2019 Employee Caring Campaign

The Jennie Edmundson Foundation along with our Employee Ambassadors want to thank each of you for the amazing support and generosity you have shown to the Employee Caring Campaign. Funds raised each year benefit patients and their families, and we couldn't do that without you! We look forward to a wonderful year-end of giving and hope for 100% employee participation this year, and that starts with our compassionate "Team Jennie" staff!

Greatest Need in 2019: Behavioral Health Initiative

The Joint Commission, which is the accrediting body for hospitals, works collaboratively with a panel of patient safety experts to develop National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs). These standards are updated periodically. The current NPSGs establish strict requirements for hospital psychiatric inpatient units, based on analysis of inpatient suicides that suggested hospital prevention efforts should focus primarily on mitigating risks associated with hanging.

Remodeling our behavioral health roomsto comply with the new standards will cost nearly $500,000. To continue providing inpatient psychiatric care, we must comply with these standards. Terminating our behavioral health program would be unacceptable because it would intensify the mental health crisis and worsen the inpatient bed shortage across the state of Iowa. 

Thanks for Caring!

Thanks to people like you who are willing to invest in the future, we can continue a proud tradition of offering excellent medical services to our community, regardless of a patient's ability to pay. 

You can select the area your gift benefits from any of these areas:

  • Greatest Need: Behavioral Health Initiative 
  • Breast Health Center
  • Cancer Care
  • Caring for Our Communities
  • Employee Crisis Connection
  • Medi-Bus Transportation
  • Scholarship Fund
  • United Way 


How to Give

Click here to download and print the Employee Giving Campaign brochure. 

Click here to download and print the Employee Pledge Card. 

Click here if you would like to make an online donation through mhsintranet secure portal. 

Weekly Drawing Winners

Congratulations to our weekly drawing winners! Names are drawn from the pool of employees who have returned their pledge cards.

1st Drawing Winner- Rita Filley, Pharmacy

Rita won a $25 Amazon gift card! Congrats, Rita! 









2nd Drawing Winner- Kay Gochenour,
Birthing Center

Kay won two tickets to see the Dailey & Vincent Christmas show and a $50 Stirnella gift card! Congrats, Kay! 








3rd Drawing Winner - Ellen Bammer, Respiratory Therapy

Ellen won a Methodist tote bag and a $25 Casey's gift card! Congrats, Ellen! 








4th Drawing Winner - Deb Brummett, Food and Nutrition Services

Deb won a Methodist tote bag and a one night hotel stay at Holiday Inn! Congrats, Deb! 






5th Drawing Winner - Rollie Hardies, Sports Medicine

Rollie won a $750 travel voucher courtesy of Bill and Terry Oldenburg and an anonymous donor! Congrats, Rollie!








If you have questions or comments about our Caring Campaign, please call (712) 396-6040.