Hospital Donates to Nebraska Strong

Community Hospital employees raised $360 in May through a jeans day fundraiser for Nebraska hospital employees impacted by spring floods. The donation was sent to the Nebraska Hospital Association Research and Educational Foundation for flood relief. Earlier this year, NHAREF established a Hospital Employee Disaster Relief Fund to aid those Nebraska hospital employees impacted by this year’s historic spring floods.

In total, more than $200,000, including Community Hospital’s donation, was raised. Donations were received from all across the country.

“We are so grateful to the many individuals and organizations who donated to this Fund. The historic flooding Nebraskans experienced this past spring was unprecedented in many of our communities and many of our health care professionals were not immune,” commented Laura J. Redoutey, FACHE, President of the Nebraska Hospital Association.

“We are thankful for the courage of the many health care workers that put aside their own concerns to meet the needs of their communities. We recognize the personal toll the recent floods and severe weather events have had on our hospital employees and hope these funds can help those affected as they recover from this setback.”

Checks were distributed earlier this week to employees who applied for assistance. In total, 115 health care workers, representing 18 Nebraska hospitals, were the beneficiaries of this Fund.

Earlier in the year, Community Hospital employees also collected and donated supplies and money for a team of McCook Christian Church members who used the donations to help with flood cleanup in Eastern Nebraska.