Landmark Bank recently made a $25,000 donation to the Texas County Memorial Hospital’s “Care for Your Future” capital campaign.
The Texas County banks of Landmark Bank, a regional banking organization, became the first businesses in the county to support the hospital’s building campaign.
“We’re glad you are undertaking this project,” said Logan Dale, regional president and chief executive officer for Landmark Bank in southern Missouri.
Care for Your Future is a $3.2 million capital campaign project to build a new surgery department and a tornado safe room at TCMH — about 10,000 square feet of new patient care areas.
Presenting the donation with Dale were Curt Hugenot, president of Landmark Bank in Licking; Eric Wells, president of Landmark Bank in Houston; and John Plummer, president of Landmark Bank in Cabool.
“TCMH is very important to our local economy,” Wells explained.
Wes Murray, chief executive officer at TCMH, thanked Landmark on behalf of everyone at TCMH.
“This is a great gesture on behalf of Landmark Bank and the board of directors at the bank,” Murray said. “We are excited and proud to have Landmark Bank participating in our vision for the future of healthcare in Texas County.”
Omanez Fockler, chair of the TCMH board of trustees, explained that the hospital board believed a capital campaign project was the best way to obtain the funds to continue to improve patient care areas throughout the hospital.
“Our emphasis is all new patient care areas,” Fockler explained. “Benefiting the healthcare of the citizens of the county is our ultimate goal.”
“Hospitals are very important for our local economy,” Dale agreed. “As a local bank, we believe it’s important to reinvest in the local hospital to help you maintain your independence as a county hospital.”
Murray explained that the Care for Your Future campaign would help TCMH work on the additional facilities needs at the hospital.
“The current expansion and construction project going on at TCMH is meeting about 75 percent of our patient care needs,” Murray said, adding that the surgery expansion and tornado safe room would meet more community healthcare needs at the hospital.
“We can’t get where we are headed as a hospital and as a local community healthcare provider without donations like this,” Murray said.
This is a great gesture on behalf of Landmark Bank and the board ofdirectors at the bank,” Murray said. “We are excited and proud tohave Landmark Bank participating in our vision for the future ofhealthcare in Texas County.”