About 50 St. Francis Regional Medical Center employees, their families and friends packaged 1,400 healthy meals for neighbors in need Saturday morning, June 1, at St. Francis.
Allina Health donated cans of black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, chicken and one-pound bags of brown rice in the packages designed to feed a family of four. The packages were donated to the local CAP Agency serving Carver, Scott and Dakota Counties.
St. Francis Loaves & Fishes
On Monday, October 29, St. Francis Regional Medical Center and Allina staff served dinner at St. Mark's church in Shakopee with the Loaves & Fishes program. Loaves & Fishes is a statewide nonprofit organization that serves free meals to local residents in need. Last Monday, St Francis and Allina also presented a check for $2000 to help support the program.
St. Francis Baby Fair
The St. Francis Baby Fair on Saturday, June 16, at the Shakopee High School drew a new record number of over 1,650 people and 130 vendors. The fair has grown significantly over the past three years with attendance at 500 in 2010.
Building a Better You!
St. Francis Regional Medical Center cosponsored the Shakopee Chamber Women’s Event “Building a Better You!” Friday, April 13, 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska. Local community members got a chance to meet WCCO News anchor woman, Amelia Santaniello; TV Fox 9’s The Cheap Chick; and Melissa Saigh, former Twin Cities Live TV Fashion Producer.
A fun “Speed Dating for Doctors” breakout session was offered providing the opportunity to meet and get to know local doctors.
Successful Students: One at a Time Symposium Great Success
On Thursday, February 9th over 320 people attended a free education symposium called "Successful Students: One at a Time", hosted by St. Francis, Metropolitan Pediatric Specialists, Park Nicollet Clinic, and Prior Lake-Savage Community Education. Ten breakout sessions were offered to help parents, schools, and physicians learn how to work together in helping struggling kids succeed to the best of their ability.
This work was lead by Dr. Tim Johanson, Metropolitan Pediatrics, and Dr. Cindy Harvath, Park Nicollet Clinic, in collaboration with several southwest metro school districts. The symposium was a public kick off to the continuing collaboration between clinics, schools, and parents.
Free Bikes for Kidz
On Saturday, December 10, St. Francis participated in the Allina Health sponsored nation-wide “Free Bikes 4 Kidz” event. Over four hundred quality used bikes were donated to St. Francis from the local communities. They were then cleaned and refurbished for distribution to local children and adults in need.
Pictured above are some of the volunteers who helped with the project: Dawn Trnka, Katie Lawrence, Mike Baumgartner, Molly Johnson, Michael Morris, Jeff Foss, Tamara Severtson, Nick Anderson, Karrie Snyder, and Diana Robertson.
Halloween Candy Buy Back
St. Francis in partnership with Allina Medical Clinic, Park Nicollet Clinic, and Park Dental – Shakopee sponsored the third annual Halloween Candy Buy Back event on Tuesday, November 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the main entrance lobby at St. Francis.
Children were paid $1 per pound of candy by St. Francis and for every pound of candy bought back, St. Francis donated $2 to the Jordan Area Food Shelf. The candy was sent to our military troops. Children were encouraged to write notes and draw pictures for the troops to accompany the candy. In the past two years, St. Francis has bought back 1,384 pounds from 400 local children.
Savage Medical Building Grand Opening
The Savage Medical Building was buzzing with people Saturday morning as it celebrated its opening with a VIP Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Community Grand Opening. Savage Mayor Janet Williams and St. Francis President Mike Baumgartner welcomed guests to Savage's newest and only comprehensive medical services facility. This facility is now home to St. Francis Diagnostic Imaging, Specialty Clinic, Rehab and Sports Medicine, Capable Kids, Quello Clinic, and Twin Cities Orthopedics.
Starting at 10 a.m., the community came in droves – more than 1,300 guests by the time the doors closed at 2 p.m. – to see the stunning facility first-hand. They met doctors and staff, won exciting prizes, toured the building, enjoyed kids games and face painting, and greeted Snoopy from Valleyfair. The community also took advantage of free screenings which included blood pressure checks; orthopedic, joint and muscle screenings; bone density heel screening; balance screening; and body composition screening. A special thank you to the 75 St. Francis staff members and volunteers who made this event possible!
Dig Pink Volleyball Raises Funds
The Shakopee Girl's Varsity Volleyball team rose over $1,800 from their October Dig Pink event and donated it to the St. Francis Breast Clinic/Saints Foundation.
Pictured receiving the donation is Marti Auringer, Breast Care Coordinator and the Sabers volleyball team. St. Francis provided information and education on breast cancer awareness at the event. Thanks to everyone who helped make this a successful community event.
2010 "Tee One For Hope" Charity Golf Tournament
Thanks to our many sponsors, golfers, employees and volunteers, the 13th annual "Tee One For Hope" Charity Golf Tournament was a great success. This was Rahr Malting's second year as title sponsor for the event, which was held at Stonebrook Golf Club in Shakopee. The tournament raised more than $87,000, including more than $24,000 in-kind donations and services in support of the lives of those receiving cancer care at St. Francis Regional Medical Center.
Habitat for Humanity
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity brings people together to create and preserve home ownership in our neighborhoods, to partner with hard-working, low-income families to be successful home owners, and to inspire action that promotes affordable housing for everyone in our community. Twin Cities Habitat will serve more than 900 families this year by creating and preserving home ownership in the Twin Cities.
Pictured are St. Francis Regional Medical Center volunteers at the Jordan build May 17 through 21, 2010.
5k Run to End Polio
St. Francis Regional Medical Center was a major sponsor for the Chaska Rotary's First Annual 5k Run to End Polio in June 2010. Proceeds from the race benefit the End Polio Now campaign by Rotary International as part of a challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The funds raised ensure that children around the world will receive the polio vaccine through Rotary International immunization events worldwide. To learn more, visit www.rotary.org. Pictured from left to right are Greg Anderson (race organizer), Lynn Ayers (Chaska Rotary President), Michael Morris (St. Francis’ Director of Business Development) and Tamara Severtson (St. Francis’ Mission Coordinator).