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Washington, IN – Over 42 adults and several children enjoyed sunny skies and crisp fall temperatures which made the day nearly perfect for the 2nd Annual Daviess Community Hospital Foundation 5k “Spud to Stud” Spooktacular. This year’s event was held on Saturday, October 29th at Eastside Park in Washington. Many of the participants dressed in costume which made the event even more entertaining.

According to Angie Steiner, Director of the DCH Foundation, “We have been fortunate to have many local sponsors and individuals supporting our efforts through donations and players. Everyone comes together to support the Foundation and Daviess Community Hospital projects while having a fun morning. We want to recognize our Super Hero sponsors Dr. Jessica and Jason Campagna, as well as RTC Communications. Our Zombie Sponsor this year was TrueScripts, and the Pumpkin Patch Sponsors included Heartland OBGYN, DCH CORE Center and Etiennes Farm Market.”

The sponsors and individual runner/walkers are vital to raising the funds for hospital projects, but the event would not be possible without the volunteers to make it happen. This year, the list of volunteers included Foundation Board members and several DCH employees.

This year’s event raised funds to support the Med Surg/ICU and ER renovation and expansion project, slated to begin in 2023. With an estimated cost at more than $8 million, this project is a significant part of a larger master facility plan encompassing a significant area of the first and second floor of Daviess Community Hospital that includes a renovated medical/surgical unit combined with a state-of-the-art ICU, expanded/renovated emergency department and modernized public and support areas. These updated facilities will equip Daviess Community Hospital to transform the care they provide to Daviess County and the surrounding communities for generations to come.

“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 prepare for a Capital Campaign,” said Chasity Matthews, Foundation Board president.

The Foundation is already discussing next year’s event which will likely be held the Saturday prior to Halloween. For more information on the Foundation efforts, please contact Angie Steiner at 812-254-8858 or