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What's moved others, including many patients and their families, to donate to regions.
Sally Hausken has not let retirement slow her down, so every year she drives down from her home in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, to participate in the Minnesota Memory Project. She also included the project in her estate plans.
The Minnesota Memory Project follows adults with and without diagnosed memory loss in order to collect information on memory changes with aging. Understanding these changes could help us diagnose and treat dementia earlier, identify risk factors for memory loss and develop programs to prevent it.
"My mother lived for 20 years with Alzheimer’s. Not only was it costly but painful and heartbreaking," Sally said. "I want to help stop it in its tracks."
"By any measure, Regions Hospital is one of our leading institutions," said Bill Sands, a major donor and past board member of Regions Hospital Foundation. "If you care about the health and values of our community, what better way to act on that feeling than to be involved with Regions?"
"The more I’ve learned about the place the more I’m impressed by its leadership, quality of care and the professionalism, dedication and compassion of its staff. And everyone is served with the same care and respect, including those on the lower end of the economic spectrum and immigrants."
Lee Anderson’s company, APi Group, Inc., hires an average of 200 veterans each year. He and his wife Penny know how veterans need help transitioning their skills to the workplace.
That’s why they decided to become the primary benefactors of the Lee and Penny Anderson HeroCare Program for Veterans at Regions. HeroCare provides veterans the best, military-informed care. This includes mental health care for psychological wounds from combat.
In addition to contributions from the Andersons and APi Group, HeroCare has received major funding from Wells Fargo and the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation.
Every year, Regions and HealthPartners employees raised more than $450,000 as part of the One Employee Giving Campaign. HealthPartners makes a generous matching gift for employee donations made during the campaign, increasing the impact of each contribution.
Lek Kremer, a nurse leader in Regions’ Surgical Trauma unit, has been with HealthPartners for 23 years. She has been a nurse leader for over 18 years. And, seeing the way donations impact patients and members, she has proudly given to the ONE Campaign for over 13 years.
“When we contribute together, donations can really make a positive impact,” Lek notes. “You don’t have to be a doctor or nurse to be a hero. We can all be heroes.”
"The series of doctors I saw when I was diagnosed saved my life,” said John Huizinga. “I think it’s important to pay back."
John has a double diagnosis of multiple myeloma with amyloidosis. At one point in 2014 he was too weak to walk upstairs from his basement. John’s physician referred him to Randy Hurley, MD, a HealthPartners oncologist in the Regions Cancer Care Center.
"I really respect Dr. Hurley," John said. "He was very willing for me to get a second opinion. He's one of the least parochial people I’ve ever met."
Since undergoing a stem cell transplant in August 2014, John has visited Regions every two weeks for maintenance chemotherapy. "Ever since I’ve come to Regions I’ve been treated with respect and genuine caring. There's a community about this place," John said.
In addition to his gratitude for his care, John contributes to the cancer research program. "Regions is trying very hard to bring new clinical trials closer to patients, and I'd like to help with that," he said.