More than $320K has been raised in event’s 13-year history

    It’s almost time to tee-it-up for the 14th Annual RiverView Foundation Golf Classic. The Golf Classic will be held Monday, June 11 at Minakwa Golf Club in Crookston.

     “RiverView Foundation counts on our friends and business partners to help insure that we can continue to provide necessary access to quality health care services in our community and region,’’ said Foundation Director Kent Bruun. “With past stakeholder support, the Foundation has raised over $320,000 in the 13-year history of this event, which has effectively supported priority initiatives focused on providing exceptional patient care, always.’’

Building project

    Funds raised from this year’s Golf Classic will be designated for RiverView’s most current need, an upgrade of the Inpatient Unit.

    “The Inpatient Unit portion of the building has served our community well since the 1950s, but its age and limitations are recognized as a growing concern,’’ Bruun said. “The time is here for a retirement of the space and for our hospital’s renewed investment in an improved Inpatient Unit that will enhance care and better accommodate the needs of our patients, their families and our clinical care team.

    “Together we can accomplish anything we set our hearts out to do,” he continued. “Please consider joining in this growing movement of giving for the benefit of our local hospital and the wellbeing of our community.’’

Projects funded through the years

    Many priority projects have been funded at RiverView with funds brought in by the Golf Classic. The following is a summary of funds brought in through the annual event and the projects benefitted:

    • 2017: $33,500, Nurse/Patient Call System

    • 2016: $30,800, 3-vital monitors for the Emergency Department

    • 2015: $29,000, Infusion/PCA pumps and lab analyzer

    • 2014: $28,500, Vital monitoring system project

    • 2013: $27,000, Work simulator project

    • 2012: $27,000, Three anesthesia machines

    • 2011: $25,500, Central cardiac monitoring system for the ER

    • 2010: $22,600, CT/MRI radiology project

    • 2009: $23,000, Inpatient beds

    • 2008: $22,000, Inpatient renovation project

    • 2007: $20,000, Digital heart monitoring/event recording for RiverView’s primary care clinics

    • 2006: $16,700, Stereotactic 3-dimensional breast biopsy services

    • 2005: $16,200, Update the telemetry heart monitoring system for the Intensive Care Unit

    If you are interested in participating as a golfer or sponsor, contact Bruun at 281-9249 or You can also benefit the Inpatient Unit project by sending your donation to the Foundation office at 323 South Minnesota Street, Crookston.