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Welcome!  Since 1967, the Central Mesabi Medical Foundation (CMMF) has provided direct support to Fairview Range and the local healthcare community.  We are committed to enhancing healthcare resources for local patients and supporting medical excellence for generations to come.  By partnering with CMMF, you are helping friends, family, and neighbors.  Join us today!

 Make a Gift to Central Mesabi Medical Foundation

Make a Gift to Fairview Range Home Care and Hospice 

Who We Are

History 

The Central Mesabi Medical Foundation (CMMF) was established in 1967 by a group of individuals passionate about the health of Hibbing and the surrounding area. They founded CMMF with a commitment to support the highest quality of healthcare for the local community. 


Today, the original passion and commitment live on. We are committed to enhancing healthcare resources for local patients and supporting medical excellence for generations to come.

What We Do

People Helping People 

CMMF partners with generous individuals and organizations dedicated to ensuring the continuing health of our community. The funding that CMMF is able to provide to Fairview Range and the surrounding area varies in size depending on the scope of the project and its impact, but all of our support begins exactly the same way: people helping people. Your gift can help make a difference in thousands of lives in our region.

How You Can Help

About the CMMF
You deserve the best. That’s why we’ve built our mission around serving the healthcare needs of our community. From purchasing new equipment to funding community health programs and activities to providing scholarships to students, the Central Mesabi Medical Foundation puts patients, families, and our community first.
 
See Your Dollars at Work
When you give to the Central Mesabi Medical Foundation, you’re making a major difference in the lives of your friends and neighbors in our community. Your gifts not only support our core medical services but also allow us to offer support to community programs. Items featured in this newsletter are just a sampling of the many ways your dollars are hard at work – and having an impact.

We Love our Donors 

You -- our donors -- are essential to our mission. We need you! There are many ways to support the Central Mesabi Medical Foundation. Whether you wish to support a specific hospital need, give a general donation, or help a scholar through funding a scholarship, we have a giving opportunity that's right for you. No matter how you give – or how much you give – you can know that your support makes a difference in your community—and beyond.

Contact Us and Connect
We’re eager to talk to you! Join us in our mission of helping to provide excellence in local healthcare through the support of technology, education, and programs. Your participation allows us to truly make a difference in meeting the needs of those we serve. It is an honor to partner with you as we work toward building a healthier community together. 


Click HERE for the donation form.


Scholarships

The Central Mesabi Medical Foundation Scholarship Committee (Pat Ives - committee chair, Dr. Kimberly Bigelow, Andy Borland, Mike Fredeen, David Hohl, and Marty Hnatko) is pleased to announce the scholarship recipients for the 2017-2018 academic year:


Dr. Bill Kotonias Dental Scholarship - Andy Aldrich. Andy is a second year dental student at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and previously attended the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and Hibbing Community College.  Over the past summer, Andy participated in cleft palate research at the University of California-San Francisco’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry.  Andy receives this scholarship through the benevolence of Dr. Bill Kotonias, a Twin Cities dentist and native of Hibbing, who founded this scholarship in 2015.


Max and Sara Edelstein Scholarship – Michelle Patregnani. Michelle is a first-year medical student attending the University of Minnesota-Duluth School of Medicine. She previously attended the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. Michelle hopes to pursue a specialty in family or emergency medicine. The Edelstein Scholarship was established to honor the memory and legacy of Hibbing philanthropists, Max and Sara Edelstein, and continues to be funded through the generosity of the Edelsteins' daughter, Mrs. Jean Schore.


Health Care Career Scholarships – Made possible through the kind generosity of Fairview Range employees and individual donors, the Health Care Career Scholarships are awarded to students majoring in health-related careers.


- Courtney Wirtanen – Courtney is a first-year medical student attending the University of Minnesota- Duluth School of Medicine. Courtney completed her undergraduate studies at UMD and also attended Hibbing Community College. Upon completion of her studies, Courtney hopes to return to the Iron Range to practice medicine.


- Brianna Zunich – Brianna is a second-year student at the University of Minnesota-Duluth College of Pharmacy. She previously attended the University of Minnesota Duluth, where she graduated summa cum laude in May 2016.


- Melissa Erickson – Melissa is finishing her final year at the University of Minnesota-Duluth School of Pharmacy and will receive her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in May 2018. Melissa previously attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth and Hibbing Community College. Melissa’s goal is to return to Hibbing to pursue employment as a pharmacist.


- Valerie Gooden – Valerie is a sophomore student at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. Her future goal is to become a nurse anesthetist.


- Sarah Fairbanks – Sarah is in her junior year at the College of Saint Scholastica studying nursing. Sarah was previously a student at Hibbing Community College.


- Janelle Shea – Janelle is a senior at the University of North Dakota pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Her future goal is to attend graduate school to become a nurse practitioner.


For more information about scholarship opportunities or how you can help support the efforts of the CMMF, please contact Susan Degnan, Central Mesabi Medical Foundation Director, at 312-3034 or sdegnan2@range.fairview.org.


2018 Same Kotonias X-Ray Scholarship Application

2018 Health Care Career Scholarship Application

2018 Edelstein Scholarship Application

2018 CMMF Kotonias Dental Scholarship Application






Allocation Awards

Central Mesabi Medical Foundation Seeks 2018 Allocation Requests 

The Central Mesabi Medical Foundation (CMMF) is currently accepting grant requests for 2018. Requests must be healthcare-related and must benefit the area directly served by Fairview Range as a whole. Preference will be given to non-profit groups. 

Applications may be received by contacting Susan Degnan, Central Mesabi Medical Foundation Director, by calling 218-312-3034 or by email at sdegnan2@range.fairview.org. Submissions should include a brief description of the organization and a detailed narrative describing the nature, need, and the impact the request would have if granted. 

The CMMF strives to provide direct support to Fairview Range and the local community by partnering with individuals and area organizations dedicated to making a positive impact on the entire community. The CMMF is committed to enhancing healthcare resources and maximizing availability for local patients. Partners of the CMMF help support areas of healthcare utilized by family, friends, and neighbors.

Please submit requests to Susan Degnan, Central Mesabi Medical Foundation at 750 E. 34th St. Hibbing, MN 55746. Requests must be postmarked by December 31, 2017.

For more information please contact Susan Degnan, CMMF Foundation Director, at 312-3034 or sdegnan2@range.fairview.org.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us with any comments or questions. 

We love to hear from our current and potential partners! 


Susan Degnan, CMMF Foundation Director 

750 E. 34th St. 

Hibbing, MN 55746

(218) 312-3034 

sdegnan2@range.fairview.org

Patient Crisis Fund

 

The Patient Crisis Fund helps support any patient who has a crisis that requires continued help for their medical well-being that is not covered under a medical insurance plan.  Patients submit an application to receive funding, which is then reviewed by a committee before financial support is established.

“Initial funding for the Patient Crisis Fund was started in 2014 by the Fairview Range Board of Directors,” says Deb Boardman, President and CEO of Fairview Range. “We’ve seen an increase with this type of need in the community so there was a committee put together to coordinate this event to increase the amount of funding available for the patients.” 

Patients come to Fairview Range Medical Center from across the entire Iron Range.  They receive their primary care from many area providers including, Fairview Mesaba Clinics, Essentia Health, St. Luke’s, Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital and others.  

Members of the Patient Crisis Fund  are Bridgette Strudwick, Sandy Douglass, Robin Harkkonen, Ana Olson, Kristi McKormic, and Judy Strumbell.



Central Mesabi Medical Foundation proudly serves as the fiscal agent of the Patient Crisis Fund.



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