Marty Nore and his wife, Teresa, have lived in Columbus for 25 years and enjoy being part of this vibrant, thriving community. Nore recently retired after a 44-year career in the architecture and engineering field. He’s adjusting to retired life and finding new ways to put his time and talents to use for the community.
Nore has served on the Columbus Community Hospital (CCH) Foundation Board for five years and has been acting as chairman for the past year. He works with the administration and staff to identify the needs of the hospital and see where the CCH Foundation can help.
“The purpose of the Foundation is to support the hospital and reinvest resources into the operation. We want to ensure we have a thriving hospital that meets the needs of the community,” Nore said. “I got involved because I can see how much this impacts our community and quality of life.”
Locally Grown Support
Nore believes in the power of doing things locally and keeping resources in the community. “Every investment stays here in our local community, and I’ve always felt good about that,” Nore said. “For a relatively small population base, the hospital does extremely well taking care of a lot of people and offering a broad range of health services right here.”
Nore said the community has stepped up to show wonderful support for Columbus Community Hospital over the years. The Foundation’s annual golf outing has raised more than $1 million for health care technology and programs over the past 16 years. These investments provide funding for specific projects such as a wide bore MRI, the ER expansion and 3D tomosynthesis mammography that make a real difference in the lives of people in Columbus and the surrounding area. The hospital was one of the first in the state to have 3D mammography for early detection of breast cancer.
“It’s important to have state-of-the-art facilities today and a plan for continued advancements in the future,” Nore said. “We’re looking forward to supporting the hospital’s expanded surgical services department in 2019 and beyond.”
Golf, Family and Fun
Nore and his family enjoy playing golf, and they love coming together with the community for the Foundation’s annual Holing Out Fore Health Golf Outing. “This is a fun event for the whole family,” Nore said. “We have wonderful volunteers and it’s great to meet everyone who comes out to play.”
Nore is looking forward to continuing to support the hospital and serve on the Foundation Board. He and his wife also keep busy with their four granddaughters, who are all under the age of four.