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Story Medical receives major gift, names new Director of Development

Neal Bohnet
Neal Bohnet
Pictured (from left) are James Wright Jr., James Wright Sr. and Dave Anderson. (Photo Submitted)
Pictured (from left) are James Wright Jr., James Wright Sr. and Dave Anderson. (Photo Submitted)

The Story County Medical Center Endowment Foundation recently received a gift in the amount of $100,000 from James Wright, Sr., a longtime and dedicated supporter of Story County Medical Center and Foundation.

Story Medical is in the process of completing a facility master plan. The careful planning includes combining all services onto one campus; beginning with Story Medical Clinic - Nevada, therapy services and the construction of a much-needed community wellness center. This will not only be more convenient for our patients and visitors, it will help Story Medical remain focused on quality, patient-centered health care, while reducing costs associated with operating in two different locations.

“Wright’s gift is kick-starting our capital campaign to raise funds to make this all happen,” said Dave Anderson, president of the Story County Medical Board of Trustees. “James has been a committed and active supporter of Story Medical and he understands our vision and goals of providing patient-centered health care. His generous gift will pave the way for quality health care for Story County residents for decades to come, and on behalf of the whole Story Medical family, I thank him.”

In the months to come, the foundation will have a completed facility master plan and is very excited to begin sharing it with our communities.

New Director of Development

On Tuesday, June 24, Neal Bohnet will join the Story Medical family as director of development.

Neal will be instrumental in leading and managing the capital campaign and will maintain an annual fund ongoing. He is a graduate from Waldorf College and for the past four years, he successfully raised funds for the American Cancer Society.

“I am excited to join the team at Story Medical,” said Neal. “I am looking forward to getting to know the people that we serve in our communities.”

Neal enjoys golfing, attending sporting events and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Jill, have two children and live in Nevada.

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