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Contact Lakes Regional Healthcare Foundation

To learn more about Lakes Regional Healthcare Foundation, to make a gift, or for information about a fundraiser by calling us at 712-336-8791 or donate online.

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Lakes Regional Healthcare Foundation

Lakes Regional Healthcare Foundation provides an opportunity for friends and supporters to share in bringing health and wellness to people in the Iowa Great Lakes Region through charitable gifts.

Grape Escape Signature Tasting Event and Auction

Lakes Regional Healthcare Foundation is hosting their seventh annual Grape Escape tasting event and wine auction on Friday, February 7, 2020 from 6:00 until 9:00 pm at the Waterfront Event Center. You are invited to enjoy a paired dinner to provide scholarships for people from northwest Iowa pursuing healthcare careers and celebrate the advancement of healthcare in the Iowa Great Lakes. The evening is sure to please with fine wine, bourbon, gourmet food and several auction items.

Tickets are $100 and can be purchased by visiting or by calling 712-336-8791.

East Side Patio Memorial Gifts

Pavers and Seat Walls at Lakes Regional Healthcare’s East Side Patio engraved with your loved one’s name are wonderful ways to help Lakes Regional Healthcare Foundation while memorializing your loved one.

Current Needs

Scholarship Endowment Fund

The United States is experiencing a shortage of healthcare professionals – physicians, nurses, and technologists – because a greater percentage of them are nearing retirement and fewer people are entering the health industry as a career. Lakes Regional Healthcare is working on increasing the supply of healthcare professionals in northwest Iowa by focusing on people who have grown up in the area, in anticipation that they will come back in time and provide care to patients at Lakes Regional Healthcare and directly benefit people in Dickinson County. Lakes Regional Healthcare is helping those interested in pursuing careers in healthcare by removing as many obstacles as possible. Lakes Regional Healthcare Foundation’s Scholarship Endowment Fund provides three types of annual scholarships – one for Dickinson County high school seniors, one for Dickinson County residents in an undergraduate program, and one for Lakes Regional Healthcare employees. Currently scholarships are given to up to eight people, and the dollar value of the scholarships totals up to $7,000 annually. The desire is to grow the fund to be able to increase both the number of scholarships awarded and the dollar amounts of those scholarships.

Your gift of $100, $50, $25 or whatever amount is right for you, will help ensure people continue to receive quality, accessible healthcare in the future. You may also use your gift to honor or pay tribute to a dear friend or loved one.

Students: Apply Now to the Scholarship Endowment Fund

Lakes Regional Healthcare Foundation is now accepting applications to their Scholarship Endowment Fund. The fund was designed to support those in our community who are pursuing advanced certifications and degrees in the healthcare field. The program will award up to eight scholarships annually with a maximum $7,000 collective total. The scholarship is open to the following:

  • Dickinson County High School Senior
  • Dickinson County Undergraduate student going in to their third or fourth year of college or pursuing advanced certification in a health care field
  • Current Lakes Regional Healthcare employee in good standing

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