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Altru Health Foundation Welcomes Lauren Denton and Brittany Caillier

Posted OnJune 19, 2019

Grand Forks, N.D. – Altru Health Foundation welcomes Lauren Denton, Director of Philanthropy, and Brittany Caillier, Manager of Philanthropy, to their team.

As Director of Philanthropy, Lauren is responsible for leading and expanding Altru Health Foundation’s philanthropic initiatives.

“The opportunity to join Altru, a dynamic and innovative community-focused health system, is a privilege,” says Denton. “I am excited about our future and have optimism about the current and new relationships we are creating to transform healthcare and meet the challenges of the next decade for the benefit of our loved ones, friends, and neighbors.”

Most recently, Lauren served as executive director of The Foundation at Kittitas Valley Healthcare, a rural health system in Washington State. She brings her passion for integrated rural healthcare and a decade of experience working in healthcare philanthropy, connecting donors to increase access and quality of care. Lauren holds a Master of Arts in Anthropology from Colorado State University focused on population health, and in her free time enjoys watching baseball games and sailing.

As Manager of Philanthropy, Brittany plays a key role in implementing the success of Altru Health Foundation’s mission by driving the organization’s philanthropic partnerships.

“I am honored and excited to be embarking on Altru’s bold new era through our meaningful work at Altru Health Foundation,” says Caillier. “I look forward to inspiring bold generosity that will have a lasting impact on our patients and transform our community as a whole.”

Brittany holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Organizational Communications, and Writing from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. She has prior work experience in private family philanthropy, major gift development, and personal finance. In her free time, Brittany loves exploring the Greenway, attempting DIY projects, and enjoying her husband’s cooking. She also serves on the boards of Valley Memorial Foundation and North Dakota Ballet Company.

About Altru Health System

Based in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Altru Health System is a regional, integrated healthcare delivery system serving northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Altru is a physician-led, multi-specialty group practice with a 277-bed acute care hospital, Level II trauma center, 45-bed specialty hospital, more than two dozen Grand Forks and regional practice locations, and a large home care network. Altru employs over 300 physicians and advanced practice providers and 4,000 staff. With a focus on advanced technology, Altru deployed the first Mako® Robotic Arm system in North Dakota and enhanced Altru’s Robotics with the recent addition of the DaVinci Xi Robotic Surgical System. In 2018, Altru was awarded fourth Most Wired® in the nation, a recognition for systems at the forefront of using healthcare information technology to improve the delivery of care. Altru Health System has received accreditation from the Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation, and has achieved 50 years of CARF accreditation at Altru’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital. Altru Health System was the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, extending Mayo Clinic knowledge and expertise to the patients we serve. For more information, visit