Hillsdale Hospital News

Hillsdale Hospital Launches Capital Campaign Fundraiser

Campaign to fund hospital equipment needed for patient care

HILLSDALE, Mich.—Hillsdale Hospital launched a Capital Campaign fundraiser this week, with the goal of reaching $1 million for needed hospital equipment. It’s been nearly a decade since the nonprofit hospital has initiated this kind of campaign.

“We support our rural community in every way we can,” said President and CEO Jeremiah J. Hodshire. “Through medical resources uncommon in rural areas, local sponsorships and a strong team of caring individuals, Hillsdale Hospital is here for our neighbors. Now, we’re asking for their support.”

The campaign will fund the purchase of six pieces of equipment that will promote patient and employee safety, improve high-quality services, and maintain facilities. One of these pieces of equipment is an echocardiogram machine, which helps medical providers detect heart disease and other heart conditions. Another needed item is an HVAC unit for the hospital’s 47-year-old laundry department, to provide heat and cooling for employees.

Hillsdale Hospital lists a Hana Fracture Table, Workstations on Wheels and a generator for Hillsdale Orthopedics among their equipment needs. The last item is a HUGS Infant Security System to help prevent the abduction of babies in the hospital’s obstetrics unit. The cost of this equipment adds up to equal the $1 million fundraising goal that the hospital has set.

The fundraiser is part of the hospital’s Hillsdale Strong. Hillsdale First. campaign, intended to encourage their staff and community to choose Hillsdale Hospital first for healthcare needs, making Hillsdale stronger as a result. This vision also plays a role in ensuring the long-term sustainability of the local hospital, a goal that the Capital Campaign directly impacts.

“Hillsdale Hospital is one of the largest economic engines in our community,” explained Richard Moore, owner of Moore Insurance Services and Capital Campaign chair. “It’s imperative that we continue to invest in the latest up-to-date equipment and tools for the benefit of our patients and employees. That’s why the Capital Campaign will make a significant impact on our facilities and patient care. Now, more than ever, we need to invest, support and utilize Hillsdale’s independent hospital,” he said.

One-time gifts and financial pledges are appreciated, but interested community members can also support the Capital Campaign by spreading the word about the hospital’s fundraiser and multitude of services.

“The success of this campaign will enable Hillsdale Hospital to provide the same high-quality services we’ve had available for the last 108 years,” said Hodshire. “Our community’s support means everything to us.”

To learn more about the Capital Campaign, visit hillsdalehospital.com/campaign, or donate at hillsdalehospital.com/campaigngift.