mcgeheehospital_logoMcGehee Hospital Trustees are thankful for the exceptional community support during the naming phase of our record setting Share the Pride campaign. As of December 18, 2016, the McGehee community made 56 naming gifts and 258 gifts totaling $1,762,492; exceeding the campaign goal of $1,500,000. Thank you! See these generous donors on the reverse of this letter.

Campaign Chair Bob Lucky, the Steering Committee and the Hospital Trustees invite you to join them in becoming a donor during the public phase of the Share the Pride campaign. Your gift will enable your hospital to finish its strategic plan and bring enhanced healthcare to McGehee and Desha County. A gift of $1,000-$4,999 enrolls you as a McGehee Hospital Friend, $5,000- $7,499 as a Supporter, $7,500-$9,999 as a Sustainer and $10,000-$12,499 as an Ambassador. Help make a difference!

Much remains to be done! We still need funds to recruit, relocate and retain new physicians to replace the current McGehee medical staff as they move into well-deserved retirement. We also need your support to furnish and equip the new Rural Healthcare Center under construction on Main Street.

Your gift will become part of the campaign endowment to ensure that the McGehee Hospital Trustees have the resources necessary to add physicians, therapists, nurses and programs to support the new hospital wing, original renovated hospital wing and the Rural Healthcare Center.

You can assure enhanced healthcare for your family and our community by your gift. Make your gift or pledge on the enclosed donor card. Return it by March 31, 2017, to be included on the campaign donor roll. Click here to make your online gift or pledge.

We sincerely thank you,

Andrew Wargo III, Trustees Chairman
Bob Lucky, Campaign Chair

Steering Committee: Charlie Turner (Vice Chair), Allen Bowman, Bill Bowman, Marjorie Day, Anne Ferguson, Thomas Gathen, Robert Moore, Jeff Owyoung and Andrew Wargo III.

Our Inaugural Comprehensive Campaign to Support McGehee Hospital
The McGehee Hospital trustees announce its inaugural comprehensive campaign entitled Share the Pride.

The McGehee Hospital board seeks community funding to expand services and programs in its new 25-patient-room wing and Emergency Department addition. Patient fees, insurance payments and sales tax fund McGehee Hospital. All these together do not provide funding for new equipment, services and programs, recruiting new physicians needed as current staff retire, and meeting the healthcare needs of an aging and changing McGehee area community.

For individuals, your gift is fully tax deductible. McGehee Hospital is an IRS-approved charitable entity. The McGehee Hospital Fund is administered by Delta Area Community Foundation and Arkansas Community Foundation, a public nonprofit organization that promotes smart giving to improve communities. The Community Foundation provides tools to help Arkansans protect, grow and direct their charitable dollars as they learn more about community needs. To learn how your organization can establish an endowment, email the Community Foundation.

In over 50 years of service to McGehee and nearby region, McGehee Hospital has only once before asked for financial support other than the sales tax that you reauthorized with a 97% majority. Your investment will ensure that the McGehee Hospital trustees have continuing financial resources to meet changing healthcare needs and to secure and expand hospital services and programs.