FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PARK RAPIDS, MN (August 8, 2019) – Are you looking for opportunities to get involved and make a difference? Volunteer. People interested in learning more about available volunteer opportunities in the Heartland Lakes will have a one stop shop. A Volunteer Fair will be held on Tuesday, August 20th from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm at Crystal Brook Senior Living in Park Rapids.

The event will feature up to 20 local non-profit organizations that utilize volunteer services to assist with meeting their missions. Representatives from each of the organizations will be available to respond to questions, share more information about volunteer opportunities and provide guidance on next steps. Booths are open from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, a free buffet lunch will be available from noon – 1 pm, and entertainment by R. Mark Fogelson will be provided from 1:30-2:30 pm.

This event is sponsored by Living at Home of the Park Rapids Area and CHI St. Joseph’s Health.


About CHI St. Joseph’s Health

CHI St. Joseph’s Health is a 25-bed critical access hospital serving communities in Hubbard, Becker, Cass and Wadena Counties since 1946. In recent years, CHI St. Joseph’s Health’s award-winning teams received several national honors including: The Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures in surgery: Top 100 Critical Access Hospital, HealthStrong; WomenCertified’s America’s Best Hospitals Women’s Choice Award in obstetrics; and the Studer Group Fire Starter Healthcare Organization of the Month among other national, regional and state recognition’s.

About CHI

Catholic Health Initiatives, a nonprofit, faith-based health system formed in 1996 through the consolidation of four Catholic health systems, expresses its mission each day by creating and nurturing healthy communities in the hundreds of sites across the nation where we provide care. The nation’s third largest nonprofit health system, Englewood, Colorado-based CHI operates in 18 states and comprises 103 hospitals, including four academic health centers and major teaching hospitals as well as 30 criticalaccess facilities; community health-services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home-health  agencies; living communities; and other facilities and services that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care. In fiscal year 2015, CHI provided almost $970 million in charity care and community benefit – an 8% increase over the previous year — for programs and services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. Charity care and community benefit totaled more than $1.6 billion with the inclusion of the unpaid costs of Medicare. The health system, which generated operating revenues of $15.2 billion in fiscal year 2015, has total assets of approximately $23 billion. Learn more at
www.catholichealthinitiatives.org.

Contact: Sonja Day
Communication/Marketing Manager
CHI St. Joseph’s Health
600 Pleasant Avenue
Park Rapids, MN 56470
218.616.3383