Published on November 25, 2020

Lakeview Clinic Proud of Long-Standing Partnership with Ridgeview

A strong corporate partnership with Lakeview Clinic has helped Ridgeview to continue delivering compassionate and comprehensive health care to our community despite the COVID-19 pandemic. “Many things have changed in our community due to the pandemic,” explained Mark LaRose, MD, president, Lakeview Clinic. “However, the partnership between Lakeview and Ridgeview stands strong. It allows both organizations to provide the care our community expects today and secures quality care long into the future.” Lakeview is proud of the philanthropic support it has provided to Ridgeview. “Philanthropy is the natural extension of our passion for caring for those around us,” said Dr. LaRose. “Especially during the pandemic, easily accessible health care needs to be available to everyone for the betterment of the community.” Lakeview recognizes that not everyone can travel far distances for health care. “Being able to receive the care you need, close to home, helps our patients maintain their lifelong health. It’s a huge win for everyone,” Dr. LaRose added. Donors have put their trust in Ridgeview’s compassionate care, expertise and innovative medical treatment for decades. It is because of that long-standing support that Ridgeview will continue to respond effectively to the health care needs of the community through the COVID-19 pandemic and for generations to come. Ridgeview’s vital work is possible because of the financial support and caring involvement of corporate partners like Lakeview. Lakeview Clinic has four locations in the Ridgeview service area, including Waconia, Chaska, Watertown and Norwood Young America. Providing a multispecialty medical practice with more than 50 physicians, Lakeview is one of the most comprehensive providers of primary and specialty care in the west-metro area.

"Being able to receive the care you need, close to home, helps our patients maintain their lifelong health. It’s a huge win for everyone." - Dr. Mark LaRose

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Charter Bank's Support Remains Steady During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Charter Bank has been a long-standing corporate supporter of Ridgeview. Through this partnership, Charter Bank has helped fund projects such as the Norman and Ann Hoffman Emergency Center, the Ridgeview Heart Center and the remodel of the Birthing Center. “We recognize the tremendous value that Ridgeview brings to our community, and we fully support their mission,” explained Troy Werk, Charter Bank’s market president. “Access to quality health care allows our employees and customers to receive treatment close to home, and recover in the communities they know and love.” Based in Eau Claire, WI, Charter Bank is an independently owned community bank with branches in Chaska and Chanhassen. The bank strives to make a positive
difference in the communities they serve by supporting local nonprofit organizations.  With community partnership as a core value of Charter Bank, supporting Ridgeview has been an easy decision. “Ensuring Ridgeview is equipped with the latest medical advancements, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, is extremely important,” Werk said. “These are trying times for many people, and Charter Bank wants to support organizations still making a
difference in the health and vibrancy of the communities we serve.” Even amid the pandemic, Charter Bank continues to be committed to their corporate
partnership with Ridgeview, believing that when a community thrives, businesses thrive.

"We recognize the tremendous value that Ridgeview brings to our community, and we fully support their mission." - Troy Werk

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Security Bank & Trust Co. celebrates 30-year tradition of giving to Ridgeview

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Security Bank & Trust Co. partnering with Ridgeview Foundation. Pursuing its mission of supporting organizations that directly impact the care and well-being of local citizens, Security Bank & Trust Co. makes it a priority each year to help fund the medical center. “We are pleased to support Ridgeview Foundation and are proud to make this investment in the future of health care in the community,” said Keith Peters, branch president, Security Bank & Trust Co. Established in Glencoe in 1935, Security Bank & Trust Co. provides banking, investment and retirement services to individuals and business owners. It has since grown to include 13 locations throughout McLeod, Carver and Sibley counties.

"We are pleased to support Ridgeview Foundation and are proud to make this investment in the future of health care in the community." – Keith Peters

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A core value for the family-operated Security Bank & Trust Co. is to build strong communities and to make a positive difference for those in need. The bank has become an integral partner with Ridgeview. Security Bank & Trust Co. has contributed donations to multiple campaigns throughout the years, including the communications center, Minneapolis Heart Institute® at Ridgeview Heart Center, and the Norman and Ann Hoffman Emergency Center. “It’s very gratifying knowing the money donated to Ridgeview has helped so many of our fellow community members, employees and customers. It’s great supporting something that will make an impact on the lives of so many future generations,” Peters said. Donating to Ridgeview Foundation supports advancements and upgrades that deliver excellent health care to our community. Like Security Bank & Trust Co., your company or organization can make a meaningful, long-lasting impact.

As organizations succeed, contributing to the community is the natural outpouring of their success.

Over 31 years ago, Jim and Carla Struble founded Electrical Production Services, better known as EPS, Inc., a power and technology infrastructure solutions company, in Chanhassen. They began small as just the two of them and slowly added electricians and staff as they were able. Their business has grown to include 58 employees, whom they proudly refer to as their EPS family, and have completed over 2000 large-scale projects. EPS has proudly supported Ridgeview for more than eight years. “Ridgeview is our community hospital, and we want to ensure its superior care continues for years to come. Ridgeview is expanding and enhancing its services, and we hope in some small way our contributions are helping Ridgeview get there,” Carla explained. The Strubles have a longstanding history of helping other worthy community causes as well. “It is our hope through the giving of our time and resources we can create a positive impact,” Carla said. “We feel compelled by our faith to be active members of our community. It’s who we are and how we lead.”

"Ridgeview is expanding and enhancing their services, and we hope in some small way our contributions are helping them get there."

– Jim & Carla Struble

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Contributing to various causes is often overwhelming at times as there are so many needs, but Jim and Carla are devoted to helping when they are able. “It is very gratifying to be a part of something that makes a significant difference in the lives of so many– especially our family, employees, customers and neighbors,” Carla said. “A significant portion of our employees and customers reside in Carver County and are served by Ridgeview’s system, so we get to see the impact of our investment in our community first-hand, which is a joy. Beyond their financial contributions, Carla also serves as secretary on the Ridgeview Foundation’s board of directors. Whether you’re a small-business owner or a large organization, anything you contribute makes a difference. Support Ridgeview today and make an investment in the community!

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