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Our mission

The Foundation exists to inspire philanthropy that will enhance the quality and availability of healthcare services for the patients and communities served by Great Plains Health.

Making a difference

The Great Plains Health Care Foundation partners with generous individuals, businesses and foundations to contribute the resources necessary to provide unmatched healthcare to our region. Donor support helps expand service lines, purchase the latest equipment and technology, provide regional outreach, and support education of healthcare professionals. The Foundation has been a vital source of funding for projects throughout the organization that enhance patient care and improve the patient experience.

Great Plains Health is an independent not-for-profit healthcare system. All revenue is reinvested back into the organization to support the enhancement and improvement of patient care for the region. The Foundation supports important projects that are vital to enhancing healthcare,but may not receive priority funding due to limited hospital resources. Furthermore, all decisions are made locally and based upon the needs of the population served in west-central Nebraska by community volunteers serving on both the hospital board and foundation board.

Join Great Plains Healthcare Foundation in this effort to keep Great Plains Health an invaluable resource in the health of your community. By working together, we can ensure the expanding healthcare needs of our region are met.

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View upcoming foundation events.

2017 donor events—by invitation only

Donor After Hours, June
Join us at the GPHealth education center to learn more about our physicians and families as we highlight Pakistan. Taste scrumptious Pakastani food, learn about the culture of Pakistan and celebrate the ethnicity of our medical staff.

CEO Roundtable Breakfast, July
Friends of the Foundation business members will be invited to join Mel McNea, Great Plains CEO, and the GP Health team for a breakfast and roundtable discussion focusing on changes in healthcare and needs of the business community.

Great Plains Gardens Barbeque Recognition Event, July
Members of our annual giving clubs, Great Plains Partners in Health and Sandhills Club, will be treated to a special barbecue to celebrate their support of the Foundation.

Physician Welcome Reception, August
All Foundation donors will be invited to welcome our newest physicians and their families joining our medical community in 2017.

Emergency Department Groundbreaking Event, Fall
We look forward to celebrating the success of the Minutes Matter Emergency Department expansion project with a special groundbreaking ceremony in late fall.

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