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Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics Foundation

LOCAL support for LOCAL healthcare

The Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics Foundation was established in 1990 for the sole purpose of supporting the programs and services of Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics.

Thanks to the generosity of businesses and community members like you, the Foundation continues to provide new equipment, service expansions and other improvements to Gundersen Boscobel Hospital and Clinics that make an impact on local healthcare.

All contributions are greatly appreciated, tax deductible and recognized by the Foundation.

Ways to give

Many of us think of ways we can make a difference in someone’s life. Supporting Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics Foundation is a great way to show you believe our community deserves the best healthcare possible. There are several ways for you to make a gift to the Foundation that will be cherished and valued throughout the years to come.

A gift to the Foundation is a lasting tribute. Whether honoring someone who has made a difference in your life or to celebrate the memory of a loved one, the most satisfying gift is the one that continues to give.

Gifts can be made by donating:

  • Cash or checks
  • Stocks or bonds
  • Property

Remember or honor someone

Memorials provide lasting recognition of deceased friends and loved ones. Memorial can also be established so that others may donate.

Honor gifts are a way to celebrate life, recognize a special person or life event, or express good wishes. These gifts are wonderful ways to mark marriages, anniversaries, birthdays, or say thank you to volunteers, doctors, or nurses.

Annual appeal

The annual appeal mailing goes out in November and provides a strong base of revenue for project funding for the following year. Please contact the Foundation Director to make sure that you are on the mailing list.

Multi-year pledges

Multi-year pledges allow the donor to make a larger gift and to determine a manageable donation schedule. The Foundation benefits from a solid, predictable base of support.

The Foundation can also assist with planned giving

Planned gifts offer several benefits to the donor, including providing an ongoing income stream, easing your current tax liability, and reducing capital gains tax or future estate tax. Deferred gifts can support the Foundation without impact on your current income or lifestyle. Donors can designate the Foundation as a beneficiary of retirement plan assets or life insurance policies.

Planned gifts also include gifts through your will, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, life estate contracts, charitable lead trusts, and pooled income funds. Please contact your financial advisor for details. Bequests from a properly executed will, living trust, inter vivos trust, or testamentary trust will be accepted in accord with the donor’s wishes and in accord with the mission and purposes of the Foundation. The Board reserves the right to refuse all or part of any bequest that does not serve to further the missions of the Hospital or the Foundation, or for any other reason determined by the Board.

All donations are recognized and are used for the benefit of the Hospital and its patients and staff.

Recent projects

Listed below are some of the most recent projects, services, and pieces of equipment that have been funded by donations to the Boscobel Area Hospital Foundation.

  • Conversion of six patient rooms
  • Wii Systems, Swing Bed Services
  • Treadmill, Stress Test Lab
  • Microscope, Lab
  • Blanket warmer, Med/Surg
  • Training machine, Rehab
  • Ergonomic exam table, Radiology
  • Screening equipment, Worksite Wellness Program
  • Food transport cart, Med/Surg
  • Bariatric prep chair, Sleep Lab
  • Motorized patient transport cart, OR
  • Quick thaw plasma device, Lab
  • Bariatric phlebotomy chairs, Clinics
  • Airway clearance system, Respiratory Therapy
  • Treatment table, Rehab
  • Coagulation analyzer, Lab
  • Ultrasound/electrical stimulation unit, Rehab
  • Arthroscopic leg holder, Surgery
  • Bariatric guest chairs, Clinics
  • EECP unit, Cardiopulmonary Rehab
  • Patient education
  • Recumbent cross training machine, Cardiopulmonary Rehab
  • Automated External Defibrillator training system, Respiratory Therapy

Foundation leadership

The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that meets bi-monthly. The Board evaluates and fulfills grant requests for funding from departments at Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics. Natalie Tollefson serves as GBAHC’s Foundation Director.

Current Board Members:

  • Jerry Berge, Woodman, President
  • Karl Krogen, Boscobel, Vice President
  • Greg Patchak, Boscobel, Treasurer 
  • Theresa Braudt, Mt. Hope
  • Michelle Farrell, Boscobel
  • David Hartberg, CEO - Hospital Representative
  • Jon Holthaus, La Crosse
  • Joe Peterson, Boscobel
  • Natalie Tollefson, Fennimore, Foundation Director
  • Karen Wacker, Boscobel
  • Ben Wood, Fennimore
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