FALL 2016
Dear Friends,
We are pleased to be sending you the 2016 fall edition of "The Contributor," our electronic newsletter.  As always, stories in this issue highlight some of the activities that have been going on at the Beatrice Community Hospital Foundation the past few months.
As we enter this season of Thanksgiving, we are reminded of all the blessings we have received individually and collectively this past year. And for those of us associated with the BCH Foundation, we are deeply grateful for the individuals who devote their time, attention and resources to "intensifying the impact" Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center has on our community.
Thank you for being a "contributor" and an important partner in our efforts!  Enjoy reading about all the good things that have been happening.

Sam Rennick

P.S.  Don't forget "Catch the Glow" is one month away!  Please consider being a host this year.  You may sign-up on our website:   www.thebchfoundation.com/catch-the-glow-2016
Intensifying the Impact
Zimmerman Family Endowment Established
   Recognizing her late husband's passion for recruiting, Dorothy Zimmerman and her daughter, Mary LaBarre, recently created the Zimmerman Family Scholarship Endowment. This fund will allow the Kenneth Zimmerman Health Education Scholarship to continue to support the educational journeys of local high school graduates who wish to pursue careers in healthcare.  Visit this webpage!

(If you have interest in creating an endowed fund to support the work of the Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center, please be sure to contact Sam Rennick at the BCH Foundation. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.)
Bronze Sculpture Dedicated
   This summer, a special addition to the Exmark Healing Garden was unveiled to the public.
   An original bronze sculpture depicting a "garden fairy" was commissioned by the family of the late Vonnie Higgins, a longtime employee and volunteer at the hospital, and given to the BCH Foundation in her memory. The dedication took place on July 15, 2016 which would have been Vonnie's 81st birthday!

Consider Leaving a Legacy
"Our legacy?  We want the BCH Foundation to carry on for generations to come.  But we also need to provide for our loved ones.  What can we do?"
Don and Connie Harmon

You can do both and it's easy.  Consider.....

... Designating the BCH Foundation as a beneficiary of your
    • Will or Living Trust
    • Retirement Plan (IRA, 401(k), 403(b)
    • Life Insurance Policy

Gifts like this can help you and your family today as well as help our mission years into the future.  And some you can even put into place today without affecting your cash flow during your lifetime.

Want to learn more?

Contact Sam Rennick at the BCH Foundation, 402-223-7260, or click on our Gifts Anyone Can Make webpage!

Memorials Received
The BCH Foundation is exceedingly grateful for financial gifts received this summer and fall in memory of the following individuals:

Kent A. Esau
Bernadine Fisser
Vernon Meints
Jerry Nickels
Anna Rau
William "Bill" Scheve Jr.
Celia Schmidt
Dennis Sedlacek
Joseph Louie Sochor
Darrell Staley

General Support
General Support
General Support

Families interested in making memorials gifts in support of healthcare may contact Sam Rennick, Executive Director of the BCH Foundation, for more information.

Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Event
Beatrice Community Hospital & Health Center
Conference Room - By Appointment Only!
Nov. 17, 2016 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  Sterling Connection "Brunch & Learn"
"The Benefits of Balance Exercise and Strength Training for Seniors"
Beatrice Community Hospital & Health Center Conference Room - Currently Full - Waiting List only Nov. 30, 2016 - 10:00 -11:00 am
Classic's Restaurant, 1301 Oak Street, Beatrice
Banquet Room
Dec. 2, 2016 - 6:30 - 11:00 pm
  Sterling Connection Christmas Gathering - One Bethlehem Night 
Christ Community Church Fellowship Hall   Reservations Required - 402-223-3078 Dec. 4, 2016 - 1:30 - 4:00 pm

Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center is on Facebook!  We encourage you to like the hospital Facebook page, and help us to SHARE the news about our patient services, BCH Foundation news and upcoming events, as well as the great employees who work at the hospital.

Beatrice Community Hospital Foundation | 402-223-3078 | foundation@bchhc.org | http://thebchfoundation.com
4800 Hospital Parkway
Beatrice, NE 68310