Owatonna Hospital Auxiliary Festival of Tables makes generous donation

For more information, contact: Calli Olson, 612-262-2631

OWATONNA, Minn. 7/23/2018  Owatonna Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Committee received nearly $8,000 — thanks to the generosity of the community — from the Festival of Tables Committee through proceeds from the fundraiser held in May.

The committee provides scholarships — through the Donald Sanford Nursing Scholarship and Auxiliary Health Related Career Scholarship — to students attending a college, university or graduate health care program. The student must show a financial need, pursue a career in health care and live within Steele County.

The Festival of Tables Committee has also previously donated proceeds from their fundraiser to the Penny George™ Institute for Health and Healing outpatient clinic at Owatonna Hospital, Owatonna Hospital Emergency Department, domestic violence patient care and Owatonna Hospital Sleep Center. 

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Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 11 hospitals, 15 retail pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, home oxygen and medical equipment and emergency medical transportation services.

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Festival of Tables
The Festival of Tables Committee presents the check to Owatonna Hospital’s director of Patient Care, Anne Draeger. (Featured from left to right): Anne Draeger, director of Patient Care, Owatonna Hospital; Deb Albrecht, Owatonna Hospital Auxiliary; Shirley Nelson, Owatonna Hospital Auxiliary; and Mary Greene, Owatonna Hospital Auxiliary.