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Employees contribute $33,000 to Foundation

LOGAN – Hocking Valley Community Hospital employees recently pledged to donate $$33,478.56 to the HVCH Foundation during an employee campaign to raise funds for the completion of a third operating room.

The campaign was held over a three-week time span and consisted of employees completing pledge cards as well as several other team fundraisers.

All campaign proceeds will benefit completion of a third operating room within the HVCH surgery department with equipment and supplies to become a fully-functional operating room. The projected cost of the project is $106,000.

“This expansion shows commitment to our community in providing more operating space for our new orthopedic surgeon as well as accommodating our two general surgeons and urologist,” HVCH CEO Julie Stuck said. “Our patients deserve the very best care.”

Employees were broken into three teams, each with team captains, and held individual fundraisers in addition to turning in pledge cards. Some fundraisers included a dunk tank, reserved parking spot raffle, Chinese auction, penny wars, PTO raffle, cupcake sale, and many others.

The winning team was led by Roy Davis, director of the Cardiovascular/Cardiopulmonary Department.

In addition to raising money for the operating room project, the employee campaign will establish a new HOPE program (Helping Our Peers in Emergencies) for the benefit of HVCH employees to utilize during unexpected catastrophic events, ie: house fire, flood, death of close family member, serious illness, etc. This program will be available beginning October 1st. A total of 10 percent of the campaign proceeds benefit the HOPE program.

“I’m not just an employee of HVCH, I’m a life-long member of this community. I donate because I believe that if we want great resources in our community, we must support and utilize those same services,” Crystal Kerns, Swing Bed Director and proud employee since 2010, said.

“This was our first official employee campaign and we knocked it out of the park!  Our staff stepped up to the plate and made a statement,” Chief Public Relations Officer Latricia Johnston said. “We are not only giving from the heart in our everyday tasks to our patients, but now we are investing in their wellbeing with our own dollars to ensure they receive the best care possible at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.”

Hocking Valley is a community non-profit hospital with an emergency department, urgent care and a wide variety of clinical, specialty and outpatient services. For more information, contact the Community Relations office at (740) 380-8336.