Creations Auction raises historic amount for hospice
Posted on 2/1/2012
Keith Duchscher accepts the grand prize hospice quilt from the Merchants Bank quilters group. Standing, left to right: Foundation Director Paul Schaan, Michelle Lake, Bonnie Halls, Keith Duchscher, Cathy Wissink, and Patricia Paul. Sitting, left to right: HAMC Marketing Coordinator Jillian Lagasse, Hospice Administrator Cindy Smith.
The Good Samaritan Health Services Foundation raised a record amount at its recent Creations Auction, to be used for the hospice program at Heart of America Medical Center. Gross revenue this year totaled $12,950, surpassing last year's amount of $10,200. The event included a live auction, prize raffles and prime rib dinner and was held at the Rugby Eagles.
The grand prize hospice quilt, created by the Merchants Bank quilting group, was awarded to Keith Duchscher. Through the generosity of the prize donors and participating public, $9,000 will be transferred to the hospice endowment fund. The hospice endowment was established to help offset losses that HAMC experiences in providing this important community benefit. Rugby is the only critical access hospital in north central North Dakota offering hospice.
Late last year the Foundation transferred $25,000 from the endowment to HAMC to cover a portion of accumulated losses. The hospice program represents the best of what our communities and HAMC can achieve when working together for an important purpose.
I go to Heart of America Medical Center for all my medical appointments and screenings, and when I had to have surgery, the HAMC surgeon was excellent. Jeni Heilman, Rugby
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