Community Memorial Hospital / Clinic Foundation Update

Jan 25, 2024 | Notices & Announcements

The Community Memorial Hospital / Clinic Foundation is helping make things happen. The purpose of the Foundation is to help meet the needs of health care in the Community Memorial Hospital and Redfield Clinic that are not included in the hospital budget. The Foundation does this by receiving and investing donations from the public and making grants for specific equipment and projects. Staff bring requests to the CMHC administration, who evaluate requests and forward appropriate opportunities to the Foundation for consideration by the board. This past year we were able to enhance our Nutritional Services department with new equipment, provide a bariatric recliner in the hospital patient rooms area, a sit to stand lift, an ice maker for the clinic, and also new office chairs for the hospital nursing station.

In addition to items within the hospital and clinic, so many of the funds donated were requested to be set aside for the EMS Center. This project, which has been in the works for some time, is finally seeing an end. We have been able to assist the hospital with making this long awaited opportunity come to life with our generous community of contributors and our investment efforts. An open house is set to be scheduled in the coming months. We, as a Foundation are extremely grateful for the contributions to help make this a reality.

In recent months, the CMH/C Foundation has set up The Dr. Matthew P. Owens Legacy Fund. Our goal with this fund is to continue Dr. Owens’ legacy of ensuring opportunities, equipment, and trainings are available for those within all rural sectors throughout South Dakota.

To help make this happen, we have added two new members to the Foundation, Laurie Vinkavich-Cole (Dr. Owens’ sister) and Ryan Reed. Both new members bring experience and ideas to better fulfill our Foundation’s purpose. In the coming months we will be establishing a new website, offer online donation options, and much more. Please stay tuned for more to come!

       We are extremely grateful to our families, friends, and our community for the ongoing support of all we do. Thank you!

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