This spring, the Foundation’s Board of Trustees approved 16 grants totaling $263,156. Awards to Rice Memorial Hospital will fund programs and services, continuing education, new technology and equipment. This support is possible because of your donations to Rice Health Foundation designated funds and endowments. Your gifts make a difference in patients’ lives. Thank you. We are Caring for the Community Together!
- Transport Ventilator for Ambulance Services
- Disinfection Equipment for Ultrasound Probes
- Omnicell Controlled Substance Management System
- Nurse Mentor Program
- Diabetes Prevention Community Education Program
- Infection Control National Convention
- Lactation Program Resources
- Lymphedema Therapy Program
- Training to provide new treatment modalities: Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Serial Casting PT Treatment for Pediatric Patients
- Advanced Training in Pulmonary Rehab, Pediatric Physical Therapy & Perioperative Services
The 2018 Employee Campaign kicked off on March 1st! We are asking employees to support the “Be a SUPERHERO” campaign for the Emergency Services Capital Improvement project. Gifts will help strengthen services provided in the Hospital Emergency Room. The planned renovations will reduce the safety risk to patients, visitors and staff who care for them; allowing Rice to remain proactive in preventing violence in the ER and throughout the Hospital. Learn more about the ER renovations here.
Rice Health Foundation’s 2017 Gala is going to the races. Kentucky Derby is the theme and everyone will be in the winner’s circle on Friday, November 10, 2017. Purchase tickets here.
The funds raised will help strengthen emergency services provided in the Rice Hospital Emergency Room, and ensure the safety of patients and the staff who care for them. Your support will allow Rice to remain proactive in preventing violence in the ER and effectively managing medical emergencies daily.
The financial goal for this year’s gala is $270,000. The money raised will help provide safe and secure care for thousands in the region.
Employee support for Rice’s mission through the annual Employee Campaign is a significant part of Rice’s culture of philanthropy. The 2017 campaign wrapped up in June, with employees giving over $100,000 to the Rice Regional Dental Clinic and nine other designated funds and endowments.
Employee support is a source of encouragement as others from the community consider supporting healthcare in the community. Thanks again to everyone who made a gift.
Rice Employees aren’t just dedicated to the work they do at Rice every day of the year. They go that extra mile by giving to the Foundation to enhance healthcare services for the benefit of everyone.
Congratulations, Chris and Lara Duininck! At the annual Donor Recognition dinner, the Foundation presented the 2017 Tradition of Caring award to Chris and Lara for their generous support for Rice Memorial Hospital.
Chris and Lara have lived in Willmar for 25 years. Chris grew up in Prinsburg and Lara in Southern California. They fell in love at Wheaton College and eventually married and moved to Willmar. Chris works for Duininck Inc., a family owned business. They have three children – the youngest graduating from Willmar Senior High this June. The other two are college graduates and are currently employed in Southern California.
Chris and Lara are passionate about using the gifts and talents they have been given to bless their church and community. They feel strongly that it is important to live a life serving others and giving back.
Thank you for all your gifts of time, talent and treasure, Chris and Lara.
The 2017 Employee Campaign kicked off on March 1st! The EVERYONE DESERVES A SMILE campaign focus is the Rice Regional Dental Clinic. Employee gifts to the Dental Clinic will be “FILLING” the needs of children and adults without access to dental services.
“BRACE YOURSELF!” Since the first Employee Campaign in 1999, employees have given $883,025!! This year’s goal of $116,975 will fill the gap for the Dental Clinic AND bring our total giving to $1,000,000!!!!
The Board of Directors of Rice Memorial Hospital and Trustees of Rice Health Foundation extend a heartfelt THANKS to all who supported the 2016 Holiday Festival events – Friday night’s Casino Royale dinner and auctions, as well as Saturday’s 25th and final Table Setting Review. Preliminary net proceeds now total $217,275, which will help provide services to patients of Rice Regional Dental Clinic who have little or no access to dental care.
We are grateful for the continuing support from area businesses, donors, sponsors, partners, physicians, contributors, guests, volunteers and staff. A special note of gratitude to all practicing and retired dentists and dental professionals, for collaborating with us to ensure the work of Rice Regional Dental Clinic continues now and in the future.
Rice Health Foundation recently received Charities Review Council’s “Meets Standards®” seal, a visual marker on nonprofit strength. Nonprofit organizations, such as Rice Health Foundation, earn the Meets Standards® seal by voluntarily participating in Charities Review Council’s Accountability Wizard® review process. The only web-based product of its kind, the Accountability Wizard® is a time-tested tool, elevated by nationally recognized capacity building practitioners and philanthropic thought leaders. The Accountability Wizard® is based on Charities Review Council’s 25 Accountability Standards®, a balance of nonprofit sector promising practices, public expectations, and legal requirements, representing the shared expectations between donors and nonprofits.
The review process examined four key areas: Public Disclosure, Governance, Financial Activity, and Fundraising. As a result, Rice Health Foundation has aligned its practices, policies and procedures to widely accepted standards of accountability, leading them to greater strength, efficacy and to the achievement of the Meets Standards® seal. By participating in the Accountability Wizard® review process, Rice Health Foundation demonstrates responsibility, integrity and transparency to donors as well as the general public.
Rice Health Foundation’s full review report is available online at www.smartgivers.org, and the organization will also be listed in Charities Review Council’s bi-annual Smart Giver Newsletter.
For more information about Rice Health Foundation, contact Shirley Carter at 320-231-4147 or Shirley.Carter@carrishealth.com.
Rice Regional Dental Clinic was established in 2007, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, to train dental students and to meet the critical need of area residents with no access to dental services. Before the Dental Clinic opened, many of those patients sought help in the Hospital’s Emergency Department.
The Clinic has performed over 140,000 dental procedures on more than 13,000 patients from 17 counties. Patients include senior citizens on fixed incomes, the mentally ill and developmentally challenged, infants and children, and low-income working families.
Your generosity will help provide healthy smiles for thousands in the region.
Everyone deserves a smile.
This year’s financial goal is $300,000. The money we raise will allow Rice Memorial Hospital to provide community oral health services for those who have no access.