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$20,000 from Monsanto Helps Exceed Emergency Department Campaign Goal

Monday, 30 August 2010

St. Anthony organized a community campaign to raise $1 million in donations with the remainder of the project being funded through organizational reserves and hospital operations. “According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, agriculture is the most hazardous industry in our country. It is because of this relation in the industry and specifically to our company, that we’ve proudly supported funding of the St. Anthony Emergency Department expansion and renovation project,” said Dave Stamp, Regional Business Director, Channel Bio LLC.

St. Anthony Regional Hospital serves more than 90,000 individuals in a seven county area of west central Iowa. Because of agriculture’s key role in the area, a significant number of people served by St. Anthony are farmers, employees of agricultural businesses or individuals who reside in a rural community. The entire community served by St. Anthony was invited to participate in the campaign, with special focus being placed on the agriculture community due to the inherent risk of farming accidents. In addition to traditional gifts and pledges, gifts of grain were a significant source of donations to support the project.

“On behalf of St. Anthony and the many volunteers who led this campaign, we gratefully accept this generous donation from the Monsanto Fund. It is appropriate that in a campaign where many gifts came from the agricultural community, the gift that helped us surpass our goal came from an agricultural business.” said Gary Riedmann, St. Anthony President. “Individuals and businesses that supported this important campaign represent the broad diversity of our community and our region.  We sincerely appreciate each and every gift that helped us reach our campaign goal.”

St. Anthony’s original emergency department was designed in traditional 1970’s style. With patient rooms off a central public corridor, it was used by several types of patients and employees, family members and the public. The design made it difficult to control access to the area.  Additionally, privacy and security for patients, grieving families and staff was difficult to maintain. The new emergency department offers increased space for emergency and trauma treatment; improved privacy and security for patients, their families and hospital staff; and better staff visibility for all patients through improved room and nursing station design. St. Anthony also offers 24/7 physician coverage for patients who need emergency care.

The Monsanto Company is the parent company of Channel Bio seed brand whose central regional office is located in Carroll, Iowa. Incorporated in 1964, the Fund’s primary objective is to improve the lives of people by bridging the gap between their needs and their resources. The Monsanto Fund is focused on grant-making in three main areas: nutritional well-being through agriculture; science education, primarily professional development for teachers; and improving the quality of life in communities where Monsanto employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at

Pictured (front L to R): Dave Stamp (Bio Channel LLC Regional Business Director), Gary Riedmann (St. Anthony President), Trish Roberts(St. Anthony Development Director), Kristin Webb( Bio Channel LLC Sales Administrator), Rick Vanderheiden, (Sales Support Lead), and employees of Channel Bio LLC.


Last updated ( Monday, 30 August 2010 )

St. Anthony Regional Hospital & Nursing Home
311 S. Clark
Carroll, IA 51401