EMH’s “Renovate a Room” Campaign in the Home Stretch

August 30, 2012

A snapshot of one of the completed rooms at Elbert Memorial

The Elbert Memorial Hospital’s ‘Renovate a Room’ campaign is now approaching its final phase.

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 that you may remember from 2008, I think that is a tremendous feat.” Seymour expressed, “We can not thank our supporters, donors, and people who participated in our fundraisers enough. The community was extremely supportive of the hospital in renovating the rooms.”

There are four rooms that are left to renovate at the hospital, and work will begin on those in the middle of September, and those rooms should be completed in the early weeks of November.

Seymour said that there has been four consecutive years of dedication to this campaign from those involved.

“I could not even begin to think about how much has gone into it. We have spent four solid years towards the ‘Renovate a Room’ campaign.” said Seymour.

Once the last four rooms are complete, 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.