Fundraising Reaches Over $700,000

Fundraising Reaches Over $700,000

December 5th, 2018

On November 20, 2018, members of the Capital Campaign Steering Committee gathered to add an additional $100,000 mark to the PCH Building Project fundraising sign.  The sign, mounted on the front of the hospital, depicts the progress of the fundraising efforts of the PCH Foundation’s $1.5 million pledge towards the $20.1 million project.  To date, over $710,000 has been raised through various fundraisers, activities and pledges. 

The Pana Community Hospital Foundation Board of Directors has designated the 2018 Year-end Gift Appeal to be directed towards the PCH Building Project.  Phase I of the project is near completion and will be ready for IDPH inspection by the end of the year.  Phase I includes a three-story Patient Services addition at the back of the hospital creating additional space for a new surgical suite, laboratory, diagnostic imaging, cardiopulmonary, materials management and nutritional services departments. Soon, construction on Phase II of the project will start, creating space for an urgent care, improving access to the building, and providing a modern waiting area with private registration offices.  Phase II will begin in the new year and is expected to take 6 months to complete.

This is the most significant project and expansion that the hospital has undertaken in the past 50 years, and it is absolutely necessary in order to provide for continued success and quality of services well into the future.  As one of the largest employers in our community this project is vital to all of our citizens and to the citizens in the surrounding communities.  “We are fortunate that we continue to have a community owned facility, something that many of our surrounding towns can no longer claim,” stated Kim Pollman, Executive Director of the Pana Community Hospital Foundation.  Anyone wishing to donate to the year-end appeal may contact Kim Pollman at 217-562-6340, send donations to the PCH Foundation office at 101 E Ninth St, Pana, IL, 62557 or conveniently donate online at give.panahospital.com.