Friday, November 12, 2010

An Open Letter of Thanks

To the Claude W. Ahrens Charitable Trust, Iowa Radiology, Jewel Kintzinger Day and Burt Day, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Employees and Foundation, Grinnell Regional Auxiliary, Brownell Family Foundation, and Grinnell College:

I want to take this opportunity in a public way to thank you for your ongoing support of Grinnell Regional Medical Center.

To the Claude W. Ahrens Charitable Trust and Iowa Radiology, thank you for your successful challenge grant to the community for our MRI project. Donors from across the area met your $50,000 challenge that doubled the total amount for this project and has raised $100,000 toward the goal of $300,000.

Jewel and Burt, I want to thank you for remembering your brother, Dick Wendt, and celebrating Jeld-Wen with your gift to the MRI project.

Thanks to the employees of Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company and its foundation for your $20,000 gift toward the new MRI. Our organizations enjoy a great partnership that benefits Grinnell and the surrounding area.

Thank you to Grinnell College for issuing an additional matching challenge to the community to meet our $300,000 goal for the new MRI.

And, I cannot say thank you enough to the members of the Grinnell Regional Auxiliary for their hands-on support everyday and for their 2010 gift of $22,000 to the MRI campaign.

Remodeling is already underway within the radiology department to prepare the room and install the new MRI unit. Technology has advanced greatly since our current MRI was built. There are so many reasons why this upgrade is needed for patients, physicians, and the medical center.

Thank you to the Brownell Family Foundation and your $25,000 challenge to match new and additional donations to the 2010 annual fund drive. Gifts to the annual fund drive support GRMC everyday for equipment purchases, services, and programs.

On behalf of all of us at GRMC, thank you. When we work together in this way, everyone benefits. GRMC is truly proud to be a community hospital with this extraordinary level of support.

And, thanks to all of you who have contributed or plan to donate to GRMC this year. Every gift is needed and makes a difference, no matter the size of the donation.

Todd C. Linden
President and CEO
Grinnell Regional Medical Center

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