The Marlette Regional Hospital Foundation
Improving the Health of Our Communities
The Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) Foundation provides a working link between the hospital and the communities we serve. The goal of the MRH Foundation is to build support, involvement, and lasting relationships with employees, medical staff, volunteers, donors, and those we service.
The MRH Foundation Development Council is led by chairman Terry Haske of Marlette. Terry has served in this leadership role since 2008. As chairman, Terry helps to identify community needs and desires and communicates them to the organization. He also works in coordination with a group of community volunteer leaders that serve on one of three Foundation committees, each managing programs that increase community involvement, community service, communication and education, and philanthropic involvement for the hospital.
Some of these notable programs carried out by the Development Council includes the Friends of MRH giving club, the annual Driving for Health Golf Scramble, and the Tree of Shining Love event.
The Development Council Volunteer Committees
The MRH Foundation Development Council consists of three committees of community volunteer leaders, each managing programs that communicate with, cultivate, solicit, and recognize specific groups.
These programs increase:
- Community involvement.
- Community service.
- Communication and education.
- Philanthropic involvement.
Listed below are the three committees, their dedicated volunteers, and the programs that they conduct.
The Annual Support Committee orchestrates the Friends of MRH giving club.
Volunteer committee members include Terry Haske chairperson; Bradley Bissett, Ken Babich, Ruth Babich, Ted Huntoon, Amy Lowman, Al Patrick, Ann Schrope, and Ryan Ruggles, Schelly Farrell.
The Business Relations Committee organizes the Driving for Health Golf Scramble and hosts business leader seminars and programs.
Volunteer committee members include Amie Abbe, chairperson; Terry Haske, Andrew Huffman, Scott Keys (Golf Sub Committee Chair), Phil Macumber, Kyle Mausolf, Jenna Muxlow, Nate Benavides, Brad Schaub and Kathy Sauvola.
The Community Relations Committee organizes the Tree of Shining Love event, along with other community outreach events such as the Coaches Sports Summit, Women’s Health Fair, Total Tune Up Health Fair and Classic Car Show, community walking program, and additional health and wellness events.
Volunteer committee members include Jill Thomas, chairperson; Sharon Beals, Jan Blovsky, Kendra Jickling, Sheila Lambert, Meredith Lyons, Joanne Thompson, and Jeanette Yaroch.
If you are interested in learning more about the MRH Foundation or are interested in volunteering on one of these committees, please contact MRH Foundation Manager at 989-635-4012.
Past Development Projects
The Marlette Regional Hospital Foundation Development Council committees have carried out various fundraising programs—such as the Friends of MRH giving club, the annual Driving for Health Golf Scramble, and the Tree of Shining Love event—in an effort to support the hospital in its mission to improve the quality of health in the communities it serves.
At the start of each year, the hospital leadership team and Development Council committees jointly determine a project or cause for the Foundation to financially assist the hospital in achieving.
Past Foundation projects have included: Raising additional funding for the B.C.U.P.S. program, creation of the diagnostic imaging department waiting area, purchase of a nuclear medicine imaging camera, LIFEPAK defibrillators, renovations of the acute care unit, long-term care unit dining area, emergency room (ER), the Hannah D. Wolfe Retirement Residence, and, most recently, a renovation of the acute care/swing bed unit.
The Acute Care Renovation Project
The Long-Term Care Dining Room Renovation Project
The ER Renovation Project
The Hannah D. Wolfe Retirement Residence Renovation Project
Acute Care/Swing Bed Unit Renovation Project
First Impressions Project
Current Development Projects
Laboratory & Long-Term Care Improvements
Marlette Regional Hospital’s laboratory serves an average of 15,000 patients per year and the last time the unit was updated in 1990. The planned improvements will enhance patient comfort and improve staff workflows through the replacement of casework, cabinetry, flooring, paint, and ergonomic furnishings. Improvements will also be made to long-term care resident rooms. The planned improvement will greatly enhance resident comfort and quality of life through the installation of new surface-mount lighting that will complement current over-the-bed fixtures.
The Laboratory and Long Term Care improvement projects are funded. They have been delayed due to the 2020-2021 pandemic restrictions. Photos will be posted upon completion.
The Heartlands Community Center Project
Business, civic groups and families are in need of locations to host meetings, occasions, entertainment, exercise and celebrations. The MRH Foundation Development Council has agreed to direct a fundraising campaign in 2021-2022 to raise $250,000 to help support The Heartlands Community Center in Marlette to help meet this important need. The friendly country-style design and locations in the center of The Heartlands building complex in Marlette will make it appealing for visitors and guests. It is currently under construction and scheduled to be completed in Summer 2022. It will be available for public use by appointment. For more information call 989.635.4011 or click to Donate Now
Support Our Project
If you are interested in supporting this project or another giving opportunity with a charitable contribution, please visit our Giving Opportunities page on this website. All contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Annual Support Friends of MRH Campaign
The Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) Foundation Annual Support Committee extends an open invitation to individuals, families, organizations and businesses to partner with others in support of worthy projects with an annual donation. Friends of MRH is a giving club dedicated to assuring that quality healthcare services and resources are available to patients and families in our region, close to home. Our Friends of MRH members are civic-minded individuals like yourself who desire to make a real difference in our communities. They are integral partners in our mission to continuously improve the quality of health in the communities we serve. We sincerely appreciate this on-going partnership in supporting worthy projects that greatly benefit our thumb area. Join & donate now at: https://marletteregionalhospital.org/friends-of-mrh-and-cornerstone/
Driving for Health Golf Scramble Fundraiser
The Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) Foundation Business Relations Committee’s annual Driving for Health Golf Scramble is a phenomenal event for golfers and sponsors. It includes a great day of golf on a beautifully groomed course, fun and exciting contests/games, delicious food, and extraordinary sponsorship opportunities. Historically, this late summer event engages 200 golfers, volunteers, and sponsors. We recommend securing your sponsorship and team early!
Area businesses and healthcare vendors are invited to participate as a Driving for Health sponsor; several sponsorship levels that include recognition and other opportunities are available. For more information, please contact the Marlette Regional Hospital Foundation office at 989-635-4011 or 989-635-4012. All contributions are tax deductible. Click to download: Golf Cover Letter_2021 and Golf_Registration Form_2021
Tree of Shining Love Campaign
The Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) Foundation Community Relations Committee’s annual Tree of Shining Love (TSL) campaign kicks off annually in late October and the TSL Tribute Ceremony takes place on the first Sunday in December. The Tree of Shining Love event provides a unique, annual opportunity for the general public to pay special tribute, in honor/memory, to people in their lives. In doing so, participants support a worthy cause that will strengthen the quality of health care services provided to patients at Marlette Regional Hospital.
Area businesses and healthcare vendors are invited to participate as a TSL sponsor or with a general donation. Several sponsorship levels with recognition are available. For more information, please contact the Marlette Regional Hospital Foundation office at 989-635-4011 or 989-635-4012. All contributions are tax-deductible according to IRS guidelines.
MRH Foundation Office
Phone: 989-635-4011 or 989-635-4012