A Letter from the President

With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting everyday life, we thank you for your continued support and we hope you’re in good spirits and health. While there’s a lot of uncertainty, we know that we need to adapt fast to our changing reality. Right now, our Northwoods hospitals are facing new challenges. As we adapt to these extraordinary circumstances, the Howard Young Foundation will continue to support our hospitals and our frontline healthcare heroes as we have for over 35 years.Now, more than ever, our community needs us. And we need you.

We are thankful for all of the outreach we have received asking how you can support our local healthcare at this time. Starting this Tuesday, May 5th, we will be joining the global giving movement, Giving Tuesday Now. The Howard Young Foundation is supporting our hospitals by raising emergency funds to provide for the unprecedented impact they are experiencing. You can support our community in two ways:

  • Right now, your gifts are more important than ever. We encourage all who can to consider supporting our hospitals and caregivers who are working tirelessly on the front lines to provide excellent care and keep our community healthy by making a gift online designated to “COVID-19 Help our Hospitals & Heroes” or mail a check made payable to: HYF-COVID, PO Box 470, Woodruff, Wisconsin 54568. Your gift may also be made in honor, memory, or support of someone including a local caregiver hero.
  • Encourage a caregiver today. Please share a message of thanks, inspiration, or encouragement with our frontline heroes who are working to keep our community healthy during this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis by commenting on our Howard Young Foundation Facebook page, or email [email protected] and we will post it for you. Your words of encouragement mean so much.

The need is great. With your help, the response can be even greater.

Stay home, stay safe, save lives,

Erin Biertzer

Howard Young Foundation, President

Patient Monitors Give Patients the Best and Help Providers Prepare for the Worst

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Howard Young Medical Center has requested an update to their Emergency Department Patient Monitor System. They currently have a lack of critical equipment necessary to function at optimum capacity and ability if they have a surge of patients. Currently, 9 of the 17 Emergency Department rooms have no dedicated equipment.

The Phillips InteilliVue X3 would improve patient monitoring by allowing for customization of patient information to ensure that each patient is being closely monitored for the appropriate vitals. All monitors will be portable ensuring a seamless transition to other departments in the hospital. This would be the first upgrade in ten years.

Help us make patient monitors a reality today! 

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