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KishHealth Foundation accepts gift for new wing

Published: Saturday, June 29, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

KishHealth Foundation, on behalf of Valley West Community Hospital, received a gift from the DeKalb County Community Foundation for the hospital’s new patient wing at the Hard Hat Donor Appreciation event on June 6. KishHealth Foundation’s Heart of the Hospital campaign is raising $1.36 million for the new patient wing.

“The DeKalb County Community Foundation, which enhances the quality of life throughout DeKalb County in partnership with philanthropic citizens, is pleased to support this important project to enhance the availability and quality of patient-centered healthcare in the region,” Dan Templin, executive director of the Community Foundation, said in a news release.

DCCF works with a number of local organizations, working to build strong communities throughout DeKalb County.

“We’re very grateful to all of our donors to the Heart of the Hospital campaign, and especially to local philanthropic organizations like the DeKalb County Community Foundation, who know how important it is to invest money back into the community,” Marcy Rubic, KishHealth Foundation executive director, said in the release.

Over the years, donations have allowed Valley West to keep pace with medical advances with investment in new equipment and technology. The most recent additions include the HUGS infant security system and new diagnostic ultrasound. Funds have been donated by community members who share a commitment for maintaining the reputation as a progressive community hospital and health system.

KishHealth Foundation raises funds for Valley West Community Hospital, Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb County Hospice, and the Center for Family Health. To learn more about the Valley West building project, please contact KishHealth Foundation at www.kishhealthfoundation.org or by calling 815-848-9954.

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