Tracy Area Medical Foundation
2013 Fall Classic
The 2013 Annual Fall Golf Classic Fundraiser is Friday, September 6th.
This year’s goal is to raise an *additional $10,000 toward the purchase of a a GlideScope®- the first alternative airway management technique adapted into emergency care settings.
Thanks to you, and all the 2012 Fall Classic Golf Scramble supporters, the Foundation presented Sanford Tracy with a check to purchase 2 (two) AED's for use in our satellite clinics: Sanford Tracy Balaton Clinic and Sanford Tracy Walnut Grove Clinic. The remaining 2012 funds will be used along with funds raised from the 2013 Fall Classic Golf Fundraiser to purchase the GlideScope®.
Tracy Area Medical Foundation
On Monday February 4, 2013 the Tracy Area Medical Foundation held its annual meeting with the public invited to attend. The 12:00pm meeting included a presentation of the Foundation’s financial status, approval of new board members and information on the Foundations Key membership program.
Why an Annual Membership Drive?
Although the foundation has been very fortunate to receive several large gifts in past years, the means to sustain the organization’s ability to continue providing financial support for our local hospital and clinics and continue providing scholarships will likely be based upon a yearly commitment of foundation support by community members – KEY MEMBERSHIPS.
Key membership is simply a commitment to provide a yearly tax deductible gift in an amount designated by the contributor. Gifts of any amount are appreciated and welcomed. When the Key Membership Program was implemented 7 years ago the following levels of giving were established:
$1.00- $199 – Associate Members – Certificate of Appreciation will be awarded each year of contribution.
$200 - $299 – Bronze Key
$300 - $499 – Silver Key
$500 - $999 – Gold Key
$1,000 and over – Platinum Key
Key Members receive a membership plaque with their first gift and key. Each plaque will accommodate ten years of gift contributions.
In the past 9 years the Tracy Area Medical Foundation has been responsible for raising and contributing nearly $100,000 toward the purchase of Wellness Center equipment for strength and cardio vascular training. In 2010 the Foundation raised $85,000 and contributed $100,000 to the Tracy Clinic construction/remodeling project.
Fall Classic Golf Tournament fundraisers have raised approximately $90,000 with funds designated to purchase equipment such as a bladder scanner for hospital and clinic use, a Lucas Chest Compression System, Lifepak defibrillator, auto pulse machine, patient Hoyer lift, mobile bladder scanner, contributions to enhance radiology and technology, cardiovascular and strength training equipment and facility improvements. Your continued support provides the highest level of care right here… at home.
Photo above: Four of theTracy Area Medical Foundation Board of Directors
presenting one of two AED's to Sanford Tracy CEO, Stacy Barstad. THe AED's were placed in the Balaton and Walnut Grove Clinics.
As a member of the Sanford Health network, Sanford Tracy receives significant support in the areas of education and technology; however expenditures in the areas of equipment and program development are the responsibility of each individual health network facility making the Foundation’s support extremely important. Skyrocketing costs can impede Sanford Tracy’s ability to access new technology or equipment making foundation support a paramount component of healthcare delivery here in our community.
Why Become a Foundation Key Member?
In today’s world of rapidly changing healthcare delivery, maintaining quality health care in a rural setting is becoming more and more challenging. Community support, in every way, is becoming more important than ever. As a Foundation Key Member you become an integral part of maintaining the high quality of care you expect from your local healthcare facility.
For more information on how you can become a Foundation Key Member feel free to contact Lori Hebig @ 212-4179 or any Foundation Board of Director: Darcy Carlson; Chair, Elise Lanoue; Vice-Chair; Carole Snyder; Secretary, Kerry Knakmuhs; Treasurer, Daryl Swan, Nathan Stephens, Zehra Ali, Gabe Pieper, Maria Schleppenbach-Grogan.