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 pleased to welcome Beata Bednarska, MD, family medicine, and Heather Greiling, APNP, family nurse practitioner. Both providers are now accepting patients at Moundview’s Family Clinic in Friendship.
Dr. Bednarska is board certified in family medicine and provides care for individuals as well as entire families. She welcomes patients age five and older. Her special interests include women’s health, preventive care and weight loss. She received her medical degree from the University of Warsaw in Poland and completed her residency at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Chicago, IL. Prior to joining Moundview, she practiced family medicine at a private clinic in Chicago for 20 years.
“I believe it’s important to treat the patient’s soul as well as their body,” said Dr. Bednarska. “I take time to listen to my patients. The more I know about their lifestyles, family history and social issues, the better medical care I am able to provide.”
Dr. Bednarska is a native of rural Poland. She currently resides in Arkdale. She has a daughter and granddaughter who live in Chicago. Her mother, sister and extended family live in Poland. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, tennis, classical music and gardening.
“I feel comfortable in Adams County because it is similar to where I grew up,” said Dr. Bednarska. “I look forward to establishing good relationships in the community and with my patients. Medicine has been my passion since I was five years old.”
Heather Greiling, family nurse practitioner, is a familiar face at Moundview. She was a full-time registered nurse in the hospital’s emergency department for seven years. While working, she went back to school for her master’s degree as a nurse practitioner at Walden University. As a student she completed one of her clinical rotations in Moundview’s Family Clinic under the supervision of Sheryl Obernberger, nurse practitioner. After receiving her master’s degree from Walden University in 2015, Greiling worked as a nurse practitioner at Employer Solutions in Stevens Point, providing primary care and occupational medicine. She also continued to work as a casual nurse in Moundview’s emergency room.
Greiling provides care to patients of all ages, from infants to older adults. Her special interests include asthma and other lung issues, pediatrics, health promotion and disease prevention. She is also certified to perform DOT physicals.
“My goal is to treat patients the way I would want to be treated,” said Greiling. “People know their bodies better than I do. If patients tell me something is wrong, I will work with them until we can determine what the problem is or refer them to a specialist as appropriate.”
Greiling grew up in Wautoma. She currently lives in Big Flats with her fiancé, Corey, son and daughter. Their children are active in Adams-Friendship Middle School athletics. In her spare time, Greiling enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with her family including her stepdaughter and grandson who live in Green Bay. She also loves animals and has several household pets.
“I am happy to be working full-time again at Moundview,” said Greiling. “I look forward to helping improve the health of local residents.”
To make an appointment with Dr. Bednarska or Heather Greiling, family nurse practitioner, call Moundview’s Family Clinic in Friendship at (608) 339-6350.
Beata Bednarska, MD
Heather Greiling, Family Nurse Practitioner
Moundview Memorial Hospital & Clinics’ Association members overwhelmingly approved moving forward with a partnership (affiliation) with Gundersen Health System at the hospital’s Annual Association Meeting on Monday, Oct. 17. Gundersen's board will meet in October to approve the partnership followed by regulatory filings. The partnership is anticipated to effective January 1, 2017.
Gundersen was Moundview's top choice as a partner 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. Partnering with Gundersen will enhance medical services in Adams-Friendship and the surrounding area.
Moundview will, 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. Moundview's name will change to Moundview Gundersen Hospital and Clinics.
“Joining Gundersen is a tremendous opportunity for Moundview and our community,” stated Don Heinz, Moundview CEO. “Gundersen is a strong, progressive, nationally recognized organization that understands the needs of rural hospitals. Partnering will enhance our services and the ability to compete in a continuously evolving and turbulent healthcare environment.”
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.