The Regional Health Services Foundation was formed in 1992 and is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization whose primary purpose is to collect and receive gifts of money or property for the benefit of Regional Health Hospital Services in Cresco, Iowa, and the patients they serve.
The Mission of the Regional Health Services Foundation is to provide continuing support for the Regional Health Services Hospital through a broad-based program of:
- Increasing health awareness;
- Enhancing public relations; and
- Providing a convenient vehicle for charitable contributions.
Gifts of the Foundation help support patient care at Regional Health Services in many ways, including new construction and remodeling of the hospital, the purchase of new equipment, new health care programs, and provides expanded services to those in need. With continuous changes in rural health care reimbursement, it is necessary for hospitals to seek private funds to enhance these services.
Healthcare experiences new and exciting developments in technology and patient care every day. Improving and expanding the services that are offered at Regional Health Services of Howard County is ongoing to meet the needs of the patients we serve. In 2013, construction began on a $16 million building project with a capital campaign goal of $2.5 million. The project was completed in 2016. Donations from staff, board members, volunteers, and the community are helping to serve patients in private, modern rooms that are handicap-accessible. We have a new main entrance and lobby, private registration, same-day surgery suites, a new Rehabilitation Department and gym, expanded and updated laboratory, Cresco Family Pharmacy & Home Medical Equipment, renovated and expanded emergency area and operating room suites, and updated, state-of-the-art equipment that replaced heating and cooling mechanicals from the 1960s.
The Foundation Board hosted a “Jingle and Mingle” event on December 1, 2017, raising over $14,500 in donations to support the many health care services provided locally at RHSHC.
Jennalee Pedretti, VP/Operations/Foundation Director and Robin Schluter, CEO
Katie Ferrie, RHS Foundation Board Member, with Santa Claus at Jingle and Mingle
Jennalee Pedretti, VP of Operations
Regional Health Services Foundation
235 8th Avenue West
Cresco, IA 52136
Thank you to our friends who have supported us, and to new donors for considering a tax-deductible gift to support the Regional Health Services Foundation.