SUMMER 2018
Dear Friends,
 
We are pleased to be sending you our 2018 summer edition of "The Contributor," our electronic newsletter.  Stories in this issue highlight some of the activities that have been going on at the Beatrice Community Hospital Foundation the past few months.
 
I recently came upon this quote:
 
"While it is well enough to leave footprints on the sands of time, it is even more important to make sure they point in a commendable direction." - James Cabell

Today, our hospital is stronger than ever thanks to generous individuals, organizations, corporations and foundations. These partnerships support the exceptional and innovative care our community has grown to expect at Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center.
 
Thank you for leaving your "footprints on the sand of time" and pointed "in a commendable direction."  Enjoy reading about all the good things that have been happening as a result.


Gratefully,
  
Sam Rennick
Intensifying the Impact
2018 Employee Campaign Co-Chairs: (from left) Jill Allen, Erin Williams and    Dr. Eric Thomsen.
DRIVEN TO GIVE from the HEART!
On Friday, June 8, you have the opportunity to spend just a few minutes driving a new Lincoln vehicle and earn money for a worthy cause.  For each person who drives, the Lincoln Motor Company will donate $20 (or even more) to the BCH Foundation.  And what's even better, the proceeds will be added to the "I GIVE from the HEART" campaign.  

Please make a point to participate on Friday and to encourage others to do so as well.  The "Driven to Give" event will take place on the south side of the east parking lot of the hospital between 9AM - 4:30PM. 
First Flight Winners: Edward Jones Team.
Centurian Cup Challenge Golf Tournament and Helicopter Golf Ball Drop
More than 160 golfers participated in the Centurian Cup Challenge golf tournament held on Friday, May 11 at the Beatrice Country Club. 

This year's Centurian Cup Challenge featured another "helicopter golf ball drop."  Golfers and other generous supporters of the BCH Foundation purchased a total of 425 golf balls.  
Visit the Centurian Cup Challenge/Helicopter Golf Ball Drop webpage!
Bronze sculpture, "Rachel Weeping for her Children," created by artist Sondra Johnson from Cambridige, Nebraska.
Infant Memorial Garden
Inspired by the the experiences of two OB nurses, Jill Allen and Leslie Sharp, the BCH Foundation is now working on a special project with our local funeral directors to create an Infant Memorial Garden located in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Harry Tompkin, from Palace Glass, speaking at the dedication.
Celebrating Lives- May 17, 2018
On Thursday, May 17, we celebrated not only the installation of three beautiful stained glass windows in the hospital Chapel, we also celebrated the lives of some very special people - Jane Aden, Alyce Jane Delozier and Gene and Elsie Caspers.
Visit this webpage for details.  

Centurian Club's 40th Anniversary
Celebrating 40 years of charitable giving to the hospital, the BCH Foundation hosted it's annual Centurian "Appreciation" Dinner on May 17, at the new Vintage Venue.
Visit the Centurian Dinner Webpage! 
Hospice " Tree of Life"
Our annual " Tree of Life"  event was a huge success.  This event is a way to honor a special person in your life or a cherished loved one whom you miss.  All contributions support the Beatrice Community Hospital Hospice program.
Memorials Received
The BCH Foundation is exceedingly grateful for financial gifts received this past spring in memory of the following individuals:

Arline Acton
Betty Brecht
Lloyd Drake
Melvin Evers
Bernice Jobman
Danny Schoen
Hospice Memorial
Hospice Memoiral
Hospice Memorial
Hospice Memorial
Hospice Memorial
Hospice Memorial

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