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October 2016

A new 2016 ambulance was delivered to River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic on September 26.

The River’s Edge Hospital Foundation began a fundraising campaign in 2015 to raise money to assist the hospital in the purchase of the vehicle.  In the spring of 2016, the Foundation had raised $125,000 through private, business and service group donations along with grants from the Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation and Mankato Clinic Foundation.  River’s Edge Hospital contributed $80,000 for the purchase of the ambulance.

The new ambulance replaces a 2002 ambulance.  That vehicle will be donated.  The 2006 ambulance will remain in service.

A community open house will be held on Friday, October 14, 2016 from 1 p.m. – 3 p .m. at River’s Edge Hospital to thank all the donors and community members for their support of the hospital and EMS department.  The new ambulance will be available at the open house for viewing.