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Blessing Foundation
4939 Oak Street,
Quincy, IL 62301
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About The Blessing Foundation

Founded in 1983, The Blessing Foundation raises, maintains and disburses charitably donated funds for the benefit of the Blessing Health System, which includes Blessing Hospital, Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Illini Community Hospital and Blessing Physician Services.

Our Mission

To improve the health of our communities.

Our Vision

The Blessing Foundation’s vision is to be the region’s charitable health care organization of choice because of the meaningful endeavors it supports.

Our Values


Initiative: We continuously learn and improve. We embrace and act on change. We are proactive in earning and maintaining the trust of all customers.

Communication: We use AIDET (Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation and Thank You). . We find answers to questions and are a positive voice for the Blessing Health System. We report concerns regarding compliance and privacy.

Accountability: We put the needs of customers first. We actively work to achieve the organizational goals, follow through on commitments, and role model confidentiality and the highest ethical standards.

Respect: We honor diversity. We do not engage in negativity or gossip, and uphold the personal privacy, dignity and rights of all customers. We greet and offer assistance to all with whom we come in contact.

Exceed Expectations: We seek ways to exceed customer expectations. We give customers 100 percent of our attention, expert care, and show empathy to every customer, every time. 

Our Leadership

Patrick Gerveler

Ann Awerkamp Dickson
Administrative Director 

Our Board of Trustees

Laura Ehrhart
John Flynn, Jr.
Phyllis Hofmeister
Bo Knapheide
Jason Kvitle, O.D.
Cindy Meyer, Chair
Melissa C. Griswold, PhD
Hal Oakley
James Rinella
Jason Stratton, Vice Chair
Will Spear
Patrick Gerveler, President/CEO
Brian Canfield, ex-officio
Ann Awerkamp Dickson, Secretary

Contact Us

To learn more about the Blessing Foundation  click here or contact a member of the administrative staff, please call (217) 223-8400, ext. 4800.