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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.

2018 donor events—by invitation only

Legacy Circle social; March Madness celebration - April 2 Legacy circle members will be invited to celebrate the final NCAA basketball game at a private party, held at PALS brewery, complete with food, games and giveaways.

Emergency department construction kickoff event - April 24
Donors and community leaders will be invited to celebrate the success of the Minutes Matter Emergency Department expansion project with a special ceremony and reception this spring. Invitations will be sent in March.

Tough Enough to Wear Pink prerodeo dinner - June 14 Join us in the in the Wild West pavilion prior to the Thursday evening performance of the Buffalo Bill Rodeo to celebrate cancer services at GP Health and honor cancer survivors.

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

Legacy Circle social; A Night in White - August 30
Legacy Circle members will be invited to an evening out at the Prairie Arts Center!

Annual donor recognition event - TBD
Members of our annual giving clubs, Great Plains Partners in Health and Sandhills Club, will be treated to a special night.

Donor After Hours; A taste of celebration India - Fall
Back by popular demand! Last year we highlighted the culture of Pakistan; join us again this year as we once again celebrate and showcase the diverse ethnicity of our medical staff. More details to come!

Gala - November 30
The elegant gala evening will include a scrumptious dinner as well as music and dancing. The popular Radio from Denver will be providing an encore performance. Reservations may be made here or by returning a response card on or before November 23, 2018. Reservations are limited.

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