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Bank Forward/Insure Forward donated $35,000 to North Country Health Services Foundation's Excellence in Health project. Front row from left are Penny Echternach, NCHS Foundation executive director; Jim Hanko, NCHS president and CEO; Bill Baumgartner, a director of Bank Forward and vice president/agency manager for Insure Forward; and Marilyn Miller, NCHS Foundation board chair. Back row from left are representatives of Bank Forward/Insure Forward: Mike Bessler, president for the Bemidji market; Tom Watso...

Bank Forward/Insure Forward donates $35,000 to Excellence In Healthcare project

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Bank Forward/Insure Forward donates $35,000 to Excellence In Healthcare project
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

Bank Forward/Insure Forward recently donated $35,000 to North Country Health Services Foundation's current project, Excellence in Healthcare.

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The donation supports the construction of an indoor healing garden that will be located at North Country Regional Hospital. The garden is one of seven items that are a part of the Excellence in Healthcare package to enhance healthcare services and facilities for our region.

A healing garden brings the elements of a natural environment to the practice of modern medicine. Healing gardens are designed to reduce stress for patients, staff, families, and visitors; improve patient health; and provide opportunity for visual solace, a connection to nature and a sense of peace.

Other items in the Excellence in Healthcare package include GeneXpert System lab equipment, bedside medication verification, Same Day Surgery TVs, an outdoor healing garden, a dietary management system and patient room renovations.

To contribute to the project, call the NCHS Foundation at 333-5515.

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