Impact and Programs
Westfields hospital foundation strives to improve health and well-being of our patients, families and community through partnerships and philanthropy. In 2021, the foundation organized three major fundraisers: a golf tournament, an employee giving campaign (employee choice of interest), and a virtual wine event. These funds are designated towards cancer center support and expenses, and patient transportation. The golf event raised $41,000, the employee giving campaign raised $20,000, and the virtual Wineology event raised $50,000. Seven scholarships of $1,000 were award to employees or their dependents towards education in a healthcare related field. The foundation awarded $15,000 in grants to community organizations which strive to improve health and well-being. Finally, we awarded $31,938 in internal grants for equipment and resources in patient care. Over 8000 people have benefited from this outreach. Reports show high satisfaction in employment and patient care. In 2021, we were awarded to be in top 20 critical access hospital for the third year in a row.
In 2021, we budgeted to raise $295,000 in grants, donations and partnerships. We also budgeted $130,000 for grant and program expenses. We focused on three main health initiatives: behavioral health, access to care, and nutrition and physical activity. We want to continue to support grief counseling through our growing through grief program. We want to continue to provide transportation for our patients to be able to get to and from their appointments. We want to provide nutritious meals in our cafeteria for staff, patients and guests.
Community or Constituency Served
New Richmond, WI and surrounding area including Somerset, Star Prairie, Baldwin, Clear Lake, Glenwood City, Hammond, Roberts, and Woodville.
Geographic Area Served
Westfields service area is located within Northwestern WI and approximately 45 miles outside Minneapolis/St. Paul. New Richmond is a rapidly growing community with an immediate population of 12,000 and surrounding rural service area of approximately 16,000. New Richmond is known as a safe and friendly community with great schools, community leadership, business development, and infrastructure. Much of the surrounding area of New Richmond is inhabited by farmers. Small towns in the service area offer affordable housing to those who qualify. While many prosper in this area, many also live near poverty and have some level of family dysfunction and/or mental illness.