Major Donor Supports Renovation Project

Wayne County Hospital (WCH) is pleased to announce the H. Dale and Lois Bright Foundation as the major lead contributor for the hospital’s modernization and renovation project.  The multi-year pledge totaling $750,000 jump-started the hospital’s building capital campaign and the H. Dale and Lois Bright Patient Wing will be named in their honor.

A strong supporter of hospice care, funds are specifically earmarked for the hospital’s new Special Care Hospice Suite dedicated to providing exceptional comfort and care for patients and their families undergoing a difficult transition in their lives. Mrs. Bright feels strongly about providing compassionate care and has been a generous supporter to Hospice of Central Iowa over the years.

Originally from Lineville the Brights have been interested in giving something back to their home community.  The hospital renovation project presented the perfect opportunity to fulfill their desire to help the community they have held dear over the years.

For more than four decades, Lois Bright and her late husband, H. Dale Bright, have been improving community services and changing lives across Iowa. Mrs. Bright is a forward thinking woman who has continued the spirit of giving in honor of her late husband.

“We are deeply grateful for the kindness and generosity of the H. Dale & Lois Bright Foundation.  This contribution has transformed our project from a ‘hopeful concept’ to a ‘reality,’” said Brian Burnside, CEO of WCH.  It is through the foresight of benefactors like The Bright Foundation that WCH is able to continue providing high quality services as a modern healthcare facility.  This gift, as well as other generous contributions, has helped the hospital break the $1 million dollar mark toward achieving its $1.5 million fundraising goal.  We encourage everyone to consider making a tax-deductible personal donation.  Your gift is an investment in the future health care of residents here in Wayne County. (Press Release 9/08/08)