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Foundation supports growth at Mile Bluff Medical Center

New rehab traction table

If anyone has driven past Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston in the last few months, they’ve likely witnessed quite the construction site with cranes lifting equipment on the roof and hard hats buzzing around the grounds. If anyone has come inside the hospital, it’s hard to miss the hum of the saws, temporary walls, and moving departments. So, what is happening at Mile Bluff? Quite simply… growth.

A number of remodeling projects are underway to expand the services that are available to the community. This includes a new Birth Center, new Infusion & Cancer Care Center, and a new Nuclear medicine imaging suite. All of these projects will enhance the patient care experience at Mile Bluff, and offer new services to the community.

To support these growing projects, Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation will contribute $28,000. This is in addition to the $16,172 that has already been donated by generous community members. These combined funds will be used to purchase new treatment chairs, nursing gliders, and other items that enhance the patient experience provided at Mile Bluff.

“Being able to support these projects is truly philanthropy at work,” said Katie Nuttall, Director of Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation. “By amplifying the generosity of donors, we are focusing on the impact these projects will have on Mile Bluff patients and the health of the community, now and into the future.”

In addition to supporting the remodeling, this fall the foundation also approved $30,572 in equipment purchases for several Mile Bluff departments. This included, but is not limited to, a new traction table for Rehabilitation Services (pictured), a bariatric lab draw chair for Necedah Family Medical Center, and theater equipment for the residents at Fair View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

“Good health is our community’s greatest resource,” said Katie. “It is through the generosity of our donors that we are able to support these new treatments, technologies, and programs that benefit Mile Bluff patients and residents, the healthcare team, and our community as a whole.”

Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation was established in 2010 with a mission of fostering charitable giving that supports the vision of the medical center. As a separate non-profit organization, the foundation uses all donations to support to the health of the community. Since it was founded, the foundation, and its donors, have hosted community health education events, contributed over $577,000 in equipment purchases and provided over $132,000 to support the continuing education of healthcare professionals.

“Whether it’s a gift from a grateful patient, a memorial donation, or someone who participates in our events, we are so thankful for the support of our donors,” said Katie. “Our patients and the community are the heartbeat of our mission to enhance healthcare right here at home. When gifts are made to the foundation, it shows that donors believe in this as well and know the importance of local healthcare.”

As construction continues, there is still time to contribute to the Birth Center, Infusion & Cancer Care Center, and Medical Imaging projects before they open this spring. If you would like to support these departments and the care they provide to patients, you can give a gift online or to download a donation form.

You can also save-the-date for Saturday, April 22 as the foundation brings back Dueling Pianos. Tickets and information will be available in mid-February, but all proceeds from the event will go to support these remodeling projects.

It’s through the continued generosity of community members and businesses that the foundation is able to make this possible. To learn more about the foundation, call 608-847-2735 or follow this link.