DCH FOUNDATION RAISES OVER $21,000 FOR HEALTH CAREERS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Washington, IN – Partly sunny skies and a warm breeze made the day
nearly perfect for the 25th Annual Daviess Community Hospital Foundation Golf Benefit, which was held
on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Country Oaks Golf Club near Montgomery, IN.
According to Angie Steiner, Director of the DCH Foundation, “Each
year we have been fortunate to have many local and regional partners supporting
our efforts through sponsorships and golfers. We all come together to
support the Foundation events and projects.”
The sponsors and individual players are vital to raising the funds for
this year’s oncology unit project, but the event would not be possible
without the volunteers to make it happen. This year, the list of volunteers
included those who have benefited from past Foundation funding including
scholarship recipients, Character Matters representatives, and nurses
from the OB, Acute Rehab and Oncology units. Each of the four tents on
the course provided information about these projects as well as refreshments
for the golfers.
“It was great to see so many different people assisting with this
year’s golf outing,” remarked Michael Chestnut, Home Building
Savings Bank and DCH Foundation Board Member. “They are an outstanding
group of people. The outing was extremely well organized, which shows
the dedication and hard work of those who put it together. Class people,
class organization, and a class hospital.”
This year’s event raised more than $21,000 to support the upcoming
renovation at Daviess Community Hospital for the new Oncology and Infusion
Unit. Keith Miller, Chief Operating Officer at DCH, shared the hospital’s
plans to renovate space for the growing oncology program including an
approved floor plan for the area formerly occupied by Rehab Therapies.
“The added space will allow patients to have more privacy and to
feel more relaxed during exams, consultations, and treatments,”
The Daviess Community Hospital Foundation has made a commitment to help
provide philanthropic support to the Oncology program,” stated Steiner.
“The DCH Foundation Board has committed to raise $70,000 for this
project in the next several months. We are grateful to those who supported
this program through the golf outing this year and we look forward to
engaging many in the community as we kick off a capital campaign this
fall to raise the needed funds.”
Next year’s event will again be held on the second Thursday in August.
For more information on the Oncology project and other Foundation efforts,
please contact Angie Steiner at 812-254-8858 or firstname.lastname@example.org.