The RiverView Foundation is ready for tomorrow's Giving Hearts Day event!
This year marks the 15th year of the 24-hour fundraiser for non-profits. RiverView has participated in the event since the beginning. Many projects, programs, and funds exist because of Giving Hearts Day. Donations and gifts given in memory or honor of loved ones have been used to purchase essential equipment to keep our community healthy.
“Proof that local healthcare is essential to the people of Crookston and our rural area is shown in the generous support of donors who helped bring RiverView’s new hospital and clinic to fruition,’’ shared Foundation Director Randy Schoenborn. Giving Hearts Day contributions helped the Foundation raise more than $2 million for the building project.
The Foundation Board has determined that undesignated 2022 Giving Hearts Day contributions will go toward the following two equipment needs in RiverView’s Emergency Room, with an estimated cost of $125,000:
- An automated medication dispensing system that safely stores and quickly releases medication with proper physician orders. This system will provide necessary medications to treat patients in the Emergency Room 24 hours a day, regardless of the physical presence of a pharmacist.
- A portable ultrasound machine specific to the rapid assessment of heart and abdominal injury of trauma patients. Called a FAST (Fast Assessment Sonography for Trauma) exam, Emergency Room physicians perform this screening exam on admission without the delay of calling in an ultrasound technician.
The Dakota Medical Foundation (DMF), Impact Foundation, and Alex Stern Family Foundation host Giving Hearts Day. On Feb. 10, DMF and other generous donors will provide significant match contributions to the RiverView Foundation up to $50,000 to stretch donations even further to make the maximum impact.
The match funding is only available on Thursday, Feb. 10 (12:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.). Donations must be made online with a link available that day at riverviewhealth.org or through the Foundation office. A link for donations will also be provided on Feb. 10 on the KROX website at kroxam.com.
“Thank you for your past support and consideration of a gift to Giving Hearts Day 2022,’’ Schoenborn stated. “Your belief and trust in our mission will make a positive difference in the future health and vitality of our rural region.’’
For more information about the Giving Hearts Day program, contact Schoenborn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 218-281-9249