Classic Raises Over $60k for Patient Emergency
The 11th Annual Foundation Golf Classic,
held on Mon., July 2 at North Oaks Golf Club, was a great
With the support our generous sponsors and participants,
the sold-out event raised a tournament record: over
$60,000! Proceeds from this event will support the Mercy
and Unity Patient Emergency Fund. The fund assists Mercy
and Unity hospital patients who are struggling financially
because of chronic, and in some instances severe but acute,
medical conditions. The fund allows the hospitals’
Social Services departments to provide assistance to patients
for unexpected and urgent needs they are otherwise unable to
afford. Examples may include prescriptions,
transportation (bus, taxi and medical van), safety equipment
(infant car seat), household items, and emergency nutritional
Special thanks go to the Golf Classic Committee members:
co-chairs Don Haller (Connexus Energy) and
John Stoltenberg, M.D., Larry Crane (Northeast Bank),
Adam Dooley (The
Standard), Brian Kovar (AID Electric), Helen
McClintock (Mercy Auxiliary), Brad Severson (Lake Air Companies)
and Jim Steffen (Trott Brook
To view a slideshow of
photos from the tournament,
Patients Honor Our 'Every Day Heros'
Hero is a program that allows grateful patients and visitors
the opportunity to say "thank you" for the exceptional care
they received during their stay or visit, as well as support
the Unity and Mercy hospitals with a financial
The Foundation recently
received two gifts from patients honoring Mercy
Hospital Heart & Vascular staff and physicians
William McMillan, M.D. and Jeff Chambers, M.D.
grateful patient recalls, "On June 6 I had a stint inserted by
Dr. McMillan and my experience couldn't have been
better. Everything went well. The staff members
were very kind and thoughtful."
writes, "Dr. Chambers was in the right spot as I was wheeled
in to the Emergency Department in July with a blockage in
my artery. He even helped push the gurney down the hall
to the Operating Room and within an hour, implanted three
stints and I was able to go home two days later. I am
extremely grateful to Dr. Chambers and all
Sometimes the simplest gestures can
have the greatest impact on our health and healing. If
you or a loved one encountered someone who made your visit to
our hospitals special, consider making a gift in their honor
and recognizing them as an Every Day Hero.
more information or to make a gift call the Foundation
office or click on the brochure for your hospital,
Hospital Every Day Hero Program
Hospital Every Day Hero Program
News & World Report Recognizes Mercy and Unity Hospitals
Among Top 10 in the Twin Cities
Out of 38 hospitals in the Twin
Cities metro area, Mercy Hospital is ranked #3 and Unity
Hospital is ranked #6 in U.S. News & World Report's
America's Best Hospitals 2011/12.
"We are proud of the
high quality care and service our medical staff, nurses and
employees provide to our patients and their families," said
Dennis O'Hare, vice-president of medical affairs for Mercy
"This report gives consumers practical
information so they can choose the best hospital for their
condition," said Tom O'Connor, president of Mercy
The report evaluates the quality of care in
16 adult specialties and 10 pediatric specialties. In addition
to earning national ranking for diabetes and endocrinology,
Mercy Hospital earned a high performance rating in seven other
specialties: gastroenterology (digestive system) geriatrics,
nephrology (kidney), neurology and neurosurgery (brain),
orthopedics (bones, joints, muscles), pulmonology (lung), and
urology (urinary tract).
Unity ranks as high performing
in the following areas: gastroenterology, geriatrics,
gynecology, nephrology, orthopedics, pulmonology and
"We have worked very hard to be the best
hospital in our community and we are proud that this report
shows we are also among the best in our region," said Lori
Wightman, president of Unity Hospital.
The report is
available at usnews.com/hospitals.
It will also be in the Best Hospital 2011-12 print guide,
available on newsstands August 30,
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Hole-in-One prize sponsored by Mercy & Unity Hospital
Metropolitan Heart and
PSD Holding LLC
Frauenshuh HealthCare Real
Kraus-Anderson Construction Co.
AID Electric Corporation
City of Ramsey EDA
Gilbert Mechanical Contractors
Lake Air Companies
Schindler Elevator Corporation
Target Commercial Interiors
Timco Construction, Inc.
Mercy Hospital Auxiliary
Unity Hospital Auxiliary
Adam & Kenna Dooley
Barna, Guzy & Steffen
Marudas Print Services &
Electro Static Corporation
Brian T. Bovee - Financial
Interstate Power Systems
KLN Enterprises, Inc.
Mercy Radiation Therapy Center
Mickman Brothers Inc.
The COR at Ramsey
The Davis Group
U.S. Water Services
Unity Radiation Therapy Center
Lapham-Hickey Steel Corporation
Mercy & Unity Hospitals Foundation
Jim Cormier, Vice Chair
Peterson, Past Chair
Clayton McNeff, Ph.D.
Trisha L. Mowry
Stephen Remole, M.D.
Maureen Steinwall, CPA, Ph.D.
Joseph D. Strauss
Mercy & Unity Hospitals