Olsrud family donates $12 million to support the new women’s and children’s hospital at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center

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Largest gift in Asante’s history benefits children and families in Southern Oregon

Wanda and Sherm Olsrud, Southern Oregon business owners and philanthropists, made a historic gift for families who receive care at Asante. The Olsruds’ $12 million in support to Asante Foundation – the largest donation in Asante’s history – will name the women’s and children’s hospital on the top two floors of the new pavilion at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford.

Sherm, who died in May 2019, often spoke about philanthropy in terms of giving back to the community that had been so good to his family. Sherm and his wife, Wanda, supported a number of children’s programs in the Rogue Valley. “As a family, we viewed this important project as a perfect opportunity to continue their legacy to ensure children and families have a dedicated space to thrive,” said Steve Olsrud, owner of Sherm’s Markets and son of Sherm and Wanda.

“The Olsrud Family Women’s and Children’s Hospital at Asante Rogue Regional is where families will welcome new babies, where children will receive specialized care and where families from across our region will receive something precious that all children deserve—hope,” said Andrea Reeder, vice president and executive director for Asante Foundation. “We’re so grateful for the Olsruds’ leadership and generosity for patients who receive care in Southern Oregon.”

The Olsrud Family Women’s and Children’s Hospital will inhabit the top two floors of the new six-story pavilion at Asante Rogue Regional.

By Asante Press Release

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