Save Copper Basin Medical Center!!

$5,709 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 79 people in 18 months
Tim Henry
for Copper Basin Community Hospital Inc
 COPPERHILL, TN
Please help save our local area hospital!!! We have had to suspend inpatient operations; we hope for a few short months, in order to obtain working capital (cash). The next 45 days will be our most critical period for survival of Copper Basin Medical Center. We have endured needed staff reductions and are critically short on supplies.

Copper Basin Medical Center is the only hospital located in Polk County Tennessee!! Without the help of our community we will not be able to survive! We are asking for any donations that the community, or anyone willing to donate to a valuable cause can make! Your donations can be made anonymously to the hospital or here via gofundme! Anything, anyone can contribute will be greatly appreciated! The hospital has fallen on hard times and in the ever competitive world of health care it is becoming increasingly harder for the smaller hospitals to compete effectively and efficiently! We are trying to remain a respectable facility and uphold ourselves to the highest standards of care to provide the best patient care possible! Help us provide that for your family members!! We even serve visitors who vacation to our area and partake in our beautiful mountain scenery and Ocoee & Hiawassee River adventures. We are the closest medical facility to these recreational areas and often provide lifesaving support in times of need.

Copper Basin Medical Center is a small, rural, critical access hospital nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Secluded from larger, additional medical facilities; Copper Basin Medical Center provides in state medical care to the people in the Ducktown, Copperhill, Turtletown, Farner, Coker Creek, and surrounding communities of the Eastern Polk County Region of Tennessee. Copper Basin Medical Center is located in Ducktown Tennessee, 6.5 miles from the 1996 Olympic Ocoee Whitewater Center on the Ocoee River.

Ducktown is a broad valley located in the southern Appalachian Mountains near the intersection of Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina. Ducktown Tennessee is located in the Copper Basin and was originally the Cherokee Indian village of Kawana which means "duck town" in English, and was named after a Cherokee a leader named Chief Duck. The village's name first appears on Cherokee annuity distribution rolls as "Ducktown" in 1799.  The first shipment of copper ore was taken out on mule back in 1847. More than 30 mining companies were incorporated between 1852 and 1855 to mine copper at Ducktown. Mining ceased when Union troops destroyed the copper refinery and mill at Cleveland Tennessee in 1863. Mining resumed in 1866, and continued until 1878, when the mines had exhausted the shallow high-grade copper ores. By 1906, the Tennessee Copper Company had begun constructing and acid reclamation plant near Copperhill, Tennessee to recover most of the sulfur in the form of sulfuric acid rather than releasing it in to the atmosphere.
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We at Copper Basin Medical Center understand everyone is entitled to their feelings and thoughts concerning the hospital. However, our employees livelihoods are at stake; so we appreciate any and all support. In addition, we respectfully request that if you do not support our endeavor that you simply refrain from commenting or bringing us down any further. We appreciate your consideration and support in this matter! Thank You! CBMC
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Janice Wells Benggio
18 months ago
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Do you need any assistance with medical staff credentialing? I am offering to assist remotely, no charge. Just don't let anyone's credentials expire, please. If interested, please contact me via message on my LinkedIn page, Janice Benggio. I wish you all much success!

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Linda Kaye
18 months ago
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2016 vote in Polk County: Trump 78.2% Clinton 19.2% QED

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Marilyn Ritter
16 months ago
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It is so sad that this country's healthcare system is in such a mess. As an R.N. for 30+ years I've watched it deteriorate and there is absolutely no reason it should be the way it is. Once again, money and American greed has destroyed a portion of Americans' lives. A small, very needed hospital should never have to worry about surviving. Hospitals such as yours are what this country needs more of--community care FOR THE PATIENT in areas that don't have close access to the "big boys". It's past time to return to the roots of healthcare. I pray that you do survive. Best of luck!

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$5,709 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 79 people in 18 months
Created May 8, 2017
Funds raised will benefit:
Copper Basin Community Hospital Inc
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Copperhill, TN
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Cindy Lehman
10 months ago

When you travel, hospitals such as this one may be your only alternative in what could be a life-saving decision today. Please support this worthy cause for this community. Without CBMC, the community will be left short of what many of us take for granted in larger communities. Please let the warmth and compassion begin by sharing a bit of the wealth we all have to spare. Many thanks and blessings to all! Cindy Lehman, RN Huntsville, AL

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Anonymous
15 months ago
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16 months ago
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17 months ago
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Claire Bosma
17 months ago
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I took a group of kids from my church on a mission trip to this area several years ago. We needed your emergency services for a young lady, and greatly appreciated the convenience of care. God speed.

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Anonymous
17 months ago
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Anonymous
18 months ago
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Janice Wells Benggio
18 months ago
5
5

Do you need any assistance with medical staff credentialing? I am offering to assist remotely, no charge. Just don't let anyone's credentials expire, please. If interested, please contact me via message on my LinkedIn page, Janice Benggio. I wish you all much success!

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Linda Kaye
18 months ago
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2016 vote in Polk County: Trump 78.2% Clinton 19.2% QED

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Marilyn Ritter
16 months ago
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It is so sad that this country's healthcare system is in such a mess. As an R.N. for 30+ years I've watched it deteriorate and there is absolutely no reason it should be the way it is. Once again, money and American greed has destroyed a portion of Americans' lives. A small, very needed hospital should never have to worry about surviving. Hospitals such as yours are what this country needs more of--community care FOR THE PATIENT in areas that don't have close access to the "big boys". It's past time to return to the roots of healthcare. I pray that you do survive. Best of luck!

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