MMC Foundation Golf Outing a HUGE Success
On Friday, June 9th, 44 men from the community participated in a golf outing at the Neillsville County Club benefitting local health care. The Memorial Medical Center Foundation held the event as a fundraiser to help the medical center purchase new equipment to be used in our diabetic/nutritional services departments. One item that will be purchased is a body composition scale that will be used by MMC’s Dietician to assess not only the weight of patients, but also to evaluate muscle gains and BMI, and assess health risk factors associated with weight. The new scale will also be used at MMC’s Commit to be Fit Clinic, and new initiative to help patients that suffer with weight loss issues.
“Our golf outing was a success because of the dedicated and generous support we received from our community members and from our sponsors” commented Shelley Janke, Foundation Director. In total, over $14,000.00 was raised for the new diabetic equipment. The first and second place teams of the golf outing received trophies.
Sponsors of the event included Medical X-Ray Consultants, the First Weber Foundation, First Weber Realty of Neillsville, Schuster Campman Abstract & Title Co. LLC, Kraus-Anderson, Citizen’s State Bank, Gross Motors, Grassland Dairy, JoAnn Blum, Cathy Jean Clark, Mary Kay and Jim Mills, Gary and Kay Weirauch, Cummins, Farmer’s Daughter, Memorial Guild Gift Shoppe, Russell’s of Neillsville, Rustic Gardens, Shopko, S&S Distributors, Urban’s Sales and Service, Wegner CPA, Western Wisconsin Urology S.C., Wold Architects, and Xcel Energy.
The Memorial Medical Center Foundation was established in 2011 and is a non-profit charitable organization. Created to help assist the Medical Center through fundraising, awareness, and community involvement, the Foundation continues to grow and welcome new donors each day. More information about the Foundation can be found at www.MemorialMedCenter.org.
First place went to the team consisting of Bruce Vandeberg, Shane Giacomino, Jason Bourget, and Aaron Wanish. Second place went to the team of Mark Sydorowicz, Tim Voigt, Gary Ruzic, and Scott Bailen representing the Lion’s Club.
Memorial Medical Center Foundation Receives Donation for Infusion Center
Gross Motors presented the Memorial Medical Center Foundation a donation today for MMC’s new infusion center, which will open in the Spring of 2017. Sharon Warden, Chief Nursing Officer and John Beauchamp, the Executive Director of Clinic Operations, accepted the donation on behalf of MMC. The creation of the infusion center is another great opportunity for MMC to help our Oncology patients receive the cancer care needed in Neillsville.
“At the beginning of 2016, we realized the need for cancer treatments in our community and have been working diligently to bring services to our patients. Dr. Leon from Marshfield Clinic has been seeing patients at our facility for the past few months and soon, the infusion center will bring treatment options for our cancer patients that will be more accessible and convenient for our patients,” comment Warden. “In addition, the infusion center will also be used for patients who need antibiotics, injections and other outpatient procedures that can be accomplished in the center.”
The infusion center is being funded through private donations received at the Memorial Medical Center Foundation. For information on the infusion center or the Foundation, contact Shelley Janke, Foundation Director at 715.743.8456.
Presenting the check from Gross Motors were Dylan, Wayne and Jerry Gross.
The MMC Foundation held the first annual Stone Dedication Ceremony on Saturday in the Memory Gardens on our campus. Over 60 people attended as 23 stones were dedicated. Here are a few pictures of the event. Stones can be purchased through the Foundation office at any time by calling 715-743-8456.