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Arthur Getz Charitable Foundation Awards $10,000 to LRGHealthcare’s Capital Campaign

6/18/2012

LRGHealthcare announced today it has received a generous $10,000 grant from the Arthur Getz Charitable Foundation. These funds will support the Strengthening the Community’s Well-Being Capital Campaign.

LRGHealthcare President & CEO Tom Clairmont explains that "the major focus of the Strengthening the Community’s Well-Being Capital Campaign is to raise $4 million to convert existing LRGH and FRH inpatient rooms to single patient rooms."

Renovations will include private bathrooms and showers, family sleep sofas and state-of-the-art patient lift systems, providing the safest and easiest way to move a patient. Private rooms allow patients the opportunity to sleep better, heal faster and have private discussions with their family and health care providers. It is also crucial for infection control. In addition to private patient rooms, renovations include a new endoscopy suite at LRGH, updating medical imaging equipment at Franklin Regional Hospital and Lakes Region General Hospital, and expansion of the LRGH Emergency Department to accommodate the growing needs of the community.

"The Board of Trustees, staff, and patients are grateful for the generosity and support of the Trustees of the Arthur Getz Charitable Foundation,” states LRGHealthcare President and CEO Tom Clairmont. “This gift puts us one step closer to reaching our goal and making these renovations a reality -- which will ultimately benefit countless patients for years to come."

To date, $2.9 million has been committed to the Capital Campaign. The organization needs to raise a minimum of $4 million to begin the renovation project. For more information about the campaign, please visit www.lrgh.org.

LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers. LRGHealthcare’s mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and to strengthen the well-being of our community.

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