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Sakakawea Medical Center Foundation


SMC Foundation helps provide the resources needed to improve the health of residents in our service area. Our primary focus is to provide needed technological and facility advancements, allowing access to high quality, yet affordable, healthcare near our homes and businesses. Our secondary focus is to provide funding for further education of our healthcare professionals. We are committed to providing community health education and preventive medicine programs.

Contributions to the SMC Foundation are an investment in the future of healthcare in the Mercer County area. Donations help to provide quality healthcare close to home, now and for our future. By planning for our future healthcare needs today, we are establishing a foundation in healthcare delivery that will serve many generations to come.

SMC Foundation maintains status as a non-profit organization, meaning that all donations are fully tax deductible. If you have any questions regarding the tax benefits of donating, please feel free to contact us.

Funding Opportunities

General Fund

Donations to the General Fund are used where needed most for a variety of special projects including technological advancements and facility updates.

Breast Cancer

Donations to this fund help support SMC's efforts in breast cancer awareness and early detection of breast cancer.


This fund is used for general Hospice needs and to help cover expenses for care that are not covered by insurance and for patients that are uninsured.

Senior Suites

Funding given to Senior Suites is used to provide staff the resources needed to care for residents of our Senior Suites basic care facility. Funds may be used for major or minor improvement projects that benefit residents.


SMC Foundation Office
(701) 748-7218

Board of Directors

  • Christie Huber Obenauer
  • Mark Kaffar
  • Sheila Hildebrand
  • Dan Pillar
  • Danny Hillerud
  • Renae Snyder
  • Phillip Voeller
  • Melissa Dillman
    CFO Sakakawea Medical Center, Employee Designee

The SMC Foundation Annual Tax Return for the previous fiscal year is available for review by request at the Foundation Office located at 510 8th Ave NE, Hazen, North Dakota.

Make a Donation

Your safe and secure online donation helps us support SMC in providing quality healthcare for our rural area.