GCHS thanks 2014 donors and highlights giving opportunities

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Greeley County Health Services would like to thank all of the generous donors that contributed to purchasing equipment, repairs and other generous giving to our community’s hospital this last year. We would like to recap a great year of giving from many of our community members.

Several community members joined with the Greeley-Wallace County Healthcare Foundation during 2014 to give charitable contributions towards two hospital beds, a brand new Dexa Scan machine,  two new ice machines for dietary and Long Term Care, a waffle-maker for LTC,  a steam table for the Long Term Care, a Nu-Step machine for Physical Therapy and other physical therapy equipment that was much needed.

“We would like to sincerely thank the donors who have contributed to fund equipment that was needed and has enhanced the service we provide to our patients and long-term care residents. The community support we receive is a greatly appreciated and is a wonderful gift to GCHS,” Lee Rhodes, CEO said.

The Greeley-Wallace County Foundation works with residents from the neighboring communities to build awareness for the needs that the hospital, clinics and Long Term Care have in order to provide quality healthcare to both Greeley and Wallace County. The Healthcare Foundation is a 501 c 3 organization and donations to the Foundation may be tax deductible.

“The Greeley-Wallace County Healthcare Foundation was formed to benefit the healthcare systems in both communities.  We were very pleased to host the successful community service tax credit program in 2013 which provided a new telephone system for the hospital, both clinics and long term care facility.  We are also very grateful for a number of contributions to our Legacy Society fund to build a permanent long term endowment and private donations which have helped to improve or replace equipment for several departments in Greeley County Health Services,” Chrysanne Grund said, “We tremendously appreciate the support of our community and patrons.”

GCHS would like to extend the opportunity for community members to continue to support their local hospital through tax-deductible giving at this year’s end. GCHS has established a list of equipment and updates that are needed to keep our hospital functioning properly:

  • Replace the walk-in freezer for Dietary
  • Replace the C-Arm in Radiology
  • Replace an old washer and dryer for Hospital and LTC laundry
  • Replace the Zoll Debribillator in the Hospital
  • Replace 9 hospital beds
  • Replace the convection oven for Dietary
  • A sprinkler system for the Clinics

Greeley County Health Services strives to operate efficiently and to use capital equipment wisely. The capital items on the list are much needed due to old age and usage over the years. As GCHS works on the 2015 budget, capital remains a high priority for replacing outdated and inefficient equipment.

“Greeley County Health Services’ vision is to provide trusted care, close to home. GCHS is dedicated to accomplishing this vision, and is thankful that to partner with our generous community in achieving this purpose and providing quality care to our patients,” Katy Reynolds, Marketing Director said.

If you are interested in giving towards capital equipment updates or would like more information on other giving options this year, please contact Chrysanne Grund,Greeley-Wallace County Foundation Secretary/Treasurer at 785-821-1104.

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