SHELBYVILLE, IL – HSHS Good Shepherd Foundation’s eighth annual Red Event was an enormous success. The event took place on Thursday, February 15 and over 200 people were in attendance.
“In total, the eighth annual HSHS Good Shepherd Foundation’s Red Event raised almost $30,000,” said Aaron Puchbauer, CEO and president of HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital. “These monies will help support programs, buy equipment and continue services at Good Shepherd Hospital, keeping valuable health care resources for our community members close to home.”
Good Shepherd is especially thankful to the generosity of the Red Event sponsors. Central Illinois Radiological Associates, Ltd. was the event’s lead donor and sponsor of the entertainment. Other supporting sponsors included Shelbyville Manor and Hawthorne Inn, Busey Bank, Lithia Springs Marina, Shelby County State Bank, Shelbyville Insurance, Lockart and Green Funeral Homes, Associated Pathologists, Ltd. and Prairie Heart Institute of Illinois.
Niemerg Family Winery furnished their fine wine and donated beer for the event. Kerry Campbell, the owner of All Kindz of Soundz, donated the use of his commercial sound system for the evening. Local businesses donated more than 70 items for the silent auction. Deb’s Catering of Altamont catered the meal. Tim Mason’s musical, ventriloquism and comedy act reaped plenty of laughter from the crowd. The wait staff and the entire planning committee are colleagues of the hospital, who generously donated their time.
HSHS Good Shepherd Foundation President Marilyn Sears, said, “We are thrilled our event was such a hit. We owe our success to our sponsors, donors, guests and our hospital staff who worked so hard to make it happen. We are fortunate to have the full support of the community, and it really showed this year. To say that I am grateful is an understatement.”
About HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital
Since its inception in 1916, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville (GSS) has been dedicated to excellence in healthcare for those living and visiting their communities. GSS has accomplished this by providing comprehensive health services and meeting the needs of patients served through their compassionate care, business integrity and community responsibility. GSS provides a 24/7 emergency department that is fully staffed by physicians and highly-trained nurses, and also features inpatient and outpatient services, including a 24-hour laboratory and an imaging department that meets today’s highest standards for diagnostic imaging technology. GSS has an advanced surgery department and an acute inpatient care unit. Dedicated to being a hometown hospital, GSS’ home health and rehabilitation departments are committed to excellence with a team of professional nurses and therapists providing a variety of medical services and rehabilitative therapies, all designed to help patients heal in their own environment. The group of visiting specialists in the outpatient clinic works closely with GSS to help keep the healthcare services local even if a specialized procedure or exam is required. GSS strives to be the first choice for the community’s healthcare needs. For more information about HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, www.hshsgoodshepherd.org.
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high-quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 local systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.