McPherson Hospital to Receive $750,000 Grant

By Jolyn Johnston-Myers
April 26, 2016

The McPherson Healthcare Foundation announced that they have been notified by the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, Oklahoma, of a $750,000 challenge grant to be awarded as part of McPherson Hospital’sCaring for the Futurecapital campaign.

The grant will be issued provided the balance needed for the total project is raised by an established deadline.

“This grant provides a tremendous boost toward the completion of our campaign,” said Amy Bower, director of development for the McPherson Healthcare Foundation.

“The Mabee Foundation is a well-respected organization that receives dozens of worthwhile funding requests each year with only a small fraction receiving funding, so we feel honored to have been selected.”

The multi-phasedCaring for the Futurecapital campaign began in 2014 starting with a goal to raise funds for the $5 million Phase 1, which targets construction of new clinic space for several physicians at McPherson Hospital.

To date, $3 million has been contributed and pledged. Foundation and hospital officials feel the Mabee grant is the spark needed to complete the funding for this initial phase.

Bower commented, “This is the single largest gift to our campaign to date, so its impact is obvious on our $5 million goal. We are confident that we can finish off Phase 1 so that construction can soon begin on much-needed centralized physician clinic space that will provide essential services to area residents.”

“We are grateful to Amy Bower and the Foundation Board of Directors for helping to secure this tremendous gift from the Mabee Foundation” said Rob Monical, president and CEO of McPherson Hospital.

“The Hospital Board of Directors, the Foundation Board, the Volunteer Board of Directors and the MACCO Corporation have developed a wonderful working relationship to help push these plans forward. They, the residents of McPherson County and hospital employees were instrumental in presenting to the Mabee directors, a community with a common vision and purpose demonstrated through existing commitments to our campaign initiatives, and we are truly grateful. The end result will be a centralized physician clinic space that will improve care and convenience for our patients.”

Anyone with questions or an interest in participating in the campaign is encouraged to contact Amy Bower at 620-245-0130.