Published On: Thu, Sep 12th, 2013

‘Laughter Best Medicine’ is OGH program theme

Osmond General Hospital will sponsor a community wellness event at Osmond city auditorium on the evening of Saturday, Sep. 28. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and a meal catered by Main Street Grocery of Wausa will be served at 6:30 p.m.

Raffle tickets will be sold for theme baskets made by the hospital employees and also for a donated quilt. Proceeds of the raffle will go to the Osmond General Hospital Wellness Committee so that they can continue to provide “comfort care kits” to anyone who has been diagnosed or is being treated for cancer. The kits include a tote, a tied or quilted blanket, crocheted cap, word puzzles, chapstick, lotion and hard candy. These items are used during chemo and radiation treatment.

The featured speaker for the evening will be Dan Kuester, an educational specialist and service excellence coordinator from Norfolk. Dan was born and raised in northeast Nebraska and attended Elgin High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served four years, then enlisted in the U.S. Army in which he served 23 years and retired with the rank of first sergeant. He has received numerous awards for excellence and has been a leader in multiple organizations on several levels. He has given seminars at the local, state and national levels, covering topics such as leadership, stress management and dealing with change. His presentation for the evening will be on “laughter . . . the best medicine.”

Tickets for the evening will be $20 per person, or a table of 12 for family, friends or businesses for $225 may be reserved. Reservations may be made by calling the hospital at (402) 748-3393 by Sep. 25.