What is Winner Regional Foundation?
The primary fundraising arm of Winner Regional Health, the Foundation was founded in January 1991, organized to raise monies to aid the Hospital in its need to remodel and expand. It is the work of the Foundation to continue to raise funds to further improve the quality of healthcare WRH provides the residents in our service area. Funds raised are utilized to support physician recruitment efforts, purchase necessary equipment to enhance the scope of our services and address facility remodeling or expansion needs.
The Foundation is separate from Winner Regional Health. It has its own local Board of Directors who decides on how to best use the assets of the Foundation to support the Foundation’s mission. This Board meets monthly to discuss issues pertaining to the Foundation and its relationship with Winner Regional.
- Dan Bechtold
- Amber Thede
- John Driscoll
- Deb Moeller
- Justin Nelson
- Wendy Mortenson
- Neil Lantz
- Kevin Coffey
CEO of Winner Regional Health
- Leigha Dempsey
Executive Director of the Foundation
What has the Winner Regional Foundation done for local healthcare?
The Foundation assisted with the construction, as well as the furnishing, of the 80 bed Long Term Care facility, attached to the Hospital. Other examples of Foundation projects include funding the construction of the Long Term Care facility’s Healing Garden and the installation of the ambulance door and handicapped accessible doors for the Hospital.
How can I help?
The Foundation holds numerous fundraising events throughout the year and your participation and support of those events is greatly appreciated. Support of the Foundation may also be provided in the following ways:
We accept memorials and recognize both the gift “In memory of…” and the giver.
- Estate Planning
We are able to provide an expert estate planner as an advisor or we can work with your own professional to help provide maximum tax benefits, as well as a gift to the Foundation.
- One-Time Gift
Appreciated stock, livestock, grain, insurance policy, cash and more are all possible ways to give.
Donations can be sent to:
Winner Regional Foundation
745 E. 8th Street
Winner, SD 57580
A very successful Foundation event is the annual Holiday Festival. Some of the equipment purchased over the years by this Festival’s proceeds includes:
2019: LTC Wheelchair accessible vehicle
2016-18: Million Dollar Expansion and Renovation Project
2015: Autoclave Sterilizer, Blanket Warmer, Combination Blood Bank Centrifuge/Incubator and Plasma Thawer
2014: Two Fetal Heart Monitors and a Pediatric Glidescope utilized for surgery/anesthesia
2013: HUGS Infant Protection and Security System
2012: LUCAS 2 Chest Compression System
2011: Infant Warmer and Resuscitation System
2010: Digital Mammography Unit