RCU Foundation announces $25,000 gift to the Tri-County Hospital and Clinics

EAU CLAIRE, WI (March 3, 2023) — The RCU Foundation made a $25,000 gift to the Tri-County Memorial Foundation in support of the construction of the new Gunderson Tri-County Hospital and Clinics in Whitehall. The current hospital facility in Whitehall is over 60 years old and the new Tri-County Hospital and Clinics will provide better access, improve patient experience, and support modern healthcare delivery.

“Gundersen Tri-County Hospital and Clinics seek collaborative opportunities such as this to enhance and maintain patient-care services, while actively supporting the well-being of the communities they serve” states Kurt Johnson, Tri-County Foundation Board Chair. “We appreciate that the Royal Credit Union Foundation joins our investment in rural healthcare with a gift to support our project which helps fulfill our mission, purpose, and values.”

“Health care is a vital need in our communities, especially now, and the Foundation is proud to support the Gundersen Tri-County Hospital and Clinics,” said John Sackett, President, Royal Credit Union Foundation. “The hospital and clinics will bring benefits to patients, staff, and visitors for many years to come. The Royal Credit Union Foundation Patient Waiting Entrance and Lobby will provide a welcoming first impression to all who visit this facility.”

Construction of the new hospital and clinics is under way and the new facility is scheduled to be open by the end of 2023.

About RCU Foundation

The RCU Foundation (Foundation) was established in 2012 to support organizations and initiatives in communities where Royal Credit Union operates in western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota.  The Foundation focuses on large-scale, capital projects that help build community and create the spaces where people come together. Focus areas include education, health, and the arts. The Foundation hosts the annual Rock the Riverfront-Charity Classic event in Eau Claire. Currently, it has awarded more than $8 million in grants. Contact for more information.

About Royal Credit Union

Royal Credit Union is a federally insured credit union proudly serving over 270,000 Members in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Royal is driven by a core ideology built on a strong purpose and values. You can open an account or apply for a low-rate loan at Royal Credit Union if you live or work in 26 counties in western Wisconsin or 16 counties in Minnesota. Counties served in Wisconsin include Adams, Ashland, Bayfield, Barron, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Lincoln, Marathon, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Washburn, and Wood. Counties served in Minnesota include Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Isanti, Olmsted, Pine, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Wabasha, Washington, Winona and Wright. A complete list of Member eligibility requirements is available on the Royal Credit Union website. To learn more about Royal, visit or call 800-341-9911.


Community Engagement Coordinator
Royal Credit Union
200 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire, WI 54703
715-833-8112 (office)
715-563-6711 (mobile)

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