All Heart Gala a Success

All Heart Gala a Success!

Nets over $25,000

WADENA, Minn. – Nov. 11, 2019 – Tri-County Health Care hosted its second annual All Heart Gala on Friday, Nov. 1, at Thumper Pond in Ottertail. The event was a great success, netting more than $25,000, according to Ryan Damlo, Tri-County Foundation Executive Director.

This year’s event brought in more than $25,000 for the Emergency Department (pictured) at Tri-County

Over 190 community members, Tri-County staff and providers, and local business representatives attended. The event featured over 50 items up for sale during a silent auction, and several high-end items were sold during a live auction, including a trip to Costa Rica, a hunting/fishing package through Hosted Hunts, a University of North Dakota hockey experience and many more great items. The night capped off with the band Tripwire providing musical entertainment.

More than 190 guests attended the Tri-County Health Care Foundation’s second annual All Heart Gala hosted at Thumper Pond in Ottertail

Rachel Redig, M.D., spoke about the specific pieces of equipment the Emergency Department hoped to purchase using the proceeds from the All Heart Gala

All proceeds will go toward purchasing equipment essential to the life-saving care in the emergency department at Tri-County. They plan to use the funds to purchase several pieces of equipment, including a LUCAS device, which is an automated machine that can perform consistent high-quality CPR while freeing up staff to perform other life-saving measures to give the patients the best chance of survival. The funds will also go toward the purchase of a HoverMatt, a device that helps reduce the pain of transferring patients from the ED cot to the X-ray table, CT, or to the EMS cot while also reducing the risk of staff injury from lifting patients while transferring them back and forth between surfaces, and a Broselow Cart, which carries all of the life-saving devices needed to help provide excellent emergency care to children of all sizes.

Ten M-State nursing students helped work the All Heart Gala

“This was another great night and showing from our communities that we can come together and raise all of these funds for an amazing department!” Damlo exclaimed. “We can’t say thank you enough to our sponsors, attendees, and donors to our event. We are excited to continue the success of the All Heart Gala and the impact we make with the funds we raise through the Tri-County Health Foundation!”

The Foundation has set the date for the third annual All Heart Gala, which will take place on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. For more information about the Foundation, visit

The Tri-County Health Care Foundation is a private charity established in 1994 by the hospital to attract and administer charitable funds for the benefit of the communities and surrounding areas served by Tri-County Health Care. Tax deductible gifts support education, technology, patient care and equipment. Financial donations stay local and have a direct and lasting impact on your family, friends and neighbors.

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