First Care Medical Services Foundation

First Care Medical Services Foundation Our Mission is to help provide solid ground for our health care future. First Care Medical Services Foundation was established in 1993 and is governed by a 12-member volunteer board.
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We work to support the health care needs of our local area. The First Care Foundation partners with Essentia Heath Fosston (EHF) and its area clinics to "make a healthy difference in peoples' lives". We raise funds and friends for EHF through our periodic "Tango & Cash" events, annual participation in Giving Hearts Day, GiveMN.org., memorials, bequests, gifts and through our two endowments managed through the Northwest Minnesota Foundation. This year's goal was to raise $15,000 to pay for installation of 20 exercise stations on the Fosston Inspiration Trail (FIT). Over the last 15 years, we have raised over $1 million to help with building projects and the purchase of new life saving equipment at EHF. In addition, we have helped to fund health improvement programs like EHF's Unite for Better Health Initiative and the FIT trail. In the recent past, the foundation has raised $20,000 for a new ambulance, $100,000 to equip the new hospital surgical suite, and $50,000 to expand hospital chemotherapy services. First Care Medical Services Foundation was established in 1993 and is governed by a 12-member volunteer board that includes four staff from Essentia Health-Fosston.

Polk County Public Health
06/25/2018

Polk County Public Health

Polk County Public Health would like to take the time to highlight community agencies that have received breastfeeding friendly recognition from the Minnesota Department of Health.

Essentia Health, Fosston was recognized as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace. Thank you for demonstrating your commitment to supporting breastfeeding mothers in the workplace!

Essentia Health
06/25/2018

Essentia Health

I can handle mosquitoes, flies, and spiders, but will unapologetically jump around the room calling for help when it comes to ticks. Your reaction probably isn't as over the top, but however you deal with ticks, here's an important list of do's and don'ts when it comes to tick removal.

Fosston Community Education
06/11/2018

Fosston Community Education

Great local opportunity!

Get out and enjoy nature this weekend!
06/08/2018

Get out and enjoy nature this weekend!

Please Share - Coming in July! Classes for expectant parents during your final trimester. No Charge to attend.  Hosted b...
05/25/2018

Please Share - Coming in July!

Classes for expectant parents during your final trimester.

No Charge to attend. Hosted by Essentia #Fosston. Register w/ the OB Dept. at 218-435-7601

#Education #NewBaby #BabyCare

Essentia Health
05/25/2018
Essentia Health

Essentia Health

Know your numbers! Read these tips on how to get an accurate blood pressure reading at home.

"The Lifesaver program" Lunch & Learn tomorrow at Essentia Health here in Fosston.Put on in partnership between Essentia...
05/21/2018

"The Lifesaver program" Lunch & Learn tomorrow at Essentia Health here in Fosston.

Put on in partnership between Essentia Health and Polk County Law Enforcement.
#Community #Health #Learn

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05/21/2018

First Care Medical Services Foundation's cover photo

To the Nurses that care for us, for our families, and our communities.  Thank you for all you do.  #NursesWeek18
05/07/2018

To the Nurses that care for us, for our families, and our communities. Thank you for all you do. #NursesWeek18

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05/07/2018

First Care Medical Services Foundation's cover photo

Nord's Pharmacy & Gifts
04/26/2018

Nord's Pharmacy & Gifts

Have you ever wondered what the inside of a colon looks like?

Stop by the Intergenerational Health Fair #FosstonHighSchool. 3:30 - 630pm Today!

#EssentiaHealth #Healthy #Community #FairQuestion #ColonCancerScreening

Fosston Community Education
04/23/2018

Fosston Community Education

It's a beautiful day to check out the FIT Trail on your lunch break!#Fosston #Health #GetMoving
04/19/2018
Essentia Health

It's a beautiful day to check out the FIT Trail on your lunch break!
#Fosston #Health #GetMoving

Dread exercising? You don't need to frequent the gym to improve your health. Find workout activities that fit your personality. Learn more.

04/04/2018
Essentia Health

Essentia Health

Prediabetes is reversible! With lifestyle changes, people with prediabetes can avoid developing type 2 diabetes. Learn more from Essentia family medicine physician Dr. Michele Thieman.

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04/04/2018

First Care Medical Services Foundation's cover photo

Today, on #NationalDoctorsDay, we want to say thank you to all of the dedicated physicians who care for us, our families...
03/30/2018

Today, on #NationalDoctorsDay, we want to say thank you to all of the dedicated physicians who care for us, our families, and our communities. #ThankYou #Community #RuralHealthCare

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03/30/2018

First Care Medical Services Foundation's cover photo

Are you a member with Thrivent Financial?  Did you know that we are now setup as an option for your Choice Dollars?  Des...
03/28/2018
Thrivent Choice

Are you a member with Thrivent Financial?

Did you know that we are now setup as an option for your Choice Dollars? Designate a non-profit by March 31st.

"With Thrivent Choice®, you can recommend where some of Thrivent Financial's charitable outreach funds go. Since 2010, more than $370 million has been distributed to churches and nonprofits nationwide."

Learn More at https://www.thrivent.com/making-adifference/living-generously/thrivent-choice/
#LiveGenerously #YouDirect #ThankYou

Thanks to Thrivent for helping me #livegenerously and be part of something bigger! Learn more about Thrivent Choice®.

Roll Up Your Sleeve & #GiveBlood!Tomorrow at the #Fosston Civic Center.Giving Blood Saves Lives.  Be a Hero! Walk-ins ar...
03/13/2018

Roll Up Your Sleeve & #GiveBlood!
Tomorrow at the #Fosston Civic Center.

Giving Blood Saves Lives. Be a Hero!
Walk-ins are welcome!

Do you have prescriptions that you're no longer taking? Safe disposal during regular business hours at the #Fosston City...
03/12/2018

Do you have prescriptions that you're no longer taking? Safe disposal during regular business hours at the #Fosston City Hall.

No questions asked. Sharps Drop Off as well. No liquids accepted.

If you haven't been over and checked out the new warming house at the #Fosston ice skating rink, Today is a beautiful da...
03/03/2018

If you haven't been over and checked out the new warming house at the #Fosston ice skating rink, Today is a beautiful day for it!
#Fun #Exercise #IceSkating

A forum, “Don’t Close Your Eyes,” will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at New Journey Church, 505 Ninth St. NW...
03/01/2018

A forum, “Don’t Close Your Eyes,” will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at New Journey Church, 505 Ninth St. NW, Fosston.
It’s open to residents, community leaders, law enforcement, health officials and faith groups.
A light supper will be provided free of charge.

RSVP to Lynae Finseth at 218-435-7660 or Carrie Danielson at 218-435-7661.

“This forum could save lives,” says Dr. Cynthia Omokaro, a family medicine physician at Essentia Health-Fosston. “Opioid abuse is still very real and very deadly. We now know the true addiction opioids have and we are feeling its terrible effects.”

The forum will feature health care professionals, including an Essentia physician, a massage therapist and a chiropractor/acupuncturist.
Also participating are members of the Polk County Drug Task Force, Northwest Mental Health, Polk County Public Health and Clearwater Life services.
There will be information on Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous for people to take home.

“This is an opportunity for people to come together and get a clear look at this ugly truth,” says Dr. Omokaro. “Solving this crisis will take all of us.”
#Community #Together #DontCloseYourEyes

Did you attend our recent Tango & Cash event?  Did you lose a set of keys?Please help us find the owner for these keys. ...
02/28/2018

Did you attend our recent Tango & Cash event?
Did you lose a set of keys?

Please help us find the owner for these keys. They were found after the event. Message us to claim. #PleaseShare #LostKeys

Essentia Health
02/27/2018

Essentia Health

We're proud to report Essentia Health Living Center and Prairie Pines Community in Fosston, MN received the Community Collaboration Award from LeadingAge Minnesota. The award was given in recognition of their Life Story Project that connects local high school students with residents.

Learn more: https://goo.gl/bvcJUw

First Care Medical Services Foundation
02/21/2018

First Care Medical Services Foundation

An important conversation for everyone. March 8th, an Opioid Abuse Forum.#DontCloseYourEyes #Community #Together
02/21/2018

An important conversation for everyone.
March 8th, an Opioid Abuse Forum.
#DontCloseYourEyes #Community #Together

We were excited to partner with several other organizations in #Fosston to help with the purchase of a new lift chair fo...
02/19/2018

We were excited to partner with several other organizations in #Fosston to help with the purchase of a new lift chair for the pool at the #FosstonCivicCenter. The new chair improves access to the pool for people with limited mobility.

In addition to the new lift chair, there have been several updates to the pool area & locker rooms. They offer open swim, lap swim, swim lessons, and more!
#HealthierFosston #Community

Essentia Health
02/17/2018
Essentia Health

Essentia Health

In addition to exercise, sleep, and stress management; proper nutrition is critical for boosting immunity. With cold and flu season upon us, find out which foods contain important antioxidants to keep you from getting sick.

Thank you to everyone who supported the 2018 Tango & Cash!  It was a great night, with good food, good music, and a good...
02/12/2018

Thank you to everyone who supported the 2018 Tango & Cash! It was a great night, with good food, good music, and a good cause.
#Community #Fun #Prizes #Roaring20s

A Huge Thank You to everyone who donated during a very successful #GivingHeartsDay.  We are absolutely blessed to live i...
02/09/2018

A Huge Thank You to everyone who donated during a very successful #GivingHeartsDay. We are absolutely blessed to live in such a generous region. In one day, the foundation received $9,170 from 61 Generous Donors.

Funds will be used to purchase a 2nd EKG Machine for the Essentia-Fosston Campus, increasing the accessibility of #HeartCare for everyone throughout our region. ❤️

Thank you to #UltimaBankMinnesota, #LepierOilCompany, #DakotaMedicalFoundation for their generous donations totaling $4,000 in matching funds. #Thankful #Community #HeartHealth

First Care Medical Services Foundation
02/09/2018

First Care Medical Services Foundation

If you donate at least $10, it will be entered for a chance at a $9,500 Boost!  Have you been counted?#GivingHeartsDay #...
02/09/2018

If you donate at least $10, it will be entered for a chance at a $9,500 Boost! Have you been counted?
#GivingHeartsDay #CountMe #HeartHealth

Big Surprised Unveiled!!

From 9:00 pm until midnight any NEW donors that commit and donate to nonprofit organizations for Giving Hearts Day will be put into a drawing and their charity will win $9,500 if they are selected!

Thank you for another generous and unexpected boost Gate City Bank! #countme #givingheartsday

We are working our way toward our goal!Donations accepted until 11:59pm tonight for #GivingHeartsDayDonate at https://gi...
02/08/2018

We are working our way toward our goal!
Donations accepted until 11:59pm tonight for #GivingHeartsDay
Donate at https://giving.impactgiveback.org/

Your donations will help make #HeartCare more accessible at Essentia - Fosston by adding a 2nd EKG Machine.
#CountMe #HeartHealth #ThankYou

What a Morning So Far!  Thank you for the generous donations already this morning!  Donate at www.givingheartsday.org Fu...
02/08/2018

What a Morning So Far!
Thank you for the generous donations already this morning!
Donate at www.givingheartsday.org

Funds Raised will be used to add an additional EKG Machine at the Essentia -Fosston Campus #CountMe #GivingHeartsDay #Community #HeartHealth

Today is #GivingHeartsDay!  Help us continue to build the healthcare services for the region. www.givingheartsday.orgFun...
02/08/2018

Today is #GivingHeartsDay! Help us continue to build the healthcare services for the region. www.givingheartsday.org

Funds donated will be used to add an additional EKG machine to the Essentia Health - Fosston Campus.

Donations of $10 or more will be matched, up to $4,000 by Dakota Medical Foundation, Ultima Bank Minnesota, and Lepier Oil Co.

Please take a minute to donate to the First Care Foundation today. To donate go to GivingHeartsDay.orgFunds will help ad...
02/08/2018

Please take a minute to donate to the First Care Foundation today. To donate go to GivingHeartsDay.org
Funds will help add a 2nd EKG Machine to the Fosston Campus.
#CountMe #GivingHeartsDay #Community #HeartHealth

Thank you!  Tango & Cash 2018 - Gold Sponsor
02/06/2018

Thank you! Tango & Cash 2018 - Gold Sponsor

Thank you to the #TeamFoundation, a Gold Sponsor of the 2018 Tango & Cash!The TEAM Foundation is a nonprofit organizatio...
02/02/2018
Committed to Enhancing the Quality of Life | Team Foundation

Thank you to the #TeamFoundation, a Gold Sponsor of the 2018 Tango & Cash!

The TEAM Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing the quality of life in rural Minnesota. Established in 2003, TEAM Foundation invests resources in the areas of education, healthcare and community.

Learn More at http://team-foundation.org/

The Team Foundation is Committed to Enhancing the Quality of Life through charitable funding within rural Minnesota by the promotion of education, healthcare and community.

Thank you to the Fosston-Lengby Lions for their support of this years Tango & Cash as a #GoldSponsor!The Fosston-Lengby ...
01/31/2018

Thank you to the Fosston-Lengby Lions for their support of this years Tango & Cash as a #GoldSponsor!

The Fosston-Lengby Lions continue to be a tremendous supporter of our community to make it a great place to live!
#WhereTheresANeed #TheresALion

Thank you to #GoldSponsor, LePier's​ for supporting the 2018 Tango & Cash. Whether your in the mood for Pizza, Subs, or ...
01/29/2018
LePiers, Inc.

Thank you to #GoldSponsor, LePier's​ for supporting the 2018 Tango & Cash.

Whether your in the mood for Pizza, Subs, or Champs Chicken, they've got you covered with two locations in #Fosston!

LePier Oil Company has been a generous supporter of the First Care Foundation since it's founding.

https://www.lepier.com/index.htm

LePier Oil Company offers a variety of services from bulk fuel and c-store to the Filling station food and Champs Chicken dinners. We also offer tire and auto repair services. LePier's is your one-stop shop.

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