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Your gift supports Great Plains Health's mission to inspire health and healing by putting the patient first, always.

Your gift can make a difference, whether in an area of importance to you or to support the general needs of Great Plains Health. Our goal is to match each donor's charitable intent with an area, project or department most passionate to them. The following funds were created to allow the Foundation Board to direct funds to the area of greatest need at Great Plains Health. When making your gift, please consider designating it to one of the following:

da Vinci Surgical System

Join the Great Plains Health Care Foundation donors aiming to bring the most technologically advanced surgery equipment to North Platte today. The Foundation's 2019 annual project, the da Vinci Surgical System is a high-resolution 3D stereo viewer designed to provide surgeons with an immersive experience. Unlike conventional approaches, the target anatomy appears at high magnification, in brilliant color and with natural depth of field. To perform a procedure, the surgeon uses the console’s master controls to maneuver the patient-side cart’s four robotic arms, which securely hold the instruments and high-resolution endoscopic camera.

Benefits include: Better outcomes, meaning

  • fewer, smaller scars
  • less pain
  • faster recovery times
  • reduced risk of infection


“The da Vinci robot is the most up-to-date technology there is. It was developed with the patient in mind as it gives a surgeon better clarity, precision and freedom of motion. It truly helps us live our mission of putting the patient first - always.” Dr. Jacob Wiesen, surgeon, Great Plains Health General Surgery

General fund

A donation to the general fund allows the Foundation Board to fund projects and purchases as needs are identified and requests are made by departments throughout Great Plains Health.

Patient assistance fund

Often, due to a lengthy medical stay or long-term illness, patients struggle to afford the necessary medications required to return to health. Patients may also be referred to a specialist in Omaha or Denver and may need assistance with transportation. Gifts to our patient assistance fund will help with medication assistance and gas cards. Patients are screened by our Case Management Department before being approved, and funds are never dispersed directly to a patient. A maximum gift per patient has been established by the Foundation Board, and gifts average $60 in assistance.

Service line gifts

Support for a specific service line helps purchase equipment and funds support, education and outreach programs within the department based on the needs of the patients.

  • Behavioral health
  • Callahan Cancer Center
  • Heart and vascular
  • Hospice
  • Neurology/stroke
  • Orthopedics
  • Palliative and support care
  • Radiology/imaging
  • Sports and therapy center
  • Surgery

Please contact us if you have a particular interest not listed here.

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