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Published on June 18, 2013

DeKalb County Community Foundation Gift to Valley West

June 18, 2013

KishHealth Foundation accepts gift for hospital's new patient wing

DeKalb County Community Foundation Gift to Valley West

Alethia Hummel, DeKalb County Community
Foundation (DCCF) board member; Cindy Capek,
KishHealth Foundation chair; Dean Lundeen,
DCCF board member; Dan Templin, executive
director, DCCF; Kevin Poorten, KishHealth System
CEO; Gary Evans, KishHealth Foundation board
member; Tonda Bruch, KishHealth Foundation
board member; and Marcy Rubic, executive
director KishHealth Foundation.

Sandwich, Ill. – KishHealth Foundation, on behalf of Valley West Community Hospital, received a gift from the DeKalb County Community Foundation for the hospital’s new patient wing at the Hard Hat Donor Appreciation event on June 6. KishHealth Foundation’s Heart of the Hospital campaign is raising $1.36 million for the new patient wing. 

“The DeKalb County Community Foundation, which enhances the quality of life throughout DeKalb County in partnership with philanthropic citizens, is pleased to support this important project to enhance the availability and quality of patient-centered healthcare in the region,”  said Dan Templin, executive director of the Community Foundation. DeKalb County Community Foundation works with a number of local organizations, working to build strong communities throughout DeKalb County. 

“We’re very grateful to all of our donors to the Heart of the Hospital campaign, and especially to local philanthropic organizations like the DeKalb County Community Foundation, who know how important it is to invest money back into the community,” said Marcy Rubic, KishHealth Foundation executive director. 

Over the years, donations have allowed Valley West to keep pace with medical advances with investment in new equipment and technology. The most recent additions include the HUGS infant security system and new diagnostic ultrasound. Funds have been donated by community members who share a commitment for maintaining the reputation as a progressive community hospital and health system. 

KishHealth Foundation raises funds for Valley West Community Hospital, Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb County Hospice, and the Center for Family Health. 

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