Archive for January, 2010

$500,000 gift from surgical group pushes fundraising total to $1.2 million

Posted on January 19th, 2010 | No Comments »

Today we announced details about a $500,000 donation from Indiana Surgery Center South physicians to support The Next Evolution of the Community Hospital South Capital Campaign.

The announcement of the major gift increases the fundraising total to $1.2 million and closes the campaign ahead of the $1 million planned goal.

Barbara Coury, our vice president of development, said the $500,000 gift represents a unified commitment donors have made to transform health care on the south side of Indianapolis and in Greenwood.

“The gift made by these physicians is an important investment in guaranteeing Community Hospital South is a south side cornerstone for the best coordinated, connected and convenient health care,” Coury said. “They join more than 150 additional donors who also share this commitment and contributed to the success of this fundraising campaign.”

“We believe our gift of financial support will fund the next generation of medical excellence at Community Hospital South and greatly benefit our patients and families,” said Bipin Patel, M.D. and Indiana Surgery Center South medical director. “On behalf of the very committed 65 physicians making this gift, we celebrate the up-coming opening of the expanded hospital and the high-quality health care that will be practiced there for years to come.”

Donations collected to support the expansion of Community Hospital South will be used over time to fund programs for medical excellence and innovation, purchase state-of-the-art medical technologies, ensure the delivery of exceptional patient care and to install a collection of original Indiana artwork that will create a healing environment for patients and visitors.

The Next Evolution of Community Hospital South will include a five-story, all-private room patient tower, state-of-the-art surgical suites and expanded outpatient services with convenient access. The $130 million project is on schedule, with the grand opening of the patient tower slated for mid-year 2010.

Physicians contributing to the $500,000 donation include:
Tessa M. Asdell, M.D.
Richard L. Bohnenkamp, M.D.
Michael L. Boothe, M.D.
Scott D. Bowers, M.D.
Sohelia-Zia Boyer, D.O.
Glen A. Brunk, M.D.
Patricia A. Burton, M.D.
Paul F. Cain, D.P.M.
Steven M. Clark, M.D.
Benjamin J. Copeland, M.D.
Andrew J. Corsaro, M.D.
Edward J. Diekhoff, M.D.
James R. Dunlop, M.D.
Heidi M. Dunniway , M.D.
David B. Ensley, M.D.
Thomas H. Fairchild, M.D.
David J. Fang, M.D.
Jason J. Gutt, M.D.
Deepak Guttikonda, M.D.
Cara E.  Hahs, M.D.
Mark M. Hamilton, M.D.
Charles E. Hughes III, M.D.
Richard W. Jackson, M.D.
Thomas L. Jackson, M.D.
Olaf B. Johansen, M.D.
W. Terry Jones, M.D.
Kevin E.  Julian, M.D.
Donald G. King, M.D.
Stephen R. Klapper, M.D.
Eric Y. Knoll, M.D.
Frederick R. Lane, M.D.
Earl E. Lanter, M.D.
Mark A. Lazar, D.P.M.
Mathew J. Libke, M.D.
S. Chace Lottich, M.D.
Jonathan B. Lupton, M.D.
Juliet M. Maillet, M.D.
Jonathan A. Mandelbaum, M.D.
Kurt R. Martin, M.D.
Daniel M. Maxfield, M.D.
R. Barry Melbert, M.D.
Scott T. Miles, M.D.
Maximillian S. Newell, M.D.
Danny Ngo, M.D.
Stephen J. O’Neil, M.D.
Bradley Orris, M.D.
Andrew C. Parker, M.D.
Bipin A. Patel, M.D.
Roberto R. Patron, M.D.
Bryan K. Perkins, M.D.
James P. Perry, M.D.
Nicole S. Perry, M.D.
Christopher Pesavento, M.D.
Charles A. Salazar, M.D.
Daniel B. Salvas, M.D.
Jeffrey S. Stevens, D.P.M.
Chadwick Strain, M.D.
David Szentes, M.D.
Richard S. Troiano, M.D.
Vidyasagar S. Tumuluri, M.D.
Jeffery D. Vaught, M.D.
G. Alan VonStein, M.D.
J.K. Winckelbach, D.P.M.
Wendy S. Winckelbach, D.P.M.
Thomas C. Wisler, Jr., M.D.

You can help provide relief in Haiti

Posted on January 15th, 2010 | 5 Comments »

The incredible devastation that has occurred in Haiti this week has moved many individuals and nations.  Those of us who have done mission work in Haiti over the years know first hand the impact that the earthquake is having. Sanitation, basic medical care, food, water, shelter, clothing and spiritual needs are vast and immediate.  So, how can Community Health Network help?

I, and other network presidents, have received inquiries asking how Community can help.  We have a culture of compassion that is always apparent, but especially so during crises like this one.

The American Red Cross is a local agency that is very effective coordinating funds and mobilizing a national effort. Community Health Network Foundation is offering to facilitate donations made from employees and physicians to the American Red Cross.

If you want to help, you may send your donations to the Community Health Network Foundation designated for “Haiti Relief.” You can take advantage of the many ways to contribute that the we offer.  We want to help make it easy and convenient. You can donate in the forms of cash, check, credit card, debit card, payroll deduction, PTO, or use our website:   If you use the website, indicate “Haiti Relief” in the comments section. Checks can be mailed to:

Community Health Network Foundation
Attn: Haiti Relief
1500 N. Ritter Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46219

We will send donations on your behalf to the American Red Cross on a weekly basis.  In addition, the Foundation will also make a donation.

Thank you for your support,

Anita J. Harden, RN, MSN, MBA
President Emeritus, Community Hospital East
Interim President and CEO, Community Health Network Foundation