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INSPIRED TO GIVE. INSPIRED TO HEAL. SanfordSanford Health Health Foundation Sioux Sioux Falls Falls Summer 2011 Foundation Fall 2012

A new future for pediatric heart care

More than Sanford Children’s Gala

meets the eye yields heartwarming results After an ultrasound in 2008, when doctors told Allen Meeks and Elizabeth Anderson there were problems with their unborn daughter’s heart, Allen’s first reaction was physical. “I just started walking backwards until I found a wall I could slide down,” he said. In October of that year, Jerzey was born with several life threatening congenital heart defects. She was flown via Sanford jet to Minnesota, and at just five-days-old had her first open heart surgery. Earlier this year, she and her family had to travel to Michigan for her fourth surgery—another 800 miles. While there’s no way to erase the fear parents experience when their child is critically ill, more than 1,500 guests of the 2012 Sanford Children’s Gala came together in August to help eliminate the stress of a child being taken so far from home to mend an ailing heart. The event raised nearly $1.6 million overall, more than $510,000 toward creation of the Sanford Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery Fund, a $3 million campaign to launch and support the new Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery program at Sanford Children’s. While the Pediatric Cardiology Program at the Castle of Care™, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of children with problems of the heart, lungs and blood vessels, is considered world-class, the need for heartrelated surgical services has reached a critical stage. In the past year alone, 129 families from the region traveled extensively

to ensure their children received this very specialized care, navigating unfamiliar facilities and working with medical staff they didn’t know. “For the past three-and-a-half years we put all our faith in our Sanford Team and our doctors here,” said Elizabeth. “It’s hard to walk into a new place, know absolutely nobody and say, ‘Here’s my daughter.’”

The generosity of our sponsors and attendees, and their commitment to children in our region and around the world, is unsurpassed. We are so grateful. Additional stressors include loss of income, lack of a support system, and dealing with the risks and complications of traveling with a sick child. Being able to care for these families at Sanford has been a longtime goal of many within the medical team, including Dr. John Vander Woude, a cardiovascular surgeon at Sanford for 25 years, who died of cancer in July. He was instrumental in laying the foundation for the program. “Our dream—captured in large part as the legacy vision of Dr. John Vander Woude, and propelled by so many others—is to keep children in need of many of these life-saving, surgical heart remedies right here, close to home, in the Castle of

Care™,” said Kelby Krabbenhoft, CEO and President of Sanford Health, during the Gala. “And it’s set to become a reality.” That’s comforting news for Jessica and Jesse Hurkes of Watertown, whose son Caleb was born in April with aortic stenosis. In his short life he has already endured two heart catheterization ballooning procedures, and will require open heart surgery in the future. “To have that here in South Dakota would be incredible,” Jessica said. “It would be a huge blessing to be able to stay close to home. It would be a world changer.” In addition to helping change the world of pediatric heart patients and families by raising the initial support for the Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery program, proceeds from the Sanford Children’s Gala will benefit the Sanford Children’s Fund, Sanford Project Fund, Sanford Children’s Health Research Center Fund and Sanford World Clinics Fund. In its thirteenth year, the event resulted in record funds raised. “We are continually humbled by the amount of support the Sanford Children’s Gala raises for these important children’s health related funds,” said Brian Mortenson, President of the Sanford Health Foundation. “The generosity of our sponsors and attendees, and their commitment to children in our region and around the world, is unsurpassed. We are so grateful.” To support the Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery Fund, please use the enclosed envelope.

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Thank you

Our deepest gratitude to the following Sanford Children’s Gala donors for gifts made to support Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery, Sanford Children’s Sioux Falls, Sanford Children’s Fargo, Sanford Children’s Health Research Center, Sanford Children’s World Clinics and the Sanford Project. $50,000+ H. “Chip” and Jennifer Carlson Dr. Adela Casas-Melley and Peter Melley Bill and Andi Sanford $20,000+ Kelby and Heidi Krabbenhoft Dr. Beth Lapka Robert A. Locken $10,000+ Miles and Lisa Beacom Cain Brothers Jim and Jill Entenman Tom and Barb Everist Mike, Cindy and Kylie Huether Dr. Jennifer and Jason Klein David and Laurie Link Ronald and Joanne Moquist Becky and Dave Nelson Andy and Susan North Jeff Rodengen Dr. Terry and Stephanie Yeager $5,000+ Dennis and Julie Anderson Romano and Yolanda Demarco Dana and LaDawn Dykhouse Electric Supply Company Drs. Thomas and Nancy Free Marilyn and William Guy Heineman Family Joann and Michael Kunkel Gordon and Dorothy Larson Bill and Jan Marlette Dr. Richard and Beth Marsden Mona and Larry Massimo Dr. Verlyn and Lisa Nykamp Ann and James Scoular Richard and Kathy Sweetman Kojo Taylor Tom and Kathy Walsh Robert and Debra Winkels, Jr. Dr. John and Emilie Yu Drs. David and Candace Zeigler Joe and Kristen Zueger

$2,000+ Ronald and Melissa Anderson Dr. P. Kenneth and Maggi Aspaas Robert and Paula Correa Drs. Christopher and Stephanie Fischer Dr. Dan and Catherine Heinemann Tom and Crystal Van Wyhe Sarah Vander Woude $1,000+ Jason and Heather Ahrendt Randell and Linda Beck Dr. Robert and Winnie Behrend Dr. Daniel and Rebecca Blue Richard and Jane Bohy Brian and Kaija Bonde Everett and Jan Brandenburg Arlyn and Beverly Broekhuis Todd and Linda Broin Randy and Sonia Bury Lisa and Phil Carlson Dr. Jeremy and Teresa Cauwels Jim and Susan Clark Ellen Cooke and Robert Murphy Dr. Edward J. and Bridget Czarnecki Drs. Amy and Michael Elliott Dr. Ashraf and Erin Elshami Derek and Janelle Ferrie Brenda Fiegen Jeff and Jackie Fiegen Dr. Charles and Diane Flohr Nick and Sara Garry Mark Gath Richard and Jacque Gillespie Shelli and Daniel Goeman Richard and Sonja Gourley Dr. Don and Linda Graham Judy and Scott Green Brian and Emily Hagen Doug and Anne Hajek Jim Harrenga Jan Haugen-Rogers and Roy Rogers Deborah and Jos eph Hickman Eric Hilmoe and Meredith Moore Matthew and Rachel Hocks Dr. H. Eugene and Gloria Hoyme

Monica and Galynn Huber Debbie and Jason Hubers Jane and Jeryl Huizenga Don and Terry Jacobs Mark and Julie Johnston Dr. Sarah Jones-Sapienza and Jos. J. Sapienza Tom and Julie Kelley Drs. Michael Keppen and Alla Zamulko Steve and Suzette Kirby Deb and Sheldon Koski Bill and Denise Ladwig David and Connie Landry Dr. Eric and Jennifer Larson L. Meredith and Sharon Larson Richard and Donna Lessnau William and Lorrae Lindquist Dr. R. J. and Jayne Lunn Nizar Mamdani Jennifer and Eric McDonald Chris and Craig Dockter Lori and Dick Menke MGM Resorts G. Mark and Cynthia Mickelson Joyce Millen Dennis and Phyllis Millirons Tony Morrison Brian and Sheri Mortenson Dr. Jeffrey and Mary Jo Murray Angela and Patrick Novak Dr. Charles and Jody O’Brien Mary M. Olinger Dr. Michael and Deborah Olson Oslund & Associates John and Jane Paulson Dr. Bruce and Ryn Pitts Paul and Mary Jo Richard Dr. Sue Ellen Rocovich and John G. Rocovich, Jr. Jeff and Linda Rodman Dr. Malcolm and Lee Ann Sanders Kathy Schweitzer Arlys and Steve Sikorski Tom and Mary Simmons Dr. Lloyd and Jayne Solberg Eric and Cecile Springer Dr. Christopher M. and Erin Stanton Douglas and Sharon Stoks Ken and Barb Stork Jim and Paula Slack Liam Sweetman Adam Swingdorf Dr. Anthony and Janet Tello Dr. Ronald and Joyce Tello Tessier’s, Inc. Dr. Thavam and Abi Thambi-Pillai Dr. David and Nancy Thomas John and Lee Thomas Paul Thompson and Joy Hembel Dr. Jerry and Nancy Tieszen Dr. Gary and Gena Timmerman

Larry and Suzanne Toll Dennis and Mary Treiber Michelle and Richard Van Demark Jon and Suzanne Veenis Bruce and Mary Viessman Dr. James and Dawn Wallace Tom and Jen Walsh Grace and Lawrence Wellman Michael White Nate and Annette White Dr. Michael and Monica Wilde Will and Ginnie Zobel Up to $999 Shelby and Kacey Aanenson Joshua and Christie Aberson Micah and Jaci Aberson Scott and Jenna Aberson Pamela and Tim Ackerman Mike and Kristin Aldrich Merry Anderson Ty Anderson Chelsea and Eric Asmus Christopher and Nancy Aspaas Michelle and Todd Baack Doug and Chris Bade Crystal Bahnson Jenna Barker Valarie Baumberger Eric and Shanna Bender Dave and Karen Beranek Tom and Paula Billeter Arnold and Peggy Bortnem Michael and Treasia Bouton Dr. Thomas and Tacey Braithwaite Dr. Dana Brandys Eric and Misty Brenden Artyce and Michael Brooke Kurt and Krista Brost Jessica and Troy Brovold Mia Bruno Jon Buggy Joe Bunkers Jonelle Burdick Canfield Business Interiors Daniel and Stephanie Canfield Kristin and Aaron Canfield Dr. Bill and Susan Canham Teri and Jeff Carlson Jackie Casey Amber and Chun Hung Chan Susan and David Christensen Heather and Pat Collins Cory and Charity Condon Chris Conrad Carol and Daniel Cressman Patricia Crotwell Ashley and Seth Cupp Roger and Vicki Currier Timothy and Lee Dardis

Surprise Elements While the purpose of the 2012 Sanford Children’s Gala was a serious one—raising support for children’s health care—throughout the evening guests were treated to fun and surprises that were in keeping with the Gala theme: More Than Meets the Eye. Stilt walking vine characters, an aerialist, Mannequins in Motion and 3-D art imagery provided visual entertainment while guests registered and made their way into the event. As part of the program, America’s Got Talent finalist, Joe Castillo, used sand to create dramatic scenes that helped illustrate the stories of patients at Sanford Children’s. Later, Ethan Bortnick, an 11-year-old musical prodigy, who travels the country performing to raise money for children’s hospitals, used the piano to awe the audience. The evening concluded with dancing to the Confidentials.

Courtney and Mike Davidson Paul and Shareen Davidson Dan and Beth DeKrey Jim and Betsy Denevan Stacey Denke Beth and Don Dobbs Lisa and Shelby Docken Paula Domena Liz Donohue Dr. William Downey Alex Drey Victoria and Dennis Drey Barbara and William Dudgeon Tim and Tonya Dwire Kimberly Earle Dan and Barb Edmonds Lacey Ehle Dawn Eichacker Janet and David Eiesland Jana and Bruce Elkins Aaron and Amber Ellingsen Amy and Jimmy Entenman Paul and Enid Farmer Jan and Kevin Feterl Mike Flynn Jason Forbes and Lynne Keller Forbes Jerry and Michelle Foy Jerry and Jill Franken Michael Frankman Bill Fredregill Dr. Richard and Barbara Friess Kimberly and Jerry Fromm Keith and Anna Gauer Julie and Jeff Gednalske Mick and Michelle Gibbs Brian and Ann Gilbert Dr. Jorge and Fabyola Gilbert Or and Trisha Gombosh Wendy and Jon Graff Bob Greenfield Julie and Gregg Greenfield Randy and Gail Grotenhuis Dan and Marla Gruber Cliff and Gloria Gunnare Dave and Shelly Haan Ryan Haiar Jackson and Shelley Hall Steve and Lori Hanselman Aaron Hansen Carla and Howard Hansen Donna Hardie Eric and Sue Harms Drs. Susan and Ken Hasseler Jason and Angela Herrboldt Elizabeth Hertz Brian Hines Craig and Camille Hodgson Dustin and Stacy Hoffman Mona and Eric Hohman Larry and Pamela Hopkins

Amy and Stuart Horsted Jeff and Erin Horstmeyer Tom and Kathy Hruby Joan Huber Al and Gretchen Hudacek Kay and Richard Husman Brock Hyde Dr. Rosemary Hyun Nancy Imada Todd and Cami Jacobsen Matt and Amy Jacobson Kirsten and Travis Jensen Kurt and Jessica Johnson Mark Johnson Stacy and David Jones Stephanie and Kirk Jurgens Dr. Heather and Dammika Karu DenYelle and Zachary Kenyon Mary Kinkel James and Laurie Kirkegaard Larry and Mary Klaahsen Dwayne and Marcene Klarenbeek Jacquie and Roger Kluck Donald and Carla Kooiman Dr. Colleen Kraft and Dr. Larry Rosser Ruth Krueger Trina Kuper Lindsay Kyte Matt and Jennifer Landry Mary and Jeff Lanning Charles and Judy Lapka Eric and Jolene Larsen Tiffany and Richard Lawrence Lance Lee Tim Lee Tabatha and Jason Lemke Peter Lenehan Debra and Edward Leners Laura Lien Kelly Lucero Kent and Peggy Martin Scott and Pamela Mattecheck Monica and Max Maurer Ann and David Mays James and Sue McAdaragh Jeff and Trish McCann Kimberly and Robb McCoy Jennifer McCrae Doug and Heather Mclay Carrie and Corey McMillan Elizabeth and Ryan McMillan Chris and Janel Meeker Morgan Mendelson Dan and Ashley Menke Patrick Menke Ross Menke Steve and Leila Messier Bob and Pamela Meyer Markus and Melissa Meyer Luke Meyers

Valerie and David Mickelson Henry and Brenda Milkey Jake and Chandra Miller Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx Erin and Jason Mitzel Matthew and Amy Mroch Shawn and Mark Murphy Neal and Lisa Nachtigall Melissa and Gabe Nelson Ryan and Carmen Nelson Stephen and Jane Nelson Mary Nettleman Representative Kristi and Bryon Noem Douglas and Deb Nowak Heather and Jeff Oakland Dr. James and Carol Oakland Derick and Leah Ohme Douglas and Sheri Okland Daniel and Valerie Olson John Olson Christine Orzechowski Beth Owens Jacob Pagone Tim Pansegrau Austin and Rebecca Parks Dr. Ash and Mina Patel Bryce and Danielle Pattison Karen and Michael Paul Emily Paulson Dion and Cosette Pease Shannon Peck Lonnie and Jeff Pederson Terry and Carrie Pederson Dr. Stacy Peters and Dale Henning Patti Peterson Terry and Kim Phillips Marci and Scott Pirlet Emily and Jonathan Pociask Sue Polly Nathan and Kristi Punt Bruce and Donna Raefert Jason and Nancy Raether Karthik and Prashanthi Reddy Larine Revord Jeff and Heidi Reynolds Leigh and David Rezac John and Diane Rieke Felan Ritze Jeff Roach Mary and Alan Ross Duane and Renee Roth Kyle and Amy Roux Tim and Elaine Rustand Rosalie and James Ryan Rachel Rydell Miri Saba Amanda and Nate Saeger Alison and Eric Sahly Sanford Pediatric Residency Program Cathy and Dave Scaturro

Debi Schafer Bradley and Machelle Schipper Connie and Randy Schmidt Jeremy Schoenefelder Robert and Euella Schulte Lenae and Steve Schwartz Rebecca and Rod Sevening Aaron and Kimber Severson Kyle and Danyell Skillman Tami Slater Craig and Sheryl Sletten Krista and Brian Smit Jesse and Ellie Smith Jill and Dale Solberg T.J. and Lisa Speer Anne and Dale Sprague Reid and Tammy Sulik Kameswaran Surendran Erin Sweetman Ed and Sherry Szadziewicz Shelby and Chad Terstriep Michelle and Travis Thie Joan and Robert Thimjon Mark and Kathy Thomas Nate Tibbetts Dr. George Tibbitts Anthony and Sandra Tiefenthaler Rach and Deanna Tieszen Sally and Ronald Tilstra Jesse and Maureen Tischer Gloria and Brian Top Ray and Kathy Trankle Matt Trefz Dr. Loren and Jean Tschetter Orlen and Bonnie Tschetter Cecily and Brent Tucker Anthony Turgeon Chad and Autumn Van Buskirk Angela and Dan Van Veldhuizen Matthew Vander Woude Tom and Sarah Viet Seasson and Peter Vitiello Corey and Erica Weide Ed and Suzie Weiland Jill and Jarrett Weimer Andy and Sharon Wentzy Nichole White Jane and Kurt Whitesel Brett Williams and Lisa VanDeBerg George and Shelley Williams Ross and Lindsay Winkels Andrea Wisdorf Dr. Matthew Witte Kristin and Justin Wittmayer Greg Woods Stacy and Dan Wrightsman Roberta and Bert Young Khalil Yousef Joseph and Jeanette Zenel

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Expanded health care for Aberdeen area Residents in northeastern South Dakota gained expanded access to quality health care this summer with the opening of the new Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center. The $60 million facility opened in July. Connected to the existing Sanford Health Aberdeen Clinic, the state-of-the-art, full-service regional hospital will help meet the growing health care needs of the Aberdeen region. “As Aberdeen and surrounding communities continue to grow, so does the need for quality health care,” said Gordon Larson, CEO. “We saw a need for expanded services and improved facilities in this region so were eager to make the financial investment.” Anyone interested in making a philanthropic investment toward Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center can do so through the Sanford Health Foundation. Gifts made to the Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center Fund will be dedicated solely to help expand programming and services for patients in the Aberdeen area. To make a gift, please use the enclosed envelope or visit, choose “make a gift today,” then “Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center.”

Aberdeen and surrounding communities continue to grow, so does the need for quality health care.”


- Gordon Larson, CEO

A gift to the Nursing Excellence Fund is the perfect opportunity to thank and honor the special nurses in your life. Gifts made in honor of a specific nurse, a group, or all who have answered the call to the profession are equally meaningful. How you can help A Nursing Excellence Fund has been created in each Sanford region to support continuing education, training, and advanced certifications for all Sanford nurses through tuition assistance, scholarships and expanded access to educational opportunities.

Celebrating Nurses. The Year of the Nurse.

Opportunities to give You may contribute to the Nursing Excellence Fund directly, or set up your own named scholarship endowment fund. Please visit foundation., use the envelope inserted into this newsletter, or call Marya McCrae or Amy Bruns at 605-328-5700 to discuss scholarship options. Thank you for your support!

Angels among us Having to stay in the hospital can be unsettling for patients and their families as they deal with diagnosis, treatment or surgery, and being away from home to name only a few stressors. While all Sanford Health employees and volunteers are dedicated to making a meaningful difference in a patient’s hospital experience, sometimes just one person can make all the difference. The Sanford Health Foundation is launching the Guardian Angel program which provides a unique way for patients and families to thank a Sanford doctor, nurse, staff member or volunteer who has made the hospital experience special. A donation to the Guardian Angel Program, in his or her name, not only recognizes exceptional care but helps enhance patient experiences in the future. Gifts to the program are used to expand programs and services, provide advanced training for medical staff and purchase state-of-the-art equipment. Those honored as Guardian Angels will receive a beautiful angel pin to wear proudly. To recognize your Guardian Angel please use the enclosed envelope, call the Sanford Health Foundation at (605) 328-5700 or visit

We can help “steer” you toward a tax break that will benefit health care where you live For information about making gifts of land, livestock, or grain and other commodities, to benefit patient care at Sanford Health, please call Amy Bruns, Marya McCrae or Amy Sumner at (605) 328-5700. encourage 7

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Calendar of Events October 2 -

Dining 4 a Miracle 20% of funds from the day’s food and beverage sales will benefit Children’s Miracle Network – see the list of participating restaurants at www.ktwb. com;;

October 6 -

Fashionista Miracles at the Vault A fashion show hosted by Stewart School to benefit Children’s Miracle Network

October 10-12 -

Backyard Broadcasting 36 Hour Radiothon for Kids on KTWB, KELO-FM and Q95.7, broadcasting live from Sanford Children’s Hospital, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. each day.

October 13, 27 -

Dine to Donate at LoneStar Steakhouse in Sioux Falls print the flyer from the Sanford Children’s Miracle Network Facebook site, take it to LoneStar when you dine out that day, and 20% of your bill will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network.

November 10,24-

Dine to Donate at LoneStar Steakhouse in Sioux Falls print the flyer from the Sanford Children’s Miracle Network Facebook site, take it to LoneStar when you dine out that day, and 20% of your bill will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network.

Thank you. Programs featured in this publication benefit from the support of readers like you.

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