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posted on Wednesday, October 7, 2020

CUSB Bank is proud to kick off Regional Health Services of Howard County’s (RHSHC) Rural Chemotherapy Expansion Fund with a challenge to the community to match their $50,000 donation.Presenting the check (holding left corner) is CUSB Vice President and RHSHC Board Member Jay Johnston and (holding right corner) is J. Scott Thomson, President/CEO of CUSB Bank. Receiving the check on behalf of RHSHC is (middle left, holding check) Robin Schluter, CEO, and George Willis, Board President. Also pictured are CUSB employees (from left to right) Lisa Nelson, Rachel Johnston, Emily Dohlman-Govern, Kari Schlecht, Tasha Hart, Stephanie Sovereign, Mike Drees, Sally Peter, Brenda Mashek, Deb Novak, Holly Manske, Beth Huber, Lori Bronner, Jessica Langreck, RHSHC Vice President of Operations Jennalee Pedretti, and CUSB employees Austin Hrdlicka, Dan Ollendick, Kristie Curtis, and Tammy Stevenson.

CUSB Bank challenges community to support RHSHC Chemotherapy Expansion with $50,000 dollar for dollar match

CUSB Bank is proud to kick off Regional Health Services of Howard County’s (RHSHC) Rural Chemotherapy Expansion Fund with a challenge to the community to match their $50,000 donation.

RHSHC, a critical access hospital in northeast Iowa, announced their collaboration with oncology specialists with Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) recently. This alliance will offer advanced oncology care to area residents. Patients will receive coordinated care from both RHSHC and CTCA providers. In addition, clinical telemedicine services will connect patients via real-time videoconferencing to CTCA oncologists for regular visits close to home. This collaboration marks the first CTCA coordinated cancer care alliance in the state of Iowa.

RHSHC is partnering with the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (CFNEIA) to raise funds for project implementation expenses. The Rural Chemotherapy Expansion Fund will be matched, dollar-for-dollar by a donation from CUSB Bank up to $50,000.

CUSB Bank CEO/President Scott Thomson said, “CUSB Bank is proud to donate a dollar-for-dollar challenge grant up to $50,000 for the RHSHC and CTCA Chemo-Infusion Center. So many people in our CUSB Bank family and the community at large have been affected directly or indirectly by cancer. To have the ability to receive Chemo-Infusion treatments in Howard County without having to travel a long distance is invaluable. We hope that you agree with us that we are fortunate to have a financially stable and progressive medical facility in our own county and will help us meet this important challenge.”

To contribute to this $50,000 goal and make a significant impact on rural communities, go to the Rural Chemotherapy Expansion Fund Giving Page at www.cfneia.org. This fund will help ensure world-class cancer care for those that may not otherwise have local access.

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