Sauk Prairie Healthcare News

February 13, 2020

2019 Recap of The Friends of Sauk Prairie Healthcare

On March 18, 2019 a special meeting for the Friends of Sauk Prairie Healthcare was called to vote on changes to the association as advised by legal counsel. The conversion from an unincorporated association to a nonstock corporation was approved, along with the adoption of new Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation. Our public charity classification was updated to a Type I supporting organization of Sauk Prairie Healthcare, Inc.  

The Friends of SPH have continued to work with hospital administration to identify ways to enhance the patient experience at SPH, and remains committed to fundraising, staff education, supporting our volunteers, and providing resources for our hospital and clinics.  

Through contributions made to Sauk Prairie Healthcare, the Friends were able to support their mission of improving our hospital and clinics through service, education and special projects.  

Here are some of the contributions made in 2019 by the Friends of SPH: 

  • A Volunteer Appreciation lunch was held to honor the over 100 volunteers that donate time and talent to SPH.
  • Staff education was supported by funding a Microsoft Office trainer to provide training on the updated Microsoft programs at SPH.
  • Arthritis water exercise equipment was purchased to provide strength training to participants without discomfort.
  • Funds were granted to install window security film to improve safety and security for patients, visitors and staff.
  • A GE Halo crib was purchased to increase patient safety, focusing on safe sleep for newborns. 

We appreciate the collaboration of our Friends Supporters and community members in 2019.

  • A Tree Lighting Ceremony was once again held along with our Love Lights program to honor and remember loved ones. Red, White and Blue lights were added this year as well to give thanks to military service personnel. 
  • Two luncheon card parties were hosted for people to come out for good food and spend the afternoon in good company, playing cards. These are a blast!
  • Our Friends Supporters were busy baking to help make our bake sales a success. Others showed up to buy the incredible baked goods as their way of helping the Friends.
  • Hundreds of newborn hats were knitted, and dozens of blankets were donated to comfort patients.
  • Three blood drives were organized and staffed by Friends Supporters to assist the American Red Cross.
  • Thank you to the generous donors for this year’s Inspiration to Wellness Raffle basket. The community support is phenomenal!
  • Our gift shop raised $30,000 as the biggest fundraiser for the Friends of SPH. To all those who have discovered the shop as their “go-to” destination shop for gifts- Thank You! 

Support The Friends of SPH

The Friends of Sauk Prairie Healthcare, Inc. invites you to continue your support, sharing in our mission. 
Enclosed is a renewal form to update your personal information for 2020. Please return the form or email your updates to

Please fill out and return the enclosed form.  

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