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Franciscan Healthcare Foundation

The Franciscan Healthcare Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization registered in the State of Nebraska. Founded in 1962, the Franciscan Healthcare Foundation raises, manages and disperses funds to help with the purchase of up-to-date, state-of-the-art healthcare equipment, as well as providing tuition assistance and loan repayment for current employees, and awarding scholarships to area high school graduates. The Foundation is securing high-quality healthcare for generations to come! If you would like to know more about the Franciscan Healthcare Foundation or are interested in supporting its work, please contact one of our Board Members or the Foundation Office.

  • Jean Guenther

    Chairman - West Point

  • Rick Wimer

    Vice Chairman - West Point

  • Travis Oligmueller

    Treasurer - West Point

  • Pam Browning


  • Dawn Gall


  • Karen Hass


  • Missy Hunke


  • Larry Kampschneider

    West Point

  • Ed Kaup

    West Point

  • Sarah Miller


  • Steve Ortmeier


  • Jeff Pribnow


  • Krista Prinz

    West Point

  • Sister Joy Rose

    West Point

  • Sam Steffensmeier


Why Donate?

Donating to the Franciscan Healthcare Foundation can offer an alternative to purchasing flowers, candies, or other tokens of appreciation. Each gift, no matter the amount, helps to create a healing environment and provides state-of-the-art health care to residents of northeast Nebraska.

How to Donate?

Donate by mail by sending a check written to Franciscan Healthcare Foundation.  Any donations received totaling a one-time or lifetime donation of $500 or more will be posted on our Donation Board located on the 3rd floor of the hospital near the ER Entrance.

For questions or more information contact us by email at or by calling 402-372-6706 and talking to Melissa Haase, Administrative Assistant.