Observations from Kendra Aucker

Kenda Aucker signing white beam at Topping out Ceremony

When I was first employed by Evangelical Community Hospital in 1991, I remember being filled with optimism. I had a new job with an organization that had been around “forever,” and I had the opportunity to help it grow. I’m so proud of what has been accomplished in the past 30 years and the exceptional and compassionate care that Evangelical continues to provide to our community.

We certainly have a rich history, but it is fair to say that our current initiatives are setting a new standard for what the Hospital can achieve. Today, we are just a few years from Evangelical’s 100th anniversary and the PRIME project will enable the Hospital to provide an optimal healing environment for generations.

There are many employees—some young, some long-tenured—who share my continued optimism and commitment to the Hospital’s future. HERO Club members, employees who have donated to the Campaign, were invited to sign the last beam, which was hoisted into place during the Topping Out Ceremony. Their signatures will be a permanent part of the new building.

So many of our employees are passionate supporters of this project. They have made their own financial gifts to ensure its success. This speaks volumes. As community members, this should give you the confidence to know how critically important this PRIME project is and that it will serve the long-term needs of our community.

If you have made a gift, thank you for your support. If you have not yet made a gift, I hope you will consider joining our many employees and community donors in supporting the Enhancing the Evangelical Experience Campaign.




Topping Out Ceremony