As we celebrate this wonderful season of giving, it is our pleasure to share with you an exciting, and historical, donor announcement.

Jack Heiney (sitting) announced his donation in a meeting with (l-r) Anita Harden, Community Health Network Foundation Interim President and CEO, Bryan Mills, Community Health Network President and CEO, and Yvonne Shaheen, George Geiger and Katie Betley, all Community Health Network board members.

Jack Heiney (sitting) announced his donation in a meeting with (l-r) Anita Harden, Community Health Network Foundation Interim President and CEO, Bryan Mills, Community Health Network President and CEO, and Yvonne Shaheen, George Geiger and Katie Betley, all Community Health Network board members.

Community Health Network Foundation has received a $1 million cash donation from John W. “Jack” Heiney, who has made the largest financial donation in our history.

Jack made the unrestricted gift to fund our mission to support Community Health Network’s commitment to improve the health of the central Indiana communities Community serves. Jack told us he also made this donation to celebrate his wife, Betty, who passed away in July 2009 after they enjoyed 68 years of marriage. He claims she was always supportive of his volunteer commitments to Community, and was instrumental in founding the Jack and Betty Heiney Society, our planned giving society.

 The unrestricted donation will support Community’s future greatest needs and will provide funding to improve community health through outreach, wellness and prevention programs, to invest in Community’s network of health care facilities and employees who deliver the best coordinated and convenient care possible, and to lead patient-centered health care reform.

To forever celebrate this gift, Betty’s memory and the decades of board service Jack has provided us, we are naming a portion of Community Hospital North the John W. “Jack” and Betty Heiney Patient Care Tower. The board room at Indianapolis-based Visionary Enterprises, Inc., a Community Health Network partner, also commemorates Jack with a display of his numerous career and civic accomplishments.  

Patients, families, physicians and employees will forever be grateful for the extreme generosity Jack and Betty Heiney have provided to Community. This gift will undoubtedly change the lives of countless people over many years. We celebrate Jack and Betty and thank them for investing in our work to serve the community, the true reason our network exists.

Jack Heiney (sitting) with the following Foundation staff members (l to r): Ryan Chelli, Anita Harden, Barbara Coury, Kyle Henne, Marcy Zunk, Melodie Kent, Jack Beatty, Marsha Wager and Debbie Ahaus.

Jack Heiney (sitting) with the following Foundation staff members (l to r): Ryan Chelli, Anita Harden, Barbara Coury, Kyle Henne, Marcy Zunk, Melodie Kent, Jack Beatty, Marsha Wager and Debbie Ahaus.