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St. Francis Regional Medical Center tour

medical personnelSaints Healthcare Funds recently provided a tour for the key leaders of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC), Chairman Charlie Vig and Tribal Administrator, Bill Rudnicki. These leaders were able to see a demonstration of the new C-arm surgical table’s capabilities and learn of the benefit it will provide to patients undergoing urological, kidney and prostrate surgeries at the St. Francis Regional Medical Center. The new surgical table, made possible by SMSC’s generous contribution, gives St. Francis the ability to provide greater surgical options locally for residents of the community.

In photo front row left to right: Michael Morris, Monique Ross, Kathy Giddings, Karen Ortberg, Tonya Heimerman. Back row left to right: Cindy Vincent, Dr. Hulbert, Charlie Vig, SMSC Chairman; Ed Shukle, Board Chair St. Francis Regional Medical Center; Bill Rudnicki, SMSC Tribal Administrator; Alan Spillers, Executive Director Saints Healthcare Funds.

St. Gertrude's Health & Rehabilitation tour

Charlie Vig, Lee Larson, Alan Spillers and Ed BarronSaints Healthcare Funds recently hosted a tour for two key leaders of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC), Chairman Charlie Vig and Tribal Administrator, Bill Rudnicki. The leaders had the opportunity to tour St. Gertrude’s recently completed expansion project and see, first hand, the positive impact the additional rooms and therapy area provides for the community. SMSC mad a $1 million matching contribution for the Rehabilitation Addition that opened in late 2011.

In photo left to right: Charlie Vig, Chairman of SMSC; Lee Larson, CEO St. Gertrude’s; Alan Spillers, Executive Director of Saints Healthcare Funds; Ed Barron, Director of Physical Therapy.

Donation to Saints Healthcare Funds

St. Francis Regional Medical Center recently benefited from the generosity of the Rahr Corporation by adding a new piece of life saving state-of-the art technology to its emergency department. The Prevue Ultrasound System gives St. Francis emergency medical staff the capability to quickly and more accurately administer the treatment to victims of severe trauma need by reducing the time needed to locate the critical veins. Rahr Corporation’s Willie Rahr, president, and Gary Lee, chief executive officer, recently visited St. Francis to see how this lightweight, compact ultrasound system will be used to benefit emergency room patients in those critical first moments of care.

Jason Harmon, Gary Lee, Mike Beard, Greg Jones, Robin Britnell, Dr. Tony Spagnolo, Willie Rahr, Alan Spillers, Joe Moon

Present for visit were members of  the Saints Healthcare Funds Board of Directors, St. Francis Emergency Department leadership and staff, Rahr Corporation and a representative from system’s  manufacture, Bard Access Systems: Jason Harmon, Gary Lee, Representative Mike Beard, Greg Jones, Robin Britnell, Dr. Tony Spagnolo, Willie Rahr, Alan Spillers and Joe Moon.