EBCH Adjusts Annual Meeting Plans

November 22, 2022

The Ely Health and Hospital Foundation, the umbrella organization of Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital (EBCH), has opted to make changes to its annual meeting due to a recent surge of COVID-19 cases in the area.

One key change is moving to a virtual meeting in place of the originally scheduled in-person meeting.

"We were initially scheduled to hold this year's meeting in person on December 6, 2021," said EBCH CEO Patti Banks. "As healthcare leaders, this difficult decision was made with the health and well-being of our members, Board, hospital staff, and our community in mind."

In addition, absentee ballots will be sent to all members who had not yet requested a ballot. The Foundation Board will follow the Minnesota Nonprofit Corporation Act, Chapter 317A.447 to move forward with the 2021 election of board members. Members can request a link to the annual meeting by emailing

EBCH is in the process of notifying all foundation members of the changes to the meeting via letter.

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