Message from the Director

Mary BennettYour gifts to McCullough-Hyde Hospital Trust enable the hospital to do many things we could not do otherwise, all of which enhance our status as an award-winning quality healthcare institution with very high patient–satisfaction scores. Your gifts help us implement our patient-centered strategy, where all decisions are guided by what improves things for our patients. We are able to underwrite projects that allow us to put an emphasis on creating a healing environment in all of our spaces.

The Trust uses your gifts to support three areas of need at the hospital – Equipment, Education, and Services. Here are three examples of what your gifts have done in the last 13 years in each of these areas of need:

Equipment Needs

Because hospital equipment wears out or is superseded by new technology, there is a constant need to upgrade and replace equipment. Even though the hospital budgets millions of dollars for equipment annually, there are always equipment needs that are difficult to plan for.

That’s where your gifts through the Trust make the difference. A prime example is a recent purchase of a cytocentrifuge for the lab in the Emergency Department.  This allows for quicker diagnosis of blood chemistry, which encourages faster response times in this department.

Education Needs

Attracting and retaining quality healthcare staff is a constant challenge. However, because of your gifts, McCullough-Hyde is able to offer both professional healthcare training and on-going continuing education to many staff members. This support helps us attract and retain valuable healthcare professionals.

For example, our Professional Development Assistance Program has been in effect since 2001, and has spent more than $1 million to train 70 healthcare staff in areas such as nursing, physical therapy, imaging, pharmacy, laboratory, surgery assistant, medical coding, and sleep technology.

Your gifts also fund annual continuing education seminars, workshops, and online training for all staff to help them retain their professional licenses.

Services Needs

One of the more visible services seen throughout our hospital’s regional service area is the Medical Transport Van, which is funded through the Trust by your gifts. The Medical Transport Van takes patients who are unable to drive to their doctor and hospital appointments, helping them to maintain their health.

The above examples regarding equipment, education, and services represent some of the many ways that your gifts help to address the hospital's needs.  Gifts through the Hospital Trust also fund other services, including diabetes education for the uninsured, pre-natal care and equipment for needy mothers, and the annual Healing Arts Exhibit which enhances the healing environment of the hospital.  Thank you for supporting our efforts to provide the best care for you, your family, and the McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital community.

Please contact me anytime with questions or concerns at 513.664.3850 or

Kindest Regards,
Mary A. Bennett, Chief Development Officer

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