Sanford Bagley commissions new ambulance

Sanford Bagley Medical Center recently received and commissioned its first new ambulance.

According to a release, the new ambulance was funded through the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota Foundation’s fund for the project, which has raised almost $120,000, and the hospital was able to retire its 22-year-old ambulance from its fleet.

“We are very grateful for the generous donations from local businesses and donors as we would not have been able to make this purchase without their support,” said Susan Jarvis, president and CEO of Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota.

Through community donations, such as from the TEAM Foundation, the hospital is halfway to their goal of fundraising for two ambulances.

“It is immensely gratifying to see this project come to fruition,” said Cynthia Rooney-Olson, executive director of Sanford Health Foundation of Northern Minnesota. “We are fortunate to have such engaged community involvement for projects, like the Bagley Ambulance fund which will help update the Sanford Bagley ambulance fleet, that help us better meet the local healthcare needs of our communities.”

Submitted photo: Representatives of Sanford Health, Sanford Health Foundation and TEAM Foundation


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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