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Knapp Medical Center Foundation

Manager: Nicole Gadway
Priority: Open


The Knapp Medical Center Foundation was formed in 1981 as a not-for-profit corporation benefiting Knapp Medical Center and the thousands of children and adults served each year by the Weslaco hospital.


breast cancer, children/youth services, environment, health care, nutrition


Giving on a national basis in areas of company operations, with an emphasis on Milwaukee, WI.


Grants range from $10,852 to $721,848


$721,848 (2011) Knapp Medical Center

Most of the grant went to

  • New monitoring equipment in the Intensive Care Unit for each of the 16 individual patient rooms and a central station at a cost of $400,000
  • Six vital signs monitors for the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (Recovery Room) at a cost of $127,583
  • Biphasic defibrillators for ICU, Labor & Delivery, E.R., Surgical Unit, GI Lab, Imaging Services and the Medical Unit at a cost of $70,000
  • Syringe pumps, to provide minute amounts of medication or food, were purchased at a cost of $22,000 for the Nursery and Pediatrics. Also purchased for the Nursery were a SIPAP for newborns in respiratory distress, phototherapy lights and a newborn isolette for pre-term babies too small for an open crib. All this was made possible through a gift to the Knapp Medical Center Foundation by the Madison Foundation.