Incline Village Community Hospital receives $156,000 |

Incline Village Community Hospital receives $156,000

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. and#8212; In support of diagnostic imagining enhancements for Incline Village Community Hospital (IVCH), Tahoe Forest Hospital District matched money raised from IVCHand#8217;s annual Hospital Heroes fundraising event. This year the event raised a total of $78,000 and TFHD matched that amount, giving IVCH $156,000.

The money will be used specifically for phase two of the Incline Village Community Hospital renovation project, an upgraded diagnostic imaging center that includes a multi-slice CT scanner. Phase one renovations are completed offering patients a state-of-the-art emergency department and seismic structure upgrades. Incline Village Community Hospital is the only hospital on North Shore Lake Tahoe that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, seeing more than 6,000 patients annually.

and#8220;Thanks to the support of our community members and Tahoe Forest Hospital District weand#8217;re getting the upgrades that we need for a hospital that is open all the time. The response to Hospital Heroes has been overwhelming,and#8221; said Suzan Kennedy, development director, Incline Village Community Hospital Foundation.

Hospital Heroes is a Giving Club that gives back to the North Lake Tahoe community by contributing to medical assets. The club is limited to 150 donors who contribute $5,000 or more toward phase two of the Incline Village Community Hospitaland#8217;s Renovation Project, improving the Diagnostic Imaging Center. Hospital Heroes are individuals who are dedicated to the health and well being of their community. Each Hospital Hero will be recognized in the new diagnostic imagining center with their names on a donor wall.

This year 100 guests were invited to the Hospital Hero Giving Club Annual Fundraising event that took place Thursday, Aug. 19. Guests enjoyed an evening at Kern Schumacherand#8217;s private lakefront estate in Incline Village. The evening included two special speakers Caesar Naples, IVCHF board president and Jonathan Smith, IVCHF board member. Guests were also treated to the sweet sounds of jazz vocalist, Dana Land and her smooth jazz ensemble. The evening was a true success with the induction of several new members.

Any gift of $5,000 or more says, and#8220;Iand#8217;m a Hospital Hero.and#8221; Three year pledges of $1,667 are also accepted in order to meet the $5,000 criteria.

For more information about Incline Village Community Hospital renovations and Hospital Heroes, please contact the Incline Village Community Hospital Foundation, Development Director, Suzan Kennedy at 775-888-4204 or at

For more information about Tahoe Forest Health System, visit

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