In the fall of 2009, the Community Memorial Hospital and Clinic Foundation launched the
"Our Commitment to a Healthy Future" campaign to raise funds to purchase various items for the $6.2 million expansion and renovation project that began at the hospital in spring 2009. The campaign began with a goal of $200,000. More than 250 individuals and businesses committed more than $250,000 to the effort.
The project increased overall quality of care in the following ways:
- Improved patient safety and comfort
- Increased staff satisfaction, recruitment and retention
- Enhanced efficiency and productivity
Groundbreaking Ceremony included medical staff, city council members,
CMH&C board members and CMH&C Foundation board members.
The 17,000 square foot addition provides 13 new inpatient rooms, two cardiac care rooms, two emergency rooms, pharmacy, patient registration area, and a new ambulance/emergency entrance. The renovation remodeled about 9,500 square feet of the hospital, including an operating room, recovery room, ambulatory surgery rooms, visiting specialist room, outpatient treatment center, bone density scanning room, ultrasound room, and other support services.
Initial support came via land donated by the Eastern Star Home.
The project was funded primarily through tax exempt municipal bonds, as well as federal programs, including Medicare and a Congressional earmark.
Furnishings for the construction and renovation project that are not otherwise reimbursable through Medicare or other government programs were not included in the project budget.
The Foundation conducted this campaign to raise funds for these furnishings: (not a comprehensive listing)
Blood pressure monitor
Day Rooms/Waiting Areas