Valley hospitals presenting the shoes are (from left): Curt Geissler, President & CEO, Lakeview Hospital; MADI Director Funwi Tita; Marian Furlong, President & CEO, Hudson Hospital & Clinic; and Steve Massey, President & CEO, Westfields Hospital.
Three hospitals in the St. Croix Valley – Hudson Hospital & Clinic (Hudson, WI), Lakeview Hospital (Stillwater) and Westfields Hospital (New Richmond, WI) – collaborated to host a shoe drive benefitting Making a Difference International Inc. MADI is an organization that collects shoes, medical supplies and other supplies for the people of Uganda. It is a first step in enhancing their lives through education, health and livelihood. Large shoe boxes were available in the lobbies of each hospital where staff, volunteers and visitors could donate new and gently used shoes for people in Africa. Nearly 1,000 pairs of shoes were presented to Funwi Tita, director of MADI on Wednesday, March 20 at Hudson Hospital by hospital CEO’s: Marian Furlong, President & CEO, Hudson Hospital & Clinic; Curt Geissler, Lakeview Hospital President; and Steve Massey, President & CEO, Westfields Hospital. Funwi gave a presentation with photos from his last trip in March and shared how donations like this help so many individuals. Thanks to the HealthPartners Valley Hospitals for Making a Difference in so many lives.
Hudson Hospital & Clinic is a non-profit health care provider located just off Interstate I-94 in Hudson, WI. The campus is designed with the latest technology and amenities to support whole health and healing for patients and their families - including a nationally acclaimed healing arts program. Twenty-five private hospital rooms feature private bath, garden views, guest accommodations and room service for patients and guests. Services include a regionally popular Birth Center, Rehabilitation Center, Imaging Center, cancer care, heart care, neurology, orthopedics and more. Hudson Hospital & Clinic is a member of the HealthPartners family of care.