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Forward Health Foundation was able to support ElderCircle’s Senior Transportation program by sponsoring and participating in their Aces for Elders golf fundraiser in July. Proceeds from this event benefit clients who require assistance with transportation to medical appointments. Thank you to Foundation board members Beth Anderson and Dave Delawyer for lending your golf expertise!

By |January 16th, 2023|Categories: News|0 Comments

Community Celebration

To view amazing aerial drone footage by Northwoods Drone, follow this link: Wow!  What an event!  It is truly remarkable to see what can be accomplished when community comes together for one common goal - in celebration and support of one another.  This now-annual event was held Saturday, August 13 at the White Oak Antique Tractor Club grounds north of Deer River.  Starting with a 5k, hosted by Get Fit Itasca, and a free pancake breakfast, courtesy of Deer River Lion’s Club and Peewee Wrestling, we began a day of activities and entertainment!  Guests enjoyed performances by DRHS choir,

By |January 16th, 2023|Categories: News|0 Comments

Welcoming New Board Members

KAYLEEN MONACELLI "I am the Community Education Programmer and also the Boys and Girls Club Unit Director for the Deer River area. I was born and raised in the community and graduated from Deer River High School in 2006. I went on to attend Itasca Community College as part of the Class Act Program and then transferred to Bemidji State University and graduated with my Bachelors of Science Degree in Education. After graduation, I moved back to the area, got married, and started a family. I knew I wanted my family and I to be part of the Deer River

By |October 24th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

Providing the Basics

1 in 13 people in Minnesota face hunger.*  In our community, the Deer River Food Shelf is doing what it can to minimize barriers to food, and they also offer home COVID test kits, hygiene and baby supplies to our rural families.  Food Shelf coordinator, Janet Maki, shared that approximately 20 families visit the food shelf weekly while open Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Through the gifts of donors, Forward Health Foundation is able to aid in supporting this effort. The Food Shelf is located in the north side of Essentia Health-Deer River hospital building, in the Goodall

By |September 7th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

Cornerstone Fund; Building Upon Our Legacy

Building upon the tenacity of our community in their determination to see a thriving hospital providing care to the residents of the Deer River area, we have been acting on that spirit with our Cornerstone Employee Giving Fund campaign.  Developed after the affiliation with Essentia Health, this fund allows employees the ability to give-back to their team and the patients in unique and tangible ways - of their choosing.  Our Campaign began in May with banana splits and root beer floats, encouraging submissions of project ideas that would enhance the delivery of care for providers, and the receiving of care

By |August 30th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments
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