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Hamilton County Telephone Foundation Contributes $16,000 towards the Instillation of Negative Air Pressure Environment

(McLeansboro, Illinois) – Hamilton County Telephone Foundation gave $16,000 to Hamilton Memorial Hospital to help towards installation of negative air pressure environments during COVID-19 pandemic.


(photo left to right) HMH RN, Alyssa Griesemer; HMH CNO, Patty Blazier; HMH CEO, Victoria Woodrow; HCTC
General Manager, Kevin Pyle; HCTC Board Member, Chris Sinks, and HMH RN, Heather Gunther

“On behalf of our providers, staff, Board of Directors, and the community we serve, we sincerely thank the Hamilton County Telephone Foundation for their continued commitment to our hospital. This contribution will be instrumental in helping provide quality healthcare during this national pandemic,” said Victoria Woodrow,
CEO Hamilton Memorial Hospital.


Negative air pressure rooms are a type of patient environment that exhausts air from patient areas with potentially infectious illnesses away from other patients, visitors and healthcare staff. Negative air pressure helps prevent transmission of communicable diseases from escaping a room by pulling air out and then
filtering the air before moving it outside. This added installation will increase the negative air environments already present at Hamilton Memorial Hospital and further improve existing safety measures at the facility.

“On behalf of the Hamilton County Telephone Foundation, and its Directors, it is my privilege to present this donation to Hamilton Memorial Hospital District. We are honored to support our local hospital knowing that all of our community benefits greatly by having a place to provide urgent and continuing healthcare services,”
stated Kevin Pyle, Hamilton County Telephone Coop General Manager.

For more information about Hamilton Memorial Hospital, visit or contact Bethany Reyling, Hamilton Memorial Hospital Marketing |Foundation Manager at 618.643.2361 extension 4300.


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