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Barnesville Hospital Receives Grant from the Smith-Goshen Rice Enrichment Fund

Barnesville Hospital is pleased to announce it has received the final pledge payment of a $25,000 grant through the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley and its affiliate, the Smith-Goshen Rice Enrichment Fund. These funds helped to make Barnesville Hospital’s new Richard L. Doan Emergency Department a reality.

The new Emergency Department provides life saving care and offers eight private rooms, bedside registration and a comfortable waiting area. Because of the Smith-Goshen Rice Enrichment Fund’s generosity a patient room is named in their honor.

“It is inspiring that a group of landowners would come together and look for a way to give back to the community,” said David Phillips, CEO, Barnesville Hospital. “This generous gift positively impacts our Hospital and the area residents we serve. We want to thank the Smith-Goshen Rice Enrichment Fund for making a difference in the lives of others.”

The Smith-Goshen Rice Enrichment Fund was created in 2013 by a group of landowners along with Rice Energy in Belmont County, Ohio to give back to the community. The fund awards annual grants addressing a variety of needs through a competitive application process.

Attached is a photo of members of the Smith Goshen Enrichment Fund presenting the final pledge payment to Jan Chambers, Director of Development, Barnesville Hospital Foundation.

Photo: (l-r) Natalie Brown, Gabe Hays, Jan Chambers, Neil Rubel and Lova Ebbert.