Ridgeview launches new initiative to raise money for area nonprofit organizations

Waconia, MN (Sept. 7, 2013) – In partnership with DoTopia, Ridgeview Medical Center has launched a new initiative to help community members improve their health and raise money  for a nonprofit of their choice. Beginning Sept. 7, individuals who register with Ridgeview’s Family Health Manager  online health and wellness tool can select one local nonprofit to which Ridgeview will direct $15 for each eligible Family Health Manager member.

“Our mission is to enhance the lifelong health of the people and communities we serve by nurturing the whole person—mind, body and spirit. An important part of nurturing that ‘spirit’ is through service and supporting those who truly make a difference in the lives of others in our communities,” said Robert Stevens, president and CEO, Ridgeview Medical Center. “We are pleased to provide this easy opportunity for people take an active role in improving their health while supporting nonprofit organizations in our five-county service area.”

“We are proud to partner with Ridgeview, which has a well-deserved national reputation for high quality and compassionate care. This initiative has great potential to expand support to local charitable organizations, thus furthering the higher purpose of a healthier quality of life for all,” said James Damian, CEO, DoTopia.

Raise money for a nonprofit and take control of your health

To direct a one-time $15 donation to the nonprofit of their choice, individuals are invited to:
• Create a Family Health Manager account at http://health.ridgeviewmedical.org 
• Complete a short, online health assessment
• Log at least two health interests and enter an organization’s unique code when prompted (look for the list of codes, by organization name and city, on Ridgeview’s website)

Family Health Manager is a free tool available on Ridgeview’s website, designed to help adults proactively manage their health and the health of their family members. The interactive tool includes an online health assessment, through which an individual “Health Score” is generated across 10 categories—helping people identify and track progress toward health goals, connect to local resources and receive recommendations to improve health.

Family Health Manager also includes information about local health care providers, health and wellness classes and programs, interactive health information and more, including:

• A place to log and track key health numbers—such as blood pressure, cholesterol, etc.
• Action steps to improve personal health scores in key areas of wellness (activity, nutrition, sleep, pain management and well-being)

For more information about how organizations can become involved, call Ridgeview’s Community Relations department at 952-442-8084.

About Ridgeview Medical Center
Ridgeview Medical Center is an independent, regional health care network serving the west-metro area. Its award-winning network includes the Waconia-based acute care hospital, numerous primary and specialty care clinics, emergency services, specialty programs and Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska—a free-standing 24/7 emergency and urgent care facility with multi-specialty clinics and services—located at Highways 212 and 41. For more information about Ridgeview Medical Center and its clinics, visit www.ridgeviewmedical.org.

About DoTopia
DoTopia is a Minnesota-based company that creates fully integrated solutions for matching gifts, workplace campaigns, volunteer recognition and emergency/disaster response. Working with each client, DoTopia designs a way to enhance the power of giving to motivate and recognize employees, reward loyal customers and increase overall engagement in corporate social responsibility initiatives. For more information about DoTopia’s new currency of giving, visit www.dotopia.com.