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Macke Family donates to Stewart Memorial

LAKE CITY –A gift from Nancy and Gus Macke will establish a rehab services center at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital.

The new rehab center, which will be named in honor of the Mackes, will include services for traditional and niche therapy interventions.

SMCH therapists have completed advanced training in the areas of lymphedema, pelvic dysfunction, vertigo, industrial rehab, Graston technique, functional dry needling, and myofascial release.

The Mackes own Macke Motors, Inc. They have lived in Lake City since 1971.

“Lake City is an amazing community to live in and raise a family,” said Nancy Macke.

Stewart Memorial Community Foundation Director Jesse Underwood added, “The Stewart Memorial Community Foundation is blessed to have this wonderful family and community leader as a part of our future. This gift from Nancy and Gus ignites the fundraising campaign for our Putting People First project. The impacting difference this contribution will make for our patients and community will last for generations.”

The emergency department will be moved adjacent to the patient wing along with the heli-pad. The location will allow for nursing staff to be utilized more efficiently and securely. The addition of private treatment rooms in the ER will increase privacy for patients.

“Our community has two great things going for it: our school system and our hospital,” Gus Macke said. “We have to protect that. Nancy and I are doing everything we can to make sure those two institutions survive well into the future.”

Stewart Memorial Community Hospital Foundation invites individuals to contact Jesse Underwood for more information about investing in the future of quality health care by calling 712-464-4117.