Support Community Memorial Hospital

The purpose and mission of the Foundation is to exclusively support and benefit Community Memorial Hospital. The Friends of CMH Foundation was established in 1993 and serves as the gifting arm of the hospital. The structure and purpose has not changed since the beginning. The 12 member board consists of the CMH CEO, CMH Board Chair, and CMH Board Finance Chair, and 9 members appointed by the CMH Board of Directors.

Since opening its doors in 1950, CMH has always been a nonprofit private facility and does not receive municipal or county tax funding. This makes donations and support from the community that much more important. The original CMH, constructed in the late 1940's, was built solely on community support. Over 60 years later, history repeated itself as the success of the new CMH was deeply rooted in and driven by community support. CMH will need to continue to adapt to new changes in healthcare. The need for new equipment and technology will always exist and are vital in maintaining our current services, attracting new services, and meeting or exceeding healthcare standards and our patients' expectations. The Friends of CMH thank you for your continued support!

Donations to Friends of CMH are tax-deductible. Past donations to the foundation have included capital campaign donations, endowments, bequests, annual donations, one-time gifts, memorials for loved ones, and honorariums (weddings, anniversaries, etc.). If you are interested in supporting the Friend of CMH Foundation or have any questions or need more information, please contact us at 563-578-3275.

Gifts can be mailed to:

Friends of CMH
PO Box 148
Sumner, IA 50674

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