Current needs

Donors like you are an essential part of the team at Owatonna Hospital. Like our dedicated caregivers, technicians, and support staff, donors help us build on our strengths and pioneer new approaches that lead to better treatments for our patients. You help us take care of the little things that matter when a person is most vulnerable. Your support changes lives.

We invite you to help us continue advancing care close to home by supporting the cause that is closest to your heart:

Where the Need is Greatest

Based on the community and hospital priorities, we’re able to invest in areas with the greatest need, such as patient care, care coordination, technology, and education.

My Baby and Me

My Baby and Me is a collaborative initiative that focuses on early childhood development and strong parenting skills. Programming includes car seat installation education, post-partum depression awareness, and cooperative efforts with the Steele County Diaper Bank and Southeast Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition.

The Penny George Institute for Health and Healing

Provides free transformative nursing therapies at the bedside to ease pain, nausea, and discomfort while reducing the need for narcotics. Healing touch, medical massage, aromatherapy, acupuncture, and music therapy are all incorporated into this holistic approach to care.

Employee Education Fund

Enhances the lives of employees and their dependents by funding personal and professional development programs they might otherwise not be able to access.

Reflection Center

The Reflection Center offers visitors, patients, and staff a calm space to reflect on personal health and healing, prayer, and fellowship.

Healing Arts and Gardens

Through a partnership with Owatonna Arts Center, new pieces of original artwork rotate onto the hospital walls every three months. Healing Gardens offers outdoor spaces for reflection with artistic sculptures, garden benches, and professional landscaping.

Fund for Excellence

Gifts to this fund help ensure Owatonna Hospital has the most up-to-date technology and opportunities for staff to keep current in new health advancements.

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

This initiative provides training for nurses in our Emergency Department, allowing us to respond to sexual assault cases and domestic violence appropriately.

Patient Care Assistance

The Patient Care Assistance program helps cover out-of-pocket expenses for patients who do not otherwise qualify for financial assistance. 

owatonna sculpture
A  large sculpture called "Regeneration" by artist Foster Willey Jr. is taking a prominent place in the hospital's courtyard, just outside the expanse of windows at the end of the main corridor. 

According to the artist, the sculpture celebrates the legacy of Allina Health by metaphorically representing its spiritual and healing aspirations.