HRMC Foundation: We Are More Than Just a Name
December 23, 2019
The HRMC Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Huron Regional Medical Center. Our goal is to support the health and well-being of our community and ensure high-quality health care is always available close to home.
The HRMC Foundation was created in 1995 to anticipate and meet the ongoing needs of our regional hospital no matter the changes and evolution in health care. Early on, we supported improved patient care, state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and updates to HRMC facilities. Today, the Foundation continues the important work of supporting HRMC to provide the highest quality care possible close to home. To support the health and wellbeing of our community members, we make investments in people, technology and community wellness projects.
Meet Shawn Martin:
Recently, Shawn Martin was named HRMC Foundation Executive Director. Martin is a local from Huron and is familiar with HRMC and is fully invested in ensuring HRMC continues to have high-quality health care close to home. He believes that “Being well means far more than having dependable and high-quality medical care nearby. It means focusing not only on our physical health – but all aspects of health – from social and emotional to occupational and financial health.”
During this holiday season, HRMC Foundation asks you to consider these important causes to help grow and improve HRMC. We understand that making a charitable donation is a very personal decision, and we want to thank you all in advance for considering a charitable gift to our Foundation.
Causes to consider:
- General Endowment: The support of our donors is essential to ensuring high-quality health care is always available close to home here in Huron. As health care changes in dynamic and uncertain ways, the HRMC Foundation’s General Endowment allows the greatest flexibility to help HRMC meet those challenges head-on because interest income from this endowment is leveraged to have the largest impact on the most immediate needs at HRMC and in the Huron community. Your annual gift to the HRMC Foundation, regardless of the amount, will make a difference for generations while ensuring your legacy.
- The Dr. Paul and Carol Hohm Scholarship Fund: The Dr. Paul & Carol Hohm Healthcare Scholarship Endowment was established by the HRMC Board of Directors in 2006. The fund was developed in honor of the late Dr. Paul Hohm and his wife Carol in order to provide a fitting tribute to their dedication and commitment to their patients, our hospital and our community. The Dr. Paul & Carol Hohm Health Care Scholarship Fund's purpose is to help ensure the availability of needed health care professionals for the residents of Beadle, Hand, Clark, Spink, Jerauld, Kingsbury and Sanborn counties in South Dakota.
- Dialysis Endowment: The dialysis department ensures that individuals needing dialysis multiple days a week do not have to add an hour or two commute for each of their treatments. This endowment has helped purchase new state-of-the-art dialysis machines to continue to provide the highest quality services to our patients.
- Emergency Room Endowment: When someone is injured in an accident or experiencing symptoms that require immediate care, the HRMC emergency room is here for them 24 hours a day ensuring they always have someone to turn to for help. The emergency room endowment works to ensure that the department is always staffed with highly trained professionals that have state-of-the-art life-changing equipment at their fingertips to help whomever walks through our doors.
- Home Health Endowment: The home health department ensures that individuals needing continued medical care outside of HRMC in order to properly recover have the option to have the care they need while feeling better more quickly in the comfort of their home. The home health endowment helps ensure that this vital service is always available for those recovering from an injury or illness.
- Saylor Surgical Endowment: The Dr. Howard L. and Mary Ann Saylor Surgical Endowment was established by the HRMC Board of Directors in 2006. The fund was developed in honor of the late Dr. Howard L. and Mary Ann Saylor in order to provide a fitting tribute to their dedication and commitment to their patients, our hospital and our community. The Dr. Howard L. and Mary Ann Saylor Surgical Endowment’s purpose is to enhance the surgical practices of HRMC and to help ensure the availability of state-of-the-art surgical equipment for the residents of Beadle, Hand, Clark, Spink, Jerauld, Kingsbury and Sanborn counties in South Dakota.
- We've Got You Covered Mammogram Program Fund: The purpose of the We've Got You Covered Mammogram Program is to increase the number of women receiving regular mammograms through awareness activities and provide free mammograms to women in financial need.
Throughout the years, HRMC Foundation has brought many instrumental opportunities to Huron and its surrounding communities. Some accomplishments are:
- Stop the Bleed is a national campaign which teaches bystanders how to care for serious wounds using pressure, tourniquets and other means. The HRMC Foundation and several local partners have raised money to place tourniquet kits in local and area schools, as well as other public places.
- Partnership with Southeast Technical Institute and Huron Community Campus to offer to area residents:
- Registered Nursing Program
- Practical Nursing Program
- Countless scholarship opportunities to our local communities:
- Scholarships are offered to students who graduate from high school, to residents who have established medical careers, or to those who have an interest in medicine.
- Colton Ketelhut is a perfect example of how beneficial these scholarships are to students and the community. With the financial assistance of HRMC Foundation’s Healthy Huron Commitment Scholarship, he was able to complete his degree at the University of South Dakota. Colton is now one of HRMC’s newest physical therapists and is helping to care for our community.
If you wish to donate to support vital work like these projects and endowments, Donate Now and help the Foundation make a difference in our growing communities.
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