Humboldt General Hospital's Employee Committee is giving back to the
In December, the facility's 250 employees voted in a new slate of officers
for 2013 including Rick McComb, president; Timothy Benton, vice president;
Amber Beck, secretary; and Louis Mendiola, treasurer.
The committee is tasked with raising money throughout the year for an end-of-year
banquet—a massive in-house fundraising effort that allows each staff
member and a guest to attend the dinner free of charge.
And this year's new officers are committed to providing the annual
end-of-year celebration, which provides a backdrop for announcing the
"Employee of the Year," "EMT of the Year" and "Supervisor
of the Year" awards.
But the new 2013 officers are also looking to take the employee committee
where it has never gone before: into the community.
And they did just that earlier this year by handing over a check for $434
to Frontier Community Coalition Executive Director Jeff Munk.
The Frontier Community Coalition's mission is to build healthy communities
in Humboldt, Lander and Pershing counties by supporting programs that
encourage a substance abuse free lifestyle.
Munk accepted the check from the HGH representatives and began clapping
his thanks—applause that quickly spread throughout the group assembled
at their monthly meeting.
HGH Employee Committee President Rick McComb told the group, "We are
happy to contribute to the FCC. I'm hoping that over time, the employees
at Humboldt General Hospital will become very visible in the community
in doing fundraising."
McComb said earlier that his committee meets monthly in an effort to brainstorm
and plan how they can support HGH staff members as they give back to the
"This is a good direction for us," added McComb. "We want
to do what we can to help our community and we're excited for what
the coming year will bring in terms of those types of opportunities."