HRMC Employees and Board Contribute More Than $18,000 to United Way
December 16, 2016
Huron, S.d. – The Huron Regional Medical Center (HRMC) board of directors recently voted to match employee contributions up to $9,000 and donate a combined total of $18,176.28 to the 2017 United Way Heartland Region (UWHR) campaign, according to Adam Fleischhacker, a biomedical technician at HRMC who also serves on the UWHR board.
“There is no simple way to say thank you to my coworkers and employer for making a measurable difference in our community,” said Fleischhacker. “This is our home, we love it and you show it not with just this act – but every day that we help someone in need.”
Many of the employee contributions this year were made in honor of Dr. Karl Blessinger who passed away in November. Dr. Blessinger practiced as a pathologist at HRMC since 1998, was the medical director of both the laboratory and blood bank and chairman of the HRMC board. He also served as a UWHR board member and was very generous to and passionate about the United Way.
“As your community hospital, we consider the agencies the United Way supports to be excellent organizations look forward to partnering with the United Way each year in this important campaign,” said Fleischhacker. “I invite others to join us in making an impact on our neighbors and friends.
“Thanks to HRMC and the employees, the UWHR annual campaign has now achieved 85 percent of the $300,000 goal. The hospital’s dollar-for-dollar match is the largest employer donation toward our campaign and that is due to the generosity of the employees and the board’s belief in what we do,” explained Rhonda Kludt, United Way executive director. “When employees know their contribution can be doubled, it encourages them to make that initial investment and increase their donation.
“Dedicated donors like HRMC employees and the board help United Way Heartland Region achieve its mission to improve lives in our community. The gift serves to strengthen the community where we live by tackling key issues in Education, Income and Health,” said Kludt. “Because HRMC cares, someone you know will be helped by a United Way agency. I would like to express my sincere thanks to our local hospital for helping us create long-lasting changes for our community.”
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