Donation gives hospital big boost toward projects
By Jan Rahn
Thanks to the generosity of a late Ogallala couple, new equipment or projects are closer to becoming a reality at Perkins County Health Services (PCHS).
A representative of the John Froschheiser Estate delivered a check for nearly $159,000 on April 8 that will give a big boost to projects such as a silent call system at Golden Ours Convalescent Home, and hospital equipment that includes a chemistry analyzer and a cardiac monitor, according to PCHS Administrator Pam Holm.
Delivering the check was representative Kris Aerni who explained that the Froschheiser estate was divided between two parties—Perkins County Health Services in Grant and the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ogallala.
“It was amazing that John and Rosella Froschheiser lived such a modest life, yet had built up quite a sizeable estate,” said Aerni.
Each of the entities received a check for $158,911.95 from the estate which resulted from IRA and life insurance proceeds.
In the future, 10 land payments will go to the church and PCHS, as Kris and Pat Aerni have purchased the Froschheiser’s land from the estate.
The Froschheisers have been dedicated donors to the medical facility over the past 18 years.
During that time, the couple has financially supported the x-ray machine, holter monitor, boiler, videoscope, hospital expansion, fire sprinklers, Golden Ours Convalescent Home, and other unspecified projects.
The Froschheisers had often highly praised the local health care they received.