Our board is comprised of dedicated community members and business leaders who guide MCHS Foundation. These volunteer members work in partnership with Foundation staff to advance philanthropic efforts, support fundraising initiatives and ensure proper utilization of donations.
Having worked in pediatrics at Marshfield Children’s Hospital, I’ve seen firsthand how gifts from our Spirit of Giving recipients and all of you here tonight make a real difference for families.
As a health care provider, when I’d see an anxious child smile when interacting with a Child Life specialist, or a baby leaving the NICU after a several month stay, or Angel Funds helping a struggling family whose child is battling cancer, I knew all those things were possible because of you. So from myself and the incredible team I worked with—thank you.
I know that my colleagues across our Health System have also seen the impact of your support. When we care for patients in beautifully-designed healing spaces, use specialized equipment to provide better care, offer support programs for families, or give patients options for new treatments through research—all in the rural communities we call home—we can thank people like you for making all of that possible.
Philanthropy touches every patient across our system of care. Thank you for your continued support.
Dr. Edna DeVries
Retired Pediatric Physician, Marshfield Children’s Hospital
Vice Chair, MCHS Foundation Board