For Second Year, HGH Partners With FCC for Memorial Golf Tourney

Humboldt General Hospital has once again partnered with a local nonprofit to help support a healthy local community.

Friday, August 21, Humboldt General Hospital CEO/Administrator Jim Parrish presented the Frontier Community Coalition with a check for $1,000.

The Frontier Community Coalition's mission is to prevent or reduce alcohol and substance abuse and other problem behaviors in the Humboldt, Lander and Pershing county communities.

Most coalition funding is grant-based, but because the group's needs are increasing while grant funds are decreasing, two of the group's board members, Sandy Curutchet and Jane Ripley, asked the hospital for a donation to help underwrite their third annual Louie Peraldo Memorial Golf Tournament on September 13, 2014.

Peraldo, who passed away in 2008, was the former chairman of the coalition and the charter chairman of the Juvenile Advisory Board for 40 years.

"It's always fun when Humboldt General Hospital makes a donation to one of our great community causes," said HGH CEO/Administrator Jim Parrish. "We are always glad to help."

Parrish said the check presentation also helped the hospital and the coalition realize how much they have in common in terms of wanting to support local youth and curb the spread of underage drinking, substance abuse, venereal diseases, health-related issues and more.

"We make a great partnership and we're excited to continue to work with the coalition in the future to support a healthy community," said Parrish.

The Frontier Community Coalition is a major funder of such programs as Tri-County Project Magic for high-risk youth, the Parenting Project, Diabetes Self-Management education, Responsible Beverage Server Training, Longhorn Youth Team, Zion's Afterschool Youth Center, Youth Career Fair, Life is Good Girls Group, Lowry High School Academic Assembly, Tri-County Foster Care Training and Assistance, Jacob's Well Youth Center in Battle Mountain, Tri-County Drug Free Graduation and the Peer Counseling Training Project.

Additionally, the FCC is active in combating underage drinking and supporting prevention programs such as DARE in local elementary school. In 2014, the group also provided six scholarships for graduating seniors throughout the three communities.

For more information on the Frontier Community Coalition, please call (775) 273-2400 or email director@frontiercommunity.net.

For more information on Humboldt General Hospital, please call (775) 623-5222, ext. 1123, email ask@hghospital.ws or visit www.hghospital.ws.

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