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Letter from the President of CMHF

Bill Kearney

Lydia Hopps, President

Dear Friends of Community Memorial Hospital:

As president of the Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation, I believe deeply in what the Foundation is doing in support of CMH.  I want to share with you my thoughts on the goals we are working toward this year and the enormous enthusiasm that drives our work.

From the Foundation’s founding 31 years ago to today, Foundation members have been the hospital’s voice in the community, educating and gaining support for CMH’s programs and services. 

Today, our goals are even more “concrete,” as we look with considerable hope and anticipation at the construction of a new Community Memorial Hospital.  We educate community members about how the new structure will facilitate even improved health care for all of us; how the new CMH will better reflect the excellence of care that is already provided; how its design will afford patients greater privacy and encourage the healing support of their families; and the need for the whole community’s support in making this community gem a reality.

This year, the Foundation will direct proceeds from every major event it produces to building the new hospital: CMHF’s more formal dinner/dance—the Benefactors’ Ball; our family-friendly walk/run—Motion by the Ocean; and our dinner/concert at the Libbey Bowl.

We invite everyone in the community to get to know Community Memorial Hospital better by participating in one of the following community activities (call 667-2885 for reservations):

  • A hard hat tour of the new Community Memorial Hospital;
  • A small group Conversation with the CEO, Gary Wilde, to discuss any topic of your choice;
  • Behind the Scenes, a chance to visit 3 clinical areas in the current CMH to see the latest in medical technology and discuss it with the MD who works in that area.

What a genuinely exciting time to be a part of the Foundation!  Our efforts are focused, effective, driven by a sense of urgency and results of our work are visible daily as the new hospital rapidly moves to completion.

We pursue our goals because Community Memorial Hospital is worthy of our support and that of the entire community, but particularly because CMH is a beacon of hope, health care and caring.  I invite you to join with us as an event participant, CMHF supporter and donor to help build our healthcare future together.

Lydia Hopps
Lydia Hopps
President, Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation