The mood seemed pretty positive overall among the St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, as they held their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday evening.

Travis Frank has been in the Interim Executive Director role now for several months, and while he's had his hands full, it's been rewarding.

"First few months has been a lot of fun. There's been a lot of great projects we've been working on. A big goal of mine is to make sure that we can run the ship successfully while Becky (Cassidy) is away, make sure that we continue to grow the success that Becky's had in the last number of years that she's run the operation, and bring some fresh, new ideas to make sure that everything is going forward, always continuing to grow."

There have been some ups and downs over the past fiscal year when it comes to the finances in the Foundation, but overall, Frank seems happy with where it sits.

"This year we've brought in over $1.1 million for the Hospital Foundation, which is a great number to see. That always continues to grow, which is really important."

Among the downs was an increase in expenses, which he noted was par for the course with the direction the Foundation is headed.

"As we continue to have bigger fundraisers, our expenses go up, so that does happen and that's fairly normal. In our audited financials, our expenses also include what purchases are going towards the hospital, so that can account for some of that as well."

"I'm just looking forward to another successful year for the Hospital Foundation, and we just encourage people to continue to give, "Frank concluded.

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