Friends of VMH
The Friends of VMH play a vital role in forwarding the mission and vision of Vernon Memorial Healthcare. Over 80 active members are recognized yearly for their volunteer service. The Friends of VMH raise and donate thousands of dollars each year for new equipment and services, which benefit Vernon Memorial Healthcare and the community. The Friends of VMH also fund an annual health care scholarship program.
In addition to these projects the Friends of VMH provide financial support for continuing education for VMH staff, The Bland Bekkedal Center for Hospice Care, VMH Birthing Center Infant Hearing Screening Program, VMH clinics Reach Out and Read program, digital thermometers for newborns, occupational therapy patient walker bags, and backpacks and school supplies for area school children. The organization receives its funding through ongoing support from VMH staff and the community through purchases made in the VMH Gift Shop, Lovelight donations, and support of craft shows, bake sales, the chili cook-off, salad luncheons, brat sales, candygrams and the annual geranium sale.
The Friends of VMH participate in district and state activities sponsored by the Partners of WHA (Wisconsin Hospital Association).