(Atlantic) The Cass County Memorial Hospital Foundation recently kicked off their 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.
"We truly appreciate the wonderful support our community has shown for our friends, family and neighbors over the years," noted Dawn Marnin, CCMH Foundation Director. "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.
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. In addition to cash, checks or credit cards, donors may want to consider some different ways to give.
Securities -- If you have securities that you have owned for more than one year and are worth more than you originally paid for them, you can claim deductions for their full market value and avoid any tax on the appreciation by donating them to the Cass County Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Real estate – Gifts of property can support a worthy cause while saving donors’ capital gains taxes.
Grateful Patient & Families -- Many of our patients and their families wish to express gratitude for the care they received. A gift to the Foundation can be a meaningful way to say thank you to a specific department, physician, or other staff member. Special acknowledgement will be given to the person or department you honor with your gift.
"No matter the size or way the gift is given, every donation benefits family, friends and community, today and for years to come," Dawn noted. "Gifts can be tailored to meet the donor’s personal needs while benefiting the CCMH Foundation." For more information on how to make a charitable gift to the CCMH Foundation, contact Dawn at 712-243-7409.