Community Engagement: February 2024

Published on March 20, 2024


Fargo Colleagues Attend 2024 Sweetheart Ball

Members of the Essentia Health Fargo OB/GYN team (Dr. Caitlin Pandolfo, Christy Woodard, Mandi Swanson, Dr. Jared Sander, and Tessa Hand) attended the annual Ronald McDonald House (RMDH) Sweetheart Ball in Fargo. Mandi Swanson serves as a volunteer leader on the Board of Directors for the RMDH of the Red River Valley.

Funds raised at this event support general operations and directly benefit families with critically ill children receiving support through Ronald McDonald House of the Red River Valley in Fargo.

 sweetheart ball


Essentia Health Supports Active Living on the Iron Range

The Mesabi Fit Coalition recently opened the former Mt. Iron YMCA building providing a space for recreation and wellness for the region. Essentia Health Virginia Administrator, Sam Stone, and Community Relations Charlotte Belobaba presented the Mesabi Fit Coalition board members with $25,000 to contribute to the pool remodel.

This addition to the current pool area will provide the community with a space where they can achieve their health and wellness goals.

  pool room repairs

Essentia Health Volunteers in Action

Kudos to our colleagues in Duluth for volunteering at the Vita Nova house recently. Vita Nova is a non-profit organization in Duluth that aims to provide housing and supportive services to formerly incarcerated community members.

volunteers post for photovita nova house

Essentia Health Employee Volunteers

Log your volunteer hours and learn more about the Together We Thrive employee volunteerism program!

Building Healthy Communities

Wherever you find Essentia Health, you’ll find people and programs dedicated to supporting local organizations, partnerships, and initiatives. Find out more on our Community Involvement page.

Like most websites, we use cookies and other technologies to keep our website reliable, secure, and to better understand how our site is used. By using our site, you agree to our use of these tools. Learn More