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CMHC was originally a hospital, founded in 1952. In 1968, a 40-bed nursing home wing was added to the north of the original hospital. The hospital was closed in the late 80's, while the CMHC Nursing home remained open. In 2001, Friendship Home Assisted Living was added to CMHC.

Burwell Community Memorial Health Center
Endowment Fund


Burwell CMHC is a non-profit organization that offers small-town compassionate care with the skill and services equal to that found in large metropolitan areas. Our emphasis is on the resident, their family, and their quality care. Our goal is for all residents to enjoy living to the fullest, at any point in their life. In addition to long-term care we offer Swing Bed Care (short-term Rehabilitation Care), Adult Day Care, Respite Care, Hospice Care, Outpatient Bathing and Transportation Service.

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Ways to give to the Burwell CMHC Endowment:


  • Gift of Cash or Check

       Make a gift and receive an immediate tax benefit.


  • Bequest by Will

       You can make a charitable gift by designating a 

       percentage or specific dollar amount of your estate. This

       type of gift qualifies for the chartable estate tax deduction.


  • Gifts of Life Insurance

       Offers flexible ways to make charitable gift of an existing

       or new policy.


  • Retirement Plans

       You can make a charitable gift using the beneficiary    

       designation of your IRA, 401(K) or other retirement plan.

       This type of gift avoids estate and income taxation on the

       assets accumulated tax-free during your lifetime.


  • Gift of Ag Commodities

       You can save significant taxes by contributing

       commodities such as corn or cattle.


For donations and/or questions please conact us at Community Memorial Health Center, 308.346.440.


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Our goals are ambitious, including continued growth and development of a five star nursing home that the community and employees can be proud of. Dr. Bob Essig, DVM, was a community leader serving the Burwell area during his lifetime. He had a vision of helping the community long after he was gone. The CMHC board and current management has established an endowment in his honor to help fulfill his vision.


The gifts provided through this endowment will be used to:

  • Enhance the residents' living environment.

  • Enrich and improve residents' activities.

  • Educate employees through scholarship programs.

  • Equipment/ technology purchases that will improve the quality of our resident's lives.

Our endowment is a revolving fund. 

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