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Foundation’s Hospital Gala provides funding for Four New Patient Beds

This year’s Hospital Gala held by the Foundation for Thayer County Health Services was held at the Stastny Community Center in Hebron on November 13th. Over 240 guests enjoyed an evening filled with music provided by Michael Lyon and his swing band while also raising support for the purchase of new patient beds for the hospital in Hebron.

The patient beds currently being used were demo beds purchased over ten years ago and some of their features don’t always work properly. The new patient beds will include premium grade mattresses to increase the comfort level for patients. In addition, the new beds include features to help reduce falls and fall related injuries while also promoting mobility.

The cost for the new patient beds is estimated to be $12,000 each. The Foundation for Thayer County Health Services raised over $28,000 from the Hospital Gala. Now with $24,000 in matching funds from the Foundation and Hospital Guild, the Foundation has funding to cover the cost for at least four new patient beds and a start on a fifth bed.

The Foundation’s 2023 membership drive and donations received during the Big Give Thayer County event  will also be used to help purchase new patient beds. It is the Foundation’s goal to be able to provide enough funding to cover the cost for five new patient beds for Thayer County Health Services in 2023.

The Foundation for Thayer County Health Services would like to thank everyone who attended this year’s event, gave a donation, donated an auction item or bid on items in support of this year’s Hospital Gala. If you would like to give an end of year gift to the Foundation, you can send your donation to: Foundation for TCHS, 120 Park Avenue, Hebron, NE 68370. The hospital Foundation is a 501(C)3 and all contributions are tax deductible. 

Mission Statement
To actively raise funds to support Thayer County Health Services in providing high-quality, compassionate healthcare close to home. We will accomplish this by educating and inspiring individuals, businesses, and organizations to want to financially support local healthcare.

Annual Events
Variety Show – Held annually in November.
Golf Tournament – A four-person scramble held in June at the Hebron Country Club.

Who We Are…
The Foundation for Thayer County Health Services was organized on September 20, 1983, and established in 1984 as a non-profit 501(c)3 foundation by a group of nine Thayer County volunteers. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors that meets every other month throughout the year. They hold fundraising events to help support facility improvements, purchase medical equipment, and support programs for the hospital and clinics.

In 1994 and 2004, and 2015 the Foundation conducted successful capital campaigns to garner support for major hospital building projects. Each of these three campaigns was successful in meeting their fundraising goal. The outpouring of generosity from the local communities is why the foundation has been successful. Their support has helped Thayer County Health Services remain a leader in rural healthcare.

Foundation Membership
Membership in the Foundation for Thayer County Health Services is just $25 per year or $50 per couple. Please show your support by joining today.  You can join by contacting the Foundation office at 402-768-4636.

Investing in Healthier Tomorrows
The success of the Foundation’s recent Capital Campaign raised over $1,000,000 in pledges and gifts to help fund Phase II of the ongoing building project. Phase II of the project is the renovation of the kitchen and cafeteria. This phase was completed in March of 2017.

The full renovation project was completed in March 2018.  This renovation on the hospital and the Hebron clinic further enhanced the current services provided by Thayer County Health Services. Key areas of the hospital renovated were the emergency room, specialty clinic, the surgery center, and the labor & delivery room.  In addition to the hospital, the Hebron Clinic was updated with new flooring, lighting, cabinetry, and additional exam rooms were added.  The registration area for the clinic was also updated and received a new layout to improve the workflow.

If you would like to receive a tour of the hospital and clinics or for more information on giving a donation to the foundation, contact Rita Luongo at 402-768-4636.

For your convenience we also accept online donations

For more information, contact:
Rita Luongo, Development Director
120 Park Avenue, Hebron, NE 68370
402-768-4636
Email: Foundation for Thayer County Health Services