When you, a family member or friend is ill or injured, where do you go? If you’re like many in our community, you’re thankful that medical care is available nearby.
If you believe it’s important to help sustain local health care, please consider making a donation to Moundview’s Memorial Healthcare Foundation. The Foundation is a not-for-profit, 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. Contributions are tax deductible as provided by law. The organization's board of directors consists of community leaders who are committed to making decisions that secure the future of Moundview Memorial Hospital & Clinics.
Founded in 1993, the Foundation financially supports projects at Moundview Memorial Hospital based on the needs of the communities it serves. Your donation to the Foundation can help provide life saving equipment, upgrades, and improvements to Moundview as well as fund local healthcare programs.
Your gift is extremely important to us. With health care reform and continued cuts in federal and state funding, small hospitals like Moundview need your support now more than ever. Your contributions help us to provide the high quality health care you have come to expect.
Donations to the Foundation can be made through a gift today, planned giving or a memorial or honorarium through the Tree of Life. The Foundation also has two signature fundraising events, a Dinner/Auction and Golf Benefit. For more information about making a donation, see "Ways to Give", call (608) 339-8328 or email
The Memorial Healthcare Foundation’s mission is to support Moundview Memorial Hospital & Clinics through fund raising and public awareness.
Stewardship: Gifts to Memorial Healthcare Foundation are invested and managed locally, overseen by the Finance Committee and the whole of the Board of Directors.
Philanthropy: Memorial Healthcare Foundation has the capability of accepting planned or gifts by bequest, annual gifts, and gifts in support of its special events.
Endowment: Gifts to the Memorial Healthcare Foundation’s endowment fund are invested and the interest used to underwrite programming and capital projects.
Education: Memorial Healthcare Foundation educates the community by providing healthcare-related programming, educating donors about the methods of making tax-advantaged gifts in support of its mission and providing scholarships in health care careers.
Capital Improvements: Significant support of donors to the Memorial Healthcare Foundation funds hospital expansion projects or the purchase of medical technology.
Healthcare Emphasis: Above all, the mission of Memorial Healthcare Foundation is to be the steward of donations given to enhance local healthcare.
Moundview Memorial Hospital & Clinics is proud to present the 14th Annual Women's Night Out on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at the Adams-Friendship High School. WNO registration and a $10 fee are due Tuesday, October 25. This link (in yellow) will take you to the online registration, payable by credit card: WNO 2016 Registration
We have updated our online registration! Credit card payments will now be processed through PayPal, offering a more seamless process. Following payment, you may then print your event ticket(s). If you are unable to register online or have questions, please contact Sue at (608) 339-8352 or Tammy at (608) 339-8328. Please see below for more information about the event.
About Women's Night Out:
The doors will open at 4:15 pm. Dinner will be served until 6:30 pm. A health panel presentation, featuring Moundview's new family clinic providers, will begin at 6:15 pm in the new Fine Arts Center. Exhibitors and table raffles will be open until the keynote presentation begins at 7:00 pm. Registered attendees will be entered into a prize drawing and will receive a free gift bag. The annual WNO Holiday Food Drive for the Adams Food Pantry will also be held at the event. We will collect any voluntary, non-perishable donations at the door.
This year's keynote is "Finding Your HAPPEE" by Rachel Funk-Johnson, certified health and wellness coach. Rachel's dynamic and humorous presentation will teach you how to strive for your happiest life at any age. Understanding the acronym of HAPPEE (Health, Attitude, Positivity, Participation, Excitement and Evolution) will allow you to paint the picture of what truly gets you motivated. Rachel will share real life stories of sisterhood, struggle and encouragement; providing a direct connection leaving you feeling revitalized and inspired! You can learn more about Rachel at www.rachelfunkjohnson.com
Moundview Memorial Hospital & Clinics’ Board of Directors will seek approval for a formal partnership with Gundersen Health System at the hospital’s Annual Association Meeting on Monday, Oct. 17. If approved, the partnership will enhance medical services in Adams-Friendship and the surrounding area.
“Moundview is a high quality, financially stable organization that enjoys considerable market share and community support,” said Don Heinz, chief executive officer, Moundview Memorial Hospital & Clinics. “Despite this, the complexity of today’s healthcare environment has made it increasingly difficult for small hospitals, like Moundview, to remain independent.”
“In 2012 the Hospital Board began examining the steps Moundview needed to take to remain viable in the future,” explained Mary Polivka, president, Moundview Board of Directors. “A sustainability committee was established in 2013, including hospital board and community members appointed by Moundview’s Association, to carefully examine potential affiliation partners. Gundersen was our top choice for many reasons, including their commitment to providing high quality local medical care, financial strength, familiarity with critical access hospitals, clinical expertise and experience developing new services in the communities they serve.”
Heinz noted if the partnership occurs, Moundview would, for the most part, maintain its legal structure, facility identity and community representation on Moundview’s Board of Directors. The transition would largely be seamless, as patients would maintain access to their current providers, Moundview would continue to accept the same insurance carriers and staffing and management would continue without significant changes in employment levels.
“Joining Gundersen would be a tremendous opportunity for Moundview and our community,” Heinz stated. “Gundersen is a strong, progressive, nationally recognized organization that understands the needs of rural hospitals. Partnering would enhance our services and the ability to compete in a continuously evolving and turbulent healthcare environment.”
“We are excited about the possibility of Moundview joining our system,” says Bryan Erdmann, Gundersen Health System vice president, clinical operations and regional system. “We’ve been impressed with the vision of the sustainability committee, the staff, the physical facility and the communities they serve. We look forward to building on Moundview’s 57 years of healthcare delivery in Adams-Friendship and the surrounding area.”
Moundview and Gundersen are in the process of finalizing details and documents that specify the proposed partnership structure, duties and responsibilities of both parties. Moundview will schedule community informational meetings about the proposed partnership in the near future. Approval will then be sought from Moundview’s Association and Gundersen’s Board of Trustees. Should the process move forward as planned now, the official partnership would become effective at the beginning of 2017.
If the partnership is approved, Moundview will become the fifth critical access hospital to join Gundersen. The others are Gundersen Boscobel Hospital and Clinics (Boscobel, Wis.), Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital and Clinics (Hillsboro, Wis.), Gundersen Tri-County Hospital and Clinics (Whitehall, Wis.), and Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital and Clinics (West Union, Iowa).
Moundview Memorial Hospital & Clinics is a 25-bed critical access hospital with clinics located in Friendship and Westfield. The facility has been providing medical care in Adams-Friendship and the surrounding area for 57 years.
Gundersen Health System is a La Crosse-based healthcare network that includes a large multi-specialty group medical practice, a teaching hospital, regional community clinics, four critical access hospitals, an inpatient behavioral health hospital, vision centers, pharmacies, and air and ground ambulances. Gundersen’s 7,000+ employees serve patients in 19 counties in western Wisconsin, northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota.