CCH Foundation Donates $3.75 Million to Hospital Expansion Project
The Columbus Community Hospital (CCH) Foundation has contributed $3.75 million toward CCH’s $35-million expansion and renovation project.
In this renovation process, an expanded Surgical Services Department will be built on the first floor of the hospital to the north of the existing Surgical Services Department.
The new Surgical Services Department is expected to include five operating rooms with space dedicated for operations, endoscopic procedures and same day surgeries. Additional renovations include new conference rooms, a new Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Department and a Maternal Child Health Department which will be renovated to include eight rooms for labor, delivery, recover and postpartum (LDRPs), along with four additional rooms for postpartum care.
These changes will improve patient safety, as well as the operational capacity and efficiency of the hospital.
CCH broke ground on the project in April 2019 and construction is expected to be completed by 2021.
Funds for CCH’s expansion and renovation project are being allocated from the hospital’s operational budget and donor-designated gifts provided through the CCH Foundation.
Last year, the CCH Foundation pledged to donate $2 million to the expansion project, but they exceeded their fundraising goal. An official check presentation for the Foundation’s $3.75 million donation to the project was held on Wednesday, August 28 at CCH.
It was the Foundation’s largest ever donation to a single hospital project, since the Foundation was created in 2002.
“The support from the community and businesses has been tremendous,” said Carol Keller, executive director of the CCH Foundation, “On behalf of the patients who will benefit and the Foundation board of directors, thank you to everyone for your generosity and for recognizing the vital importance of donating to local health care.”
Working Together to Benefit Patients
As a community-owned, not-for-profit hospital, CCH is constantly improving its services to meet the needs of its community and adapt to changes in the health care industry. It is able to meet these goals thanks to donors who support the CCH Foundation.
“By working together, the hospital and CCH Foundation ensure that our community hospital is able to offer high-quality health care, close to home,” said Michael Hansen, CCH president and CEO.
Keller said that the Foundation is happy to support CCH in its ongoing efforts to bring more health care services to the community.
“The CCH Foundation is proud to be a part of the OR expansion, one of Columbus Community Hospital’s most forward-thinking projects to date,” she said. “Most importantly, we’re honored to put donations to work to help people receive their care close to home and to live healthier lives.”
Marty Nore, is chair of the CCH Foundation board of directors. He said the Foundation chose to make such a sizable donation to this project because of how it will benefit local residents.
“The Foundation is glad to be in a position where we can support the hospital and address some of their needs that help them serve Columbus and the surrounding communities,” he said.
For more information on the CCH Foundation or to donate to the expansion project, visit the Foundation page of our website: https://www.columbushosp.org/foundation.aspx.