McCleary, Washington – Grays Harbor Community Foundation (GHCF) notified Mark Reed Hospital Foundation (MRHF) last week that their board of directors voted to award MRHF the largest discretionary grant ever released by GHCF in the amount of $75,000. The grant is a gift for Mark Reed Hospital Foundation’s Make Your Mark Capital Campaign to enhance the new Mark Reed Hospital and Healthcare Clinic being built in Elma with extra equipment and furnishings not provided through the project’s budget. GHCF’s grant is specifically designated toward purchasing Mark Reed’s Diagnostic Imaging Department a Picture Archiving Communication System and an upgrade to their Radiology Information System.
“We were so excited and honored when Grays Harbor Community Foundation shared their decision with us,” Renee Jensen, CEO expressed;
We share with the GHCF their passion for promoting health and wellness in Grays Harbor County, and we are privileged to have received such a generous show of support and partnership.
"Their gift will make a significant impact on the level of care we are able to provide East Grays Harbor County patients at the new hospital.”
Mark Reed Hospital Foundation’s (MRHF) Make Your Mark Campaign plans to raise one million dollars in private funding from the Grays Harbor Community and beyond through grants, corporate, business and individual gifts. Mark Reed employees have set a personal goal to raise $150,000 from within toward the overall campaign goal. So far $110,000 of the employee goal has been pledged by over 45 members of the Mark Reed team. Combined with the recent grant from GHCF and gifts from L.G. Isaacson & Company, and Scott and Renae Bond, the Foundation has received close to $200,000 in campaign pledges.
“The support from the employees has been tremendous. They truly understand the importance of this project and the potential we have to make the new hospital even better than planned. Employees are constantly contacting me with new ideas on how they can help ensure that the Make Your Mark Campaign is a success and that the people of East Grays Harbor have the best hospital and healthcare clinic possible,” shared Lauren Day, MRHF Executive Director.
Mark Reed Hospital Foundation will be working toward their one million dollar goal through the end of the year. More information on the Make Your Mark Campaign and how you can get involved is available by contacting Lauren Day, MRHF Executive Director at 360-495-3244 or by email at LaurenD@markreed.org. For more information on the hospital replacement project, or to view live feed of the construction zone, visit Mark Reed’s website at www.markreed.org. To learn more about the Grays Harbor Community Foundation, visit their website at www.gh-cf.org