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NUMC Foundation Golf Tourney to support Med/Surg refresh project

Save the date for this year’s NUMC Foundation Golf Tourney: August 9, 2021

The New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) Med/Surg (Medical/Surgical) unit will receive a “refresh” in 2021 and area residents are invited to help support the project by participating in the Annual NUMC Foundation Golf Tournament.

After taking a break due to COVID-19 last summer, the golf tourney will be back in full force this year, said NUMC Foundation Director Missy Dreckman.

“It will be a COVID-safe event,” Dreckman said. “We are allowed to have 144 golfers participate in the tournament and will be providing a COVID-safe meal at the end of the day.”

The tournament is schedule for Monday, Aug. 9 at the New Ulm Country Club. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and there will be shotgun start at noon. The registration deadline is Friday, July 30. Registration is available online at donate.allina.com/2021NUMCGolf.

The Med/Surg refresh project is the second phase of a project in which the SCU (Special Care Unit) received a refresh in 2019. The project will include all 13 rooms on the unit and will include:

• Flooring

• Walls – removing unused features, paint

• Bathrooms – sink, tile work, flooring, toilets

• Headwalls refreshed and track added

• Replace all cabinetry

• Moving computer location for better nurse and physician workflow and experience with patient

“We know that the atmosphere and environment our patients are in during their hospital stays are almost as important as the care they receive in terms of their comfort and healing,” Dreckman said. “These updates will provide an important element of healing for our patients for years to come.”

The project will be done in phases, with a few rooms being done at a time, and will span from now until October. The overall $635,000 cost of the project will be met through several different sources including the Foundation and capital expenditures from NUMC and Allina Health, as NUMC’s parent company continues to invest in local improvements and care.

After opening the full unit/project completion there will be special recognition for those donors in named categories – $500,000, $250,000, $100,000, $50,000, $25,000, $15,000, $5,000 and $1,000 giving levels. There will also be a designated donor wall erected in the Med/Surg waiting area. Contributions for the project will be accepted by the NUMC Foundation through October.

“This project represents a great opportunity for our donors to contribute to something that will have a lasting impact on our patients,” Dreckman said.

To donate directly to the project, go to donate.allina.com and choose New Ulm Medical Center Foundation.

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