Nestle Purina gives $30K to Trinity emergency room

Nestle Purina, through its Fort Dodge manufacturing facility, donated $30,000 towards the Emergency Room construction and renovation at Trinity Regional Medical Center. The donation enabled the hospital to renovate the Physician Sleep Room, which will help give physicians the rest they need when working long, overnight hours in the ER.

“We would like to thank Nestle Purina for their generosity. We see approximately 23,0 00 patients in the Emergency Room at Trinity Regional Medical Center each year, and this donation will help us meet the needs of those patients and the entire community when they need medical care,” said Mike Dewerff, president and chief executive officer of UnityPoint Health — Fort Dodge.

The hospital has completed the final stages of the Emergency Department project that included new construction and a complete remodel of the existing Emergency Room space. The first phase was completed April 14, 2016, and the Physician Sleep Room was one of the last remaining projects for the second phase of the Emergency Department project. The entire project was completed early this year.

“We take seriously our role in helping make the communities where our employees live and work the very best they can be,” said Eric Dobson, Purina plant manager. “We are proud to join with other local businesses and donors to support the outstanding service Trinity Regional Medical Center provides to our neighbors in the Fort Dodge area.”

Nestle Purina, which employs more than 200 people at its Fort Dodge plant, has a long history of supporting the local community, and actively supports many area organizations including the United Way, Almost Home Animal Shelter, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society-Relay for Life, Fort Dodge Community School Foundation and the Fort Dodge Public Library.

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