WASECA, Minn. — The June 1 Mayo Clinic Health System hospice fundraiser raised more than $14,000 to help provide hospice services, programs and bereavement support to patients and their families in the Waseca area. In 2016, Mayo Clinic Health System cared for 45 hospice patients in Waseca County.
“The support we received at the hospice fundraiser matters for a couple of reasons,” says Greg Kutcher, M.D., Mayo Clinic Health System regional Hospice medical director. “First, we are able to offer services that help make the hospice experience extraordinary. Secondly, the caring, commitment and sense of partnership in the Waseca area is energizing for our staff and volunteers. Thank you to all who attended.”
Hospice refers to supportive care that neither prolongs life nor accelerates death. Rather, it focuses on patients living comfortably and to their fullest extent. Hospice is one component of the broader palliative care, which is a specialized team approach to caring for seriously ill people and their families.
The celebration and fundraiser, which was held at Pleasant Grove Pizza Farm in Waseca, featured brick oven pizzas, hors d’oeuvres and raffles, followed by a brief program in a private tent.
Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other facilities that serve the health care needs of people in more than 60 communities in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality health care close to home.
Press ContactMicah Dorfner