Greenville Regional Hospital has announced that the organization’s third annual year-end telethon is currently in progress.  Through the end of the year, volunteers will be contacting individuals by telephone, seeking financial support for Greenville Regional Hospital.

“We are so excited about this project,” said telethon coordinator Pat Bond “With the success of our past telethon efforts, we know this is going to be a wonderful opportunity to educate the members of our community concerning health care and its importance.”

Greenville Regional Hospital’s 2010 telethon netted just under $100,000 in financial support.  “These much-needed funds were utilized by Greenville Regional Hospital to ensure that we remain on the cutting edge of medical technology,” said hospital President & CEO Bill Bruce.  “Funds raised through last year’s telethon were used to purchase several new pieces of equipment in our Surgery and Emergency Departments and to help fund an electronic medical record system at Greenville Regional Hospital and the physician practice offices on our campus.  These additions and enhancements allow us to continue to provide our patients with quality medical care.”

Bond said, “Many volunteers give of their time and effort to this project, and we are so grateful for each of them!”

A confirmation letter and postage-paid envelope will be sent to everyone considering a gift.  Credit card transactions can be processed during the telethon.

“The volunteer callers will have information about how gifts will be used and will be prepared to answer questions from our potential donors.

“This project is truly a community effort,” said Bond.  “Our volunteers are made up of general supporters of the mission of the hospital, members of the Utlaut Memorial Foundation, our board of directors and extended family members, and hospital staff members and auxiliary and hospital volunteers.  They represent communities from throughout Bond and surrounding counties”

Volunteers will be calling between the hours of 5 and 9 p.m.

Financial contributions can be sent to Greenville Regional Hospital at 200 Healthcare Drive, Greenville, IL 62246, attention Office of Advancement & Communication.

All monetary donations to Greenville Regional Hospital are tax-deductible.  “Making a gift in honor of or in memory of a friend, family member, or coworker can be a tribute to those who are special in our lives and keeps their memory alive,” said Bond.  “We respect your wishes with recognizing these individuals in the Greenville Advocate and on the hospital’s Donor Wall, located adjacent to the Greenville Regional Hospital Outpatient Specialty Clinic.”

Membership in the Utlaut Memorial Foundation is attained when an individual or family’s lifetime cumulative giving crosses the $1,000 threshold.  “We encourage you to project your giving total toward attaining foundation status, which offers benefits for your consideration,” said Bond.

For information on the Utlaut Memorial Foundation, how to support Greenville Regional Hospital, or other planned giving options, contact Ryan Mifflin, Director of Advancement & Communication at 618.664.1230, x3006 or