Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation Board Has Busy Meeting

Date 2014/3/5 7:35:27 | Topic: News

A new board member was elected, committee reports were shared, and an update on the “Equipped for the Future” Campaign were all items of business conducted by the Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation Tuesday evening.

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Wright Memorial Physicians Group Registered Nurse and Family Nurse Practitioner Aaron Huffstutter was elected to serve a one year term on the hospital foundation board of directors. A native of Trenton and graduate of Trenton High School, Huffstutter received his associate’s degree of science from Cox College of Nursing and Health Services, his bachelor’s degree in nursing from Southwest Baptist and his master’s degree along with his family nursing practitioners certification from the University of Missouri. He lives in the Laredo area and has one son. Huffstutter joined the Wright Memorial Physicians Group in October of 2013.

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Aaron Huffstutter


Foundation Board Vice-President Chad Boyd announced that the 10th Annual Foundation Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, June 13th at Riverside Country Club in Trenton. A goal of $20,000 has been established for the three-person scramble fundraiser, with the proceeds supporting the “Equipped for the Future” Campaign. Invitations will be mailed out shortly and more information can be obtained on the Foundation Facebook page.

Foundation Board Member Cara McClellan reported that plans are underway for the third annual Wright Run 5k/10k on Saturday, October 4th. An early bird registration donation of $20 per participant is offered until May 31st.

Registration price increases to the regular $25 per participant in June. New features this year include post-race activities, a fun run for kids, and a long-sleeved event shirt as a new option for the participants. Those wishing to register can do so on the Foundation Facebook website or on Active.com and search “Wright Run”.

WMH Foundation Development Officer Matt Osterthun reported on the walking trail and memorial garden project stating that once spring arrives, construction will resume on the trail. He reported on the sale of bricks, tiles, trees, benches, and sitting areas with sales expected to increase once construction resumes.

Osterthun also reported on the “Equipped for the Future” Campaign, an initiative to raise funds for an OB Centralized Monitoring System and new Ultrasound Machine. He stated the campaign is off to a great start with much interest towards the $300,000 goal. A marketing piece for the equipment campaign is nearly complete.

Hospital CEO Gary Jordan reported on customer service initiatives, 2014 projects, and physician recruitment.

The Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation Board will meet again on June 24, 2014. This will be the annual meeting of the foundation board.



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