Ridgeview Provider Giving Circle

Ridgeview has served the five-county service area of Carver, Sibley, southern Wright, western Hennepin and eastern McLeod since 1963. The hospital was established by providers dedicated to the health of the whole community, a tradition that guides our trustees, administrators, caregivers, volunteers and staff members today.

For over half a century, we have grown with the community and accommodated new medical treatments. This flexibility and focus on local needs has enabled Ridgeview Medical Center to stay abreast of trends and provided the community with the highest-quality care in a patient-centered environment.

Provider giving is a vital piece in supporting this caring tradition and yet another profound way that RMC and affiliate providers can advocate for their patients. We believe that having a diverse group of providers dedicated to cultivating a culture of philanthropy is essential for advancing Ridgeview’s mission.

The Ridgeview Provider Giving Circle recognizes Ridgeview and affiliate providers who generously support projects and programs identified each year by the Provider Philanthropy Council. These projects directly impact the work of our providers and improve the health of the communities we serve.

Ridgeview Provider Philanthropy Council (PPC)

The Provider Philanthropy Council (PPC) is a dedicated group of Ridgeview and affiliated providers who serve as champions and role models to their peer providers groups and are essential in establishing philanthropy as a central principle of the Ridgeview mission. The Provider Philanthropy Council members also work diligently to maximize the power of grateful patient philanthropy by helping to guide Ridgeview’s Grateful Patient Program. Through the work of the PPC council members, contributions and gifts are secured for medical equipment needs, educational activities and community needs as it pertains to the work of the providers.

Our Vision

All Ridgeview and affiliated providers are engaged in philanthropic programs, ensuring the future health of the patients, families and communities we serve.

Our Mission

To further engage and enhance the understanding of all Ridgeview provider groups relative to the works of the foundation and the importance of philanthropy as part of the Ridgeview culture.

Provider Philanthropy Council Members

  • Marty Dvorak, MD
  • Michael Edwards, MD
  • Matthew Herold, MD
  • Michael Lano, MD
  • David Larson, MD
  • Geoffrey Raile, MD
  • Lorene Rutherford, MD

2019 Ridgeview Provider Campaign

The annual PROVIDER CAMPAIGN was launched by the Provider Philanthropy Council (PPC) in an effort to begin building a legacy of philanthropy that is By Providers for Providers. All gifts made to this campaign will fund various Ridgeview initiatives as identified by the Provider Philanthropy Council. The goal is to create a long-standing fund that directly supports the work of our provider groups and the quality of care we are able to provide our patients and their families.

You're invited to help us create continue this legacy! Collectively, the generosity of providers to the campaign will ensure resources to support initiatives that might not otherwise be possible.

To date, more than 40 projects have been funded by philanthropy, including:

  • Renovation of medical/surgical floor
  • Care cart for pediatric patients
  • da Vinci Surgical System
  • Center for Women & Children, including Ridgeview's Neonatal Care Unit
  • Minneapolis Heart Institute at Ridgeview Heart Center
  • Communications Center
  • Rooftop gardens
  • Surgery suites
  • Ridgeview Community Auditorium
  • Ridgeview Community Chapel
  • Cardiac/intensive care unit (CICU)

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Grateful Patient Program

At Ridgeview Medical Center, quality care and compassion go hand in hand. Our patients and families often express their gratitude for this excellent care in a variety of ways—through kind words, smiles, letters of thanks, volunteer efforts and financial support.

Ridgeview’s Grateful Patient Program allows you to ensure a legacy of health for future generations through gifts that honor the special people who have cared for you and your family. A gift in honor of a caregiver not only recognizes the exemplary work of Ridgeview’s physicians, nurses and other staff, but it helps enhance the outstanding level of care the community has come to expect from Ridgeview Medical Center.

Contributions help Ridgeview provide the highest-quality care in the region by attracting exceptional physicians, investing in state-of-the-art equipment, partnering with innovative businesses and so much more. When you contribute to Ridgeview Foundation and Ridgeview Medical Center, your gift will help us change lives!

Ways to Give

If you wish, Ridgeview Foundation will notify the provider, nurse or department that provided your exceptional care of your generous gift to the Grateful Patient Program. All gifts will be recognized and are tax deductible.