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Foundation funding and partnerships thrive in 2016

The Foundation provided funding and partnerships with the following programs and projects at NUMC and the New Ulm community in 2016. We are happy to report our impacts to the many programs, projects and equipment needs of New Ulm Medical Center – Allina Health. These impacts align with the 2016 NUMC Foundation Strategic Plan.
The New Ulm Medical Center Foundation disbursed $928,443 in support needs in the medical center and the community it serves. 
Population Health Improvement – Heart of New Ulm, Partnership in Children’s Health Initiative, Mental Health - ($227,098)
  • Provided HONU $200,000 in funding in 2016 ($100,000 for 2016 and $100,000 for 2017). Funded NU Park and Recreation/Harman Park with $20,484 for exercise equipment as part of the Lose it to Win it Community Challenge.
  • Children’s Health Initiative – partnered with HONU on a Walmart grant for Safe Routes to School Signage - $2,500
  • Mental Health – granted funding to support purchase for alpha stimulation equipment to be used for inpatient substance abuse and outpatient mental health patients - $3,500
  • Inpatient Substance Abuse Educational Materials - $614
Connecting patients with expert specialists through telehealth - ($55,792)
  • Funded new telehealth room in the clinic - $10,720
  • Holistic care - Penny George Institute for Health and Healing – Inpatient Acupuncture Services - $35,000
Care coordination, especially helping the elderly or those burdened by disease - ($36,445)
  • Patient Assistance Fund - $4,500
  • Hospice; TLC Fund - $1,445, General Fund - $10,000, Music and Massage Therapy - $20,000, Employee Emergency Assistance Fund - $500
Acute care, including bricks and mortar projects – ($545,177)
  • Courage Kenny Rehabilitative Institute Renovation and Expansion - $350,000
  • Garden Maintenance - $3,500
  • Virginia Piper Cancer Institute; Comfort Care Bags - $3,200, General Funds - $1,500, iPads (2) - $1,000
  • 3D Mammography - $177,000
  • Clinic Pediatric Play Tables - $2,500
  • Handy Bar for safe patient moving - $917
  • What’s Cooking New Ulm – Cooking Show - $1,160
  • Women’s Health Event - 4,400
Expand regional focus - ($63,931)
  • ResQCPR for Area Emergency Transportation Vehicles - $13,931
  • Inclusive Park at Herman Heights - $50,000
We thank our donors for the gifts they continue to give so generously each year. Our relationships with each one of you is special in so many ways.
If you would like to make a gift in 2017, please contact our office at 507-217- 5180 or visit our webpage.

Hope Fund available for breast cancer patients

New Ulm Medical Center Foundation (NUMCF) is pleased to offer a new fund to assist people who are actively receiving care for breast cancer. The Hope Fund is financed through the support of the Minnesota Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and is available only for patients with breast cancer.

Active treatments for breast cancer include chemotherapy, radiation, bone marrow transplant, surgery, lymphedema therapy, cording therapy (treatment of scar tissue in the armpit), hospice, and palliative care. "The New Ulm Medical Center Foundation is happy to be partnering with other Allina Health facilities, including Buffalo Hospital, Cambridge Medical Center and Owatonna Hospital, to make these funds available to breast cancer patients in need," NUMCF Director Missy Dreckman said. "Between the four facilities, we have funds available through a grant from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure fund."

The Hope Fund offers emergency financial assistance to help with basic living expenses such as mortgage, rent, car payments, heat, electricity, other utilities, food, and gas.

"We want to help patients with a breast cancer diagnosis understand they have a local resource when this devastating diagnosis prevails," Dreckman said.

It can take up to a few weeks for each application to be processed. The check will be issued and mailed directly to the creditor. A check cannot be made out to an individual.

"This fund is similar to the Patient Assistance Fund that we've had available for years," Dreckman said. "Any patient with qualifying financial strain can apply to receive funds, and we've seen firsthand what a tremendous impact it has had on patients and their families."

The application for the Hope Fund can be picked up at the New Ulm Medical Center in the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute – New Ulm, or online

Have a Heart Gala - Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017

The New Ulm Medical Center Foundation's annual Have a Heart Gala will be on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the New Ulm Event Center.

This fun, vibrant fundraising event will feature a unique pre-party event, live and silent auction, savory meal, and debut a new high energy vocal group: Six Appeal. We'd love for you to join us for this event and help support the New Ulm Medical Center Foundation.

Proceeds from this year's Gala will go to support the innovative work of Hearts Beat Back: the Heart of New Ulm Project. This project aims to improve the health, well-being, and quality of life for all New Ulm-area residents through education, resources, initiatives, and partnerships that empower people of all ages to take responsibility for their own health in a supportive environment.

For more information, or to find out about available seating, call the Foundation office at 507-217-5180 or email
Select this link to donate to the NUMC Foundation. 
New Ulm Medical Center Foundation is proud to once again offer several scholarships for those who are interested in nursing and medical fields. Applications are due March 1, 2017. Go to this link for more information and to download the application. 

Vegetable Egg Bake

8 slices of whole grain bread
6 eggs
6 egg whites
1/2 cup skim milk
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup broccoli, sliced
1/2 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup diced onion
1/2 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese
1. Tear bread and put it in the bottom of a 9x13 cake pan.
2. Beat eggs, add milk and water. Pour this mixture over the bread.
3. Evenly coat pan with broccoli, mushrooms, tomatoes, and onions.
4. Sprinkle even amounts of cheese over top of mixture.
5. Bake in oven at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes.
Serving Suggestion: Serve with a side of fresh fruit.

Go to this link on the Hearts Beat Back website for more nutritious, delicious recipes!
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