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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

To learn more, contact Foundation Director Natalie Tollefson at (608) 375-6300 or e-mail natollef@gundersenhealth.org.

Donations may be mailed to:

BAHC Foundation
205 Parker Street
Boscobel, WI 53805

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.

Enhancing your care experience
The safe and timely transfer of patients during a medical situation is critical. With the purchase of an industry-leading powered stretcher, medical staff can now raise and lower patients with the touch of button.

Bringing you the latest rehab equipment
A patient-favorite, the upper body ergometer (UBE) allows for both seated and standing exercise and rapid wheelchair access. As a cardiovascular and rehabilitation tool, the results are exceptional.

Reducing transportation barriers
Fuel support is made available to eligible patients as we work to reduce the barriers that often exist to receiving care.

Protecting you from unnecessary imaging radiation exposure
Employees funded a LaserX tool to more precisely calculate your position for medical imaging, reducing radiation exposure during surgery or joint injections.

Helping you breathe easier
Keeping an eye on how well you're breathing just got more efficient with the purchase of a fingertip pulse oximeter, which means a quicker response should issues arise within Med/Surg, Observation, Surgery and the ER.

Accurate readings allow for more appropriate care
Obtaining reliable and accurate oxygen levels is now easier than ever. Used with a wide range of patients in a variety of settings from home to hospital, the wrist oximeter helps track patient overnight oxygen levels in a downloadable format, allowing for an appropriate plan of care.

Bringing you tools for prevention and early detection
Employees funded a key gynecological tool used within our Specialty Clinic which aids in the prevention and/or early detection of cervical cancer.

Expanded ability to address your skin concerns
Employees funded the latest technology used within our Specialty Clinic that allows for the safe and effective removal of spider veins, moles, warts, skin tags, seborrheic keratoses, skin cancer, and more with less scaring.

Slaman Scholarship
Established by Sam and Karen Slaman to assists employees of GBAHC and their spouse or children pursue a post-secondary education in nursing.

Educating staff to provide you ever better care
This proven Nurse Residency Program assists new graduates successfully transition into the nursing field; enhancing the care our patients receive.

Quicker, safer patient transfers
The ability to safely transfer a patient from cart or wheelchair to an imaging exam table within the Radiology Department was made possible with the installation of an overhead ceiling lift system.

Strengthening positive parenting skills
The ACT (Adults and Children Together) Facilitator Training was made available at no cost to area school districts and staff. This positive parenting coursework focuses on child development, behavior management, tools for positive effective discipline, effective anger and conflict management and media literacy.

Previously funded projects

  • 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, Boscobel Foundation Board Chair

Jerry Berge
Board Chair, Woodman

Karl Krogen, Boscobel Foundation Board

Karl Krogen
Vice President, Boscobel

David Hartberg, Boscobel CEO

David Hartberg
CEO, Hospital Representative

Natalie Tollefson, Boscobel Foundation Director

Natalie Tollefson
Foundation Director, Fennimore

Karen Braudt, Boscobel Foundation Board

Theresa Braudt
Mt. Hope

Brennen Clark, Boscobel Foundation Board

Brennen Clark
Prairie du Chien

Michelle Farrell, Boscobel Foundation Board

Michelle Farrell
Boscobel

Chuck Schwab, Boscobel Foundation Board

Chuck Schwab
Boscobel

Dan Swenson, Boscobel Foundation Board

Dan Swenson
Boscobel

Karen Wacker, Boscobel Foundation Board

Karen Wacker
Boscobel

Sara Wilson, Boscobel Foundation Board

Sara Wilson
Fennimore

Ben Wood, Boscobel Foundation Board

Ben Wood
Fennimore

Love + Medicine

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