Nominations open for 2022 Wish List


Whether it is a unique wish you have or just a thought, you can help change lives.


We envision a world in which society embraces aging and the inherent wisdom that accompanies it, where seniors are celebrated for their accomplishments and sacrifices, and where intergenerational connections are part of our daily lives. You and I are left wondering…what do they need, and how can I help?

What is the Impact of Granting a Wish?

Wishes are an important part of any health care journey. Wishes can help someone feel better and give them the hope and strength they need to fight a critical illness. Health professionals use a wish as part of their treatment plan. Wish List can help your providers and the staff to better perform their jobs, when we share pride in our community, and what we are doing, it shows. Through donations and memorials, high-priority equipment will continue to change lives.

A very special Thank You to our healthcare providers!
Providers, staff, and behind the scene support are appreciated.

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long term care residents in wheelchairs watching tv

Your Gifts Make a Difference


Recently, the Trego Hospital Endowment Foundation, Inc. provided new furniture and televisions for the shared living spaces at the Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital Long Term Care. We received a note of gratitude from the Director of Nursing:

The residents at long term care wanted to share some pictures with you of them enjoying the new furniture and TV’s that Endowment purchased. Adding a TV to the sunroom has been so beneficial in many ways. The sunroom is often a more quiet therapeutic environment for the residents to be while enjoying music or a therapeutic channel with animals or ocean sounds. One resident was even able to use the smart TV capabilities and sit on the sofa to watch an loved ones funeral on the TV. On most Thursdays, we do footcare in the sunroom and use the TV in the background to watch something fun such as game shows or music videos. The living room TV is used every single day by residents and the convenience of having movies are their fingertips has been a huge asset to them and the facility. The patio furniture set in the sitting area makes the space look beautiful. This is a popular gathering place for residents waiting to get into the shower as well as in the afternoons. Residents sit on the sofa to visit with each other, read the paper, or talk to the bird. We at LTC would like to send a huge THANK YOU to hospital Endowment!

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Scholarship Recipient Libby Frost

Congratulations to Libby Frost


Please join us in congratulating Libby as the latest Trego Hospital Endowment Foundation scholarship recipient. Libby is currently a Sophomore at the University of Kansas. She recently shadowed Dr. De Andrade at the Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital and has been selected to participate in a six-week Hospital Shadowing program being offered in Spain. After completing her degree, Libby’s desire is to practice family care and pediatrics in a rural community setting. Our very best to her in her future endeavors!

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Congrats to our winner

Congrats to the winner of our quilt raffle!


We are excited to announce that the drawing for our quilt raffle was held on Monday at Gibson Health Mart and the winner is…. 🥁 (drumroll please) 🥁

Talle Dykema!

Congratulations Talle and thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets and supported this fundraiser!

Quilt fundraiser

Quilt Raffle


The Trego Hospital Endowment Foundation was formed in 1987 with the purpose of providing charitable, educational, and scientific projects and programs to improve the medical services to the patients in the area served by Trego County/Trego Hospital Endowment Foundation, Inc., to promote the general health and welfare of the public, and to encourage, support and promote education, training and research programs.

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Enjoy a bedtime story with Dolly Parton


Once a week for 10 weeks at 7:00 PM EST/6:00 PM CST, The Book Lady will deliver her story with the program available across the Imagination Library, Dolly Parton, World Choice Investments, and Dollywood channels. The read alongs will be a personal gift from Dolly to all families. Free of charge but not free from obligation as the message will be to pass on the love and keep hope alive because we are all Together, You and I.

You can watch each story and view past recordings here:
https://imaginationlibrary.com/goodnight-with-dolly/

Each reading includes reading tips for parents and fun activity sheets for kids. Also, you can enter each week to win a signed copy of Dolly’s bedtime time story. Check out the details here: https://imaginationlibrary.com/goodnight-with-dolly-campaign/

LTC enjoys new Yahama piano

Music brings joy and comfort to many


Music brings “moments of joy” to residents, family, and staff. “Nobody wants to live in a nursing home,”. “Nobody wants to move their mom here or their dad here, or their spouse. So when they can witness that some are having some joy, it gives us all joy.”

Thanks to the wonderful support of donors and exceptional volunteers, the Trego Hospital Endowment Foundation was able through the diligence and time of Sherry Galloway and Carolyn Riggs to locate a new Yamaha electric piano for TCLMH Long Term Care.

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Giving Tuesday December 3

Give the Gift of Joy


The holiday season is in full swing. We’ve hung the lights, made our lists and checked them twice, and already used the snow shovel more often than we’d like. It’s a wonderful time to get together with those we love most, eat a little too much, and look back at everything we are grateful for. It’s also the perfect time to think about how we can help those in need and make next year even better for those who are less fortunate.

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