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CMH Receives $250,000 in KDOC Tax Credit

Marysville, KS — Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) has received $250,000 in tax credits from the Kansas Department of Commerce (KDOC) to be used in the construction of the new hospital facility. KDOC recently awarded a total of $4.13 million in Community Service Tax Credits to 21 nonprofit organizations around the state. These future Kansas income tax credits are a major fund-raising tool for community organizations engaged in services for children and families, health care or crime prevention. Businesses and individuals who contribute to the awarded organizations are eligible for a 70 percent tax credit in rural areas or a 50 percent tax credit in urban areas.

The Community Service Tax Credit Program is a way for charitable organizations and public health care entities to improve their ability to undertake major capital fund-raising drives for projects involving children and family services, non-governmental crime prevention and health care. Each year, non-profit community service organizations submit proposals to the Department of Commerce. If the organization is awarded tax credits, it is then authorized to offer tax credits to donors making contributions to the approved fund-raising project.

“We’re very excited to receive these tax credits,” said hospital administrator Curtis Hawkinson. “The tax credit program will allow CMH access to capital for the hospital rebuild project while providing benefits to our donors.” Hawkinson noted that it was a win-win situation for the hospital and the community at large. “The program supports CMH, provides tax benefits to our donors and keeps tax dollars in our community,” he added.

Construction of the new $17.3 million hospital is progressing nicely. Despite weather setbacks, the 48,092-square-foot hospital facility will be fully operational in January 2011 with the project totally completed in May 2011. The critical access hospital will have 15 private patient rooms, four semi-private patient rooms and two labor and delivery rooms. Emphasis in the new hospital is being placed on improvement of patient care areas. Vast improvements are being made in accessibility, enhanced services, and patient privacy, as well as energy-efficient heating and cooling systems.

For more information, contact Pam Harrison, Foundation Coordinator, at (785) 562-2311, ext. 290 or email pkharrison@cmhcare.org.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. 6 radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on 69 radio stations across 9 Midwest states.