Grateful Patient Stories
The Impact of Philanthropy at Ridgeview Medical Center
As a nonprofit, independent health care organization, almost 100 percent of our net revenue is required to maintain operations, leaving a very small percentage to invest in technology, facilities and new services. Thanks to the generous financial support of our donors over the years, we have the resources in place to provide a variety of essential services to the patients we serve. More than 30 projects have been funded by philanthropy at Ridgeview during the last decade.
Our Grateful Patient Program provides an opportunity to say “thank you” to the Ridgeview doctors, nurses and staff who have made a difference in your care, or in the life of a family member or friend. Ridgeview Foundation welcomes and appreciates your generous gifts of time, talent or financial support.
Stories of Inspiration
Local Resident Grateful for Robotic-Assisted Surgery
Quick response from Ridgeview Ambulance helps save local man’s life after “widowmaker” heart attack.
Compassionate, personalized care when you need it the most. Ridgeview Hospice made life livable for Vern Brandenburg.
On a cold, Minnesota day in January 2019, Abie Rosckes and her husband Charlie were in the middle of a newborn photo session at their home in Delano. Feeling overjoyed with 10-day-old Dorothy, their first child, Abie didn’t think much when she noticed she was bleeding.
Miranda’s water broke late one evening and suddenly she was delivering her baby six weeks early. To complicate matters further, the baby was sideways so the decision was made to deliver by C-section.
Don and his family appreciated Ridgeview’s patient and family-centered approach that embraces the physical, spiritual and emotional aspects of care. In the six months that Don received care, he became close friends with the members of the Ridgeview Hospice team.
Just as 71-year-old Ardi started to enjoy the freedom and flexibility of retirement, she found a lump in her breast. She was certain it was cancer, and her doctor confirmed it with a diagnosis of advanced Stage 3 breast cancer.
Sixth-grader Brady Sackett loves all things hockey and is truly grateful to be back on the ice following a serious playground accident nearly three years ago.
Steve Gravelle woke up before sunrise one morning in February 2016 fighting for every breath. An x-ray and a CT scan revealed a collapsed lung, but also revealed something unexpected—a tumor, most likely cancerous.