Northwest Savings Bank was the first local business to back The Elk Regional Capital Campaign when the Campaign began last year. The bank is also one of the largest donors to the Campaign, which is a $2.5 million fundraising effort designed to financially support the Health Center’s $10.3 million building project.
“We recognize how important Elk Regional is to this region, both as a health care provider and an economic driver,” said Kevin Oknefski, a senior vice president and district manager at Northwest Savings Bank. “Northwest Savings Bank is very deeply committed to this community and its success. Supporting The Elk Regional Capital Campaign was a natural extension of that commitment.”
“I am grateful to Northwest Savings Bank for their generous gift and unwavering support of our hospital,” said Don W. Fleming, the chairman of The Elk Regional Capital Campaign. “It is the support of organizations such as Northwest that has made our capital campaign such a success.”
“We are thankful to Northwest Savings Bank for their generosity and for their continued commitment to our community,” said Gregory P. Bauer, the President and CEO of Elk Regional Health System. “We look forward to the day when we open the doors of our new floor and our new maternity department.”
As part of Elk Regional’s $10.3 million building project, part of the hospital’s surgical suite will be repurposed to house a new maternity unit that features private rooms and the latest technology in fetal heart monitoring and 3D and 4D women’s ultrasound. A third floor that will house 42 private patient rooms and a new geriatric behavioral health unit will also be added to the Health Center.
Construction began July 5 and is expected to last through the end of 2012.
Gifts to The Elk Regional Capital Campaign are still being accepted. Those who would like to make a gift may contact Sam MacDonald, the Director of Support Services and Business Development at Elk Regional, at (814) 788-8585.
Photo Caption: Officials from Northwest Savings Bank recently presented The Elk Regional Capital Campaign with a check for $20,000, marking the second installment of their gift. From left are Gregory P. Bauer, the President and CEO of Elk Regional Health System; Kevin Oknefski, a senior vice president and district manager for Northwest Savings Bank; Don W. Fleming, the chairman of The Elk Regional Capital Campaign; and Sam MacDonald, the Director of Support Services and Business Development for Elk Regional Health Center.