Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Trivia Night a Success!

Trivia Night was hosted by the MMSC Foundation on March 18 at DeJardin Hall, and it was undoubtedly a success! Check out the photos from the event and be sure to check back later in the week for a full recap of the event.

Above: Our scorekeepers hard at work.

Above: A total of 25 teams competed in Trivia Night.

Above: A quick game of "Heads & Tails" for a chance to win $100!

Above: We exceeded our $150,000 goal for the ambulance appeal!

Above: Nationwide presented the Foundation with a $35,000 check for the ambulance appeal.

Below are the placings for the 2011 Trivia Night:

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Trivia Night

FIRE UP YOUR BRAIN! The MMSC Foundation is hosting the first annual Trivia Night with all proceeds benefiting the Annual Giving Ambulance Appeal.

This interactive trivia contest is perfect for all that useless knowledge you learned long ago. Any and all trivia fans are invited to participate in this 10 rounds of 10 question competition. Teams will consist of 8 people per table with the first place team winning $250.

When: Friday, March 18th
Time: 6:00 p.m. (Food stand opens at 5:30 p.m.) Meal tickets available for $5.00 per person
Where: Iowa Valley Community College - DeJardin Hall
Cost: $120 per team or $15 per person (not necessary to be part of a team to register)

Deadline to register: March 4, 2011

Click here to print off registration form.

Annual Giving Ambulance Appeal

As you know, a medical emergency can happen in an instant. A car accident on the way to work in the morning or a child's injury at a school sporting event. A loved one with chest pains in the middle of the night. These are all situations that the Marshalltown Area Paramedic Services (MAPS) do respond to. As an extension of the MMSC Emergency Dept., MAPS provides ambulance services to the greater Marshalltown area and beyond. That is why the MMSC Foundation is committed to raising $150,000 to replace one of the four ambulances in the fleet.

More than 4,200 times a year, MAPS is dispatched to provide life-saving treatment and transport for our loved ones, neighbors and friends. The average life of an ambulance is 4-5 years and it has been at least 6 years since the hospital purchased a new ambulance. MAPS covers 573 square miles including Marshalltown and Marshall County, in addition to, transfers that are needed across a 6 county vicinity. On average, the Emergency Dept. has 12 transfers a week that may include Mayo Clinic, University of Iowa, and other Iowa hospitals.

The ability to stabilize and transport patients as quickly as possible is paramount to the mission of providing excellent emergency medical care. This is why it takes a community to ensure that our emergency and trama services continue to be the best in the area.

Your financial support is vitally important. Please consider making a gift to your community.

Gifts can be made by contacting the foundation office at 641-753-2712 or click here for the Annual Giving Ambulance Appeal letter.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Message from the Foundation President

James L. Goodman
MMSC Foundation President

I am honored, humbled and delighted to be appointed President of the Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center Foundation. For many decades, the citizens of central Iowa have been blessed with a community asset in Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center. There can be no doubt that we as citizens are better off today for the care and support a hospital such as MMSC provides.

In recent times, hospitals like ours have experienced severe economic threats to their on-going existence. While our hospital is virtually debt-free, we have not been exempted from the sting of these economic circumstances. I believe that it is part of the Foundation’s mission to seek the support of those people and institutions which have benefitted from the existence of the Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center. In carrying out its mission to support Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center, the Foundation will seek the support of our healthy community. I look forward to working with all of you.

Best regards,
James L. Goodman

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Board Profile: Kevin Hitchins

Kevin Hitchins

MMSC Foundation Board President


Board Member since 2004

"I chose to serve on the MMSC Foundation Board for a variety of reasons. I agreed to join the board when asked because of what I had seen of the hospital’s outreach and importance to the Marshalltown area. The longer I serve on the board the more I come to understand the importance of MMSC to our community. By serving on the Foundation I feel I am playing a helpful role in continuing the fine tradition established by the hospital. The Foundation has been a fun and exciting environment. The Cath lab addition and the addition of the clinic have shown what a difference the support can make. I think there are many more good things to come and I want to continue to be a part of them."

Monday, July 13, 2009

Chip in for a Good Cause!

Mark your calendars! The 11th Annual Annette Nielsen Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, August 16th! Each year, the MMSC Foundation partners with MMSC Diagnostic Imaging to honor the memory of Radiology Tech Annette Nielsen by donating all the proceeds from the golf tournament to a recipient facing breast cancer. This year's recipient is Missy Soutter, who was raised and now works in Marshalltown.

If you're interested in playing in the tournament, registration forms are available at www.everydaychampions.org. The tournament fills up fast, so reserve a spot for you or your team today!

Friday, June 5, 2009


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