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(Denison, IA) – Crawford County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) received a Governor’s Award from Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg during a recent special ceremony in Council Bluffs.

CCMH was honored with a 15-Year Group Length of Service Award from the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP). SHIIP is a free, confidential service of the State of Iowa that helps Iowans make informed decisions about Medicare and other health coverage.

“Volunteerism is such an integral part of what it means to be an Iowan,” Gov. Kim Reynolds said. “I’m pleased to honor those who have given of themselves to meet the needs of others. Their commitment helps improve the lives of those around them and consistently keep our state’s volunteerism rate in the top ten nationally.”

More than 600 awards are being presented this year during ceremonies held at several locations around the state. It is estimated that more than 31,000 hours of service, with an economic impact of more than $727,000, were served by this year’s honorees during the past 12 months.

“Volunteering is a win-win,” Lt. Governor Adam Gregg said. “Not only does it have a positive impact on the individuals served, but also transforms the individuals giving. The dedication of those selected for these awards often encourages others to get involved, and I’m happy to recognize them for their important contributions.”

Bill Bruce, CCMH President and CEO, said, “We greatly appreciate all of the efforts of our SHIIP volunteers, and all of the people who volunteer their time for CCMH and our residents. This award truly represents the attitude of service that permeates our community, and our hospital programs and services.”

The Governor’s Volunteer Award program – now in its 34th year – is coordinated by Volunteer Iowa. More information is available at