The Cass County Memorial Hospital Foundation recently kicked off its annual fundraising campaign. Since 1968, the Cass County Memorial Hospital Foundation has supported the hospital by raising funds to provided equipment, services and education which might not be possible otherwise. In 2013, the annual campaign raised funds to purchase equipment for the Outpatient Clinics, Rehabilitation Services, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Diabetes Center. The 2014 campaign funded the development of the Healing Garden, located just outside the hospital cafeteria.
Dawn Marnin, CCMH Foundation Director, says “We truly appreciate the wonderful support our community has shown for our friends, family and neighbors over the years. Their support is what allows the Foundation to continue providing these important services and pieces of medical equipment, helping the hospital achieve its mission of being a center of healthcare excellence here in Southwest Iowa.
The 2014 CCMH Foundation Annual Campaign will focus on medical equipment to enhance care in the Emergency and Obstetrics Departments:
· A cardiac monitor for the Emergency Department that will be used to continuously monitor a patient’s cardiovascular system so that, at a moment’s notice, the medical team can respond to even the slightest change in readings.
· Two fetal monitors for the Obstetrics Department to monitor a baby’s heartbeat during labor and delivery for early signs of distress. This will allow staff to provide the best care possible for our newest patients.
Marnin says now is a great time to be thinking about a charitable gift to the Cass County Memorial Hospital Foundation. A gift on or before December 31, 2013, can provide the donor with an itemized tax deduction. There are many ways to make a year-end gift, and each gift makes a difference in the lives of friends and loved ones needing medical care.
For more information on how to make a charitable gift to the CCMH Foundation, contact Dawn at 712-243-7409.