Back in the late 1960’s when I was McHenry County Treasurer, there was a public hospital in Harvard. I collected taxes for it.
The following from the Harvard Hospital Foundation explains that it became privately owned in 1998.
The inspiration to form the Foundation came from a gift to the Hospital of more than $350,000 from the estate of Roland Lemker. Thanks to Rollie’s generosity, the Foundation was created to manage charitable giving to the Hospital through donations, wills, and planned giving… gifts that expand and enhance local health care services. To this end, the Harvard Hospital Foundation is dedicated to raising funds in a consistent and organized manner. This need becomes more critical every year as the economics of health care rapidly change.
Mercy Harvard Hospital, as Harvard Memorial Hospital is now known, is a nonprofit service organization and a partner of the Mercy Health System. It is governed by a community Board of Directors. It has not been a district hospital since 1998 and receives no tax dollars for support. HMH’s only income is derived from operations and donations.
The reason for the contact was to let those on Mercy’s email list know there are still vacancies for the Sept. 30th golf outing at Plum Tree National Golf Course. The 2011 Golf Scramble has a shortgun start at 12:30 with dinner at 5:30. Here’s were to sign up.