Area Businesses Help Hospital Raise Thousands
For Immediate Release
March 19, 2012 (Blair, Neb.) - Soon, the Black Elk Neihardt Park will have a brand new website courtesy of an auction held as part of the “Cowboy Ball,” a benefit for Memorial Community Hospital and Health Systems.
The website was won for $190 by Dr. Charles Bagby, who then turned his prize over to the park. It was quite the deal for the doctor as the retail price of the site is closer to $2,000 with the included hosting service. The website was donated by Great Plains Communications.
The funds were part of more than $23,000 raised by the benefit. “The ‘Cowboy Ball’ was extremely successful this year thanks to the generosity of area businesses and individuals who donated, volunteered and came to the event,” said Alicia Kempke, Event Planner for the fundraiser.
This new equipment will provide video and fiber optic capabilities that will assist in the early detection of colon, stomach and esophageal cancers, according to a notice sent out by MCH.
According to the hospital’s website, Memorial Community Hospital & Health System has been serving the residents of Burt and Washington Counties for more than 50 years. The main campus, which is located in Blair, Neb., and its network of outreach clinics and home healthcare services, continues to heal, nurture and promote the health of the community by identifying and meeting the needs of those it serves.
Great Plains Communications is the largest independent telecommunications company in Nebraska and provides services solely to rural areas. It offers residential services such as digital phone including local and long-distance calling, as well as high-definition cable television. Broadband Internet is available in all Great Plains Communications’ communities through DSL and cable modem facilities or its partnership with ExedeSM Broadband Satellite Service. The company also provides business services ranging from traditional voice and data products to the installation and support of large business networks. With 100 years of experience, the company currently serves 90 communities with 200 employees throughout Nebraska.