Back in 2008, the Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation set a goal to renovate twenty-five rooms at the hospital, and so far twenty-one rooms have been completely modernized.
Nancy Seymour, who is the Executive Director of the Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation, said that a total of $500,000 has been raised towards the ‘Renovate a Room’ campaign dating back to 2008.
“Since 2008 when we started the project, we have raised over $500,000 to renovate twenty five rooms. In the economy in 2008, I think that is a tremendous feat”, said Seymour. “We appreciate the donors who purchased a room, and the community was extremely supportive in the hospital’s goal to renovate the rooms.”
The total cost to have the four rooms renovated is just over $130,000. The construction is expected to be completed by the end of November on the new rooms.
“I couldn’t even to begin to think how much has gone into it”, said Seymour. “We have had fundraisers, special events, and given opportunities and we have earmarked it all to the renovate a room campaign. We have spent four solid years towards the renovate a room campaign.”
Once the last four rooms are completed, it will keep Elbert Memorial Hospital in compliance for Critical Access designation, which is something the hospital hopes to receive in a couple of years.