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MCHHS receives $15,000 winning prize in online healthcare contest (AUDIO/VIDEO)

MCHHS has been announced as the 1st place winner in the My Hospital, My Community contest, sponsored by athenahealth, and a $15,000 grand prize. Representatives of athenahealth will be at the hospital in Beloit on Wednesday around 10:15 a.m. to recognize the hospital and the community. They will be holding a check presentation at that time.

Ellie Chase of athenahealth gave more details about the contest and why they chose MCHHS as the grand prize winner for the video submission.

The My Hospital, My Community contest was for any hospital across the US with 150 beds or less. Any employee, patient or community member was encouraged to email or post what their community hospital means to them. MCHHS submitted a video and also had several employees and patients posts with pictures to the contest Facebook page.

MCHHS staff members pose with the check from athenahealth

The reasoning behind the contest was to drive awareness and support for the unique challenges that community hospitals face. Posts could be a video, photo or a written entry. They announced the top 25, and later whittled the finalists down to the top 5 hospitals who are awarded cash prizes with MCHHS taking the 1st place haul of $15,000.

The top five contest finalists include:
1st MCHHS – $15,000
2nd $7,000 – Grove Hill Memorial Hospital, AL
3rd $5000 – Iron County Hospital, MO
4th $2000 – Endless Mountain Health System, PA
5th $1000 – Brown County Hospital, NE
Honorable Mention $500 – St. Vincent Hospital, CO

View the full video submission on the MCHHS Facebook Page.

Additional Links:
Athenahealth contest facebook page
News on the $5.47 billion acquisition of athenahealth announced on Monday

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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