New Farm Bureau Reception Room Part of Burke Hospital Expansion


Community Memorial Hospital in Burke, S.D., is the recipient of a $10,000 donation from the South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative. The award will be recognized on Wednesday, November 8 at 5 p.m. at the hospital in Burke.


“We are really excited to have Farm Bureau a part of this hospital expansion project. This project will continue to help our small but mighty communities grow by offering quality healthcare, new jobs and keeping current jobs,” Said Suzette Brychta-Johnson, Gregory County Farm Bureau. “This is a win for all involved!”


Community Memorial Hospital currently provides 60 jobs and serves a wide-range of communities in both south central South Dakota and north central Nebraska.


The Farm Bureau donation will go towards furnishing the new reception room that is part of the major expansion project.


“The reception room is the first impression many will have, and we are proud to have Farm Bureau be recognized as folks enter this new facility,” added Brychta-Johnson.


The project was made possible thanks to a $5,000 donation from the South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative, a $5,000 donation from the Gregory County Farm Bureau and other community donations.


The SDFB Centennial Community Initiative is a grant program for community projects that serve a need in a community, make a difference, have high visibility and reflect Farm Bureau’s mission and vision. SDFB invested $100,000 in local communities for community improvement projects during its centennial year in 2017.


The project in Burke, as well as other projects that took place during the SDFB Centennial Year will be recognized at the SDFB Centennial Convention, November 17-18, 2017 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. To learn more about the Centennial Convention visit