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HCHC Foundation receives $3,500 in donations

Mar 05, 2013
Photo by: Contributed Two more area businesses have responded to the $200,000 community challenge to donate to the Henry County Health Center Foundation’s Close to Home Campaign. In the top photo, Gamrath-Doyle-Vens Insurance, Inc. President Michael Vens, right, and Agent Raymond Vens, left, present Michelle Rosell, HCHC Foundation director, with a $3,000 contribution. In the bottom photo, Farmers & Merchants Mutual Telephone Company Board President Brian Roth, left, and General Manager Rex McGuire, right, donate $500 to the campaign.

Last week’s snow did not hamper two more area businesses from responding to the $200,000 ccommunity challenge from HNI Corporation to contribute to the Henry County Health Center Foundation’s Close to Home Campaign.

“It’s a good day to be out in the snow especially when we hear from businesses and individuals how important HCHC is to our communities, and see firsthand what a valuable role our health center has in the lives of area residents,” said Foundation Director Michelle Rosell, expressing excitement and gratitude to the area businesses that are contributing to the campaign and helping meet the challenge.

A donation of $3,000 came from Gamrath-Doyle-Vens Insurance, Inc. President Michael Vens and partners Tom Gamrath and Pat Doyle from Fairfield have pledged their support to the building project and HCHC.

“We have been a longtime supporter of HCHC. It’s hard to imagine not having a county hospital. And today with so many small community facilities struggling and/or closing, it’s very important that we support our local health center,” said Vens.

He continued, “HCHC provides excellent service, state-of-the-art equipment, and has compassionate and knowledgeable staff. It is truly a benefit our whole community can be proud of. The partners, staff and I are very pleased to be contributing to HCHC Foundation and the challenge gift.”

A gift of $500 came from Farmers & Merchants Mutual Telephone Company of Wayland.

“We have always understood the importance of having a good hospital in the county and we want to do our part to support the hospital’s future,” said Rex McGuire, general manager.

F&M Mutual Telephone Company Board President Brian Roth echoed McGuire’s sentiments and added, “Solid companies and organizations help drive successful economic growth. It’s important to contribute what we can to ensure a strong county hospital for our employees, their families and our customers.”

So far over $1,560,000 of the $2,000,000 needed has been pledged to the Close to Home Campaign.

Hospital renovations will include construction of a new surgery department, improved patient registration area, remodeled outpatient services area, a new laboratory, updated outpatient cardiopulmonary services, additional specialty clinic exam rooms for visiting specialists, a new women’s center and exterior canopy in radiology and a new Health Education Center for classes and training.

For more information about the campaign, visit www.hchc.org or call the HCHC Foundation office at 319-385-6541.

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