Our History

The Foundation was established in 2004 and after a major fundraising campaign in 2006 was able to furnish additional equipment, upgrade technology, and establish an endowment for the benefit of both the hospital and the clinic.

To this day, the Foundation serves as a vital component in the success of Faulkton Area Medical Center’s mission. Over time, the Foundation has purchased hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of medical equipment.

How to support the Foundation:

Pictured are the current FAMC Foundation Board members: Back – Gloria Bode, Kelli Rhodes, Chelsea Odden, Jami Huss, Bev Fischer, front – Kelly Ortmeier, Blythe Smith, and Heather Bode. Not pictured is Michelle Pudwill.

The Foundation Board is made up of three community members, two employees, and two Hospital Board members for a total of 7 voting members. The FAMC CEO and Foundation Coordinator are non-voting members.


Memorials can be given in any amount to the FAMC Foundation in memory or honor of a loved one. All gifts are acknowledged on a name plate on the Donor Wall or written in the Book of Friends. To mail donations, send to: FAMC Foundation, P.O. Box 100, Faulkton, SD 57438.

Give Monetarily:


Tickets are available for purchase. Contact Kelly Ortmeier at 605-598-1144 to get your tickets today.

*First come. First serve. No payment. No ticket.

22 tables – 10 seats per table

$100 a ticket gets you a meal, comedian show, and enjoy a live band with lots of dancing!

*21 and older event only

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Dr. Ken and Twyla Bartholomew Scholarship

The Dr. Ken and Twyla Bartholomew Scholarship continues to seek pledges to meet the challenge set forth by the Bartholomews to qualify for matching funds of $50,000. This scholarship fund will be used to recruit and retain a physician to serve our community for years to come. Our goal is for the scholarship to become a perpetual funding source that continues to grow and secure the future of FAMC for years to come. The Foundation’s 2022 goal of raising $50,000 to receive matching funds is just the start! Please consider making a one-time donation or a pledge spread out over five years or less to continue to help keep the community of Faulkton vibrant and healthy. As a community, we are fortunate to have medical care and professionals right here in Faulkton; most citizens of small communities must travel miles to get simple medical care. Continuing to have the hospital we have in our community, keeps millions of dollars in jobs and economic benefits in the Faulkton area. We are indeed fortunate, but we must continue to be proactive.

Hunting For A Doc

Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket, R&R Pheasant Hunting for donating binoculars for an additional prize, and a huge thank you goes to Deiter Farms for donating their land to hunt. All proceeds went towards the Dr. Ken and Twyla Bartholomew Scholarship. A congratulations to our winners!

The grand prize winner was Bev King of King Insurance!

Our other winners were Paul Nieber who won the Yeti cooler and Yeti camp chairs, Maven binoculars went to CHS, Slade Roseland and Steve Roseland won the spotting scope, and Deiter Farms received the luggage.

Focus on the Foundation:

Contact us at (605) 598-1144 for more information.