Throughout time, our founding principals have never changed. Today, we proudly continue their legacy of caring by being one of the upper Midwest’s most respect hospitals and recognized regionally as a mission driven organization dedicated to providing exceptional patient centered care throughout the entire community.
To fulfill Essentia Health’s mission to make a healthy difference in people’s lives, we passionately engage highly skilled and purpose driven physicians, nurses and care teams who are called to heal the sick, ease the pain of those who are suffering and provide hope to those in despair.
As a foundation and as an organization, we believe that strength and virtue have no value unless they are used to benefit others so with that core value in mind, we focus our resources on supporting care efforts that enhance patient experiences, improve outcomes and advance the art and science of healing in our state of the art, 104 bed hospital and 22 supporting clinics throughout the region.
As a part of the comprehensive Essentia Health network, we are a non-profit, physician led organization committed to careful leverage system strengths, sharing knowledge and experiences and investing entrusted community resources to provide the most comprehensive medical care in our communities thus ensuring healthcare remains local, there is access for all in need and thought out the care process, the patient remains at the heart of everything we do.
With generous philanthropic support, we are able to provide patients and families who grace our doors in search of hope and healing, regardless of their ability to pay, with lifesaving medical equipment, innovative medical care, state of the art facilities, research and health education as we strive to fulfill our purpose and calling by being a trusted voice and healing hand to those in need.
- Kevin Pitzer, West Region Chief Administrative Officer
- Dr. Timothy Mahoney
Director of Internal Operations
To volunteer at the Foundation events or the Essentia Health hospital on 32nd Avenue South, Fargo, N.D., please contact Kerri Anderson at (710) 364-8898 or kerri.Anderson@essentiahealth.org
If you are interested, please fill out this Volunteer Application
and take or mail it to Essentia Health-Regional Foundation, 3000 32nd Ave. S., Fargo, ND 58103.
Over the past two years, Essentia Health Regional Foundation has reinvested approximately $158,000 back in to Essentia Health to fulfill our mission by partnering with the dedicated and compassionate physicians, nurses and care teams to enhance patient care, improving outcomes and make a healthy difference in the lives of others, one patient at a time.
- Patient grant funding for comfort items i.e. gas cards, lodging and wig assistance - $18,000
- 3 Ritter Power adjustable exam tables - $9,000
- Funding for Life after Breast Cancer symposium and patient survivor program - $5,000
- Metron Bariatric table for Lymphedema patient therapy - $2,100
- Recliners for the patient recovery and waiting area - $1,100
- IPAD for patient education and relaxation during appointments and treatment - $800
- Pediatric Nitrous Oxide program - $6,500
- Stuffed animals and toys for young ED patients $ 1,000
- Pillows and blankets for patient family members - $1,200
- 1 Giraffe Omni Bed and Panda warmer - $53,500
- Digital Transcutaneous CO2 monitor - $12,000
- PAC unit - $8,500
- Penguin 4 well Nutritional Warmer - $3,100
- 2 Thera Glide Mission recliners - $2,750
Heart and Vascular department
- Stress EKG grant - $5,000
- Cardio Rehabilitation equipment
- Landice Cardio treadmill - $3,700
- Landice Cardio Elliptical - $3,700
- NuStep Recumbent cross trainer - $3,600
- Body Solid stationary bike - $1,395
- Heart Failure grant funding for 2 patients - $3,000
- Heart Failure medical planners - $900
- Rehabilitation patient recognition - $450
- Game and movie systems and Flat Screen TV for all Pediatric rooms - $4,250
- Mobile media cart with games, movies and entertainment with flat screen TV that can be wheeled to any room in the hospital so families can stay together. $2,450
- Ortho Pediatric Quiet Cast removal system - $4,500
- Patient and family information kit - $800
Essentia Health Regional Foundation - Legacy Endowments
- Current fund balances $180,000
The Essentia Health Regional Foundation has also been actively involved with other community based projects like:
Heart Safe Fargo in direct partnership with the Fargo Fire Department, over 75 new AED’s have been placed in the Fargo-Moorhead area and over 100 individuals have been trained in infant, child and adult CPR, choking and AED utilization. Community education, outreach and awareness, United Way of Cass Clay and the Salvation Army.
A volunteer fundraiser is an event put on by members of the community to raise money for Essentia Health Regional Foundation – and ultimately for the programs and services that help patients at Essentia Health. Foundation staff will work with you to help you develop or enhance a fundraiser for a cause you want to support. All of the proceeds from your event will directly benefit the Essentia program you choose.
Car washes, fashion shows, wine tastings, grand openings and numerous other events have helped raise much-needed funds for Essentia’s foundations. Volunteers have used their creativity to produce events such as a 5-K run-walk, Dig the Cure and Turn the Town Pink, a community-wide fundraiser to benefit the Essentia Health Cancer Center in supporting breast cancer patients. For more information, contact Karen Engelter at 701-364-8389.
Please check back later as we add our donor list.
With the generous support of people like you, we are able to support the work of health care in our communities. You may give an undesignated gift, which will go where it is needed most, or you can give to one of the areas below:
- Today & Tomorrow Fund
- Women’s & Children’s Services
- Cancer Center
- Heart & Vascular Services
- Rural Health
- Hope and Healing Fund
- Donor Advised Fund
|Go Far Woman 5K & Half Marathon | August 24, 2013
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Women runners & walkers are strong, determined, beautiful women who support each other throughout all aspects of life! We want to celebrate that!
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Contact: Kim Kaiser
Essentia Health Marketing & Communications
October 4, 2012
‘Think Pink’ battles breast cancer and helps patients
The Essentia Health Cancer Center has teamed up with a local radio station to increase awareness about breast cancer and raise money to support women battling the disease.
October’s “Think Pink” campaign features a breast cancer patient or survivor sharing her story at 7:40 a.m. each Monday on Froggy FM 99.9. The weekly interviews are part of “Jesse & Amanda with Pike in the Morning” and then are posted on the station’s website, froggyweb.com.
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Essentia Health Cancer Center reminds women to do breast self-exams and make sure they are up-to-date on their mammogram screenings. Early detection saves lives.
The American Cancer Society recommends women age 40 and older get a mammogram and a breast exam by a healthcare professional every year. Such breast exams are recommended every three years for women ages 20-39. Talk to your physician or healthcare provider if you have any symptoms or if you have a family history of breast cancer.
The “Think Pink” campaign also offers an opportunity to help breast cancer patients and their families pay for items such as gas, lodging and wigs. The Essentia Health Regional Foundation offers help through its Cancer Center Fund. Donations will be matched by the Dakota Medical Foundation.
“At the Essentia Health Cancer Center, breast cancer patients and their families are never alone in their journey,” says Jon Benson, the foundation’s vice president and executive director. “The center’s patient navigator and care teams are with them every step of the way. By helping provide these ‘comfort’ items, our donors are partnering to impact patients’ lives so they can focus on their healing road ahead.”
There are three ways to donate:
• Online: Online: Go to EssentiaHealth.org/Foundation. Click on “Essentia Health Regional Foundation,” then “Make a Gift.” You can choose “Essentia Health Cancer Center Fund” in the form and note in the comment box that your donation is for “Think Pink
• Mail: Send a check to the Essentia Health Regional Foundation, 3000 32nd Ave. S., Fargo, ND 58103. Please designate your donation for “Think Pink” or the Essentia Health Cancer Center Fund.
• Call: Jon Benson, the foundation’s vice president and executive director, at 701.364.8019.
In September, Essentia Health Regional Foundation was awarded a $100,000 match grant from Dakota Medical Foundation (DMF), which will be used toward the establishment of the Essentia Health Regional Foundation.
Essentia Health is teaming up with the Fargo Fire Department and Dakota Medical Foundation to double the number of life-saving automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in local businesses in the HeartSafe Fargo project. The program aims to check about 250 existing devices and add another 250, as well as provide CPR and AED training.
Doctor of the Year
On Nov. 5, six medical professionals in Essentia Health’s West Region were recognized at the Doctor of the Year awards event in Fargo. The event honored:
- Dr. Joel Haugen, 2011 Colleague of the Year, Fargo
- Dr. Matthew Kammerer, 2011 Colleague of the Year, Regional
- Dr. Steve Strinden and Dr. Wesley Ofstedal, 2011 Community Physician of the Year
- Jennifer Schlauderaff and Jean Evams, 2011 Health Champion of the Year (non-physician award)
Essentia Health Regional Foundation
3000 32nd Ave. S.
Fargo, ND 58103
Phone: (701) 364-8389