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Regions Hospital - Foundation - Helene Houle and John Nasseff

John Nasseff and Helene Houle were presenting sponsors and honorary chairs of the 2013 Wine Auction, which raised money for Regions Emergency Medical Services. A portion of the event's funds are being used to create a new community paramedic program, which will bring non-emergency care to patients who have trouble visiting a doctor. "St. Paul is our home. Unique and innovative efforts like the community paramedic program make it one of the best places to live in America," Nasseff said. (Read their story)

Regions Hospital - Foundation - Sarai Brenner and Richard Peterson, MD

When Jim Mickman was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a particularly aggressive brain tumor, he offered his guidance as a HealthPartners physician to others with brain tumors. Jim died in March 2013, and donations made in his memory are helping the Neuro-Oncology Clinic carry on his advocacy work. "In the worst possible circumstances, Jim made it easier for others experiencing his same condition," said Sarai Brenner, his wife. "He was the best man I ever met." (Read their story)

Regions Hospital - Foundation - Tom Kottke, MD

Tom Kottke, MD, is a physician leader of the Sharing at Work employee giving campaign of Regions and HealthPartners. In 2013, the campaign raised more than $1 million to benefit patient care, medical research and the education of health professionals. "I don't know of another hospital that is both the charity care leader and the destination hospital for great care in the community, and yet that's what Regions has become," Dr. Kottke said. (Read his story)