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 & Clinic’s Emergency Department recently passed a state survey to be certified as a Level Four Trauma Center. The certification is effective for three years.
“Achieving level four trauma certification means Moundview’s emergency room has demonstrated to state surveyors the ability to provide advanced trauma life support for injured patients,” said Don Heinz, Moundview CEO. “This includes evaluation, stabilization, treatment, diagnostics, and transfer of patients to a higher level trauma center when needed.”
“A trauma is a serious injury to a person’s body which could be the result of a motor vehicle accident, fall, injury from a weapon, or many other circumstances,” said Lisa Massen, RN, Emergency Department Manager. “This type of injury requires a higher level of care which our emergency room is able to provide. We have an advanced trauma life support certified physician on staff 24-hours a day. Our registered nurses are also trauma certified. Our radiology and laboratory services are available within 15 minutes or less, orthopedic surgeries are available Monday-Friday, and we have transfer agreements with other hospitals when patients need higher levels of comprehensive care.”
The state surveyors were impressed with Moundview’s trauma quality initiatives including the establishment of a hospital-wide trauma team, staff education, review of trauma cases by the ER medical director and manager, community education on injury prevention, and evaluation of Moundview’s patient care as compared to state standards on numerous quality improvement measures.
“As a rural hospital, one of our most utilized services is the emergency room,” said Heinz. “We see a large increase in trauma cases during the summer due to the influx of tourists and seasonal residents. Local and seasonal residents alike can be confident that they will receive good care at Moundview.”
Moundview Memorial Hospital & Clinics has been recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Health Service's Coverdell Stroke Program for becoming a Stroke Champion in the effort to improve stroke care.
“Our goal is to provide the highest standard of stroke care for our patients,” said Don Heinz, Moundview CEO. “Our emergency department offers a number of quality initiatives that enhance the prompt diagnosis and treatment of stroke.”
“Participating in the Coverdell Stroke Program assists us in our quality improvement goals,” said Lisa Massen, RN, Moundview Emergency Department Manager. “We collect and monitor stroke performance data, comparing ourselves against other hospitals. We also have access to numerous resources including increased educational opportunities for our emergency department staff and the local ambulance services. Quality stroke care begins with the pre-hospital care provided by the EMS (emergency medical services). We work closely with the EMS and strongly encourage patients to call 911 if they think they are having a stroke."
“Patients who arrive by ambulance have an advantage because they receive pre-hospital testing," said Charles Pratt, MD, Moundview Emergency Department Medical Director. "We are in constant communication with the EMS. They relay patient assessments to our staff which results in faster treatment. Once the patient arrives in the ER, they can be sent immediately to receive a CT scan of their head to give us a more clear diagnosis of their condition.”
“We provide a clot busting drug to 100% of stroke patients who are within a three to four and a half hour window of symptom onset,” continued Dr. Pratt. “We only have a small window of time to prevent severe disability or, in some cases, death.”
Stroke care will be further enhanced this summer with the introduction of a new, state-of-the-art Tele-Stroke service at Moundview’s Emergency Department. The service provides 24-hour diagnostic consultation with a neurologist via two-way video conferencing.
“Tele-Stroke will optimize stroke care for our patients,” said Heinz. “Currently neurology consultations occur over the phone in our emergency room,” said Heinz. “Tele-Stroke will enable our ER staff to initiate a “face-to-face” consultation with an off-site neurologist who will remotely examine the patient using a high resolution camera, computer, speakers, microphone and medical equipment. The patient’s CT test results will be reviewed by the neurologist who will then make a diagnosis and recommend treatment.”
“In addition to prompt treatment, community education also plays an important role in stroke care,” said Massen. “Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States. We encourage everyone to learn the acronym F.A.S.T. to help spot a stroke which stands for facial droop, arm weakness, speech difficulty and time to call 911.”
While time is of the essence when someone is having a stroke, prevention is the key to avoiding one in the first place. Most strokes are preventable. Some risk factors can’t be changed, such as heredity, age and race. Other risk factors can be improved, treated or controlled including high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, poor diet, physical inactivity and obesity, high blood cholesterol, atrial fibrillation, carotid or other artery disease, peripheral artery disease, other heart disease and sickle cell disease.
To learn if you are at risk for a stroke, schedule a checkup with your health care provider or call Moundview’s Family Clinics in Friendship (608) 339-6350 or Westfield (608) 296-6350.